When our product editor conducted tests on multiple portable ac units, they were rated for size and features as well as efficiency and the best portable air conditioner for the price is the NewAir AC12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner.
This compact unit is easy to move from one location to another and with its attractive silver finish it is a stylish addition to any studio apartment measuring up to 900 square feet. The AC-12000E features 12,000 BTUs making it one of the most powerful coolers of any of the other options comparable in size.
During initial testing, the editor found it hard to believe that the BTU rating was accurate because manufacturers are not shy about exaggerating the rating when advertising their products. After the test it was clear that the AC-12000E delivered as promised when it comes to cooling down a room.
NewAir claims this appliance was the ideal cooling solution for any room up to a maximum of 400 square feet and the claim is accurate. This unit was extremely effective for cooling off 200 square feet of bedroom space in an apartment.
This portable unit has state-of-the-art auto-evaporative technology, which is an attractive feature. The majority of the water taken from the atmosphere condenses and runs out through the unit’s main exhaust hose, which decreased the amount of water collected in the tank by a considerable amount.
This air conditioner has a 14.46 energy efficiency rating, an easy to ready electronic display with a remote control and a condensation container built in to eliminate the risk of leaks and water damage. At 54 decibels or less, the AC-12000E is significantly quieter than the average conversational level, which is 60 decibels.