Narrowing the Search for the Best Portable Air Conditioners Under $300

Portable air coolers offer consumers easy installation while maximizing the space available because they can be stored somewhere else during the winter months.

These units require only a power supply and a nearby window to vent hot air to the outside. The A/C cabinet has wheels attached to it allowing the user to relocate it to another position or move it for storage in a garage, basement or attic.

Consumers searching for the best portable air conditioners under $300 must do their homework to find a quality air conditioning unit. It is important to compare products by looking at size, prize and cooling capacity.

The unit we like near this price range is the portable 5,000 BTU A/C by Frigidaire with the power to cool a room 250 square feet or less and a feature that allows the user to direct airflow in any direction. The price tag is actually a little more than $300 but it is packed with performance features that make the extra money worth it.

When it comes to energy efficiency, this 5,000 BTU product has an Energy Efficiency Ratio, or EER, of 8.5 and operates at a noise level that is quiet enough for use in an infant’s bedroom.

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