A small portable air conditioner can cool small- to medium-sized rooms that measure roughly 100 to 300 square feet, making them perfect for a standard bedroom, a home office, or a tiny living space. Most importantly, such portable small air conditioner units can be cost effective and keep your monthly electricity bills down as well.
Here are three of the best small portable air conditioners on the market today.
1) Frigidaire FRA053PU1 5,000 BTU Small Portable Air Conditioner (cost $350)
One of the most popular portable ac units on the market today, Frigidaire’s FRA053PU1 can cool a room sized up to 220 square feet. This small portable air conditioner comes with easy-to-use electronic controls so you can set the temperature and forget it.
The Frigidaire also comes with a full-function remote control that lets you adjust the fan speed and temperature without walking over to the unit. There are three different fan speeds and multi-directional air vents.
Additionally, this small unit comes with a clean air ionizer to remove pollen and room odors from the air.
Weighing in at 73 pounds, the Frigidaire has side handles and casters so that you can easily move it from room to room.
Users like this unit a lot, commenting that it quickly cools rooms and is nice looking. You can purchase it here.
2) MobilComfort KY-80 5,000 BTU Small Portable Air Conditioner (cost $360)
The Mobil Comfort is a popular small portable air conditioner than can cool a room up to 150 square feet.
This small portable air conditioner comes with a powerful dehumidifier that pulls the humidity out of the air quickly. This unit also comes with a 24-hour programmable timer that allows you to set the unit to shut off automatically.
The MobilComfort also includes some energy-saving features, including an auto setting that reduces the power when the room temperature reaches a certain temperature. It also comes with a remote control and a washable air filter that pulls dust and microbes out of the air.
Some reviewers comment that the hose included with the MobilComfort is difficult to attach to the window. But almost all reviewers praise the size of this unit, stating that it is slim and unobtrusive.
3) NewAir AC-10000E Small Portable Air Conditioner (cost $390)
The NewAir AC-10000E is a good value for a unit with a relatively large BTU. The New-Air can cool slightly larger rooms that measure between 300-350 square feet. The NewAir comes with a remote control as well as an easy-to-use control panel on the unit.
The NewAir installation is a snap. You simply feed the hose through the window and secure it with the installation kit. The hose blows the heat and excess condensation out the window.
In spite of these positive characteristics, some users complain that the NewAir is quite noisy and that the brightness of the unit’s display panel can keep you up at night. Others comment that the unit isn’t particularly attractive.
The NewAir can be purchased here.