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Top Small Portable Air Conditioners | Buying Guide

Portable air conditioners are a popular way to stay cool indoors when the weather turns warm. They can be less expensive than central air conditioners, more practical than swamp coolers, and easier to install than window AC units and mini-split systems. They’re also far more portable than other solutions.

However, some units take up valuable floor room. That’s why we’ve assembled this guide of high-quality small portable AC units. By choosing the right unit, you could end up saving on both floor space and cost.

Black and Decker BPACT08WT Portable Air Conditioner 8,000 BTUs

Black and Decker BPACT08WT Portable Air Conditioner 8,000 BTUs

For tight spaces, the Black and Decker BPACT08WT is one of your best choices. It has an 8,000 BTU capacity and offers features like sleep mode, a 24-hour timer, and window adapter. Oh, and it comes with a remote, too!

The design is simple yet durable, and when the hot months kick in, you’ll be able to take advantage of the vertical ventilation to cool rooms down faster than some other models.

Learn more about the Black and Decker BPACT08WT Portable Air Conditioner 8,000 BTUs

Zero Breeze Portable Air Conditioner

Zero Breeze Portable Air Conditioner

The Zero Breeze Portable Air Conditioner is a unique and efficient portable air conditioner. Specially designed for outdoor air conditioning, it’s perfect for those enjoying spending time outdoors in mind (especially campers). You can even use it in your car!

It’s easy to use as compared to other portable ACs, and you only need to press the “On” button to enjoy a cool breeze after charging. The advantage of this device over other portable ACs is that it makes use of rotary compressors. Rotary compressors enhance the cooling performance of the Zero Breeze.

With a cooling power of 2300 BTU, it’s not the most powerful AC unit, but it’s certainly the most portable. The upgraded Zero Breeze Mark 2model comes with a 24V, and after charging, it can keep you cool for 5 hours.

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Gamegie Portable Air Cooler

Gamegie Portable Air Cooler

Alright, so this one isn’t technically an air conditioner, but it’s extremely small and works better than a standard fan. This small unit uses water helps to cool down warm rooms, and by adding ice, you can make the air cooler feel like an air conditioner. You also won’t need to worry about any exhaust hoses.

Features include multiple speed settings and LED lights. You’ll need to add water consistently, but this portable air cooler is an affordable solution that can bring the temperature down a few degrees while also humidifying a small room.

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Haier HPC12XCR Portable Electronic Air Conditioner

Haier HPC12XCR Portable Electronic Air Conditioner

If you’re looking for a smaller portable AC with a great design that can pack a punch, then the Haier HPC12XCR has you covered. With 12,000 BTUs, you can cool to 450 square feet. Note that it’s on the heavier side for these smaller portable AC units (55 pounds), so the bottom wheels come in handy.

This Haier unit comes with a digital settings panel as well as a full-function remote. It boasts three cooling speeds, comes with a 6-foot power cord, and attaches to a 5-foot single exhaust. It has an average efficiency rating of EER 9.5, and its operating costs are affordable.

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Rollibot ROLLICOOL Portable Air Conditioner

Rollibot ROLLICOOL Portable Air Conditioner

It’s small but tall. This Rollibot model takes up just a smidge over one square foot, which is impressive considering the power it provides. That said, it takes up a little more vertical space than most of the other options on this list. This unit comes with some very snazzy features like a sophisticated electronic display and an integration with Amazon Alexa.

Because it uses a washable filter, you want need to worry about wasting time or money buying new ones.

Don’t forget to download the app to you’re able to set timers, switch modes, and more.

Learn more about the Rollibot ROLLICOOL Portable Air Conditioner

Good luck on your next purchase, and be sure to check out our other guides for more recommendations.

Published on 2020-07-29 by Ben Travis

Last updated on 2020-08-16



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