Although the Groundhog predicted — once again — a longer winter, it seems as though summer is approaching and it’s happening quite fast. This also means that you will soon have to crawl into your storage space or search your shed for that hefty window air conditioner unit. Before you start to dust it off, perhaps you could consider a more efficient and convenient substitute for the window AC. A number of manufacturers provide a variety of portable air conditioners which are much easier to transport to and from different rooms and houses.
10. LOHOME® Handy Cooler Small Fan, Mini-Air Conditioner
For those who are always on the move, the LOHOME® Handy Cooler Small Fan fits just about anywhere – on your desk, in your hand, a purse, a backpack, etc. The unit runs on either batteries or through a USB cord and comes in different colors, including pink, gray, and blue. Although this device looks small, it’s able to cool the air to 30°F and provides adjustable speeds. This AC is rated just under 4 stars out of 5 on Amazon, and reviews state that it works great.
9. EdgeStar Ultra Compact 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
EdgeStar appliances are widely recognized for their convenient and design-thinking components. This air conditioner is not as small as the previous, but still quite compact. The EdgeStar Ultra Compact AC can cool a range of 150 to 225 square feet and is equipped with an adjustable digital thermostat, a programmable timer, and dehumidifier. Not only is the AC highly versatile, but it offers additional convenient features, including rolling casters, a washable filter, energy-efficiency. The EdgeStar is rated just under 4 out of 5 stars as well. Purchasers report that the unit provides high performance, user-friendliness, and is very lightweight, making it simple to transport.
8. Tripp Lite Portable Cooling Unit Air Conditioner, Stand Alone Spot Air Cooler
Tripp Lite is a leading American manufacturer specializing in technologies and solutions primarily for IT environments. The Tripp Lite Portable AC is recognized for its advanced capabilities and high performance. This model is available in multiple BTUs (British Thermal Unit) providing options for small and large areas alike. The unit sources a number of needs, both residential and commercial, including supplemental needs to assist an additional cooling unit, emergency needs, off-hour cooling for IT facilities and data centers, and more. No floor drain or water collection reservoirs are needed for the unit, and it is very compact/portable. Reviews state that the Tripp Lite is powerful, convenient, and ideal for a number of in-home and commercial needs.