Category Archives: portable AC

Whynter ARC-110WD Review

Whynter ARC-110WD Review

As we've said before, you can't beat the efficiency and rapid cooling delivered by a dual hose portable air conditioner - and today we are going to examine one such model: the Whynter ARC-110WD. In addition to the dual hose design, this unit offers a great set of features and unusual energy efficiency to boot. ...

Whynter ARC-131GD Dual Hose Review

Whynter ARC-131GD Dual Hose 13000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review

The Whynter ARC-131GD is a 13,000 BTU, dual hose portable air conditioner that boasts great efficiency scores and seems to have all the things we look for in a top of the line unit. But what exactly does it offer, and how does this compare to the myriad of other choices on the market? Please keep ...

LG Electronics LP1414SHR Review

LG Electronics LP1414SHR Review

If you like the idea of being able to cool and heat a room efficiently with the same unit, then we suggest you take a good look at the LG Electronics LP1414SHR 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heat Pump. However, what should you know about the LP1414SHR? And is it worth the hefty price ...

LG Electronics LP1414GXR Review

LG Electronics LP1414GXR Review

If you need some serious cooling power and like the look and performance of LG appliances, the LG Electronics LP1414GXR 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with LCD Remote Control might be just what you're looking for. But what else do need to know about it before considering a purchase, and is it really worth the ...

LG Electronics LP1214GXR Review

LG Electronics LP1214GXR Review

For a new 12,000 BTU model, we like the LG Electronics LP1214GXR 115-volt Portable Air Conditioner with LCD Remote Control. This portable unit is good for most rooms up to 400 square feet in area and brings unusual energy efficiency and some nice creature comforts that most users will appreciate. But what else should you ...

Whynter ARC-10WB Review

Whynter ARC-10WB Review

A 10000 BTU portable air conditioner provides good cooling power for most smaller rooms in the home or office while taking up a bit less space than their larger counterparts. Among the units in this BTU range worth considering is the Whynter ARC-10WB. However, this model has some serious shortcomings that you should be aware ...

Keystone KSTAP14A Review

Keystone KSTAP14A Review

Single-hose portable air conditioners tend to be less expensive, but are definitely not as energy "optimized" as similarly-rated dual-hose exhaust units. However, as we've said before, hoses don't tell the whole story. For example, the Keystone KSTAP14A is a single hose air conditioner that overcomes its handicap by scoring huge in terms of energy efficiency ...

Frigidaire FRA12EPT1 Review

Frigidaire FRA12EPT1 Review

Portable air conditioners with heaters are a great choice as they usually don't cost too much more than cooling-only units and offer year-round climate control.  Among the newer combination heating/cooling units on the market right now is the Frigidaire FRA12EPT1, which in our view has some very serious shortcomings that you should know about before ...

SoleusAir MobilComfort KY-80E Review

SoleusAir MobilComfort KY-80E

Portable air conditioners tend to be rather clunky things that take up substantial space in the home, but some of the smaller capacity models have a more space-saving design, and can be very affordable. One particular model that is ideal for smaller rooms and has earned high praise from consumers is the SoleusAir KY-80. To ...

Honeywell MN10CESWW Review

Honeywell MN10CESWW

When we think of a solid portable air conditioner, several basic characteristics come to mind: namely, cooling power, energy efficiency, quiet operation and modern features and controls. Well, if these are also important considerations for you too, then you should take a look at the Honeywell MN10CESWW, which is a relative newcomer to the market ...

The Quietest Portable Air Conditioner

Quietest Portable Air Conditioner

The Search for The Quietest Portable Air Conditioner. Silence is golden, perhaps even more so for a portable air conditioner, which, unlike a window unit, must house all of it's moving parts (e.g., compressor and coil/blower fans) completely indoors. But this handicap does not evoke any sympathy from consumers. On the contrary, some of ...

Smallest Portable Air Conditioner

An unseen burden is no less heavy.

UPDATED 7/17/2014: Besides their relatively higher price, perhaps the most frequent complaint we hear about portable air conditioners is that they are just too big and heavy! In fact, most first-time portable air conditioner purchasers are shocked at just how big these things typically are.  Unlike a window unit, a portable air conditioner must house ...

NewAir AC12000H Review

NewAir AC12000H

A heat pump incorporated into a portable air conditioner makes good sense, and can really pay off in winter by providing a particularly efficient form of space heating. The only real downside of heat pump air conditioners is the typically high price tag. Every once and a while, however, you can find a good deal, ...

Koldfront PAC701W Review

Koldfront PAC701W4

Portable air conditioners are rarely the type of home appliance that “looks good” in your home. Well, keep this in mind before judging too harshly the appearance of the Koldfront PAC701W Slim Design 7,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner. As we discuss below, this model delivers lots of performance in a relatively compact and affordable model ...

Sunpentown TN-12E 12000 TechniTrend Review

Sunpentown TN-12E 12000 TechniTrend

For many users, a 12000 BTU portable air conditioner is powerful enough to cool even the largest rooms while remaining slightly less bulky and expensive compared to a 14000 BTU unit. Nevertheless, it can often be a challenge finding a good deal in this BTU-range. Fortunately, there are some great deals right now, and among ...

Toyotomi TAD-T40LW Review

Toyotomi TAD-T40LW

If you are looking for an outstanding deal on a 14000 BTU dual-hose portable air conditioner that comes with a powerful heat pump, then there is perhaps no better deal right now that the Toyotomi TAD-T40LW 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heat Pump. For more details about this model’s specs, consumer satisfaction ratings and ...

NewAir AC-14100H Review

NewAir AC-14100H Review

We are always happy to see portable air conditioners coming out with heater functionality as well, especially those that are very high quality yet remain affordable. One such dual cooling/heating model that has earned a perfect 5-star track record so far - and is selling for a steep discount at the moment - is the ...

Danby Premiere DPAC12010H Review

Danby Premiere DPAC12010H Review

Among the 12,000 BTU portable air conditioners with heater functionality on the market right now, one model to consider for its particularly good value, performance and efficient dual-hose design is the Danby Premiere DPAC12010H 12,000 BTU portable air conditioner with heater. For more information on this cooling/heating unit, please keep reading. Cooling Power The Danby Premiere DPAC12010H ...

Whynter ARC-12SD Review

Whynter ARC-12SD Review

A portable air conditioner should not be a seasonal purchase. And as such, it pays to not only consider the upfront cost of the unit, but the cost-savings you can expect based on energy efficiency and reliability. Among those 12000 BTU units on the market that should give you both is the Whynter ARC-12SD. For ...

Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K Review

Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K Review

If you are concerned about the temps soaring in your IT space, and are looking for a special portable air conditioner that is ideal for cooling server cabinets/electronics rooms, and is much more affordable than installing central air, check out the Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K Portable Cooling / Air Conditioner Stand Alone Spot Air Cooler. For ...

Whynter ARC-14S Review

Whynter ARC-14S Review

If you've done any significant research, you probably already know that you can't beat the power and efficiency of a 14000 BTU dual-hose portable air conditioner. Only problem is that they tend to be expensive, very expensive. However, one of the best deals going right now is the Whynter ARC-14S, which, at it's current price ...

Koldfront PAC1401W Ultracool Review

Koldfront PAC1401W3

Portable air conditioners are quite expensive, especially those at the larger end of the spectrum – like 14000 BTU models. However, there are some larger models that cool very well and are priced slightly under the market. One such example we like is the Koldfront PAC1401W Ultracool 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner. For more information about ...

Honeywell MM14CCS Review

Honeywell MM14CCS Review

Honeywell has been busy preparing for this summer and has unleashed a very impressive new portable air conditioner lineup. Among these new models is the Honeywell MM14CCS, a 14,000 BTU unit with modern features and already a nearly 5-star reputation among happy purchasers. However, the question always arises – how much does this model deliver ...

Edgestar AP10002BL 10000 BTU Portable AC Review

EdgeStar AP10002BL Review

The cliche that good things come in small packages usually does not  - but should apply to portable air conditioners. Probably the most noteworthy thing about the Edgestar AP10002BL is its very compact design, but there are other things that you should be aware of too, like its very low price for the cooling power ...