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Here Are The Top 10 Best Portable Air Conditioners 2021

This list presenting the latest portable air conditioners includes only air conditioners that satisfy these specs:

  • Our portable air conditioner list obviously excludes evaporative coolers (most of which are also portable), because they have their own category, but this list does include regular AC units that are self-evaporative (no need for a drain)
  • Some of the portable a/c models shown here also include a dehumidifier function, acting as two devices in one.
  • Portable ACs are a frequent choice for sliding glass doors, with the use of an appropriate vent kit.


The List:

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Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
Because of this portable air conditioner's overall ranking of 90%, we believe that the Black + Decker BPACT08WT is, as of now, Alphachooser's best portable air conditioner 2021. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 5753 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies labelling it a "no-brainer best choice."

Black + Decker BPACT08WT

  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.4
Confidence
Level:
High
Because of 4.5 stars derived from 4843 reviews, here is second best portable air conditioner. * By the way, this list is based on a full aggregation of hundreds of portable air conditioner reviews from across the web.

Black + Decker BPACT10WT

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.3
Confidence
Level:
Great

SereneLife SLACHT128

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.4
Confidence
Level:
High
The Black + Decker BPACT12WT is a portable AC that is offered in a variant equipped with a heating mode on top of the usual cooling, dehumidifying, and fan options. It comes with a slide-out filter, programmable electronic controls coupled with a top-mounted digital readout panel, and a remote control that we here at AlphaChooser, along with many of its 2990 reviewers, consider to be a rather nifty bonus feature, coming from an air conditioner that moves around using caster wheels. This particular model shares its Amazon page with its 14000-BTU, 10000-BTU, and 8000-BTU siblings, all of which also come with heat-pumped-equipped variants of their own.

A good number of its positive reviewers praise the BPACT12WT for successfully cleaning the air, which for some, was a life-saver, since it removed common allergy triggers. Others also noted that it's body is not as bulky as you might expect for a portable AC unit with a high 12000 BTU rating -- remember, it also comes in variants with higher or lower BTU ratings, obviously to cater to different buyer needs. While a good number of reviewers found its cooling capability satisfactory, it seems like it's the BPACT12WT's heating feature, which means that it can be useful during both summer and winter seasons, that stole the show.

On the flip side, most of its reviewers, including some that gave it 5 stars at the end of the day (It has an average rating of 4.5 stars), agree that this portable AC is a rather loud one, with a particular user likening the noise to a piece of paper incessantly flapping inside its body. Another reviewer describes the ambient noise as a violent rattle -- noise tolerance, after all, is relative. Some other reviews talk of BPACT12WT units that don't quite get the job done or ones that died within the first year of use.

When it's all said and done, though, the Black + Decker BPACT12WT, according to our review-crawling software, which, by the way, evaluated 149323 reviews for portable air conditioners, is not the absolute best, but it nonetheless deserves a spot among the top 10 units in this category, ending up as an Alphachooser good choice.

Black + Decker BPACT12WT

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.3
Confidence
Level:
High

SereneLife SLACHT108 Portable Room Air Conditioner

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4.2
Confidence
Level:
High

Frigidaire FFPA0822U1 Portable AC Unit

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4.1
Confidence
Level:
Great
Available in White, Black, and Black with a Silver accent, the Honeywell MN10CESWW is a portable AC unit whose 10000 BTU rating makes it fit for rooms within the 300-450 square feet range. Its key features include an auto-evaporate system that removes the need for emptying its water bucket manually, a standard washable dust filter, and a simple remote control that gives it a slight edge versus some other portable units featured here at AlphaChooser. This 4-star Honeywell model also comes with a built-in dehumidifier that pulls up to 80.1 pints of moisture daily, which one user described as outstanding, although rather overshadowed by its actual cooling performance .

Some other user anecdotes (It currently has 5166 reviews under its belt)) include one buyer saying that its performance makes it worth every penny spent, one calling it a good investment that does not blow up the electricity bills, and another noting that it is not as loud as some salty reviewers say, likening the noise to that of a typical box fan. While on the topic of noise level, another enthusiastic buyer describes the MN10CESWW as very quiet, even when the AC mode is cranking. Going back to its performance, several reviewers were pleased that this portable AC keeps the temperature levels within a comfortable range -- somewhere along the lines of 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Some of the most critical reviews about this model mention that it is made of rather cheap components (Some units broke down within one year of purchase) and that its in-the-box window-mounting kit feels flimsy. We take these grievances with a grain of salt, though, since only 16 percent of its total review count were 1-star ratings as we were writing this -- a rather typical figure for portable air conditioners, in a world where we've yet to find perfection.

So, looking to our automated review crawler, which examined 149323 reviews for portable air conditioners, we can say that the Honeywell MN10CESWW is an Alphachooser interesting choice and is one of the top 10 models in this category.

Honeywell MN10CESWW 10000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Remote control

Tosot GPC05AK-A3NNA2B Portable Room Air Conditioner

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

More portable air conditioners, sorted by the latest model first:

Vremi 14000 BTU Bucket-less Portable

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Vremi 12000 BTU Bucket-less Portable with Heat

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Vremi 12000 BTU Bucket-less Portable

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Vremi VRM050695N Portable AC

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

GE AHY08LZ Portable AC Unit

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Avenger JHS-AO18-10KR Portable Air Conditioner

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Kenmore KSTAP14NA

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

AireMax APO110C

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

AireMax APA112C

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

GE APCA10NXMG

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode

DeLonghi Pinguino PACEL276HGRFK

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Alexa-compatible
  • Remote control

Koldfront PACI14020HGY

  • Dual-hose
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Costway EP24041

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Friedrich ZoneAire P10SA

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Friedrich ZoneAire P12SA

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Friedrich ZoneAire ZCP12DA

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Dual-hose
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Friedrich ZoneAire ZHP14DA

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Dual-hose
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Perfect Aire PORT8000A

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control

Perfect Aire PORT12000A

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control

Perfect Aire PORT10000A

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control

Honeywell HL14CHESWK

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater

Frigidaire EC100WF

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

SPT WA-1484E1

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Commercial Cool CCPACA10W6C

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control

Commercial Cool CCPACA14W6C

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control

Commercial Cool CCPACA14HW6C

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater

Midea MPF10CR81-E

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Shinco SPS5-12C

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Colzer 3202A

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Removable Water Tank
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Koldfront PAC14023CWH

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Dual-hose
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Shinco SPF2-12C

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode

Koldfront PAC10013CBL

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Koldfront PAC10013HBL

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

RolliCool COOL310-19

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Alexa-compatible
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode

Perfect Aire PORTHP14000

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater

Koldfront PACI12020HSV

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Hunter HPAC-12C150

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control

JHS A018-14KR

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

SPT WA-P841E

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Rosewill RHPA-18002

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Removable Water Tank
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Keystone KSTAP12NA

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Emerson EAPE14RD1

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Haier HPND14XHT

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Dual-hose
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Midea MPF10CR71

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Midea MPF12CR71

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Midea MPF08CR71

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

SoleusAir PMX-10-01

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Removable Water Tank
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Midea MPF12CR81-E

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

LG LP1417WSRSM

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Alexa-compatible
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Della 048-GM-48383

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Removable Water Tank

SoleusAir PSC-14HP-01

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Removable Water Tank
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

SPT WA-P951E

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Whynter ARC-102CS

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Danby DPA100EAUWDB

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control

Quilo QP114WK

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode

Quilo QP110WK

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode

Frigidaire FFPA1222U1

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Frigidaire FFPA1022U1

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Quilo QP112WK

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Removable Water Tank

SPT WA-1288E

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Della 048-GM-48334

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Haier HPND14XCT

  • Dual-hose
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Whirlpool WHAP121AW

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

JHS A019-08KR/A

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

JHS A019-8KR

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Removable Water Tank
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

JHS A018-12KR

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Removable Water Tank
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

JHS A001-10KR

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode

Ensue 99913

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Emerson EAPC10RD1

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Emerson EAPC12RD1

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

Whynter ARC-126MDB

  • Dual-hose
  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

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