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Here Are The Top 10 Best Portable Air Conditioners As Of September, 2019

This list made of 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 HomeLabs HME020235N is, as of now, Alphachooser's best portable air conditioner 2019. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 59 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies labelling it a "no-brainer best choice."

HomeLabs HME020235N

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
Because of 4.5 stars derived from 58 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.

SereneLife SLACHT128

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
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Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High

SereneLife SLACHT108

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High

SereneLife SLPAC12.5

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High

SereneLife SLPAC10

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great

Frigidaire FFPA0822U1

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High

Frigidaire FFPA1222U1

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great

Frigidaire FFPA1022U1 Portable AC

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Good

Colzer 3202A Portable AC Unit

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Removable Water Tank
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great

LG LP0818WNR Portable Air Conditioner

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

Midea MAP12S1BWT Portable Room Air Conditioner

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Alexa-compatible
  • Remote control
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More portable air conditioners, sorted by the latest model first:

AireMax APO108C Portable AC

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

AireMax APO110C Portable AC Unit

  • 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 Portable Room Air Conditioner

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

Koldfront PACI14020HGY Portable Air Conditioner

  • 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

Midea MAP08S1BWT

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

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

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
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Commercial Cool CCPACA10W6C

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

Commercial Cool CCPACA14HW6C

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

Midea MPF14CR81-E

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

Midea MPF10CR81-E

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • 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

Midea MPF08CR81-E

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

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

RolliCool COOL208

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

Shinco SPS5-10C

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

Koldfront PACI12020HSV

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

Koldfront PACI14020CGY

  • Dual-hose
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • 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

Rosewill RHPA-18001

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

SPT WA-P841E

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

Costway Portable 10000-BTU

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

Rosewill RHPA-18002

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

Della 048-TL-PAC10K

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

JHS A016-10KR/B1

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode

LG LP1218GXR

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • 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

ClimateRight CR5000ACH

  • Dual-hose
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets

SoleusAir PMX-10-01

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

SoleusAir PMX-08-01

  • 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

Della 048-GM-48384

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

Della 048-GM-48382

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

LG LP1417WSRSM

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

Shinco SPHN12W

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater
  • 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

Black + Decker BPACT12HWT

  • Self-evaporative drainage
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • With Built-in Heater
  • Removable Water Tank
  • Fits 115-120V Power Outlets
Honeywell's MO08CESWB is a portable 8000 BTU air conditioner designed to cool home spaces of up to 450 square feet -- most of its reviewers have their MO08CESWB units running in computer rooms, home offices, and bedrooms that are significantly smaller. It has a washable dust filter and a built-in dehumidifier function that enables it to suck up to 61 pints of moisture out of the air per day. It offers both a continuous draining and an auto-evaporation setup, both of which have a common goal -- to spare users from emptying its water reservoir manually.

The Honeywell MO08CESWB, which has an aggregate rating of (rating temporarily unavailable) stars, has a total reviews under its belt. A good number of its satisfied buyers appreciate its more streamlined design than those of several other portable ACs (most of which are listed here at Alphachooser), which, according to them, means that this unit does not take up much space nor disrupt the whole aesthetic of the room. One particular user even described it as attractive to the eye -- its White base color is complemented by either a Blue, a Silver, or a Black accent.

While many users praise its looks, however, some question its actual build quality, with one reviewer saying that it feels flimsy and that it gyrates gradually. A few other buyers also complained that it does not cool the room as much as they had hoped, although, on the contrary, many enthused enthused users say that the MO08CESWB is perfect for apartment living. As for its noise level, some users find this Honeywell model's buzz intolerable, while others recognize that it makes noise, but do not find it intrusive. Several others were simply happy with the fact that it does not roar as much as conventional window-mounted ACs.

All said, our automated review crawler surveyed 52689 reviews for portable ACs and determined that the Honeywell MO08CESWB is a respectable choice, however, in terms of overall user review ratings, it's an average portable AC at best.

Honeywell MO08CESWB

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • Removable Water Tank

Whynter ARC-102CS

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

Danby DPA080BBUWDB

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control

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

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

Whirlpool WHAP121AW

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

Ivation IVAPAC10KBTU

  • Window Mounting Kit
  • Remote control
  • Dehumidification Mode
  • 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
The Emerson Quiet Kool EAPC14RD1 is a high-capacity portable air conditioner that boasts a 14000 BTU rating -- one of the highest in its category. While ACs with similar BTU ratings are designed to cover up to 500 square feet, its Amazon page only indicates a coverage of up to 350 square feet. It comes with a 24-hour timer, an auto-evaporation system, and a 1-2-5 warranty package (1 year for labor, 2 for parts, and 5 for the unit's compressor). It scores an EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) of 9.6, which does not sound that promising, knowing that a few other 14000-BTU models boast 11 or higher ratios.

Regrettably, this (rating temporarily unavailable)-star Quiet Kool model is apparently not a very quiet one, with most of its disappointed reviewers complaining about its operational noise, though this does not come as a surprise to us here at AlphaChooser, since noise is pretty much the bane of high-capacity air conditioners. Some users reported that their units make high-pitched or rattling sounds, which, for one particular buyer, makes it impossible to hear the TV without raising the volume significantly or to have a conversation.

Luckily for the EAPC14RD1, the majority of its reviewers agree that it blasts cold air into the room without a problem. One buyer even described its output as a freezing arctic blast. Also, while there were a number of complaints about its noise, as mentioned earlier, some satisfied buyers found its noise bearable, ergo, it's not loud enough to keep you awake at night -- one of them even says that its ambient noise feels like a soft wind. Also, many buyers appreciated this model for being easy to setup.

So, for a verdict on the Emerson Quiet Kool EAPC14RD1, we look to our automated review crawler, which analyzed a grand total of 52689 reviews for portable air conditioners, and here's what it says: The Quiet Kool EAPC14RD1 is only a so-so choice, at least compared to the top-ranking models in this category.

Emerson Quiet Kool EAPC14RD1

  • Drain Condensate Evacuation
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • 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

Frigidaire FGPC1244T1

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Alexa-compatible
  • Remote control
  • Anti-bacterial Filter

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