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Portable Air Conditioners - Comparisons, Ratings, and Reviews

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We have put together a comparison chart of all of the portable air conditioners we sell so that you can determine which unit is right for you. The portable air conditioners are broken up by BTU Class.

Please note that the most powerful portable air conditioner is not always the best model for your space. How to pick an air conditioner>>

Generally speaking, a 12,000 or 13,000 BTU portable air conditioner should cool up to 300-400 square feet. These models are shown in the first chart. The second chart rates portable air conditioners who's BTU ratings range from 9,000 - 11,000 BTU, which should effectively cool up to 200-300 square feet.

Within the charts, each unit is rated based on its cooling power, price, and durability. We also compare the most important features of each unit and give our recommendations as to why each unit may or may not be best for you. ON THE LAST COLUMN ON THE RIGHT WE MAKE OUR RECOMMENDATION FOR EACH CATEGORY. Please note that each portable air conditioner is rated only against the other air conditioners in its class, not across classes. If you have any further questions, feel free to call us at 800.297.6076


12,000 to 13,000 BTU Class

Model Cooling
(Power)
Price Durability Features Recommendation


Amor 12000 BTU
Portable Air Conditioner
Portable AC Only
Portable AC with Heater

- No drip
- 12,000 BTU - Independently tested to comfortably cool 400 square feet. Low setting of 62 degrees
- Electronic Control
- Single Exhaust
- Portable AC Only. Same model with a heater
- Exhaust hose 60 inches long; 4.75 inches diameter
- Remote control
- Warranty: One year parts and labor
- EER: 12.63; 950 watts

These portable air conditioner units offer a great combination of features and power. For a great combination of power, price, and durability, these units will not let you down.
Portable AC Only
Portable AC/Heater

CompactAppliance 12,000 - 13,000 BTU Top Category Choice - From $459 with free shipping

Fujitronic 13,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner:
FA-1300

- Internal condensate pump
- 13,000bly cool 400 square feet. Low setting of 63 degrees.
- Electronic controls
- Convertible - Single or Dual Exhaust
- Portable AC only
- Exhaust hose BTU. Independently tested to comforta: 5 inches diameter
- Remote control
- Warranty: One year parts and labor
- EER: 11.3; Noise Level: 53decibels ; 1150 watts

The Fujitronic 13,000 BTU model comfortably cools 400 square feet of space. It exhausts the water out of its hose, so you don' have to worry about emptying a tray or bucket. Plus, the convertible dual hose design allows you to use this portable air conditioner with two hoses for extra efficiency.

CompactAppliance 12,000 - 13,000 BTU 2nd Place Category Choice - $569 & Free Shipping

Danby 12,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner: DPAC12031

- No Drip
- 12,000 BTU. Independently tested to comfortably cool up to 450 square feet.
- Electronic Control
- Dual Exhaust
- Portable AC and Dehumidifier
- Exhaust hose: 72 inches long; 5 inches diameter
- Remote control
- Warranty: Two years parts and labor service. In home service- a servicer will come to the customer's home for warranty service.
- EER: 8.3; Noise Level: 52 decibels; 1440 watts

The Danby DPAC12031 is the unit to go with if you are cooling a server room, or a room with a lot of computers. It produces no water, which means you don't have to worry about draining water around valuable computers. Additionally, due to the dual hose design and a powerful blower, this portable air conditioner can actually cool a larger room than most other 12,000 BTU models (or even 13,000 BTU models.) Additionally, this unit features the best warranty available for portable air conditioners, with 2 years of in home service covering full parts and labor.

CompactAppliance Server Room Category Choice - $559 with free shipping



9,000 to 11,000 BTU Class

 

Model Cooling
(Power)
Price Durability Features Recommendation

EdgeStar 9,000 BTU
Portable Air Conditioner AP250W

- No drip
- 9,000 BTU - Independently tested to comfortably cool 250 square feet. Low setting of 61 degrees.
- Electronic Control.
- Single Exhaust
- Portable AC Only.
- Exhaust hose 60 inches long; 5 3/16 inches diameter
- Remote control
- Warranty: One year parts and labor.
- EER: 7.8; 1150 watts

This portable air conditioner is a compact and efficient solution for cooling up to 250 square feet- and it exhausts all the water that it condenses out of the air. This unit offers the best combination of compact size, cooling power, and convenience in its BTU range.

CompactAppliance 9,000 BTU - 11,000 BTU Top Category Choice - $399 & Free Shipping

Mobile Air Portable Air Conditioner, Heater, and Dehumidifier - 9,000 BTU

- Drip
- 9,000 BTU - Independently tested to comfortably cool 200 square feet. Low setting of 63 degrees
- Electronic Control
- Single Exhaust
- Portable AC and Heater
- Exhaust hose 72 inches long; 5 inches diameter
- Remote control
- 6 month warranty. Customer must return product to manufacturer for service
- EER: 8.18; Noise Level: 54 decibels; 1100 Watts

This unit from MobilAir is our value pick for this BTU category. This unit offers a portable air conditioner and heater that can cool up to 200 square feet comfortably at a very affordable price. If you are looking for low priced portable air conditioner, this is the model we recommend.

CompactAppliance 9,000 - 11,000 BTU Class 2nd Place Category Choice - $359

Sharp Ultra Quiet 9,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

- Drip
- 9,000 BTU. Independently tested to comfortably cool up to 250 square feet.
- Electronic Control
- Single Exhaust
- Portable air conditioner only
- Exhaust hose: 60 inches long; 5 1/4 inches diameter
- Warranty: 1 Year parts and labor service. 1 year parts on compressor
- EER: 8.9; Noise Level: 36 decibels; 1010 Watts

The Sharp 9,000 BTU Ultra Quiet Portable Air Conditioner is Sharp's first foray into the portable air conditioner market and it offers some features not seen on other competing models. The Ion Cluster air purification feature turns this portable air conditioner into an air purifier, and the air conditioner itself operates at a quiet 36 dB on its lowest setting. Sharp also maintains the most complete service network and offers in-home service on this unit.

$599 with free shipping

Delonghi 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner:PAC360

- No drip
- 10,000 BTU. Independently tested to comfortably cool up to 275 square feet.
- Manual Control
- Single Exhaust
- Portable air conditioner only
- Exhaust hose: 51.2 inches long; 3 1/2 inches diameter
- Warranty: 1 Year parts and labor service. 5 year parts on compressor
- EER: 8.8; Noise Level: 49 decibels; Watts

The Delonghi 10,000 BTU portable air conditioner is a must if you a reliable brand name portable air conditioner with no drip technology. You don't have to worry about emptying excess water with this unit, and Delonghi maintains one of the most complete service networks of the portable air conditioner manufacturers in this category.

$949


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