There is nothing worse than trying to sleep in a sticky, hot, humid room in the summer. The solution? A quiet portable air conditioner. Whether you put it in your bedroom, living room, or anywhere else you want to stay cool, a unit that’s quiet is generally preferred to one that you can’t hear yourself think over. We put together this portable air conditioner buying guide to help you find the right one. Let’s look at some key features.
Cooling Area: This is how many square feet the unit can cool. It’s best to match this as accurately as you can to the room where you’re planning to use it. Too much or too little isn’t good.
BTUs: The more BTUs you have, the more powerful your AC is. Or, you can think about it like this. The more BTUs you have, the larger the space you’ll be able to cool. Easy, peasey.
Remote Control: Okay, so a remote isn’t necessarily going to make your AC work any better. But it will help you stay more comfortable, especially if you need to make adjustments in the middle of the night.
Timer: A timer is great for 2 reasons. First, the AC can automatically cool your room for you so it’s ready when you get home. And second, it can turn it off so you don’t leave the unit running while you’re out.
Size: Typically, larger units have more BTUs and can cool more square feet. This is just a general rule, though. Consider your floor space, too. Don’t get one that will make the room too cramped or cluttered.
Warranty: Some of these have straightforward warranties while other cover the unit and the compressor for different lengths of time. We noted the different timeframes in the reviews when possible.
We’ve covered some of the main features of one of the most quiet portable air conditioner, now let’s move right into our reviews. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you read about our top and budget picks. They’re the first 2 items on the list and give you a great idea of what’s available. Stick around if you can, though, these are all high-quality products that you won’t want to miss. Alright, let’s get right to it, cool? Cool.