Best Portable Air Conditioner 2019 – The Most Efficient and Budget Type

best portable air conditioner 2019

The portable air conditioner is a perfect salvation from hottest weather. If you are looking for the best air conditioner 2019 refer to table below and try reading reviews of top 10 the most efficient and powerful. Then, choose the best out of the highest rated models. I have already chosen the best out of them. If you disagree you may pick the other.

Best Portable Air Conditioner 2019

Install in a window, install in a wall and PTAC air conditioners suddenly became out of trend. The main cause is mobility. Portable air cons are easy to carry or move for anyone. They are adding more significant features to their strength list by conquering total air conditioner market.

Honeywell HL09CESWK
Frigidaire FGPC1044U1
Emerson Quiet Kool EAPE14RD1 [Best PAC]
Friedrich Zonaire P12SA
Trustech PAC-10C
DELLA 048-GM-48384

Honeywell HL09CESWK

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Three in one functions: cooling, dehumidification and fan make it beneficial for any room with area of 400 sq. ft. This model has power of 9000 BTUs which can delivers a decent cooling for any user. The installation is very simple. No need to call technician. Only its hose needs to be extended out of window. Maintaining HL09CESWK is very easy: just wash and clean its dual filter. Auto evaporation and dehumidification functions allow the user to clean 80.1 pinsts a day. No need to empty the bucket. By the way it is supported by remote control and digital control panel.

Frigidaire FGPC1044U1 – Best Portable Air Conditioner for Bedroom

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Tower or vacuum flask alike FGPC1044U1 has 360 degrees air flow circulation feature that enables the user to put it in the middle of the room. It can be controlled by mobile device since it has special app and Wi-Fi built in. There is no installation required, just plug it into electricity and it is ready. Its power extends to 5200 BTUs which is capable to cool maximum 450 sq. ft. It also has LED control panel but no remote control.


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Even a power failure can’t stop this model, it restarts automatically. For controlling it has remote and LED controls. Designed by 3 in 1: fan, cooler and dehumidifier. Air cooling power reaches till 14 thousand BTUs by spacing up to 700 sq. ft. Installation is easy, just need to extend its hose outside the room. I am very excited with its power but the hose makes it less mobile.

Emerson Quiet Kool EAPE14RD1

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With cooling power up to 14000 BTUs this white EAPE14RD1 model has 2 functions: air cooling and heating which can space up to 550-sq. ft. Its fan is powered by three speeds: slow, average and high. It surely has LED and remote controls. However, autorestart feature is not included. For cold winter and hot summer this Emerson Quiet Kool model deliver you the warm and cool air in your room.

Friedrich Zonaire P12SA

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Single hose three in one Friedrich Zonaire P12SA comes with heater, dehumidifier and cooler. However, it has no LED control but with remote. Its hose just like other typical portable air cons’ has to be extended outside to release the water and spoiled air. I would say it is not bad air con with lower price about $500 with power of 12000 BTUs.

Danby DPA120DBAUGDB – Best Home Portable Air Conditioner

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This Danby’s model has autorestart feature too for making the user not to waste time for turning it on. Up to 12000 BTU power makes it to cover maximum 550 sq. ft. Design of 3 in 1 delivers all season air comfort. The dual hose purifies the air efficiently. Remote and LED controls are also provided. For less than $500 any user can get this powerful portable air con.


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Washable and reusable filters of CCH YPS3 14H have longer lifespan so you do need to replace them often. It also has remote and electronic controls. Remote control lets you regulate from anywhere of the room. Double functions: heater and cooler have speed low, mid and high options. It also has  a hose to circulate the air. The installation is easy, just need to make an appropriate hole for the hose. For less than $400 any user can order it online.

Trustech PAC-10C

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10000 BTUs self-evaporative PAC comes with LED and remote control. This model also has three in one design to be universal for any season. No need to connect the hose for evaporation, its auto self-evaporation saves a lot of time. For wet air it is the most beneficial to remove the water and keep it dry and cool.

DELLA 048-GM-48384

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With window kit the installation becomes easier and simple, additionally it saves money. Dehumidifier, fan and cooler deliver typical benefits but 14000 BTU power that spreads onto 450 sq. ft. Electronic and remote controls are also typical whereas timer and sleep features add siginificant value. Price is lower than $400 which could be more than $500. Thanks to the efficient production of DELLA.


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Here comes the Korean brand with auto evaporation system but not self-evaporation. The hose should be extended till outside to release water and bad air. Just like any typical PAC it has LED and remote control to regulate an air of up to 300 sq.ft. Better to use this PAC in smaller rooms like garage, bedroom, kitchen and office.

Wrapping Up

All of them are the best but most of them have auto evaporation system only. Self-evaporation dehumidification is much better when you do not want to carry the window kit. I would prefer the one without hose and with self-evaporating system. It is up to you which one to pick for regulating the air of your room as long as you breath the clean and cool/warm air.

Best Portable Air Conditioner for Large Rooms

Having capacity at least 14 000 BTUs can cool the larger room. From our list we chose DELLA 048-GM-48384

for its 14 thousand BTUs of capacity. This model has 24 hour timer with intent of setting the length of cooling. Very good thing is its dehumidifier for absobing a water from room air. There are cooling and fan with three speeds. Its exhaust hose, remote control, window venting kit and user manual come in the package. Living rooms are perfect for 14 000 BTU portable air conditioner. Getting the best portable air conditioner for large rooms can be overwhelming if you do not stick to the powerful PAC.

Best Portable Air Conditioner for Small Room

Any budget air conditioner is capable to cool the small room like bedroom and store room. Our most suitable air conditioner for small room is a Frigidaire FGPC1044U1 which has 5200 BTUs for 450 sq meter room. Really interesting feature is its 360 degrees air flow circulation. Another nice thing came in form of smart app control via mobile device. So, you don’t need a remote control.

Best Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner

If you are lazy to look after water filling container from dehumidifier, you must choose a Danby DPA120DBAUGDB for its dual hose circulation system. Fan, cooling and dehumidifier come together as 3 in 1. Power failure is not awful if you have this model that has auto restart system. Washable and reusable air filters may serve you for long. Controlling can be done from either its control panel or remote control. So easy to install it near window with kit and dual hose.

Best Portable Air Conditioner for Car

There are quite few models for car. We chose Switchbox Control Icebox as the best portable air conditioner for car. Here is why:

1. Small size

2. Good desing

3. Portable

4. Light

5. Made by well-established brand

So many Chinese non-quality units have flooded the market. People are actually cheated by their low prices. Do not ever buy from suspicious brands as they deliver poor performance.

Best Portable Air Conditioner for Apartment

In cities many apartments have wall mounted air conditioners. However, people are demanding portable units inside their apartments for number of reasons like portability, light, nice design, dehumidifier and fan. Today, we are choosing the Emerson Quiet Kool for its high quality and different specs. However, you may pick any from our table because they can beat wall mounted air cons easily by their newest features.

Best Quietest Portable Air Conditioner

Latest models have lower noise. Neverthless, they can vary depending on level of noise. The quietest portable air conditioner became LG LP1018WNR in our review list. For bedroom it is perfect idea to install this model. Home appliances year by year are becoming quieter due to the latest anti-noise tech handling the problem with big brands like Frigidaire, Emerson, Della and Danby. You should start replacing the old appliances for the sake of tranquility at your home.

Best Portable Air Conditioner with Heater

Even for cold winter the portable air conditioner can be beneficial if you pick the Emerson Quiet Kool with its heating function that consumes 1250 Watts maximum. It has advantages in heating up to 4100 BTUs if a room is small. For less than $600 you can get it with free shipping and 2 year warranty. Its dehumidifier will not bother you during cold weather. It will remove extra wet from air. Thus, it prevents many diseaces that could affect you. Why people buy a heater and air con separately. This 2 in 1 model saves a lot of money.

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