What Are The Best Portable Air Conditioners?

Portable air conditioners have historically been seen as ‘the five-year-old’ of the air conditioning world. They’re disruptively noisy, use an obscene amount of energy, and are deceptively heavy when lifted up from the ground. And yet you still tell all your friends you love them.

With that being said, portable air conditioners have continually evolved in an attempt to dispel their reputation. Great efforts have been made by various manufacturers to make portable air conditioners more powerful, cost-effective and energy efficient. The following article will take a look at what we believe to be some of the best portable air conditioners on the market right now.  

What is BTU?

Before we get in the techy-talk of air con, it’s important you understand BTU. BTU stands for ‘British Thermal Unit’, and in relation to aircon, BTU indicates the amount of heat a machine can remove from a room. The greater the BTU, the more power an air conditioner has to cool a room. Therefore larger rooms require a machine with a greater BTU.

Amcor SF8000E

The Amcor SF8000E, probably the least expensive air conditioner on this list, packs a real punch when it comes to power considering its relatively low price point and slim design. This portable air conditioner is probably the closest definition to ‘portable’ that you’ll find. The compact machine features cooling, fan and dehumidifier functions, making it a 3 in 1 product. In addition, this portable contraption has relatively low power consumption and has an impressive ‘A’ energy rating as a result.

At 7000 BTU, this air conditioner may not be quite as powerful as others on this list but would be perfect for smaller rooms.

DeLonghi Pinguino PAC EX100 silent

There’s no denying what makes this air conditioner stand out from the crowd. Being the only portable air conditioner to boast an incredible ‘A++’ energy efficiency rating, the Delonghi Pinguino PAC reigns supreme as the king of green air conditioning. DeLonghi has developed this air conditioner to use Propane R290, a natural high-efficiency refrigerant gas which has no greenhouse emissions.

This is no novelty, however. Despite the ecological benefits, this machine still provides a whopping 11,000 BTU, as well as dehumidifying and fan functionalities. Couple this with its silent technology and the DeLonghi Pinguino PAC EX100 is as feature-packed as it is environmentally friendly.

Whynter Elite Arc 122DS

The Winter Elite has featured as a winner on many portable air conditioning lists. The premium machine features a dual-hose system, making it approximately 40% quicker than single hose units at cooling rooms. Unlike other dual-hose air conditioners, however, the Whynter Elite is particularly affordable despite its power. It is fully capable of quickly cooling very large rooms and does so in a near-silent fashion. The Whynter Elite Arc is extremely versatile, due in no small part by its compact size and rolling casters, and has a stunning 12,000 BTU – all while maintaining fantastic energy efficiency.

FM Mechanical Ltd provides a number of services on air conditioners of all power and portability. To inquire further, call our friendly team today.