Need to cool down your home? The best portable air conditioners can lower the temperature to a comfortable level when the mercury rises. You can move the unit to where you need it, and direct the air for maximum comfort. Take the heat out of your situation with a portable air conditioner.
Compact design on castors
Rated A for energy efficiency, this sleek design is easy to move around on its wheels. You can direct the airflow where it’s needed, and set the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. There’s a remote control, so you can stay in bed or on the sofa to operate it, and a sleep mode that allows you to set a time for the unit to adjust automatically.
Dehumidifies as well as cooling
If you’re short on storage, this air conditioner that doubles as a dehumidifier that will extract 19 litres of water a day could save you from having to find the space for two appliances. It can cool rooms up to 20 square metres in size and has temperature settings between 16 and 30ºC. There’s a 24-hour timer you can set to cool down your house before you get home.
Voice and app control
Ask Alexa to set the room temperature with this wi-fi enabled air conditioner, or control it via the app on a smart device, the remote, or the digital control panel. You can cool down a room of up to 16 square metres, and it also operates as a fan or a dehumidifier. It’s on castors with side handles for ease of movement and it’s neat and compact.
Slim and easy to operate
This model will cool up to 18 square metres. It has both wheels and a handle to make getting it where it’s needed a breeze. The touch controls are electronic, or you can use the remote that comes with it. Bear in mind that the window kit that’s supplied with it is designed to be used with sliding windows only.
Option of room-wide or directed airflow
This model can help you minimise use of electricity with a sleep mode that gradually reduces the fan speed until it switches off. In the daytime, use the digital controls or wireless remote to set the desired temperature between 15 and 31ºC. You can also operate the fan alone to circulate air when a room’s already cool enough, and it can dehumidify, too.
Carbon filter for odour control
Cool rooms up to 20 square metres in area with this portable design. You can control the speed of the airflow to maximise comfort, as well as direct the air with the adjustable louvre, and it has a removable carbon filter to eliminate odour. At the low fan speed, it will keep things quiet with a noise level of just 49 decibels.
Keeps warm air out
Portable air conditioners need to be vented to the exterior to cool the room thoroughly. This device keeps your air conditioner’s hose pipe in place between the frame and the window, but seals the gap to stop warm air, and insects and more, coming in. It’s easy to install with the adhesive fixing tape so you won’t need to drill holes into the frame.
A portable air conditioner can help ensure your home is a comfortable temperature year-round. The Inventor Chilly 9000BTU Portable Air Conditioner is our favourite because it’s easily maneuverable, has an airflow you can direct, and it comes with a remote control.
If you’re looking for a model you can operate via Alexa, the Devola Portable Air Conditioner 8000BTU will suit you to a T. It’ll cool an area of up to 16 square metres, and as well as being a portable air conditioner, it operates as a fan and a dehumidifier.