If you’re in the north hemisphere, now is the time of year to consider an air conditioner. If you’re in an older building or small space (or both), a portable air conditioner can be unearthed or wheeled out every summer for that extra dose of needed cooling. There aren’t many portable A/C units that are good looking, unfortunately, but we’ve rounded up the 10 best looking, and top-performing air conditioners.
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Above: The sleek-looking LG (LP0817WSR) 8,000 BTU White Portable Air Conditioner cools rooms up to 200 square feet; $317 on Amazon.
Above: The Frigidaire Energy Star Window Mount Air Conditioner (FGRC084WA1) is $399 at Appliances Connection.
Above: The Frigidaire 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote is $319.99 at Wayfair.
Above: We’re still awaiting the Kapsul which has been released in waves for Kickstarter donors. The 5,000 BTU air-conditioning window unit, originally called Noria, raised almost $1.5 million to go to market via Kickstarter. The W Series ($499) is available for preorder now.
Above: The Haier 12,000 Portable Air Conditioner with Remote and WiFi Control is $401.99 at Wayfair.
Above: The Frigidaire Gallery 8,000 BTU Cool Connect Quiet Temp Smart Room Air Conditioner is $472.77 at Home Depot.
Above: The Homelabs Portable Air Conditioner 14,000 BTU Quiet AC with Removable Washable Filter is $549.99 at Walmart.
Above: The Over the Sill Profile Air Conditioner is $499.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.
Above: The LG (LP1419IVSM) Smart Inverter Portable Air Conditioner has a hose that connects in the back and tucks away when not in use; $699 at Appliances Connection.
Above: The Friedrich 5,700 BTU Kuhl Window Air Conditioner (KCQ06A10A) is $719 at Alpine Home Air.
Above: The Whirlpool Portable Air Conditioner (WHAP122AW) is $449 at Four Seasons Trading Company.
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