Portable AC Ratings, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

With our portable ac ratings you can cut through all the sales hype and find the best portable cooling unit for your situation. It truly is as if you were taking a repairman with you while you shop! We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.

Best Cooling Only Portable Air Conditioner:

Our top pick is the KEYSTONE brand. These units are made by Midea and are sold at discount retailers such as Walmart. They are available in two sizes and have electronic controls including a temperature sensing remote control.

 Best Portable Heat Pump:

Our top pick is the GERMAN POOL brand. These air conditioners are sold worldwide and feature self evaporation technology and an optional window kit so that the units can be set outside. The PAC models are basic units with electronic controls that are available in two sizes (10,000 or 15,000 btu/hr). The MAC models feature anion air purification and all of the units are backed by a good guarantee. The units can be purchased directly from the manufacturer's website. germanpool.com

Other Portable AC Ratings

We continue our portable ac ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. You can continue to browse our list but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.

BRAND-----------COOL ONLY---HEAT/COOL

ABATRONIC-------<1*---------<1*

This brand is available in Europe and offers both split and monobloc units. They are basic single hose units that are available with either electromechanical or electronic controls and offer an optional electric heater. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. abatronic.com

ACW----------------NA----------2*

This brand only offers one model but it features AutoDrain technology so there is no need to empty a reservoir. They also have electronic controls with a thermostat and timer as well as a remote control. An activated carbon filter helps to improve the home's air quality but the units use a single hose and the warranty is not as good as other brands. americancomfort.com

AEG----------------<1*-----------NA

These air conditioners are available in Europe and have electronic controls with a remote. They have auto condensate removal technology so that dumping a bucket is not required. Their "long cast" fans provide better distribution of the cool air in the room but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. aeg-haustechnik.de

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