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

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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 CLIMAX VS12 portable air conditioner. It is very efficient with its state of the art inverter compressor and dual hose design. The units feature automatic condensate removal so that you do not have to constantly dump a bucket of water. The units are only available in one size but they can be purchased directly from the manufacturer and are backed by a very good guarantee.

 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.



The AB100CMS and AB100CRS models are split units where the compressor is located outside which is quieter but not as easy to install. The AB38CM model is a basic cooling only unit that has mechanical controls while the AB80CR model has electronic contriols and an optional electric heater.

The brand is available in Europe but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. abatronic.com

Abatronic AB38CM


The ACW600C features AutoDrain technology so there is no need to empty a condensate reservoir. It features 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. 


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