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Best Portable Air Conditioner Deals: Stay Cool With Super Summer Savings

Keep any room cool this summer with these unbeatable deals on portable AC units.

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Overheating can be a big issue in the summer, especially if you live or work somewhere without central AC. A great solution to this problem is a portable air conditioner. Not only does it provide cool and comfort, it can help reduce your bills by slashing the use of your main home AC. Since they're smaller and more portable, you can sometimes move them around the home with you as well.

Either way, there are a lot of good reasons to have a portable AC, which is why we've gone out and found some of our favorite deals and collected them below. We don't know how quickly these deals will expire, so be sure to snap up anything you like quickly and check back regularly as we update this page with new and better deals.


This 9,000-BTU Costway air conditioner is a solid midsize model that's designed to cool rooms of up to 280 square feet. It's fairly versatile and features a built-in dehumidifier and fan with multiple speeds. It's also got two drain holes and one drain hose for easy maintenance.


Costway's 10,000-BTU portable air conditioner can keep rooms up to 350 square feet cool. It runs extremely quietly, so you'll barely even know it's on. It has a built-in timer and comes with a remote control as well as a touch panel so you can easily make adjustments as needed.


Our team of reviewers dubbed the Haier QPWA14YZMW the best value portable AC unit. With a 10,000-BTU cooling capacity, it can cool up to 550 square feet.


This SPT portable AC can hit 10,000 BTU of cooling and 11,000 BTU of heating, so it's great if you want to use it throughout the year. It's suggested you use it in a 350-square-foot room or smaller, but you can probably go slightly bigger if you need to.


If you need to cover a larger space, this Whynter ARC unit can do it, with the ability to cover an impressive 600 square feet, although you will need considerable ducting. It has 12,000 BTUs and can connect through Wi-Fi, so you can control it from a phone, and the integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant means even more options for doing that.

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