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We have a lot of air conditioner recommendations, whether you want a window unit or portable model, we’ve got you covered. That said, if you want to cool down without spending a lot of money, we’ve also found the best air conditioner deals.
The units below are powerful enough to cool down one room (we recommend getting a more powerful air conditioner if you have an open space) and come in a variety of styles. We also made sure to pick models that could be installed in apartments or rented homes and didn’t need any special equipment.
1. Midea 5,000 BTU Mechanical Window Air Conditioner
If you only need to cool down a small to mid-sized bedroom, Midea’s 5,000 BTU air conditioner is your best bet. The window unit is fairly basic, but that makes it easy to use. Two knobs allow you to switch between the AC’s fan and air conditioning modes, and select its intensity. Midea says its air conditioner is powerful enough to cool rooms up to 150 sq. ft. and can fit in windows between 23 and 36 inches wide. It’s only discounted by $18, but you won’t find a better air conditioner available right now that’s under $160.
2. GE 6,000 BTU Electronic Window Air Conditioner
Another great mid-sized AC is GE’s 5,000 BTU air conditioner.
It’s currently discounted by 12%, which brings its price down to $166, which is a great deal considering the quality of the air conditioner. It’s got easy-to-adjust knobs and features minimal noise, so your new air conditioner won’t disturb you at night. There are two cooling modes, two fan speeds and 10 temperature settings for maximum cooling.
3. Frigidaire 6,000 BTU Wi-Fi Window Air Conditioner
Frigidaire’s 6,000 BTU air conditioner can be controlled electronically through a remote and can cool rooms up to 250 sq. ft.
The air conditioner is currently $20 off and even features a sleep mode setting, designed to save energy while also keeping your room cool. There are three fan settings and a programmable timer, so your new AC is never working overtime.
It’s got a washable filter too that’s both easy-to-clean and keeps your air free of any bacteria and allergens. Plus, it’s one of the most popular air conditioners on Amazon with over 11,000 reviews.
4. GE Appliances 9,000 BTU 3-IN-1 Portable Air Conditioner
If you want to cool down multiple parts of your home with one AC unit, GE’s 9,000 BTU 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner is the right pick.
Currently $50 off, the $299 air conditioner is powerful enough to cool down any space up to 250 sq. ft. much more quickly than the other AC models in this guide. It can be installed in windows between 20 and 46 inches wide, and moved around easily thanks to its four wheels.
GE says this portable air conditioner will automatically evaporate any moisture it accumulates, and can even be used as a dehumidifier. It doesn’t have any smart features, but GE’s AC comes with a remote, so you don’t have to use the built-in buttons to switch a setting.
Don’t miss this deal if you want an air conditioner that can cool down your room very fast.
5. BLACK+DECKER 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
Another great portable air conditioner is this one from BLACK+DECKER.
It’s easy to install and is built for smaller rooms up to 150 sq. ft. It comes with a nifty remote control too, allowing you to adjust temperature settings, fan speeds, or set timers to your liking. The filter is washable too, saving you the hassle of having to replace it.
Other features include 3-in-1 functionality so your unit can cool, run as a fan or dehumidify your room with the push of a button. And, it’s super compact so you’ll easily be able to store it once the hot season ends.
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