These Air Conditioners And Fans Under $250 Will Help You Cool Down

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These air conditioners and fans are all under $250 and will keep you cool when it's hot out. (Photo: pinstock via Getty Images)
These air conditioners and fans are all under $250 and will keep you cool when it's hot out. (Photo: pinstock via Getty Images)

You know summer has arrived when the majority of the U.S. is dealing with the same heat wave.

It might be time to get started on making your small outdoor space into an office, growing out your garden with veggie and fruit seeds and repotting your plants for more sunlight. 

While you’re getting ready to soak in the sun, you might be looking to prep yourself for the heat — and not just with some sunscreen and sandals

That old air conditioner you inherited from your parents when you got your first apartment could probably do with an upgrade by now, even if it’s just snagging this Amazon find to turn it into a smart air conditioner. Or maybe the fan you found on sale doesn’t spin like it used to. 

Either way, you don’t want to be sweating too much when you just want to lounge around. 

Since we’re looking forward to the brighter days ahead, too, we wanted to find some of the best air conditioners and fans out there for your money. (And ones that weren’t as pricey as this Dyson tower fan that’s $500 or this Honeywell portable air conditioner that’s over $300.)

Instead, we’re a fan of the air conditioners and fans below that have four stars or more and are all under $250. You’ll definitely be cool with this Black + Decker air conditioner or Ozeri oscillating tower fan

Check out these top-rated air conditioners and fans that’ll cool you down:

Comfort Zone Reversible 9" Window Fit Fan

This window fan has a remote that can control the power, functions, direction and speed of the fan. It has a 4.4-star rating across more than 40 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/2WAhO83" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $33 at Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $33 at Wayfair</a>.
This window fan has a remote that can control the power, functions, direction and speed of the fan. It has a 4.4-star rating across more than 40 reviews. Find it for $33 at Wayfair.

LG 5000 BTU 115-Volt Window Air Conditioner

This air conditioner is ideal for small spaces and includes two cooling and two fan speeds. It has a 4.2-star rating across more than 600 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/2W9XxqZ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $149 at Home Depot" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $149 at Home Depot</a>.
This air conditioner is ideal for small spaces and includes two cooling and two fan speeds. It has a 4.2-star rating across more than 600 reviews. Find it for $149 at Home Depot.

Holmes Lil Blizzard 12-inch 2 Speed Oscillating Portable Fan

This portable fan can be easily put on top of a table, making it perfect for small apartments &mdash; includes oscillation for wide-area coverage, adjustable tilt head and two speed settings. It has a 4.3-star rating with 88 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/3dr3C8t" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $22 at Staples" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $22 at Staples</a>.
This portable fan can be easily put on top of a table, making it perfect for small apartments — includes oscillation for wide-area coverage, adjustable tilt head and two speed settings. It has a 4.3-star rating with 88 reviews. Find it for $22 at Staples.

Toshiba 5000 BTU 115-Volt Window Air Conditioner

This air conditioner has two cooling and fan speeds, an easy-to-use two-way air directions and a washable and reusable air filter. <a href="https://fave.co/2WC5rIG" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $149 at Home Depot" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $149 at Home Depot</a>.
This air conditioner has two cooling and fan speeds, an easy-to-use two-way air directions and a washable and reusable air filter. Find it for $149 at Home Depot.

65-Watt 9-inch White Reversible Twin Window Fan

This best-selling window fan has removable legs and molded handle that make it portable, accordion expanders, three speeds and turbo fan blades. It has a 4.3-star rating across almost 300 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/2YEH53D" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $35 at Home Depot" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $35 at Home Depot</a>.
This best-selling window fan has removable legs and molded handle that make it portable, accordion expanders, three speeds and turbo fan blades. It has a 4.3-star rating across almost 300 reviews. Find it for $35 at Home Depot.

Perfect Aire 5000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

This air conditioner is meant for smaller spaces and includes two-way air direction, two speeds and rotary dials for temperature settings. It has a 4.6-star rating with 100 reviews. <span>Find it for $170 at Wayfair</span>.
This air conditioner is meant for smaller spaces and includes two-way air direction, two speeds and rotary dials for temperature settings. It has a 4.6-star rating with 100 reviews. Find it for $170 at Wayfair.

Lasko 20-inch 3-Speed Box Fan

This box fan has three quiet speeds, an easy-to-carry handle and top-mounted controls. It has a 4.1-star rating with over 1,000 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/3cgnuuU" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $19 at Home Depot" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $19 at Home Depot</a>.
This box fan has three quiet speeds, an easy-to-carry handle and top-mounted controls. It has a 4.1-star rating with over 1,000 reviews. Find it for $19 at Home Depot.

GE 6150 BTU Energy Star Room Air Conditioner

This air conditioner has an energy saver mode and three speed settings. It has a 4.5-star rating across 170 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/3fmTb7L" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $180 at Sam's Club" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $180 at Sam's Club</a>.
This air conditioner has an energy saver mode and three speed settings. It has a 4.5-star rating across 170 reviews. Find it for $180 at Sam's Club.

Genesis Twin High Velocity Reversible Air Window Fit Fan

This window fan has expandable side panels for a perfect fit, three speed settings and a built-in thermostat with LED indicator lights. It has a 4.8-star rating with more than 50 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/3dqjgkv" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $77 at Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $77 at Wayfair</a>.
This window fan has expandable side panels for a perfect fit, three speed settings and a built-in thermostat with LED indicator lights. It has a 4.8-star rating with more than 50 reviews. Find it for $77 at Wayfair.

Frigidaire Window Air Conditioner

This air conditioner has a full-function remote control, a low power start-up and operation feature to conserve energy and a quiet option for night time. It has a 4.3-star rating with over 200 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/2zg9Uch" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $220 at Lowe's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $220 at Lowe's</a>.
This air conditioner has a full-function remote control, a low power start-up and operation feature to conserve energy and a quiet option for night time. It has a 4.3-star rating with over 200 reviews. Find it for $220 at Lowe's.

Comfort Zone 32-inch High Velocity Oscillating Tower Fan

This tower fan features an oscillating function that lets you get more air distributed and a remote with three speed options. It has a 4.8-star rating with more than 100 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/2WARqev" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $32 at Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $32 at Wayfair</a>.
This tower fan features an oscillating function that lets you get more air distributed and a remote with three speed options. It has a 4.8-star rating with more than 100 reviews. Find it for $32 at Wayfair.

LG 6000 BTU Energy Star Window Air Conditioner with Remote

This air conditioner has three cooling speeds, three fan speeds , 24-hour on/off timer and an energy saver function. Plus, it comes with a remote control. It has a 4.6-star rating with over 350 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/2A5Gcah" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $250 at Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $250 at Wayfair</a>.
This air conditioner has three cooling speeds, three fan speeds , 24-hour on/off timer and an energy saver function. Plus, it comes with a remote control. It has a 4.6-star rating with over 350 reviews. Find it for $250 at Wayfair.

Costway 16-inch Adjustable Oscillating Pedestal Fan

This pedestal fan has an adjustable tilt back, oscillation to make a bigger room cooler, electronic timer can be set to up to seven hours and a remote control. It has a 4.2-star rating across 165 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/3cbOTht" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $77 at Overstock" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $77 at Overstock</a>.
This pedestal fan has an adjustable tilt back, oscillation to make a bigger room cooler, electronic timer can be set to up to seven hours and a remote control. It has a 4.2-star rating across 165 reviews. Find it for $77 at Overstock.

Black + Decker 6000 BTU Energy Star Window Air Conditioner with Remote

This air conditioner has a removable and washable filter, full-function remote control and digital display to tell the temperature. It has a 4.7-star rating with more than 100 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/2SKUjbA" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $208 at Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $208 at Wayfair</a>.
This air conditioner has a removable and washable filter, full-function remote control and digital display to tell the temperature. It has a 4.7-star rating with more than 100 reviews. Find it for $208 at Wayfair.

Ozeri 44-inch Oscillating Tower Fan

This tower fan has a slim form that won't take up too much space, blades with passive noise reduction, a programmable timer and an extended-reach remote. It has a 4.6-star rating with more than 100 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/3cbL0sO" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $96 at Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $96 at Wayfair</a>.
This tower fan has a slim form that won't take up too much space, blades with passive noise reduction, a programmable timer and an extended-reach remote. It has a 4.6-star rating with more than 100 reviews. Find it for $96 at Wayfair.

Honeywell Home Advanced QuietSet 16-inch Pedestal Fan

This pedestal fan has a remote control with five different speed settings, an auto-shutoff timer to save energy, an oscillating design and adjustable height. It has a 4.2-star rating with almost 600 reviews. <a href="https://bit.ly/2WvWwbT" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $60 at Best Buy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $60 at Best Buy</a>.
This pedestal fan has a remote control with five different speed settings, an auto-shutoff timer to save energy, an oscillating design and adjustable height. It has a 4.2-star rating with almost 600 reviews. Find it for $60 at Best Buy.

Della 6000 Energy Star Window Air Conditioner with Remote

This air conditioner has a remote to control settings, sleep mode feature and dehumidifier function. It has a 4.6-star rating with 30 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/3fsBzY7" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $246 at Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $246 at Wayfair</a>.
This air conditioner has a remote to control settings, sleep mode feature and dehumidifier function. It has a 4.6-star rating with 30 reviews. Find it for $246 at Wayfair.

Lasko Wind Curve 42-inch Oscillating Tower Fan

This tower fan has a quiet setting, an automatic shutoff feature and a timer that can be set to seven hours. It has a 4.7-star rating over more than 400 reviews. <a href="https://fave.co/3dnaQKs" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Find it for $89 at Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Find it for $89 at Wayfair</a>.
This tower fan has a quiet setting, an automatic shutoff feature and a timer that can be set to seven hours. It has a 4.7-star rating over more than 400 reviews. Find it for $89 at Wayfair.

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