Portable Air Conditioner Comparison Table

Because we’re told, at the Air Geeks, that the offer for Portable AC units is too plentiful and that you never really know what choice to make for your surface area (and we don’t blame you…), here’s our panorama of the best AC units on the market, so you are free to choose the ideal unit for you!

Below, you will find a comparison of AC units according to their power in British Thermal units (and hence, the area they can cover), so you can make your choice!

Comparison of 14000-15000 BTU portable AC (600 to 800 sq ft.)

Large spaces, full apartments or houses call for a 14-15K BTU portable air conditioner. We sorted them out!

Brand
Honeywell
Honeywell
Whynter
Whynter
Koldfront
Model
MM14CCS
Contempo
Best AC Unit! ARC-14S
ARC-14SH
PAC1401w
Rating

 ★★★★☆ 

 ★★★☆☆ 

 ★★★★½ 

 ★★★☆☆ 

 ★★★½☆ 


The coldest Whynter of all times!
Main strenght
Its no-drip technology
Its sleek design
Excellent efficiency
Its fast set up
A good brand
Cooling Capacity (BTU)
14,000 BTU
14,000 BTU
14,000 BTU
14,000 BTU
14,000 BTU
Built-In Dehumidifier
4 Pints/hr
4.5 Pints/hr
4.1 pints per hour
4 pints / hour
2.9 Pints/hr
Built-In Heat Pump
No
No
No
No
No
Recommended Room Size
550 Sq. Ft.
550 Sq. Ft.
500 sq. ft.
500 square feet
500 Sq. Ft.
Cooling Speeds
3
3
-
-
3
Fan Speeds
3
3
3
3
3
Amount of Air Moved (Max CFM)
265 CFM
-
222 CFM
222 CFM
241 (low), 282 (med), 318 (high)
Max Noise Level
55 dbA
-
56 dBA
56 dBA
47 dB (low), 50 dB (med), 53 dB (max)
Timer ? Y/N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Remote control ? Y/N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Dimensions
15.7 x 16.5 x 29.3 inches
18.9 x 15.7 x 31.3 inches
35.5 x 19 x 16 inches
35.5 x 19 x 16 inches
19 x 22 x 35 inches
Weight
65 pounds
64 pounds
100 pounds
-
86 pounds
Maker (brand)
Honeywell (MN10CESWW)
Honeywell (Contempo)
Whynter (ARC-14S)
Whynter (ARC-14SH)
Koldfront (PAC1401W)
Manual
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-
Here
Here
Here
Amazon Link
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Comparison of 12000-14000 BTU portable AC (400 to 600 sq ft.)

Large spaces, medium apartments or very large rooms will do need a 12000-14000 BTU portable AC air conditioning to beat the heat. Here is the gear.

Brand
Honeywell
LG Electronics
Whynter
Friedrich
Model
2nd Best AC Unit! MN12CES
LP1214GXR
ARC-12SDH
💤 PH14B
Rating

 ★★★★½ 

 ★★½☆☆ 

 ★★★☆☆ 

 ★★★½☆ 


LP1214GXR-air-conditioner
ARC-12SDH-whynter
friedrich-ph14b
Main strenght
Its multi purpose
Its effectiveness
Its fast set up
Its silence
Cooling Capacity (BTU)
12,000 BTU
12000 BTU
12,000 BTU
13500 BTU
Built-In Dehumidifier
2.9 pints/hour
1.2 pints per hour
4 pints / hour
-
Built-In Heat Pump
No
No
11,000 BTU
10,700 BTU
Recommended Room Size
400 square feet
450 sq. ft.
400 sq. ft.
700 square feet
Cooling Speeds
-
3
1
3
Fan Speeds
3
3
3
3
Amount of Air Moved (Max CFM)
163 CFM
255 CFM
-
-
Max Noise Level
55 dB
56 dBA
56 dBA
51 dBa
Timer ? Y/N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Remote control ? Y/N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Dimensions
15.7 x 16.5 x 29.3 inches
15.6 x 14.3 x 32.8 inches
16.5 x 20 x 34 inches
15.5 x 19.5 x 33.5 inches
Weight
68.3 pounds
61.7 pounds
44.9 pounds
96 pounds
Maker (brand)
Honeywell (MN12CES)
LG (LP1214GXR)
Whynter (ARC-12SDH)
Friedrich (PH14B)
Manual
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Here
Here
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Comparison of 10000-12000 BTU portable AC (250 to 400 sq ft.)

Intermediate spaces, apartments or large rooms will do fine with a 10000-12000 BTU portable AC unit! Our selection follows.

Brand
Honeywell
LG Electronics
Delonghi
Model
3rd Best AC Unit! MN10CESWW
LP1014WNR
PACC100E
Rating

 ★★★★☆ 

 ★★★☆☆ 

 ★★★☆☆ 


LP1014WNR-lg-electronics
delonghi
Main strenght
Its multiple purposes
Its silence
Its effectiveness
Cooling Capacity (BTU)
10,000 BTU
10,000 BTU
10,000 BTU
Built-In Dehumidifier
3.2 Pts/day
2.6 Pints/hr
3.2 Pts/day
Built-In Heat Pump
No
No
No
Recommended Room Size
400 sq. ft.
300 square feet
350 square feet
Cooling Speeds
3
2
4
Fan Speeds
-
2
4
Amount of Air Moved (Max CFM)
174 CFM
200 CFM
222 CFM
Max Noise Level
50 dBA
55 dBA
55 dBA
Timer ? Y/N
Y
Y
Y
Remote control ? Y/N
Y
Y
Y
Dimensions
15.2 x 18.1 x 29.4 inches
11.8 x 17 x 31.3 inches
17.8 x 13.5 x 30.3 inches
Weight
21.2 pounds
55 pounds
71.1 pounds
Maker (brand)
Honeywell (MN10CESWW)
LG Electronics (LP1014WNR)
DeLonghi (PACC100E)
Manual
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Comparison of 5000-8000 BTU portable AC (100 to 250 sq ft.)

Looking to dehumidify a medium room, small apartment? These compact, economical and efficient air conditioners are the ones to go with.

Brand
Honeywell
Whynter
Honeywell
LG Electronics
Model
4th Best AC Unit! MO08CESWK
ARC-08WB
MF08CESWW
LP0814WNR
Rating

 ★★★★★ 

 ★★★★☆ 

 ★★☆☆☆ 

 ★★★½☆ 

The interesting Honeywell-MF08CESWW
LP0814WNR-lg
Main strenght
Its excellence
Its fast set up
A good brand
Its price
Cooling Capacity (BTU)
8,000 BTU
8,000 BTU
8,000 BTU
8,000 BTU
Built-In Dehumidifier
44 pints / day
1.9 pints / hour
2.2 pints/hour
2 pints/hour
Built-In Heat Pump
-
No
No
No
Recommended Room Size
350 sq. ft.
-
300 sq. ft.
200 sq. ft.
Cooling Speeds
-
-
1
2
Fan Speeds
2
3
1
2
Amount of Air Moved (Max CFM)
-
159 CFM
147 CFM
180 CFM
Max Noise Level
-
53.6 dBA
54 dBA
55 dBA
Timer ? Y/N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Remote control ? Y/N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Dimensions
14.6 x 13.5 x 27.7 inches
17 x 28 x 13.6 inches
14.2 x 19.5 x 24.4 inches
11.8 x 13.9 x 29.8 inches
Weight
43 pounds
64 pounds
52 pounds
47.6 pounds
Maker (brand)
Honeywell (MO08CESWK)
Whynter (ARC-08WB)
Honeywell ( MF08CESWW)
LG ( LP0814WNR)
Manual
-
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Here
Here
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