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REVIEW The Artic Pro 2103 is well-designed and intuitive with a digital display lets you know what is happening with the fan from across the room.
REVIEW Although the Lasko 2551 Wind Curve tower fan is well-designed, looks good and fits nicely in any room, it is better suited for small rooms.
REVIEW The Ozeri OZF3 comes with a midrange price tag. It has a unique and quirky design, which may not be to everyone's taste.
Review The Whynter ARC-12S is a portable air conditioner that ranks among the best on the market. It is the most energy-efficient model we reviewed, with a category-best EER of 11.1.
The Haier HPC12XCR is a lightweight, efficient portable air conditioner with cooling performance that makes it an excellent option for most rooms. It has several operation modes so you can match it to your comfort level, whether that means cooling, circulating air or dehumidifying a room.
Most portable air conditioners have tradeoffs, the most common being sacrificing energy efficiency for better cooling performance. This isn't the case with the Frigidaire Gallery FGPC1244T1.
The three-speed fan, dehumidifier and cooling modes make the Honeywell MN10CESBB a good portable AC unit, especially for a humid climate. While it's not the most energy-efficient model, it only costs around $90 to operate annually.
The Amico AP11000 is energy-efficient, quiet and low-maintenance. The auto-evaporation feature recycles the water the unit absorbs from the air, and its high EER results in a relatively low estimated annual cost; you can likely run this portable AC unit for less than $100 a year.
This Sunpentown portable AC unit is suitable to cool smaller areas of up to 350 square feet, and the modest annual cost makes it an affordable option for people just wanting to cool a small room or area in an apartment.
The GE AJCQ12DCG is a powerful, energy-saving wall air conditioner that can cool a good-size room. In addition, it has several helpful features, including an automatic restart and a remote control.
The LG LT1236CER wall air conditioner has the lowest maximum airflow of the units we reviewed, just 265 cubic feet per minute.
Review The Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1 gives you full control over its many temperature, airflow, and fan options, and the unit carries a variety of energy efficiency certifications.
The Kenmore 77135 is an energy efficient wall air conditioner with a variety of features that make it easy to use. It can remove quite a bit of moisture from the air, which is especially useful in humid climates. With its cooling power and impressive features, this wall AC doesn't disappoint.
The Haier HWF05XCR-L is an affordable window air conditioner with enough power to cool a small room of about 150 square feet. This unit is energy efficient enough to be Energy Star certified.
The Frigidaire FFRE0633U1 is one of the best window air conditioners available. It can cool a room up to 250 square feet in size and includes three fan and three cooling settings. Additionally, the FFRE0633U1 is one of the most compact models we reviewed.
The SPT WA-6022S is an energy-efficient, compact window air conditioner. It produces up to 6,000 British thermal units (Btu) of energy, which is enough power to cool a room up to 250 square feet.
We reviewed several efficient window air conditioners, but the Danby DAC060BGUWDB stands out from the group. It also a has a good combination of features that allow it to cool a room of up to 250 square feet.
Review The Luma Comfort EC45S indoor portable evaporative air cooler is an eco-friendly unit that can lower the temperature in a small space using less than half the power of an average lightbulb.
The Honeywell CO60PM portable evaporative cooler is rated for both residential and commercial use, which makes it versatile. Its water supply connector is key to its ability to run uninterrupted and unattended.