Kara Zorn on May 1, 2014 2 Comments A/C & Heating, Buyer's Guides, Home Air Quality, Lifestyle, Lists, Portable Air Conditioners air conditioner, appliances, list, portable air conditioner Of all the portable air conditioners on the market, there are five units that continue to impress us and our customers. Here is a brief overview of these notable units: 1. AP12000S – EdgeStar Extreme Cool 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner This 12,000 BTU EdgeStar portable air conditioner features an 80 pint dehumidifier function, intelligent auto restart, a patented auto-drain system, fully functional remote control and 3 year limited warranty. Its energy efficient, compact design cools up to 425sq. ft. quickly and quietly. This unit is a best seller across the board. 2. AP14001HS – EdgeStar Extreme Cool 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner & Heater Its powerful cooling capability makes this 14,000 BTU EdgeStar dual hose unit a close runner up. This unit has a sleek modern design and has the power to cool larger rooms up to 525sq. ft. efficiently. The EER (energy efficient ratio) is impressive at 11.2. The power comes from the dual hose construction, making it possible to cool 40% faster than a single hosed unit. Lastly, this model doubles as a heater, providing benefit to a home year-round. 3. AP10002BL – EdgeStar Smallest Footprint 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner The AP10002BL, 10,000 BTU Edgestar portable air conditioner has the smallest overall footprint. With its compact 13’’x 15’’ dimensions, this unit can cool up to 350sq. ft. without taking up much floor space. Also included in this model is a 61 pint dehumidifying function, fully functional remote control and 3 year limited warranty. This unit, in an all-over sleek onyx color, is one of the more attractive portable air conditioners on the market. 4. AP8000W – EdgeStar Ultra Compact 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner This EdgeStar unit came in at number 4 on our list for its small price and size. At 8,000 BTUs this model would be most beneficial in smaller areas up to 250sq. ft. Its small stature also produces noticeably lower energy consumption rates, and can be used continuously for as little as 95 cents a day. Included with this unit is a 50 pint dehumidifying function, energy saving programmable features, auto restart function, and a 3 year limited warranty. 5. PAC1401W – Koldfront Ultracool 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner The Koldfront Ultracool 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner comes in at number 5 because of its quiet operation. This model can cool up to 500sq. ft. powerfully at a lower overall decibel rating than most comparable units. If quiet is what you’re searching for, but still need performance for a larger space – this unit will best fit your needs. Included is an energy-saving programmable feature, fully functioning remote, 70 pint dehumidifying function and a 3 year limited warranty.