Best Portable Air Conditioners That Could Be Taken Along in India

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 21, 2017
Do you wonder how to survive a hot summer or how to heat your room in winter? Perhaps, it's high time to think about a reliable and cost-efficient portable air conditioner that will maintain the optimal temperature in your room. This review will help you find the one you need. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Cooling Capacity
Air Consumption
Dehumidifying Capacity
Cooling Area
Weight
Max Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Ratio
Filter
Usability
Warranty
 
PROS

The Whynter portable air conditioner features a dual-hose venting system that makes it much more efficient than single-hose air conditioners.

CONS

Bright backlighting might disturb your sleep in the dark.

OUR VERDICT

This portable air conditioner will cool mid- to large-sized premises not only effectively but also very quickly. If that's exactly what you need, do not hesitate to purchase this model.

detailed parameters
Cooling Capacity
14000 BTU
Air Consumption

6.6 m³/min

Dehumidifying Capacity

47.8 L per day

Cooling Area

12 sq. m. 

Weight

36.3 kg

Max Power Consumption
1250 Watt
Energy Efficiency Ratio
11.2 EER
Filter
Washable pre-filter, Carbon air filter
Usability
Auto Drain Function, 24-hour programmable timer, 3 fan speeds, Remote control, Automatic cut-off, Caster wheels, Window kit
Warranty

1 year

PROS

Thanks to the light weight, small dimensions, and thoughtful ergonomics of the case, you can easily move this air conditioner around your house.

CONS

The BTU is a bit lower compared to other models on the shortlist.

OUR VERDICT

Great functionality and portable size are what makes this air conditioner a good solution for any home. Want to let some fresh breath of air in? Then, the ARP-9411 is for you. 

detailed parameters
Cooling Capacity

11000 BTU

Air Consumption

N/A

Dehumidifying Capacity

26.4 L per day

Cooling Area

9 sq. m. 

Weight

26.8 kg

Max Power Consumption

1130 W

Energy Efficiency Ratio

2.85 EER

Filter

Removable, washable air filter

Usability

Self-evaporative technology, Digital temperature control, 24 hour timer and Sleep Mode 

Warranty

1 year

PROS

High air dehumidification rates allow the conditioner to make the climate in your house much more comfortable.

CONS

User manual is not detailed. 

OUR VERDICT

Should you need a conditioner that will be easy to move around, the AMF-PAC-12K/M is what you need. With it, you will not have difficulty finding the right setting for it. It will suit any place!

detailed parameters
Cooling Capacity

12000 BTU

Air Consumption

5.8 m³/min

Dehumidifying Capacity

72 L per day

Cooling Area

9 sq. m. 

Weight

33 kg

Max Power Consumption

1120 W

Energy Efficiency Ratio

3.09 EER

Filter

Direct-Wash filter

Usability

Water Auto Evaporate, Easy Window wall connection, Large Screen LCD Display with Backlight, No Water Drainage Needed

Warranty

n/a

PROS

This conditioner is not only durable and of a high quality, but also very effective performance-wise due to automatic protection and self-diagnostics functions. 

CONS

The condensate must be regularly drained.

OUR VERDICT

It is an effective solution for cooling small premises (up to 3x3 meters). The air conditioner is simple to install and adjust, and many consumers worldwide like this about it.

detailed parameters
Cooling Capacity

12000 BTU

Air Consumption

6.6 m³/min

Dehumidifying Capacity

28.8 L per day

Cooling Area

9 sq. m. 

Weight

34 kg

Max Power Consumption

1350 W

Energy Efficiency Ratio

2.6 EER

Filter

Anti Dust Filter

Usability

Self-Diagnosis and Auto-Protect function, Timers, Auto Restart, Sleep Mode

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Being energy-efficient and ergonomic, the AC can save you money creating a maximally comfortable atmosphere at your place.

CONS

The device blows only in one direction.

OUR VERDICT

One of the best portable air conditioners to set both at home and in the office. You will only need to install it at the right angle, and your place will be pleasantly cooled almost in an instant. 

detailed parameters
Cooling Capacity

18000 BTU

Air Consumption

13.59 m³/min

Dehumidifying Capacity

19.2 L per day

Cooling Area

14 sq. m. 

Weight

38.4 kg

Max Power Consumption

1050 W

Energy Efficiency Ratio

5 EER

Filter

Removable, washable air filter

Usability

Power Saver Mode, Quick Start Mode, Thermostat Control, Water Auto Evaporate, Water Full Indicator

Warranty

1 year

What is a Portable Air Conditioner?

Nowadays, an air conditioner is a widespread modern appliance, which is used to survive during hot summer days. However, people who live in rented apartments cannot afford to install an air conditioner. Though there are people who live in private houses, but they simply don't want to spoil external building aesthetics with bulky outdoor units. The only way out is to buy a portable air conditioner which is designed for effective cooling of the premises where it's impossible to install other types of air conditioning systems. These portable units can be used anywhere in your house. For instance, you can cool your living room during the daytime, and then you can easily move the appliance to cool your bedroom at night. Such air conditioning units feature an easy-to-install window venting kit. You just need to adjust a vent pipe to the window and connect it to the mains. Even housewives will easily cope with this task. A wide range of available models allows you to choose an air conditioner that suits your needs best.

If you want to install a stationary air conditioner to cool only one room in your house, then take a close look at split air conditioners or window air conditioners with a window slide bar that fits in standard windows.

What Features to Compare

When you decide to purchase an air conditioner, Performance is one of the most important features that need to be considered. It goes without saying that performance is a key factor in creating a proper indoor climate. This primarily depends on 3 essential functions: cooling capacity, ventilation, and dehumidification. The cooling capacity determines how much and how fast a unit can cool a room. It is measured in BTU (British thermal unit), where BTU is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. When used in relation to an air conditioner, BTU means the cooling capacity of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. For example, a model with a cooling capacity of 10.000 BTU can efficiently cool an area of 350 square feet. When it comes to the heating capacity, it is directly proportional to the cooling capacity. The ventilation is used to circulate and cool the air. The air flow is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM). For example, in a room with an area of 350 square feet and a 10-foot ceiling height, an air conditioner with the air flow of 200 CFM can force the total air volume through the system within 18 minutes. The higher the CFM is, the faster the air is cooled or heated in the room. The dehumidifier helps reduce indoor humidity to the desired level. It is measured in pints of moisture accumulated for a specific period of time, normally during a day. If an air conditioner is used in a humid climate, it is better to choose a model with dehumidifying capacity of more than 90 pints per day. The power consumption is another important feature. Energy efficiency of the unit is determined by performance-to-consumption ratio. The higher this ratio is, the more efficient an air conditioner is. If the EER value is over 10, an air conditioner is considered to be energy efficient.

Since air conditioners are portable devices, their Mobility is one more essential feature that should be taken into account. Primarily, you should decide whether you will use the device to cool a single room or multiple ones. If you plan to use an air conditioner as a stationary unit, then it's worth paying attention to the window kit and the vent pipes length. It should be taken into consideration that the longer the pipe is, the easier it is to place a unit. On the contrary, the shorter the pipe is, the less heat will come to the room from the outside. If you constantly move your device from one room to another, you should consider its weight, size, wheels and side carry handles for easy transportation.

The Usability includes an automatic drain system, a remote control for convenient use, a programmable 24-hour timer to set on/off time, and many other extra features.

 

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Whynter Dual Hose

Breath Deeply and Feel Freshed, Even If It's Boiling Hot Outside

The Whynter Dual Hose portable air conditioner features a handy LCD display that shows the current indoor temperature, fan speeds, operation modes and timer settings, and comes with a remote control for enhanced convenience of use. Thanks to the 24-hour programmable timer, the conditioner can turn on and off automatically at the pre-set time. The auto drain technology prevents excess moisture collection. The moment the water tank is full, the air compressor automatically switches off. The Whynter Dual Hose conditioner also boasts some great purifying capabilities. Unlike many cheaper air conditioners, this one employs two types of filters - washable and carbon air. The length of the window pipe amounts to 152 centimetres, which is long enough to install the unit in any convenient spot. 

Review of Whynter Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner

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Whynter Dual Hose
Whynter Dual Hose
 

Royal Sovereign ARP-9411

Multi-functional Solution for Users Keeping Up With Technologies

The Royal Sovereign combines the functionality of three appliances - an air dryer, air conditioner, and a fan and is suitable for premises that aren't much bigger than 9 sq.m. in size. The conditioner is quite lightweight (26.76 kg) and therefore, can be easily moved around or even transported if the need be. You won't need to carry it in hands either. It has caster wheels and two handles so that you can roll it moving from one room to another effortlessly. Other conveniences include a digital control panel, remote control, and an automatic condensate evaporation system. With this Royal Sovereign conditioner, you can set the period of time during which you want it to keep running and return to the chilled home from work or walk all summer long. 

Review of Royal Sovereign ARP-9411 Portable Air Conditioner

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Royal Sovereign ARP-9411
Royal Sovereign ARP-9411
 

AMFAH AMF-PAC-12K/M

Perfect Solution for the Summer Heat

The AMFAH AMF-PAC-12K/M air conditioner is suitable for installation both at home and in other premises, like shops, cafes, offices, etc. Based on caster wheels, the unit is easy to transform and move around. The installation process is also simple and will take 5 minutes of your time the maximum. The AMFAH AMF-PAC-12K/M has 12,000 BTU and boasts great seasonal performance rates that make 3.09 EER. The air dehumidification rates are also high, allowing the conditioner to effectively remove excess moisture from the air. With the AMFAH AMF-PAC-12K/M, you won't need to bother with draining water manually. The evaporation system will automatically draw it away. According to feedback, the conditioner operates very quietly and doesn't seem to disturb even if left running all night long. The AMFAH AMF-PAC-12K/ comes with a remote and has a large and easy-to-read backlit display; you're to decide how to control it. 

Review of AMFAH AMF-PAC-12K/M Portable AC

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AMFAH AMF-PAC-12K/M
AMFAH AMF-PAC-12K/M
 

Lloyd 1 Ton White

Cost-Effective and Affordable

Even though this Lloyd portable air conditioner comes at quite a cheap price, it boasts of a quality build and provides top-notch performance just as that of more expensive models. Designed with sleek and rounded corners, it has an aesthetically appealing appearance that will blend easily with just about any decor and interior. On the front panel of the appliance, you will find a straightforward digital control panel for adjusting settings. The package includes a remote too, so navigating menu and changing settings remotely will also be possible. Performance-wise, the Lloyd conditioner has pretty high rankings. However, it is not only the high BTU (12,000) that contributes to its performance. Thanks to the 2-directional airflow system, the conditioner efficiency is multiplied several times. The 2.41 EER efficiency ratio amplifies the point. We believe this conditioner should come to your liking and become your long-term assistant in creating a comfortable atmosphere in your home. 

Review of Lloyd 1 Ton White Portable Air Conditioner

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Lloyd 1 Ton White
Lloyd 1 Ton White
 

Paradis Paradis 150

Create Your Own Paradise with Paradis

Comfort is extremely important for high productivity. The efficiency and working productivity of people who constantly spend time in uncomfortable temperature conditions worsen dramatically. This is exactly why you may want to consider buying the Paradis 150 and create a favorable environment in premises where you spend most of your time, be it your own home or the office. This air conditioner has very good efficiency rates - 12, 000 BTU airflow at 1050 W power consumption only. So, no matter where exactly you will install it, you will benefit from instant and refreshing cooling. The controls here are very simple and intuitive. Even if this is the first conditioner that you buy, you will quickly get the hang of it. Besides, all settings are pretty clear and shown on a digital control panel. 

Review of Paradis Paradis 150 Portable AC

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Paradis Paradis 150
Paradis Paradis 150
 

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Publish Date: 2017-07-05 12:06:09