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Best air conditioner deals: Portable and window units on sale

Temperatures this year seem to be some of the highest in history, and it’s no surprise that many folks are worried about what summer is going to look like this year. As such, it’s important to keep yourself cool, and going for an air conditioner is probably going to be a big help; even something as simple as portable air conditioners will offer some help. That said, a proper air conditioner is better, which is why we’ve gone out and collected some of our favorite deals below, including from some of the best air conditioner brands out there.

Also, if you’re struggling with things like seasonal allergies, check out some of these air purifier deals, and for those who have persistent dry coughs, these humidifiers deals should help a bit as well.

Evapolar evaCHILL — $70, was $99

The Evapolar evaCHILL's front view.
Evapolar

The Evapolar evaCHILL provides personal comfort on a small scale. At just 6.77 x 6.69 x 6.69 inches, it is highly portable and perfect for taking with you on camping trips or other excursions. To use it, just fill up its 800mL tank, which provides about 8 hours of continuous use (though customers report lower times for high-heat scenarios). This makes it perfect for getting to sleep. Plus, since it uses water as a source of chill, it can double as a humidifier. The Evapolar evaCHILL charges via USB cable and consumes less than 10W of power.

Midea MAW05M1WWT — $144, was $175

The Midea MAW08S1WWT in a window.
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The Midea MAW05M1WWT is a 5,000 BTU window air conditioner that covers up to 150 square feet of room. This is considered a smart air conditioner. It has two cooling modes, two fan speeds, and a mechanical control that’s easy to use. This unit is designed to fit windows 23 inches to 36 inches wide, with a minimum height of 13 inches. Other niceties include a sleep mode, programmable timer, and a clean filter light.

Frigidaire FFRA051WAE — $159, was $179

The Frigidaire FFRA051WAE in a window.
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The Frigidaire FFRA051WAE is a window AC with dimensions of 15.25 x 16 x 12 inches. Its 5,000 BTU power makes it perfect for a small bedroom of about 150 square feet. It has dials for both temperature and fan speed, which can be especially useful for night time, if you want to make it a bit quieter (on average it runs at about 52dB). Installation shouldn’t be too difficult due to the three-foot cord and, when put properly into your window, there shouldn’t be any extra dust or bugs in your room. This is due to the AC unit’s side panels and internal dust filter.

GE 250 Sq. Ft., 6,000 BTU — $225, was $250

The GE 250 sq. ft. 6,000 BTU air conditioner on display.
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What’s in a name? As we’ll see with a lot of GE units, just about everything. This is a window unit that cools 250 square foot rooms, which might mean a medium-sized bedroom or small living room. It stands 12.56 inches tall and is 16.43 inches wide. Its major features are a remote control and an “eco mode” that acts like a thermostat, turning off the unit when the room is already cool enough.

GE 450 Sq. Ft., 10,000 BTU — $360, was $400

The form factor for GE window ACs for medium and large rooms.
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A model that is very similar to the GE above, but for a medium-sized room and with some upgraded features. Again, the key stats are in the name. While most things are the same, here are the key differences:

  • This one has built-in WiFi instead of a remote.
  • You can control it via voice with Alexa or Google smart speakers.
  • It stands 14.56 inches tall and fits in windows 25 to 36 inches wide.

GE Smart Portable Air Conditioner — $504, was $560

A GE Smart Portable Air Conditioner's front.
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This GE provides smart, fast, and more effective evaporative cooling. It is rated for 450 square feet rooms and dispenses air at a rate of 185 cubic feet per minute. People find that this unit is able to cool their adequately-sized rooms within just a few minutes. Though this is a portable unit, do be aware of its size (24.75 x 15.25 x 14 inches) and its 51.6 pound weight. You’ll want to find a good spot for it and not move it too often. It is perfect for rooms where you’re uncomfortable keeping the window unlocked for a window unit, such as the bedroom of your child that sleeps downstairs.

GE 700 Sq. Ft., 14,000 BTU — $486, was $540

The form factor for GE window ACs for medium and large rooms.
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Finally, a GE window AC for large rooms! Like the previous models, most of the features are in the name. This model also contains advanced features like voice control and built-in WiFi. It is made for windows that can reach 15.56 inches high and have a width between 26.13 and 37.75 inches wide.

Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool HP7A — $400, was $650

Dyson HP04 Pure Hot + Cool Smart Tower Air Purifier, Heater and Fan with man and boy sitting on a couch.
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The Dyson Hot+Cool HP7A uses the same technology many high quality Dyson air purifiers use to capture and filter debris from your air, but it’s also capable of keeping the room cool. It’s modestly sized but can still cover a lot of square footage. The fan blows out both cold and hot air, so you can keep it around during colder months as well. It has several different operation modes, including a quiet mode to use while you’re sleeping and a maximum mode when you’re out during the day.

Dyson Purifier Cool TP07 — $503, was $650

Dyson

Dyson is highly regarded for its modern designs, and while the Dyson Cool TP07 is an air purifier at heart, it can also go a long way toward keeping a room cool. Everything Dyson makes is top-notch, including fans, hair curlers, blow dryers, and air purifiers, and that’s the reason why the brand is featured heavily in our top air purifiers for mold issues. It has a lot of power so that it can suck in micro-sized debris from far away. It uses a two-stage filtration process that traps the debris inside, and then it cycles air out through its powerful bladeless fan, cooling up to 1,000 square feet.

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