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Portable Air Conditioners: Ratings of Sources

Total of 9 Sources
1. HomeDepot.com
As of May 2014
Portable Air Conditioners
by Contributors to HomeDepot.com
Our AssessmentOf the 80-plus portable air conditioners available at HomeDepot.com, about one quarter of them have 20 or more user reviews. Most get about 3 stars, but a few score a little higher. Select models from Haier and LG have the highest ratings; portable units from Whynter and Soleus also have a significant number of owner reviews.
2. Amazon.com
As of May 2014
Portable Air Conditioners
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon carries hundreds of different models of both small and large portable air conditioners. Few of them, however, have a significant number of user reviews and even less have a rating of 4 stars or higher. Models with more than two dozen reviews and an average score of at least 4 stars include the small Honeywell MN10CESWW and Whynter ARC-10WB, and larger Keystone KSTAP14A. Amazon also carries portable air conditioners from NewAir, Soleus and Koldfront.
3. Air-n-Water.com
As of May 2014
Portable Air Conditioners
by Contributors to Air-n-Water.com
Our AssessmentThis retail website carries a variety of air conditioners, including about 50 models of portable units from brands like Sunpentown, Arctic King, Freidrich and DeLonghi. Less than 10 units receive a significant number of positive reviews, with NewAir and Soleus dominating the list. The 12,000-Btu NewAir AC-12000E is the top-rated model, with more than 250 customer reviews.
4. About.com
Not dated
Best Portable Air Conditioners
by Mariette Mifflin
Our AssessmentAppliance expert Mariette Mifflin uses owner feedback, price and features to select the top portable air conditioners in six categories: smaller spaces, slim design, mid-range, mid-large spaces, larger spaces and style & function. She includes models by Koldfront, Sunpentown, Honeywell and EdgeStar, listing only one unit per category. Mifflin doesn't conduct any hands-on testing for her review.
5. Time magazine
May 31, 2011
Summer in the City: The Five Best Portable Air Conditioners
by Doug Aamoth
Our AssessmentIn this brief review, tech-writer Doug Aamoth lists the best portable air conditioners in five categories: best jack-of-all-trades (with added heating and dehumidifying functions), best bang for the buck, best for the price, best way-too-powerful-but-I'm-buying-it-anyway and most hide-able. He includes basic specs and a brief summary for each.
6. Walmart.com
As of May 2014
Air Conditioners
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com sells more than 100 different portable air conditioners, with about a dozen that have 15 or more user reviews and an average score of at least 3 stars. Three standout models according to customers include the Keystone KSTAP14A, LG LP1111WXR and LG LP1311BXHR, all large units. Walmart.com also carries air conditioners by Frigidaire, Haier and Sunpentown.
7. Air-Conditioner-Home.com
As of May 2014
Portable Air Conditioners for the Home and Office
by Contributors to Air-Conditioner-Home.com
Our AssessmentRetail website Air-Conditioner-Home.com sells a handful of portable units online. Four of these have more than 10 user reviews and high ratings (though many reviews are more than a year old): NewAir AC-12000E, NewAir AC-10000E, Soleus LX-140 and MobilComfort KY-80. The site also features a helpful guide for buying portable air conditioners.
8. LivingDirect.com
As of May 2014
Residential Portable Air Conditioners
by Contributors to LivingDirect.com
Our AssessmentLivingDirect.com, a retail website that sells appliances for the home and kitchen, carries about 20 models of portable air conditioners. Of these, five have 40 reviews or more and at least an average rating of 4 stars, including a small unit by Koldfront and three different sizes from EdgeStar. Models from Danby, Sunpentown and Avallon are also available here.
9. Sylvane.com
As of May 2014
Portable Air Conditioners
by Contributors to Sylvane.com
Our AssessmentOf the 80 or so portable air conditioners available at Sylvane.com, half a dozen have at least 10 owner reviews. The Whynter ARC-14 is the highest rated, with an average of 4.2 stars. The site also carries units by Toyotomi, Soleus and DeLonghi.
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