Some well-reviewed portable air conditioners include the Avallon model APAC140C, the SPT model WA-8070E and the Haier model HPN12XCM. These receive average customer ratings of at least four out of five possible stars at HomeDepot.com and Amazon.com, as of 2015.
The Avallon model APAC140C is a 14,000 BTU unit capable of cooling rooms up to 525 square feet, with a temperature range of 61 degrees Fahrenheit to 89 degrees Fahrenheit. It features a 24-hour timer, auto restart feature, rolling casters and three fan speeds. It includes a remote control, a window installation kit and a five-year limited warranty. Some reviewers like its cooling ability, while others say that it is noisy at higher fan speeds.
The SPT model WA-8070E is an 8,000 BTU unit capable of cooling rooms up to 250 square feet, featuring a programmable timer, rolling casters, two fan speeds and a self-evaporating system. It includes washable air filters and a one-year limited warranty. Some reviewers say that it cools better than advertised, while others say that it is too loud.
The Haier model HPN12XCM is a 12,000 BTU unit is designed to cool rooms up to 500 square feet and features an auto-evaporation system, three fan speeds, washable filters and a dehumidifier mode. It includes a remote control, washable filters, a window installation kit and a one-year limited warranty. Some reviewers like its ease of use, while a few express dissatisfaction with the exhaust hoses.