Best portable air conditioners according to redditors

We found 306 Reddit comments discussing the best portable air conditioners. We ranked the 106 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Portable Air Conditioners:

u/Gmhausk · 43 pointsr/Frat

Question comes up every year.

Drop some money and get this bad boy

And cool down your basement beforehand. It should be an icebox before people get in there.

Stop letting large people down there as well. They create a lot of heat.

Our old basement we couldn’t create an airflow, but if you can you should

In the winter use your airmovers to pump in cold ass air

u/couchmonster · 18 pointsr/eastside

Try a portable A/C unit, no need for permanent installation. You just run a hose out a window.

I use this one:

u/AlexTakeTwo · 18 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

First off, as recommended, check your lease for the rules on air conditioning. I've been in some that are very specific, and some that aren't. Window AC is usually banned because they ruin the look of a nice building, but sometimes if the building is paying utilities they may also have limits due to the power consumption of an AC unit.

I would also talk to your doctor, they may be able to provide a letter that says you need the AC for health reasons.

Finally, if you are using a window unit now, have you looked into a portable unit instead? My current apartment does not allow window units, but they don't limit portable AC because the window attachment for hoses is less obvious. While a portable unit is louder and less efficient than a window unit, a dual-hose model can still do a good job cooling down a room. Depending on what you find in your lease, you may be able to switch the bedroom to a portable unit now, and then save the window unit for the living room in June. I have this Whynter dual-hose portable AC which I use in my bedroom, the noise is less obnoxious than most portables and it works really well.

u/thegroovologist · 17 pointsr/The_Donald

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u/MemeticMerchant · 16 pointsr/The_Donald
u/DLFamily · 9 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

they do make stand up drain free AC units Something like this I would assume their is a drop ceiling that you should be able to vent to. IMO this is how to get AC to center of building on the cheap.

u/Neo-JacobitefromNY · 9 pointsr/syriancivilwar

I'm buying this Egyptian frog statue for my shrine to Pepe to help the SDF, completely serious meme magic is very dangerous I slacked off and didn't follow through my promise to build it to your green excellency. Then Resafa happened and Afrin is in danger. Once I get off work I'll create an Amazon account, #SAVEAFRINPEPE

u/DenialGene · 8 pointsr/SeattleWA

If your house is like ours and and has side-sliding windows, you can get one of these:

u/MikeyMadness · 8 pointsr/montreal

How about using a portable air conditioner? They don't sit in a window; instead they just sit on the floor. A small one like this might do the trick for you. I included that link so you could read the reviews. That particular model is available in Canada at places like Leon's, Sears, Corbeil, to name a few, according to

Good luck on your search!

u/Gardengran · 8 pointsr/collapse

[These a/c units have become quite popular since many {most?} condominiums don't allow the instillation of a/c units, including through the window models.] (

Even if you only the a/c in the bedroom while sleeping it will allow your body to recuperate.

They have the advantage of removing water vapor from the air. Cooler & dryer.

But yeah, keep with the blockouts and any other adjustments ie no indoor cooking (if you have any outdoor space, a hot plate outside for cooking usually doesn't break any rules), drink lots of water, that you would normally use. Every bit helps.

u/KG7DHL · 7 pointsr/Portland

There are appartments and condos and even some neighborhoods that disallow in-window AC units. For reasons.

This is why you can now buy In-room AC units that have an attached hose to exhaust the hot air, and trays for condensate. They are not as efficient, but if that's all you can use, its better than the alternative.


u/iamfarfromnormal · 7 pointsr/bayarea

After not being able to sleep for several days I finally broke down and bought a portable air conditioner off of amazon. It still hasn't arrived yet but I can't remember being more excited for a package delivery from amazon in my life.

u/ShakingSquirrels · 5 pointsr/The_Donald
u/FailFaleFael · 5 pointsr/DIY

You want something like this

Honeywell MN10CESWW 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control - White

Does basically what you're talking but more efficiently and with less kludge.

u/PoPotDude · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

Yeah, all this temp talk makes me want an air conditioner even more. I'm dangerously playing in the 85-87 in my new space and I'm afraid of the implications later on. Thinking this one:

u/attempted · 5 pointsr/astoria

The unit doesn’t go in the window, there are hoses that go out from the ac. It’s an older model of this.

u/duel007 · 5 pointsr/DIY

Get something like this.. They do need a vent out the window but you can make that out of plywood and it wouldn't damage anything.

I'd really recommend not doing the cooler with ice thing, it's extremely inefficient and won't cool for very long.

u/_Fah-Q_ · 5 pointsr/houston

That is way to high. Might I suggest this (I had to do it when I was in an apt and saved me tons of money.) if you can hide it from the apt people which I was able to do with a simple chair and potted plant. Get a portable AC unit similar to this one and cool only the area that you are using. Good luck.

u/ChernobylChild · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

This Whynter is #1 in Portable Air Conditioners on Amazon. Would any of you recommend it?

u/jessay92 · 5 pointsr/nyc

thanks for the info! just got a stern talking to from the super and electrician. i didn't realize other appliances should be turned off when blow drying... now i know.

wrt to AC, i have this unit from my old apartment. am i uber fucked? i'm guessing you might need to know what else i've plugged in, but figured i'd ask.

u/kesekimofo · 4 pointsr/LosAngeles

Buy a dual hose unit. Single hose works against itself by depressurizing the house and causing hot outside air to leak in.

My father in law bought one of these and he can't stop raving about it.

Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S)

u/zombiescooby · 4 pointsr/Assistance

If you absolutely cannot fix it or put in a board like noted above, why not aim for a less expensive unit like [this one](SPT 8,000BTU Single Hose Portable AC It's only $240 with prime shipping. It may be easier to find someone to loan you that amount than $500. Good luck!

u/philipito · 4 pointsr/SeattleWA

Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (ARC-14S)

Edit: I've had this model for about 4 years now, and I've had zero issues.

u/ElectronGuru · 4 pointsr/oregon

Couple of thoughts

  1. They are doing this to boost value. It’s just a matter of time before they raise rates to capture that value. Time to shop alternative places to live.

  2. it may require legal action. Which may cost more than #3. But there is a free law place on 13th

  3. there are technical options
u/MobsterOO7 · 4 pointsr/AirForce

Hope you have a strategy for staying alive in the peak of Korean summer. I've been exactly in your situation in the dorms at Osan, friend. Learn from my mistakes and skip the two box fans in your sliding window, damp bedsheets, and the dozen cold showers per day. Just get this and live comfortably.

u/johnnychronicseed · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

That mini AC is not going to do much... Are you able to pump cold air from either Central Air or a Window AC unit?

Also what are you doing with the Exhaust air? Pumping back into the same room, outside, different room?

If you cannot pipe air from a Window AC or Central Air and you are already venting your exhaust to a different room/outside you will need something like this to cool down the room your intake pulls from.

u/ffiarpg · 4 pointsr/redneckengineering

That setup will really lower the effectiveness of that unit. If you need more cooling capacity you might want something like this. (Dual hose units are far better than single hose units)

u/princess_lily · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Husband bought this - amazing product!

When our AC died we hooked this up to the window in our bedroom and shut the door to the rest of the house - it cooled our bedroom to a nice 76°f for a day our two as the ac specialists were prepping install

u/radroachbrz · 3 pointsr/pics

This may work, but a charm it is not. You'll be dealing with humidity by the time the whole ice thing is melting, and then having to dump it out and replace with new ice, all summer long- that's not gonna last.

I lived in an apartment for years without central or air units, and wish I had just bought a unit. Get a window unit or a portable a/c unit that ducts out the window.

u/scuppasteve · 3 pointsr/Sacramento

Evaporative coolers or swamp coolers work where you have dry heat. Swamp coolers are best used in places that you arent trying to keep super cool, like a garage. It needs constantly new air or the process doesnt work. Because the change in humidity is the mechanism for cooling. See this [CHART] (
This chart shows the best case scenario for cooling, based on starting air conditions. We are at about 30% humidity and temp should be about 100F so best case you are looking about a temp in the low 80's that will now be very humid, like 80% humidity. So it will take the edge off but wont be very cool. Due to the size of the unit you listed, it will not be very effective at cooling the space as it just does not move enough air. You need something more this size 1 or 2.

u/ExPostRedemptore · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Consider a floor standing portable ducted air conditioner such as this one:

You'd need to make a small adapter to fit the duct into a window - basically a sheet of MDF with a hole in it - and the unit would have to be within a few feet of the window to connect the ducting.

The up front cost of this type of system is low - usually under $700. They aren't as efficient as some central AC units though.

u/Spongi · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I use something like this and it works pretty well. Nice thing is you can park it right next to where you need it to be cool the most (ie, right next to your bed/desk). Downside is it also functions as a dehumidifier so you'll have a tub/bucket to dump daily. I use it to water my garden so it's not a big deal.

u/MtSaEt · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Right now amazon has a discount on the Raspberry Pi 3 (Canada)
Costing only 48$ with free shipping.

The only 2 must have are the Raspberry Pi 3 and the Micro USB Power Supply which is 11.95$.

You can get an SD card for 10$ and a case for 5$ in websites like Gearbest or AliExpress (Chinese retailers). It just got down to 75$ !

u/Scotsmania · 3 pointsr/PS4

I use a Compucleaner to clean it that i bought years ago for cleaning my PC which works very well. Datavac is another brand but a bit more expensive. You need to make sure you put a finger on the fan to hold it in place so it doesn't break though as they are strong.

Don't blow into the vents around the sides. The plastic on the top of the PS4 clips off, clean it from the inside so the dust blows out.

Aside from that making sure that it's placed somewhere elevated helps a lot to avoid gathering dust in the first place. Try to avoid having it somewhere like the bottom shelf of a unit close to the floor.

u/BilboForPrez · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Only one I found a year ago that has a intake and exhaust hoses probably too big for a small closet but might work. Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner and Heater, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft

u/ScotchAndLeather · 3 pointsr/chicago

You can be sneaky about this - don't get a "window ac unit", get a "portable ac unit" that sits on the floor and has a hose that goes out the window for exhaust.

u/Tanellthyon · 3 pointsr/The_Donald


Also, the reviews are beautiful. I...just ordered one.

u/GiftOfTheGame · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

Kek Statue - Egyptian Frog Goddess Heket Statue

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/neoliberal

i looked up "statue" in amazon and this was the 3rd result

there's a modified bernie copypasta in the reviews

the market always provides

u/somenewuser · 3 pointsr/Dallas

I've been a renter in Texas but I'm not a lawyer, so best of luck to you.

Texas Property Code 92.052(3)(a) says that the "landlord shall make a diligent effort to repair or remedy a condition" which "materially affects the physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant." Air conditioning doesn't automatically fall under this requirement because the law treats it as an amenity, not a requirement. However, common law (that is, court decisions) have generally recognized that air conditioning "materially affects" a tenant when a heat emergency has been declared by the National Weather Service twice in a month or if a power utility would otherwise be barred from disconnecting service to a delinquent customer. (I'm not saying you are a delinquent customer, the power companies have restrictions on disconnections that some courts also see as a useful measure for what affects a tenant. Even if a heat emergency hasn't been declared, if your apartment is hotter than is "reasonable" (I've heard this be considered as low as 90F), you may still have a right under the law to repair and deduct or move.

In order to use what few rights you have in this situation, you must follow very specific steps. The Texas Young Lawyers Association Tenants' Rights Handbook has details and the Austin Tenants' Council has a packet of sample letters you can try.

Your lease may require the landlord to fix the air conditioning, however most leases leave very few remedies for the tenant. Your only realistic option against a landlord where the lease is being violated is to sue in JP court.

Texas renters have very, very few rights, especially for living in such a warm climate several months out of the year. The law says that property owners are the rulers of the roost; tenants are merely tolerated as an outgrowth of a right of property owners to lease certain rights. Ultimately, you may find that spending $300 on a portable air conditioner and toughing it out until the end of your lease is the most efficient use of your time.

u/grimlock25 · 3 pointsr/vancouver

Good time to grab a portable AC unit.

I’ve been looking at the Whynter 14,000 BTU. Online reviews have been very positive. Probably going to grab it before the rising temperatures turn my place into a raging inferno.

u/Rot10Crotch · 3 pointsr/regina

The price from is $42.00 for the board , $30.00 for the case and $12.00 for the power supply for a total before tax price of $84.00. My time to set up the SNES system aand load the software is worth something - I would do it for $110.00

u/lilybug17 · 3 pointsr/Seattle

Acrylic was $90, but we had a fairly tall window to cover.

Unit was this, but damn it was only $300 when we got it back in March.

Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Heater with Storage Bag

u/the_guy_the · 3 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

For the people to whom it's relevant:

$480 gets you a portable, dual-hose AC/heating heat pump.

12,000 BTU of AC, and 10,000 BTU of heating. Maybe $100 more than a normal portable AC. Good reviews. Can effectively cool around 500 square feet, and effectively heat around 250 square feet.

u/MrSoapbox · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Yes, I personally use one.

I've used this cleaner with very good results.

It can however, get hot quick and it's ridiculously powerful. So you need to hold it back a fair bit, blast very short blasts and just be cautious. It cleaned it like it was brand new though.

Edit - I apologise I didn't see you say "blowers" but just saw the air cans (which I don't like personally) so then, to answer your question, sorry, I don't know :(

Edit 2 - a quick search on amazon for anti static vacuum nozzle did show quite a few, but I don't know what to think of them. Personally, I wouldn't but that's just me.

u/xenonsupra · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Holy shit someone made a Kek statue:

Kek Statue - Egyptian Frog Goddess Heket Statue

u/raptor217 · 2 pointsr/orangecounty

I just got this

Took all of 5 minutes (no joke) to setup, and I can roll it away when it's not needed and put it in the closet.

u/Mortimer452 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

As explained below, one intake and one exhaust.

Single hose units intake air from the room (which is your cool, conditioned air) and vent outside. While they cool, they're also sucking some cool air from inside your house and blowing it outside.

Dual hose units don't have this problem - both intake and exhaust are performed with outside air, so all your expensive cold air stays inside :)

The one I use in my workshop is a Haier 14,000BTU portable unit, I really like it and it's seen very heavy use. Sorry I can't seem to find it online, it appears to be discontinued. Here's one made by Whynter that has pretty good reviews.

u/SeattleSynthetic · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA

In response to /u/boolean_union :

>> I haven't done much research recently, but I'm hoping that mini ductless split systems (similar to what you see in hotels) start to become more consumer-oriented. Then you could just have a small enclosure outside the apartment in which to mount the condenser, a tiny port for the coolant line, and then place the evaporator wherever you want it inside the apartment.

Check out 12:50 of your video. Apparently what they are looking for does exist: RolliCool "portable" mini split. While the quality of this particular is definitely dubious, apparently what OP is looking is out there already, and I'd expect to see better options out there with time.

u/TomatoTomayto · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Got one of those duster. Very pleased with it. Wasn't expecting much power but will not go back to cans after getting that one.

u/Jim-Jones · 2 pointsr/HVAC

The HOA allows through wall? Seems weird.

I suspect a portable would be fine.

They're pretty inexpensive these days.

u/PhyterNL · 2 pointsr/Seattle

Though I understand many apartments don't allow in-window air conditioners I believe that they all should allow the upright style with a window sill vent. My brother has one of these to cool his bedroom and says it works well. Personally a fan works well enough for me, the heat just doesn't last long enough to bother me.

u/Adeno · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hey, advanced welcome to California :) Since I'm from Cali, I can tell you this right now: It can get REAAAAALLLLYYYY HOOOOTTTT!!! The other night before my job interview, I actually couldn't sleep because I felt like I was in a sauna and I was melting all night long! (Fortunately, I got hired lol)

Anyway, I'm actually thinking of getting something like this -> a portable air conditioner :D

It's pretty affordable I think if you consider how much misery it would save you from :D Really, the only thing I hate about California is the HEAT... you know there's a terrible heat wave when the ambulances are visiting my neighborhood almost everyday due to senior citizens who couldn't take the heat anymore.

Yep, so please, really take the heat issue of California seriously. You don't want to be experiencing it and have no way of saving yourself.

If the place you're going to live in has proper air conditioning, then good! But if not, then definitely get this one.

I also suggest ANYTHING at all that would help you fight heat in case you don't have an air conditioner. Even an electric fan is useless when the air it spews out is hot. That's how I suffered the other night X_X

So there we go, welcome to California and I hope you'll have fun here :D There are lots of beautiful places in California! Be sure to check out Disney Land in Anaheim, Universal Studios somewhere (I forgot), and Knott's Berry Farm (in Buena Park - this is a city, not a park lol!!!) :D

Ok one last reminder: Please take the heat issue seriously, that's all I can really warn you about California lol :)

Ooops I almost forgot, if you ever think that my advice is useful to you, well I don't really have anything under $5 on my wish list, but I do have a friend whom I want to cheer up (and my friend has $5 and less items), if possible, I'd like to give my win to my friend :) Thank you very much and enjoy California (just not the heat) :D

u/sherideswildhorses · 2 pointsr/Seattle

We got a Whynter 14,000 BTU portable ac for summer 2014 & it did a pretty good job in our 900 sq ft house. A perk of having a small house, I guess. We're scheduled for whole house ac install July 27. Hope we can make it til then!

u/addylare · 2 pointsr/TinyHouses

Oh and here’s the portable AC I was speaking of! You could even install transom windows kits for light rather than circulation if you went with this. As I mentioned, I’d put them above the doors and closets!

u/NewrTo · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Is it this one? Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Storage bag (ARC-14S)

u/autarky1 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Instead of going through all of this with trying to fix it yourself, why don't you spend $300 on a portable AC unit? When you move out, you can sell it to your neighbor or on craigslist for almost what you paid.

Also, if you fix it yourself and it doesn't work out, they can blame you and charge you your deposit.

u/Wdeflect · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA

Definitely. My house gets super hot, and being able to bring the AC unit to any room I'm in is a godsend. I got this one (was cheaper last year) and it's worked well for me, at least for one summer! I've read ones with dual hoses are better.

u/wittycoder · 2 pointsr/homelab

Buy a portable a/c unit, for that size room 8k - 10k btu a/c should be fine. I have a 14k btu portable in my 1 car garage and works well enough in the summer. I put it on a timer to run during the day and turn off at night.

u/sleepymat · 2 pointsr/PC_building

ITDusters CompuCleaner Original 2 - Electric Air Duster

u/kester76a · 2 pointsr/techsupport

I've one of these but I paid about £30 for it, £49 is just crazy.

I find it works great on my AVR as it blowers all the dust out. Still need to use a brush to clean stubborn stuck on dust.

u/Kylista · 2 pointsr/legaladvice

As other posters have mentioned, sometimes if a portable air conditioner doesn't seem like it's working, it's because there isn't enough circulation.

I was in a situation similar to yours, trying to cool down a living area with vaulted ceilings in the summer with a 14,000btu portable AC, and it didn't seem like it was doing shit. It was nice to sit in front of, but 3 feet away it was hot as hell.

The solution was around air circulation. I actually ended up opening a bedroom down the hall and opening a window and putting a box fan in it to blow air out.

2 hours later the living area was pleasantly cool and so was my bedroom, which was a nice bonus.

my AC unit is and it works wonderfully.

u/DeplorablyDelicious · 2 pointsr/The_Donald
u/fukitok · 2 pointsr/homegym

I live in the FL panhandle. My garage isn't insulated, but this unit does a pretty good job for beating the heat. It hasn't seen > 90 degrees yet, but it does a good job of dehumidifying and cooling so far (it's been 85 at least). Dang, it was also $50 cheaper when I bought it... I guess the season is probably driving the price up.

u/TickleTh1sElmo · 2 pointsr/Frugal

I've never seen another person who lives in the Lancaster/Palmdale area on Reddit before. Anyway, I bought an evaporative cooler from Amazon a couple months ago for $100. It works perfectly for out here (Lancaster). I roll it to my bathtub and open the side and let water go in for 20 seconds. It makes my room easily 20 degrees cooler. I can also add ice into it as well to make it even cooler.

Here's the link to it:

u/SNAFUBAR- · 2 pointsr/bayarea

oh yeah it was fuckin hot earlier this summer. like 75 at 3AM type heat, 95 during the day. I forget.

the thing worked wonders, totally worth it even for just the two nights i used it.

u/kfreedom · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

I had the same issue and ended up getting this one:

works great for an est 600sqft apt. it has an intake and exhaust hose

u/modio1234 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Can you not just get a floor ac unit like this

u/crathis · 2 pointsr/amazon

take note: Canadian site

Fully expect this to not pan out. Seems like a pricing error.

u/polyhistorist · 2 pointsr/Frat

Since only u/roadbird21 really answered this I'll jump in. Do you own the house or rent it? Is it long term rent (like you know you'll have it for 5+ years ) or short term? And do you have alot of money or a little?

Short term: (if you don't own the house/don't have a ton of money)Dehumidifiers are a great option. Dry air is not as sweat inducing as wet air is. Also get one or two portable AC units. As large as you can afford (by BTU) such as this one.

These work by having an exaust for hot air. Route this up the stairs and outside the nearest window. You can buy extra tubing from home Depot. Get enough AC for double the room size.

Medium term (you have more money, a long rent that's several years). Something like this would be good

Long term: you have a long rent, own the property, or have a ton of money

This is what your looking for

Note, I do a ton of DIY projects, including plumbing and electrical for my house. I probably would get someone to install this anyhow. Also, if your renting. You need to talk with your land lord.

u/pipedreamSEA · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA
u/tuctrohs · 1 pointr/HVAC

I would recommend a dual-hose unit, e.g.

Single hose means you are exhausting conditioned air.

Edit: Cheaper one:

Or more power for the same price as what I originally linked:

u/fingers-crossed · 1 pointr/AskLosAngeles

I got this one for my living room two summers ago, it's a bit loud but makes the summertime immeasurably more bearable.

u/herir · 1 pointr/gpumining

Fascinating. So cooling is done by evaporating liquids. I did research, so this is how this machine works? Apparently the unit consumes much less electricity than an AC unit.

u/tinnergirl · 1 pointr/HVAC

I found a portable air conditioner on amazon that would do what you need it to but here’s the thing, 1. You will need to vent the hot air out. You can get the flexible duct and snake it out the door and put a blanket over the rest of the door as a quick fix. 2. You will need to catch the condensate. You can hook up a tube (one will probably be provided in the package) and drain it into a bucket that you empty daily.

BLACK+DECKER BPACT08WT, 8000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Unit, Window Vent Kit, 4 Caster Wheels, White

u/Sofakingcoolstorybro · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This is my idea buy this unit

Black + Decker BPACT10WT Portable Air Conditioner, 10,000 BTU

Run a duct into my tent from my AC unit
iPower GLDUCT4X8C 4 inch 8 feet Non-Insulated Aluminum Foil Vent with 2 Clamps, Ducting

Then eventually connect both into one duct and vent out my window
Ideal-Air 736185 Branch, 4x4x4 Inch

u/Joe503 · 1 pointr/Portland

Just got back from buying one of these portable units from Best Buy. The Washington Square location had about 10 of them in stock, priced at $449 on the floor. Price-matching to Amazon was easy, literally just showed them my phone, bringing the price to $349.

I spent a couple of hours researching models in the $300-$500 range and this one was consistently rated well (#1 selling model on Amazon too).

Hope this helps!

u/slohcinbeards · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

So I have a wall AC unit in my living/dining room but it's too far from the bedroom and even with creative fan placement, zero cool air gets into the bedroom. In my bedroom there is already a pre-installed hose/vent/hole through the wall underneath the window that the previous tenant placed for their portable unit. However, after some additional research I decided that a dual hose unit was a must, so I think I'm going to end up using the window for the two hoses and NOT this pre-installed hole in the wall. I really wanted to go for a window unit, but decided against it due to my window design - I hope this was the right decision (sigh). I ended up going with this model.

u/Qeez- · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have to keep the door closed all the time because of pets and so I can’t really vent air in to the room any other way besides the window and it only opens by like folding outwards vertically if that makes sense. Why wouldn’t something like this A/C unit work to cool the bedroom by hooking it up to the window? I figure that would in turn help help the tent temps lower because I just have a small fan blowing air in through an open vent on the bottom. Also what would be the difference between that and the 2 hose?

u/goishin · 1 pointr/self

Get a floor standing model that just puts it's exhaust out the window. I have one. And it's got a big exhaust vent hose that comes out the back of it, like out of your dryer. The exhaust hose connects to a flat piece of plastic that you mount in the window. You can do anything you want with the plastic piece, so you can make it fit your specific requirements. Here's the one I bought from amazon:

u/Rainz0412 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

This seems pretty cost effective, I'm going to guess right now and say the room is maybe 8' x 5' x 8' (it has a narrower door on it). So fairly small, almost a closet.

Would one of these really make that much of a difference?

Also this one seems to have the best reviews what do you think?

u/xgrave01 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

in the case of a screen, get an portable ac that has a dual outlet into the window, it wouldnt go past the window itself so the screen wont interfere, and its not a "window unit" so you bypass that little restriction as well. this was on sale for 330$ a few days ago

u/sparkysko · 1 pointr/Portland

Dual hose heatpump if you're an apartment dweller.

Or get a cheapass $120 5,000 BTU window unit if you want to DIY some mounting solution since no window on earth supports them nowadays

u/chefandy · 1 pointr/news

I found your solution

They make much cheaper models, but those are really only suited for hot/dry climates. I'm assuming Philly is pretty humid. This unit actually takes the humidity out of the air and evaporates it to cool off the room. It's cheaper than an ac and will work better than 4 fans blowing hot air on you

u/ovirt001 · 1 pointr/homelab

Mine is currently in my laundry room. I've had to deal with heat issues as well but since I live in the west I just stick a swamp cooler in the window during the summer.
A dedicated area would be best but I can definitely understand it being expensive. Maybe you can convince the wife to let you setup one of these?

That may be overkill for your setup. Either way if you do decide to go this route, make sure to get a dual-hose model. The single-hose models are near pointless as they suck air out of the house.

u/w8term3lon · 1 pointr/EtherMining

You should buy a few box fans. They are relatively cheap and move quite a bit of air. Though the only trade off is that they are super loud when the speed is at max. Also you should invest in a portable air conditioner. Like this one. I have one of these currently cooling my miners. I'm currently running a 7gpu rig.

Btw im also from Houston.

u/clydefr0g · 1 pointr/SeattleWA

The roll around one I have works with both horizontal and vertical sliding windows.

I got it because my apartment building doesn't allow us to have the box air conditioner units that stick out. The one I have has a vent hose that goes out any window. Comes with a bracket to seal off the open part of the window. here's the one I bought off of Amazon It's more expensive than it was last year apparently.

u/liveoneggs · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

A window-unit in the back won't help a room in the front, they only work for the room they're in (and barely).

You can get a free-standing/floor unit cooler and, imho, they a bit nicer but still need venting to the outside. This would likely be fine. ( <- notice the tube running to the window.

FWIW when I had my baby in NYC our neighbor didn't have an A/C and we had south-facing windows so it got hot as hell in our building. They just figured people have been doing it for hundreds of years so why not them?

u/ArizonaLad · 1 pointr/DIY

Look into a two hose portable unit. This is just one such product, there are a 100 more. Watch the video on the left side of the link:

u/ChipsHandon12 · 1 pointr/NLSSCircleJerk

I use a portable a/c similar to

Connects a hose to a port thats like 3 inches wide and 8 inches long. My window is like a foot and a half across and like 5 feet tall and the whole thing swings open. So i use some corrugated plastic like to block the whole opening up. With some aluminum tape sealing up the edges.

Cools down almost everywhere but a fan like in a doorway solves the problem and is pretty quiet.

This setup has covered me for four living situations/layouts and only requires you have a window that opens so its hard to understand how your setup fails. What a/c are you using? Can we get a crude map of your room layout?

u/MaXKiLLz · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Get one of these

u/cannot_haiku · 1 pointr/buildapc

Has anyone used one of these air sprayers from IT Dusters? I am thinking of getting one as I am fed up of buying canned air to dust the inside of my computer off. The reviews for it seem decent.

u/SimSimBB · 1 pointr/buildapc

Can I use this instead of canned air?

IT Dusters CompuCleaner Original 2 - Electric Air Duster

u/ClosetCaseGrowSpace · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I'm happy to talk over your plans and help out where I'm able. Looking at your comments in this post, I see a couple things that I'd like to point out to you that you can think about.

It sounds like you've already got the shed framed in and your insulated interior space will be around 6'x9', is this correct? I don't love your idea for the tiny 2' space and a 6x6 grow area. You've got too much space for growing, and no space for working. You don't need to be able to get inside your grow chamber and walk around. To maximize yield, you want your grow chamber to be just large enough for the light you are using and the plants you are growing. Let's say you def want to use a 1000 watt MH/HPS- A 4'x6' grow chamber in the rear of the shed would be perfectly sized for that light. That leaves you about 5'x6' for a work space/lung room. You need room to work. You are going to want a chair, a desk, shelves for supplies and space for tools and hardware. A 1000 watt HPS in a 4x6 space will yield 1-2 pounds per grow, and a grow takes 5 months from seed to jar.

Another thing you could do is run two grow chambers, one for flower and one for veg. You could, for example, have a 150 watt 2x4 veg space and a 600 watt 4x4 flower space. This arrangement would yield 10-20 ounces every 10 weeks.

Regardless of how you divide up the space, I think what I might do if I were in your situation is just finish the shed space with no interior walls, and use a tent for the grow chamber. This would give you the flexibility to evolve and adapt your grow shed as you develop your preferred growing technique.

Another thing I wanted to point out to you is that the portable A/C unit you are looking at is no good for growing. That is a single hose unit, and a single hose A/C unit removes air from the living space, and sends it out the exhaust hose. That means you are going to be blowing incredibly dank air out of the exhaust during flower, and you are going to have difficulty keeping your RH under control. You need to use either a window A/C unit, or a dual hose unit.

u/victorhooi · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Oh bugger - does that also apply to the Tripp Lite SRCOOl12K?

It seems to be designed for this purpose (cooling small computer rooms), so I assumed it would be OK.

u/cuddling_tinder_twat · 1 pointr/sysadmin


That is pretty expensive you could find a residential unit similar for cheaper

Regardless of what you pickup it requires an exhaust vent to actually go outside. Hot air comes out of the hose so if the hose is just in the room... it won't do any good

P.S. 104f will shorten the life of your servers dramatically

Power Supplies will be the first thing to go

u/gooberlx · 1 pointr/Denver

I've done it and survived. It gets to a point where the ceiling fans are only good for moving hot air around. Plan on shutting windows and using black-out curtains during to day to help keep heat out, then using box fans or something to bring in cool air at night. As mentioned, shading helps tremendously, and being in a lower floor unit.

You can always try a portable A/C unit.

u/nick5342 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have a Whynter ARC 14s, I use it to cool about 500 sqft and it kicks ass. It is kind of loud when you run it on high but it puts out some cold air.

u/jonjonnyp · 1 pointr/funny

I was amazed when I found out I could get a 50+(?) pound portable A/C unit with Prime. And only $25 for overnighting it in a heat wave

u/strandedonearth74055 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This works beautifully if you have a way to vent the heat.
If you go portable make sure it's a dual vent system so that you're not sucking air out of your home.

Check this out at
Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner and Heater, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter plus Storage bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft

u/Luxin · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I read many of your posts in this thread...

  1. Get rid of the mini dehumidifiers and the buckets of damp rid. They do not have enough capacity to help this situation. You need to remove gallons of water per day at first, and maybe for the entire summer. These things will not do that for you.

  2. Can you add another window AC? The AC will remove humidity as well as cool you, while a real dehumidifier will remove humidity but add heat.

  3. An option is one of these if you don't want to install a window unit. This is only an example. You do not want one with a single hose, you want a dual hose unit. Single hose units draw some hear in:

    4: If all else fails, get a real dehumidifier. Something like It will add heat but also remove the humidity.

    Good luck!
u/ExcuseMe-DoYouMAGA · 1 pointr/The_Donald
u/OhNoBearIsDriving · 1 pointr/The_Donald memwerks really pays attention to their pricing memes

u/cryptovariable · 1 pointr/worldnews

Ok. Everyone's bitchin.

"Oh but ye olden Britain isn't prepared for a heatwave!"

Well. I've been around for more than a couple of decades.

"Unprepared" Britain (and the EU in general) seems to have heatwaves for which they are unprepared fairly regularly.

Like, every other year recently.

Is it really that hard to get a portable air conditioner, or as the Brits call them "Air Con Balamadamadingdongs", or as the Germans say "KlimaanlageGerätgroßerKühleZufriedenheitBoxGefühl" for $279 (£182.94, €212.75) and keep it in a god damned closet while not in use or something?

It seems that would be preferable to dying.

How can you be unprepared for something that happens almost every other year?

u/palipr · 1 pointr/homelab

lol fitting name and recommendation. Thanks! I had never thought about the panty hose before.

For AC I am leaning towards:

That AC unit claims to filter the air too. But in case it doesn't work very well I might add on an air purifier (to sit elsewhere in the room, not daisy chained or anything like that):

My room is probably going to sound like a wind tunnel though...

u/ssgzeke · 1 pointr/networking

We had a few "closets" at my old job in some dorms that did not have AC.

Is a portable AC unit an option?


u/paycheck_day · 1 pointr/containerhomes

Hey there I assume you want something like this: Portable AC

I would recommend against these as they are very inefficient since the ac unit is inside a lot heat goes into the space it is trying to cool. Instead I would get a Mini split AC like this one They are much more efficient as all of the parts that get hot are outside the house.

If you don't want to be mounting anything outside then at the least I would get a portable ac with dual intake/exhaust hoses. like this The reason these are better than the single hose ones is these dual hose ones don't make your home have a negative air pressure which causes it to suck hot air into your house through gaps in doors and windows.

BTW I don't know anything about the individual products I linked they are just examples.

u/Oh_hey_a_TAA · 1 pointr/gpumining

Getting heat out is more important than AC cooling.
You can get portable AC units that don't have to physically go in the window. Ove used a couple of these 14k btu units in a room with no Windows.

u/Iinzers · 1 pointr/legaladvice


Hm thanks man. I'll definitely give it another go this summer with some extra fans and a higher BTU AC if I can get one (16K I hope).

u/BuenosAiresBurp · 1 pointr/vandwellers

It seems you can even put it in the cigarette charger.

I don´t know if this is an option for you. And maybe I´m way off with how much power it actually uses, but apparently it takes 240 watts. I haven´t been looking into the whole solarpower thing yet, but 2 solar panels might cover it. And it has a lot of good reviews, that´s always a plus.

u/omg_kittens_flying · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I’ve had good luck with this unit. I have two; one arrived damaged from shipping and rattled terribly so amazon replaced it.

u/jM2me · 1 pointr/cablefail

Do you have TripLite 12,000 BTU unit? If so, how do you like it? I was thinking about getting it as a replacement for the time when the current AC dies.

u/smittyjones · 1 pointr/Justrolledintotheshop

Kansas here. They don't do shit most of the time. My buddy had a smaller one, like this I think. We bought an old ice maker (one of those free standing ones that makes like 20 pounds a day). We'd pour a days worth of ice into the bottom then fill it with water so the water it was blowing over was cooler. It helped a little but not a ton, because the cardboard thing held the water long enough to warm it up.

u/ceresia · 1 pointr/HVAC

/u/fbogg might be onto something. Family member of mine uses what I call a spot cooler, basically a cooler for one or a couple smaller rooms that sits on the floor, and the exhaust pipes to the window via a smaller 4-6" flex pipe, that would solve about all your issues right there, a lot of them come with a 90 degree shield where dirt wouldn't be able to go into the pipe and land on the shield.

Unsure about this product but a quick search to explain my idea.

u/mz-s · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

You could always get a floor AC unit with an exhaust duct - something like this.

The other option would be to build a platform for the window A/C to sit on with some wood, then close the window on top. You'll probably need to jam the window shut with a board or something to keep the A/C from falling forward.

u/oBg8 · 1 pointr/HVAC

If you cant use a window a/c unit can you use a portable a/c unit? It's really no different then a dehumidifier in size and the connection doesn't protrude from the window and is much much smaller.

u/IrvineCrips · 1 pointr/orangecounty

I bought this used for $150 amd it has been a life saver. Would cool my apt living room very quickly.

u/Tomcat87 · 1 pointr/bonnaroo

Also, for the price of two people's hotel stay for the weekend (at most), you can get a generator and AC unit for the tent. We've got this generator and this portable AC unit. You can easily keep a 10-person tent nice an chilly with this setup.

u/masonjam · 1 pointr/computers

Yes you can actually, portable Air Conditioners have this exact thing for exhausting heat by hooking it up to a sliding window. They use it even for servers as well.

The PROBLEM is the moisture from outside can easily cause your components to corrode if your using that as intake, without some kind of moisture filtre/collector.

But you'll want to get actual temp data for how hot or cold your PC is running with and without the heater to determine if it's actually necessary.

u/di5ide · 1 pointr/BurningMan

We used these for each of our springbar/Kodiak tents:

Only downside is that they draw about 50 watts (110v) on high, but they make the tent heavenly.

u/shemp420 · 1 pointr/Seattle

I am in a similar apartment. It gets stifling once the days really warm up and thee sun starts setting further to the N. Install some light blocking curtains if you can.

I bought this unit Honeywell MN10CESWW 10,000 BTU Portable A C Which works great in terms of blowing ice cold air. The apartment has a built in hole in the wall for attaching the air hose.

However, even thought the AC unit works great, it just can't keep up with the heat in terms of cooling the entire space. The studio apt was well above 75 for a few months in a row. Sitting in front of the AC fan stream worked well enough to have a comfortable-ish evening after work. I did not install curtains because I didn't want to deal with patching the hardware holes once I move. I might cave and put them in this year though.

u/Blibidy · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

My fiancé used a portable unit similar to the link below to cool a large outdoor shed, he used as a bedroom. The hose ran out a small dog door, so your window size is no issue. It was loud but very effective in the north Texas heat. Also, since it was portable it went into storage in the winter, freeing up floor space.

u/Mr_Slick · 1 pointr/Frugal

Portable air conditioners that exhaust outside work well, much better than a swamp cooler.

I bought one of these for my office in an un-air-conditioned house (I work from home) and even with computers running generating heat it will freeze me out.

The biggest thing if you get a portable is to get one that puts some of the removed moisture in the exhaust...otherwise you'll have a water tank you're constantly emptying.

u/Spo_0ky · 1 pointr/Calgary

We got this one a few years back, works like a charm and well worth the money, in 30-35C heat it will actually keep the place nice and cool (~500 square foot room)

u/DontForgetWilson · 1 pointr/GoodValue

So I've never purchased a standalone air dehumidifier.

I can vouch for this portable AC doing well(cooling and dehumidifying) for 8 months in Southwest Texas. I never had to drain the thing so the auto evaporate feature worked quite well. Didn't have it in July/August and I'm assuming you're talking about closer to Houston if you're that worried about humidity. The unit didn't break when I had it(moved and no longer needed it so I gave to a family member that did). I believe it is still in use but I have no idea about the proper longevity. Based on the Amazon reviews, I'd guess it wouldn't be a long term solution but in terms of portable ACs it was still the best I could find for Texas.

My guess is someone from Houston/Corpus/Florida will be able to help more on specialized dehumidifiers.

u/olekzap · 1 pointr/Seattle

Don't rent, just buy one like this. You will use it more than just one summer. I've had this one for two years now and it's been fine. I only use it to cool the bedroom at night but it would probably also cool a small studio. It also doesn't hang out the window so I don't think your landlord would care.

u/olympiabeer · 1 pointr/SeattleWA

I've had this one since 2015 and used it every summer since. I've never tried cooling the entire apartment but it keeps a bedroom ice cold. My only issue with it is that it's a single hose so it creates a vacuum in the room you use it in which isn't as efficient. I'll definitely look into a dual hose model when this one dies.

u/Auranaux · 1 pointr/DIY
u/I_Forgot_My_Wordpass · 1 pointr/PetMice

I meant one like this:
You can get them used for much cheaper, and they can be used anywhere you have a window. They have a tube for air exchange that you hang out your window, so it works with super small windows.

u/MrNerd82 · 1 pointr/HVAC

not sure how buying on amazon works in Canada...

see if this link works:

Whynter dual hose 14k BTU (used) shows $332 USD which should be like $430 CAD

they are all amazon warehouse deals so if it sucks or not to your liking easy/free return.

u/aesthetics247 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

well I bought one of these at the recommendation of my coworker. So look for a similar model with decent reviews I guess. Mine works great at keeping my temps in the mid 70's in my grow tent.. which is in my room as well. It comes with a connector to hook up to your sliding window.

u/unidentifiable · 1 pointr/RetroPie

Alas I am Canadian. I have my eyeballs on this:

Cheaper because it's in Canuck Fun Bucks, and it's a whole amp more current, which is a whopping 5 extra watts over and above what I am using now :D.

u/victortrash · 1 pointr/sysadmin

lol, it's not that bad in Hawaii. When I had to run one of these guys as a supplemental:

I was only emptying the bucket every 3rd day. Two days if there was a good rain.

u/honoraryorange · 1 pointr/Seattle

I've got this unit: Whynter 14000 BTU

Area: ~750sqft

Dual hose unit, and I keep a blanket wrapped around the hot air hose for a little insulation.

No real other advice. My unit is probably overkill for a smaller place or a single room, but the fact that it can cool my bedroom at the far end of the house is a huge plus.

This thing weighs a ton but it rolls super super easy. I would not get it to bring up and down stairs though.

Don't regret it at all :)

u/Kulp_Dont_Care · -6 pointsr/news

Wait, so we're saying these deaths were all old people incapable of paying attention to their livelihood?

Coming from someone that grew up in the swampy, and also winter desolate, midwest, get your shit together France. We're using this news to push climate change action, which is good. But I have to believe there were other reasons than, "old people are incapable of taking care of themselves cuz they old, yo."

This article mentions Temps rising to over 100°F. I was literally out exercising in 100°F heat and with humidity it was a real feel of 110-115. I guess I just dont get it because I'm not old and in that situation I suppose.

Like, "Uh oh, Ben. It's that heat wave coming. Better hunker down in our insulated home and let the lord take us."

I also spent long summers of that same humid ass heat living in a brick house with no AC.

BLACK+DECKER BPACT08WT Portable Air Conditioner, 8,000 BTU, White