Jan 05, 2024

Amazon Shoppers Say This Portable Air Conditioner Is 'Perfect for Small Spaces,' and It's Over $180 Off

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Get it on sale for 36 percent off ahead of summer.

Real Simple / Reese Herrington

Beating the heat this summer can look like staying hydrated, updating your wardrobe with summer-ready essentials, or simply avoiding the sun. However, even when you’re indoors as much as possible, it still is a challenge to stay comfortable; especially in small rooms or offices that tend to trap heat. That's where the compact Black + Decker Portable Air Conditioner comes in: It's designed for smaller spaces and will keep you cool all summer long—plus, it's 36 percent off right now.

The 8,000 BTU machine cools the air around it to as low as 61 Fahrenheit for a comfortable and refreshing atmosphere and works best in rooms up to 150 square feet. The standing unit measures 17.32 by 13.2 by 13.2 inches and is unobtrusive even in a smaller space thanks to its adjustable fan settings and sleep mode feature. One five-star reviewer compared the unit's sound to that of an average fan, saying, "It's incredibly quiet."


To buy: $324 (was $507);

Great for small apartments, dorms, offices, and more, the tiny yet mighty machine is on wheels, so it's easy to move from room to room. Just make sure that the room you plan to use it in has a double-hung or sliding window. To get the unit running, attach the included 4-foot-11-inch-long hose and window adaptor, then plug the power cord into a nearby outlet. A window kit with foam sealant, a slider bracket, and a drain hose is included with the air conditioner for easy installation.

The included LCD remote control and top-mounted LED screen make it convenient to adjust the temperature and settings. Beyond cooling, the machine also works as a dehumidifier and fan—just switch between modes. Another reviewer who says the unit is "perfect for a small space" notes that "it keeps it [the room] comfortable" and less humid.

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No need to purchase new filters all the time, either. Care for the air conditioner is easy; just slide the filter out twice a month and rinse it under running water. When the air conditioner is being used as a dehumidifier, it will ensure your room stays dry with its self-evaporating system—no bucket needed. Keeping your air cool is nice, but keeping it clean is also important. That's why the machine uses R32 Refrigerant, which is meant to have no impact on the ozone layer and make the device more energy efficient.

Keep small spaces from getting too hot this summer with the Black + Decker Portable Air Conditioner while it's on sale at Amazon and save $183 in the process.

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