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After 24 hours of research evaluating 60 products, we picked Honeywell Portable Air Conditioner (MN10CESWW) as the Best Overall Portable Air Conditioner.

In need of a portable AC? Now is the time before summer hits and prices sky rocket!

Sadly, not all homes and offices are connected to super pimp central heating and cooling systems. If the summer heat is driving you crazy, you might have to settle for a portable air conditioner unit. (That's especially true if you're renting an apartment and they enforce rules against window-mounted air conditioners.)

But, finding the right unit for your space can be tricky; no unit seems to be perfect and the wide variety of conditions makes it difficult to translate success from one part of the country to another. This is one time when the amount of money you can spend correlates almost directly to the result you will get. Spend more if you want to be completely comfortable.

And, if you want to be sure your portable AC can handle your space, don't just look at the BTUs - also look at the specs recommended by the manufacturer. They don't always match as well as you think they should.

Not sure which to choose? You might need to let your budget decide here, but we guarantee our list has something for everyone!