BLACK+DECKER BPACT12WT 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner

Best Portable Air Conditioner for Small Spaces

Why people love it
  • A compact, fairly inexpensive solution for cooling smaller spaces
  • Reliable, versatile, and beautifully portable
  • Cools down your room very quickly

Compressor makes the unit fairly noisy, and the hose/drainage system is prone to leaking.


Although this is a single hose model, it’s rather effective and you hardly need to drain this portable air conditioner. Now, it is a compact model – it can only handle a small space compared to other units available—but it does a great job of cooling small rooms. Some users quoted “10 minutes to cool” for a 100-200 square foot space.

We need to warn you that it is on the loud side, or at least the compressor is. The fan delivers quiet operation, but prepare for lots of noise when the compressor gets working. It offers a combination of fan, cooling, and dehumidifying to help you keep your home nice and fresh. It’s even built for easy cleaning, thanks to the slide out, sink-washable filter.  

Room size: 200-300 sq. ft.

Power: 12,000 BTU

Single or dual hose: Single

Fan operation: Yes, 2-speed with adjustable louvers.

Display: LED display

Sleep mode or timer: Yes, the unit comes with both a 24-hour on/off timer and built-in sleep mode.

Remote: Yes

Weight: 53 pounds

Price: The MSRP is about $400, but you should be able to find it closer to $300 most of the time.

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