Summer in the City: The Five Best Portable Air Conditioners

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Best way-too-powerful-but-I’m-buying-it-anyway air conditioner:

1694d6e1-d35e-426b-ac8e-d3c84ba22d0f_300LG LP1411SHR

BTUs: 14,000
Room Size: Up to 600 square feet
Dimensions (HxWxD): 33″ x 18.5″ x 13″
Weight: 73 pounds
Extras: Three speeds, remote control, heater

Purchase: Home Depot ($630) | Compare: Google

You know, for a portable air conditioner with 14,000 BTUs of raw cooling power, this LG is surprisingly svelte as far as its dimensions go. It can cool a 600 square-foot room and removes more than three pints of moisture from the air per hour. In the winter, it doubles as a heater, too.

This one would work well in a garage or any other outdoor work area. Or your walk-in closet. It’s up to you.

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I had no idea that there were so many different types of portable air conditioners. My husband and I have a little apartment, and we need some air conditioning. I really like the one that doubled as a space heater, we could use it all year long!