As the weather heats up across the country, an air conditioner is a must-have to stay cool. While it can certainly be a pricey investment if you're thinking of upgrading your entire home, there are also temporary — and more affordable — solutions if you're sticking to a budget.
Portable air conditioners are the ideal solution for small rooms that could use a boost of cooling power. Like central AC, they work to cool a room by drawing in warm air from the home and passing it over an evaporator coil that absorbs heat and removes humidity, which is essential for helping to cool the air.
The Oeare Personal Portable Air Conditioner is a top choice among shoppers as a way to effectively cool down small spaces. Its two-in-one design helps to cool and humidify indoor air, helping to create a comfortable environment no matter the temperature outdoors.
This oscillating air conditioner has a compact design that's easy to move around. It also comes with five speeds and three spray modes to choose from to create your ideal settings.
Simply add water or ice cubes to the AC unit's reservoir, and plug it into a USB power source to start feeling relief from the heat.
'Perfect portable air conditioner'
This small but mighty air conditioner has been racking up hundreds of rave reviews, with Amazon shoppers calling it the "perfect portable air conditioner."
One reviewer praised this AC unit for providing "a refreshing breath during high temperatures," while another praised its "simple and intuitive control panel."
"The misting system is very effective, especially for plants," reads another review.
Reviewers agree that this portable air conditioner is "great for small rooms," and can help keep you cool in bed, at the office, or in a camper.
However, if you're looking for a device that can cool down larger spaces, you may be disappointed.
"It is honestly just a fan," one person shared.
While the Oeare Personal Portable Air Conditioner may not be the most powerful AC unit around, it is effective at providing relief from the heat for individual use. If you do end up purchasing this portable air conditioner, you may just want to add a USB power adapter to your order for even more versatility when using it.
You can also shop more portable fans and air conditioners below, with prices that start at $22.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.