In the hot season it is very difficult to do without split systems and air conditioners. The air in the apartments heats up to such an extent that it becomes really difficult to breathe. However, for various reasons, people do not always have the opportunity to install a stationary unit. In this case, you can give preference to mobile devices. In terms of their operational parameters, they are almost as good as the devices we are used to, but they do not need to lay an air duct, install a bulky box outside the building.
Today on sale you can find a wide range of these products. They can differ greatly from each other in a number of characteristics, so buyers face the problem of choosing the right product. If you are going to purchase a similar unit in the near future, then you should carefully study our rating of the best mobile air conditioners of the year. Here we will consider the useful qualities of specific products, in addition, we will give a number of recommendations regarding the competent choice of the device.
What are the characteristics of choosing a mobile air conditioner?
A portable air conditioner is a very practical climate control device that is a great alternative to a split system. In addition, if necessary, you can move it to any convenient place. Installation of the device does not require installation work. The technical parameters of the products are approximately the same as those of conventional air conditioners: in particular, with the help of this device, air is cooled and ventilated; models can be found on sale that can dehumidify or humidify the room environment.
The unit has a special multi-stage filtration system that purifies the air from dust, pathogenic microbes, and it is also able to deal with unpleasant odors. Many models are equipped with a night mode function, which fully ensures silent operation. There are devices with a self-diagnostic function — the device automatically detects a malfunction and notifies the user about it.
In general, all mobile air conditioners can be divided into two groups. The first is equipped with an air duct — a special corrugated sleeve that will bring warm air outside the room. The air duct can be brought outside through the window, built into the ventilation system of the building. The second group is devices devoid of this element. Such products work with the help of water entering the air filter.
Before buying, it is advisable to calculate the power of the unit. It should be enough to effectively cool the entire room. To do this, it is necessary to take into account the volume of the room, the size and number of window openings, the presence of household appliances — a refrigerator, TV, stove, and so on. It is very easy to calculate such a parameter: determine the area of u200bu200bthe room and divide it by ten — as a result, the required power in kW is obtained.
Be sure to study the control system of your favorite design. The simplest devices are equipped with electromechanical control — buttons and handles (including rotary ones) for changing the temperature. Even a child can cope with such an air conditioner. If the control system is electronic, then in most cases the device is equipped with a remote control. This solution allows for more precise temperature control. Often, the design has a start-up and shutdown timer, which also helps to save on electricity.
When choosing specific models to include in our review of the best mobile air conditioners, we were guided mainly by all the factors that we analyzed above. However, we also relied on product value for money and user feedback. We tried to make a rating of not too expensive devices so that each of our readers can find products according to their financial capabilities.
Cooling only models
5. Ballu BPAC-09 CE_17Y
If necessary, this device can be placed anywhere in the room. It is transported quickly enough thanks to a special frame with wheels, and the latter have blockers — you don’t have to worry that the product will drive off somewhere. The kit comes with a flexible corrugated hose EASY Window, which allows you to easily connect the model to any window. At the same time, the hose is made of polymeric materials that can withstand temperatures up to 60 degrees. During the development, a system for automatically adjusting the direction of the airflow was installed, in addition, the user can, if necessary, choose one of four levels of intensity of the device. There is a special built-in timer from 1 to 12 hours, there is a night mode, when using which the unit is not audible at all.
The device belongs to the energy efficiency class A, so it consumes a small amount of electricity. R410A gas is used here as a refrigerant. It is absolutely safe for both the human body and the environment. Unlike other similar devices, this air conditioner will not drain condensate when operating in a room with high humidity. Water accumulates in a special container. When it is full, the unit will automatically turn off and emit an appropriate sound signal. The power of the product is quite enough for efficient operation in a room up to 26 sq.m.
- Acceptable cost;
- Automatic shutdown timer;
- Several options for cooling intensity;
- Long warranty period — as much as 3 years.
- The actual noise is louder than advertised;
- No window adapter included.
Ballu BPAC-09 CE_17Y
4.Royal Clima RM-MD40CN-E
Despite the fact that this air conditioner was developed by Italian engineers, it is assembled in China, and local craftsmen do it at a fairly high quality level. The model belongs to the class of monoblocks. The effective performance is about 3.6 kW, up to 380 cubic meters of air passes through the device per hour. Electricity consumption is negligible — the unit belongs to class A. The air conditioner is equipped with a reliable electronic control system, which is complemented by a modern TOUCH panel. The kit comes with a remote control: it is very easy to understand it, since each button has a corresponding icon.
The mass of the device is only 29 kg, overall dimensions are insignificant. For comfortable movement on the floor, a chassis kit is provided. The compressor has reliable sound insulation, so it works quite quietly. On sale you can find modifications of this model, which differ from each other only in terms of power.
- The air conditioner comes with everything you need for proper installation and use — including a sliding window bar;
- There are three modes of operation that can be used both individually and in a combined version — cooling, dehumidification and ventilation;
- Airflow can be adjusted in power and direction;
- The timer is designed for 24 hours;
- The warranty period is 2 years.
- Periodically begins to make a noticeable noise;
- The fan has only two speeds.
Royal Clima RM-MD40CN-E
3. Aeronik AP-09C
The model is a multifunctional product that can be used for air conditioning, dehumidification and ventilation of indoor air. Due to the low weight and compact overall dimensions, the structure can be easily transferred from one room to another. Installation and connection takes only a few minutes. For the full operation of this model, drainage is not required, so you will not find it in the kit. Instead of a tank where condensate usually collects, this air conditioner is equipped with the latest efficient system for removing excess moisture. A special pump supplies moisture to the product’s condenser, and then the water vapor is removed through the air duct that comes with the device.
A comfortable sleep mode is provided — even at night the set temperature will be maintained in the room in strict accordance with the algorithm. All structural elements are located in the case tightly enough, which made it possible to give it minimal overall dimensions. In the event of a malfunction, its code will be displayed both on the electronic display of the air conditioner itself and on the control panel. The meaning of the error code can be found in the instructions for the device. If the electricity was turned off, then after the resumption of its supply, the air conditioner will automatically start.
- The presence of an automatic restart function;
- The case has a compartment for storing the control panel;
- There is an auto-diagnostic system;
- Three fan speeds;
- The presence of a smart remote control lock from children.
- Despite the compact dimensions of the device, it turned out to be very heavy.
2. Zanussi ZACM-12MS/N1
The new design series of mobile air conditioners from the world famous manufacturer of household appliances is available in black and white colors. Products are equipped with a unique liquid crystal display type, which turns on only when the device itself is activated. On the top panel there is a special mount for the remote control. The functional side of the device is quite familiar — air conditioning, ventilation and dehumidification. Blinds through which the flow of cooled air exits operate in automatic mode. The products operate almost silently — even in the immediate vicinity of the unit, you will not hear that its motor is rotating. This was achieved due to the well-executed soundproofing system of the case.
The product is characterized by an attractive and stylish appearance, which allows it to fit organically into the interior of any room. The condensate formed during the operation of the equipment is removed automatically. There are built-in chassis, a corrugated pipe with a set of adapters is supplied. The maximum maintenance area is 30 square meters. The warranty period is 24 months.
- The kit comes with a drain hose;
- Increased level of energy saving;
- There are automatic blinds that ensure the direction of air flow;
- The timer is designed for 24 hours;
- The kit includes an adapter-insert for the outlet of the exhaust hose to the street.
- Full control of the device is provided exclusively from the remote control.
Zanussi ZACM-12 MS/N1
1. Electrolux EACM-11CL/N3
One of the most compact models in our entire review, and it also looks quite interesting. Many users prefer this particular mobile air conditioner, largely due to its very comfortable use, and besides, it is quite easy to manage its functional part. The device works for air conditioning, ventilation and dehumidification. In particular, there is no container for collecting condensate, since it is discharged outside the room in the form of steam. In addition, the design also has a reliable thermostat that monitors the temperature in the room with an accuracy of a few tenths of a degree, which allows you to create the most comfortable conditions for a person to be there. The fan is three-speed, the timer works not only to turn off, but also to turn on. The cost of electricity even with round-the-clock use of this unit will be minimal.
This air conditioner is perfect for installation in an apartment where it is not possible to place a standard split system. In addition, it will be an excellent solution for summer residents who take all the equipment home every autumn. In night mode, the products operate absolutely silently. The model is designed for efficient operation in a room of 22 sq.m. Dimensions — 44 cm wide and 33 cm high.
- Impressive power of the unit with low power consumption;
- The kit comes with a remote control for remote control of all functions of the device;
- Low noise level during operation;
- The air conditioner is equipped with an intensive cooling function.
- No window adapter was found with the device.
Floor standing air conditioners for both heating and cooling
5. Dantex RK-09PSM-R
Despite the fact that the products of this company first appeared on the shelves of household appliances stores not too long ago — in 2005, today it is praised by millions of users around the world. The company is actively developing and exploring new niches and markets. The model that opens this part of our review of the best mobile air conditioners is designed for installation in various residential premises, apartments and even small offices. The device will be really indispensable where there is no way to install the usual split system. In addition, the device is suitable for rooms where air conditioning is needed only temporarily. The device is devoid of a chamber for collecting condensate — the moisture itself evaporates when it enters the heat exchanger.
It is quite natural that the device can be used not only for heating or cooling air — it is designed for dehumidification and ventilation of the room. A compressor from Japanese manufacturers is installed here as the main working part. It works with a safe refrigerant — freon R410A. The product consumes a small amount of electricity, practically does not load the network, but at the same time ensures the efficient operation of all its functions. Through itself, the air conditioner can pass up to 450 cubic meters of air per hour. On the case there is a convenient control panel, there is an infrared remote control.
- Works on the basis of a reliable compressor;
- Easy to install, connect and maintain;
- The function of automatic diagnostics of all elements is provided;
- When electricity appears in the network, it turns on independently;
- The kit comes with everything you need for a complete installation of the air duct;
- The warranty period is 3 years.
- Works loudly enough;
- Air ionization function is not provided.
4. General Climate GCP-09ERA1N1
Creates a special microclimate in the room. The air conditioner is suitable not only for domestic use, but also for installation in office or retail premises. Thoroughly filters the air, heating or cooling it. Products are equipped with wheels, if desired, it can be installed in a country house. The product does not need to drain condensate — for this there is a special container for collecting it. The water level is monitored by a special sensor that will notify the owner when the tank is full. The maximum effective area is 21 sq.m. For cooling, the performance is 2.6 kW, for heating — 1.4 kW. This device is controlled from the panel on the case, there is also an infrared type remote control. The fan has three speeds, a number of additional features are provided — automatic diagnostics and notification of the user regarding a malfunction. After the appearance of electricity in the network, the model automatically restarts, there is a timer function, sleep mode.
The noise level is about in the middle — it works not very loud, but not too quiet. Through itself within an hour it can pass up to 480 cubic meters of air within an hour.
- Acceptable cost;
- Extended functionality of this equipment;
- The kit comes with a bracket for hanging mounting;
- Excellent workmanship and assembly;
- Low power consumption;
- Several additional features, in particular, air ionization.
- Significant weight — as much as 35 kg.
General Climate GCP-09ERA1N1
3. Ballu BPHS-14H
In the process of creating these products, the company’s engineers sought to bring mobile air conditioners to a qualitatively new level. As the popularity of this model has shown, they succeeded quite well. The quietest unit has appeared on the market, with four operating modes, six fine settings and three speeds for cooling the air in the room. It would not be superfluous to say that the device consumes the minimum possible amount of electricity, and provides the consumer with the highest level of comfort. Many owners also note a rather stylish appearance of the product. The case is made of non-staining plastic, dust and pollution of a different kind are practically invisible on it. Due to the presence of special stiffening ribs inside, the case is able to withstand various physical influences, including strong blows.
Products are able to work effectively in rooms with an area not exceeding 35 sq.m. Sleep mode is not provided here, so we would not install the design in the bedroom. The display can be set to real time, there is an intensive cooling function. Many praise it, because in just a few minutes it is possible to reach a comfortable air temperature. Condensate can be discharged outside the device in two ways — automatically through a corrugated hose or collected in a special tank and then poured out.
- Digital type liquid crystal display with LED backlight and the ability to set the clock;
- Dehumidification can be used independently;
- Three-speed fan;
- Reinforced plastic housing;
- The remote control works from a considerable distance;
- Long warranty period — as much as 3 years.
- The noise level is slightly higher than stated;
- The first time when using in the air there is a smell of plastic.
2.Royal Clima RM-FR46CN-E
One of the best models of mobile floor-type air conditioners designed for year-round use. On sale there are models designed in a white or black case, and devices may also differ from each other in performance — 9, 12 and 14 kW. This allows them to be installed in a room with an area of no more than 20, 30 or 40 m, respectively. The design of the equipment is reversible, so switching between its modes of operation is quite simple. On the top of the structure, you can find a special electronic type control panel. In addition to the necessary buttons, it has LED indicators that will inform the owner about the need for maintenance, a possible malfunction, and so on. Setting the current operating mode is easy, because all buttons have intelligent icons. It is quite natural that the design is equipped with a remote control.
The drainage system is versatile — moisture either accumulates in the pan or is removed along with warm air. The kit includes a drain hose. If there is a window or sewer nearby, then it can be brought directly there.
- Four modes of operation of the air conditioner;
- An active carbon filter is installed, which helps to fight absolutely any unpleasant odors;
- The length of the corrugated hose for the removal of warm air is almost 2 m;
- The installation kit is supplied with the machine;
- Long warranty — 3 years.
- The noise level is 50 dB.
Royal Clima RM-FR46CN-E
1. Electrolux EACM-10HR/N3
Finally, the turn has come to the leader of this section of the best mobile air conditioners. This design is able to almost instantly heat up or cool the air in a room whose area does not exceed 20 sq.m. The model from the creators came out very compact, so it can not only be easily moved, but also transferred from one room to another. It can easily fit even in the trunk of a car. The dehumidification function works so powerfully that, having resorted to its help, it will be possible to get rid of such unpleasant phenomena as mold on the walls, an unpleasant smell in wardrobes, it will be possible to dry clothes faster without exposing them to the street. There is an intensive mode that cools the air in the room very quickly. The night mode will allow you to create the most comfortable conditions for sleep. The accuracy of the set temperature is only one degree — quite a good indicator for a mobile air conditioner.
The remote control contains the same functions as the panel on the device. There is a turn-on timer with which you can cool the room, for example, by the time you return from work. To connect and configure the structure, there is no need to resort to the help of specialists.
- Handles high humidity with ease
- The condensate is removed automatically;
- On and off timers;
- Doesn’t work too loud
- In the manufacture, only high-quality components were used.
- The case is made of glossy plastic, so any dirt, including fingerprints, is visible on it;
- The air is cleaned only by an ordinary mesh filter.
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In the meantime, our review of the best mobile air conditioners is coming to an end. For each of the presented models, we tried to collect as much information as possible so that you get an idea of what such products are. If you still have some questions, then do not hesitate to ask us in the comments to the article. We will try to resolve them as soon as possible.