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Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and with about a month before the holiday weekend kicks off, the weather doesn’t seem to be letting up much. Heat waves are expected to continue around the country, so if you’re in need of a new air conditioner, it’s a great time to find one on discount.
To save you the time of rummaging through sales online or in-store, we rounded up a handful of the best sales on portable air conditioners. Window ACs didn’t make the list this time, but you can usually find some pretty good deals at Wayfair and Sam’s Club in addition to retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s.
Though Home Depot is known for selling air conditioners and other appliances, the retailer has yet to roll out major price cuts on portable air conditioners. At press time, most of the sales that we found were for 10% off but if you’re willing to rummage through the sale page, you’ll find some good discounts such as 43% off this Whirpool 10,000 BTU portable air conditioner ($350) and 29% off the Commercial Cool 3-in-1 Air Conditioner ($371.75).
The portable ACs on our list start below $200 and are mostly designed for small to medium rooms up to 700 square feet. Below, find a list of portable air conditioners from Midea, Frigidaire and a couple of other best-selling brands that are currently on sale for up to 41% off at Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy.
Midea 8,000 BTU ASHRAE (5,300 BTU SACC) Portable Air Conditioner, Cools up to 175 Sq. Ft., with Dehumidifier & Fan mode
For a limited time, Amazon shoppers can save 41% off this portable air conditioner from Midea. The brand specializes in air conditioners, like the 8,000 BTU portable air conditioner pictured above, which is designed for tiny spaces (up to 150 square feet). The air conditioner features three modes: cooling, dehumidifying and a dual-speed fan, plus it’s easy to install (roll it to your preferred cooling area, attach the 5-foot hose and adjustable window bracket, and let the cooling begin!). Interested in a window air conditioner from the same brand? Check out the Midea 8,000 BTU U-Shaped Smart Air Conditioner.
Costway 8000 BTU Air Conditioner
This Costway portable air conditioner is 32% off at Walmart. The 8,000 BTU air conditioner has a 4.5-star customer review and features modes for cooling, dehumidify and circulating air to cool down rooms of up to 230 square feet.
Frigidaire’s 3-in-1-Portable Air Conditioner cools rooms measuring up to 500 square feet. It features two different fan speeds, a clean air ionizer and dehumidifying “Dry Mode” to remove excess moisture from the air while keeping the room cool. The portable air conditioner is also equipped with Wifi and can be controlled with Amazon Alexa Google Assistant via the Frigidaire app.
BLACK+DECKER Air Conditioner, 14,000 BTU Air Conditioner Portable for Room up to 700 Sq. Ft. with Remote Control, White
Keep cool in any room up to 700 square feet with this best-selling, Black + Decker portable air conditioner. The 14,000 BTU personal cooling device (measuring 16.5 inches x 11.7 inches x 27.9 inches) includes a dehumidifier, fan and remote control. A 24-hour timer helps reduce energy use and Sleep Mode auto-controls the air temperature at night. Black + Decker’s 12,000 BTU portable air conditioner is on sale for $339.98.