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Best Portable Air Conditioners

A portable air conditioner is a small, moveable air conditioning unit (usually no larger than a bedside table). It keeps a set temperature by pulling warm air from a room and cooling it, via a refrigerant and an exhaust hose. Any remaining air is vented outside.

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These little air conditioners are great for rooms that are sensitive to the weather outside – for example small rooms that get flooded with direct sunlight. If you’re getting a reverse cycle portable air conditioner, you can use it for rooms that are teeth-chatteringly cold as well, as these units are designed to both cool and heat.

Here are the two main considerations when it comes to portable air conditioners:

Room size: Portable aircons work better at cooling smaller spaces, such as bedrooms or study rooms. They also often have a one-directional airflow, which makes them suitable for heating up a person, rather than a room.

Portable aircons don’t heat up large rooms as efficiently as a split system air conditioner or ducted air conditioner, so you might be better off opting for those if you’re prefer more cooling capacity.

Installation: To install a portable air conditioner in a room, you’ll need an exhaust point, such as a window or ducted wall. Installation is typically minimal, and the box will usually come with an exhaust hose, venting kit and a product manual with instructions.

While these air conditioners are technically portable, all rooms need to have an exhaust point. Some more powerful models are also bulkier than you would expect, reducing the portability factor.

You can also opt for a portable air conditioner with convenient features, such as a remote control, timer, dehumidifier and Wi-Fi compatibility. Simply experiment with the filters below to help find the best portable air conditioner for you.

Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide

In the sweltering summer months, a portable air conditioner is a nifty way to stay cool. With the array of choices, finding the best portable air conditioner can be complex. You may have wanted a small, cheap portable AC but just discovered the term ‘reverse cycle.’ Or what if you can’t decide between a Delonghi or a Dimplex? This portable air conditioners buying guide is here to help you meet your AC match so you can spend a cool time together.

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72 listings

Olimpia Splendid Piu

Olimpia Splendid Piu · includes 4 listings

3.7 from 134 reviews
Cooling Power3.52 kW to 4.7 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle No

The Olimpia Splendid Piu offers many convenient selling points: three models to cater to your room size, three variable speed settings, a fan mode and an built-in dehumidifer.

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    3.6 (7)
  • Build Quality
    4.3 (7)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (6)
  • Noise Level
    2.9 (8)
  • Portability
    4.0 (7)
  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity12,000 BTU to 16,000 BTU
  • Maximum Noise Level48 db
  • Auto Restart Function No
  • Duct Length 1,500 mm
  • Max Room Air Flow 400 m³/h
Polocool PC-53AP/C / PC-58AP/C / PC-44BP/C

Polocool PC-53AP/C / PC-58AP/C / PC-44BP/C · includes 3 listings

3.8 from 89 reviews
Cooling Power4.4 kW to 6 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle No

Price (RRP) A$1,049.00 to A$1,395.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    3.5 (10)
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (9)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (10)
  • Ease of Use
    3.9 (10)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (10)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (10)
  • Portability
    3.6 (10)
  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity19,000 BTU to 20,000 BTU
  • Auto Restart Function No
  • Max Room Size 30 to 42
Kogan Portable Air Conditioner

Kogan Portable Air Conditioner · includes 4 listings

3.3 from 160 reviews
Cooling Power3.5 kW to 29 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle Either

Price (RRP) A$599.00 to A$999.00

Price fromA$369.00Kogan

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    3.5 (19)
  • Build Quality
    3.6 (20)
  • Value for Money
    3.2 (21)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (20)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (18)
  • Noise Level
    2.9 (19)
  • Portability
    3.9 (18)
  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity10,000 BTU to 16,000 BTU
  • Maximum Noise Level55 db to 56 db
  • Max Room Size 20 to 30
  • Max Room Air Flow 350 m³/h to 406 m³/h
Rinnai RPC35WA / RPC41WA

Rinnai RPC35WA / RPC41WA · includes 2 listings

3.8 from 38 reviews
Cooling Power3.5 kW to 4.1 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle No

Price (RRP) A$699.00 to A$749.00

Price fromA$719.00Kogan

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    4.1 (14)
  • Build Quality
    3.7 (12)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (12)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (12)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (11)
  • Noise Level
    2.9 (13)
  • Portability
    3.8 (13)
  • Features On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity12,000 BTU to 14,000 BTU
  • Auto Restart Function No
  • Max Room Size 21 to 25
  • Max Room Air Flow 410 m³/h to 450 m³/h
Omega Altise OAPC10

Omega Altise OAPC10

3.5 from 46 reviews
Cooling Power2.9 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle

Price (RRP) A$399.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    4.0 (5)
  • Build Quality
    3.8 (6)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (4)
  • Noise Level
    2.0 (5)
  • Portability
    4.2 (5)
  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity10,000 BTU
  • Dimensions 730 x 360 x 320 mm
  • Max Room Air Flow 380 m³/h
ALDI Stirling Portable Air Conditioner

ALDI Stirling Portable Air Conditioner · includes 5 listings

3.3 from 72 reviews
Cooling Power2.05 kW to 4.1 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle No

Price (RRP) A$299.00 to A$399.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    3.4 (10)
  • Build Quality
    3.4 (9)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (10)
  • Ease of Use
    4.1 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (9)
  • Noise Level
    2.8 (10)
  • Portability
    3.3 (10)
  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity7,000 BTU to 14,000 BTU
  • Auto Restart Function No
  • Max Room Size 16 to 30
Dimplex DC10RC / DC12RCBW / DC15RCBW

Dimplex DC10RC / DC12RCBW / DC15RCBW · includes 3 listings

3.2 from 45 reviews
Cooling Power3 kW to 4.4 kW
Heating Power3 kW to 4.4 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

Price (RRP) A$799.00 to A$1,199.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    3.4 (8)
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (9)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (9)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.7 (9)
  • Noise Level
    2.2 (9)
  • Portability
    4.0 (9)
  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Maximum Noise Level51 db to 56 db
  • Auto Restart Function No
  • Max Room Air Flow 360 m³/h to 550 m³/h
DeLonghi PAC WE120HP

DeLonghi PAC WE120HP

3.6 from 14 reviews
Cooling Power3.52 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle Yes

Price (RRP) A$849.00

  • Features Dehumidifying Function and Remote Control
  • Dimensions 910 x 505 x 400 mm
Honeywell MN10CES / MN12CES

Honeywell MN10CES / MN12CES · includes 2 listings

3.9 from 11 reviews
Cooling Power2.9 kW to 3.5 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle

Price (RRP) A$599.00 to A$899.00

  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity5,500 BTU to 12,000 BTU
  • Maximum Noise Level53 db
  • Max Room Size 350 to 450
Atlantic Dados 40

Atlantic Dados 40

3.8 from 11 reviews
Cooling Power4 kW
Heating Power4 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

Price (RRP) A$999.00

  • Features Dehumidifying Function and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity14,000 BTU
  • Dimensions 540 x 500 x 500 mm
  • Maximum Noise Level50 db
  • Max Room Air Flow 450 m³/h
Vostok 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner VOPORAIR14HA

Vostok 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner VOPORAIR14HA

3.2 from 18 reviews
Cooling Power4.1 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle Yes

Price (RRP) A$799.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    5.0 (1)
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (1)
  • Portability
    3.0 (1)
  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity14,000 BTU
  • Dimensions 798 x 475 x 417 mm
  • Maximum Noise Level64 db
  • Auto Restart Function No
  • Max Room Size 28
Dimplex DC17 / DC18

Dimplex DC17 / DC18 · includes 2 listings

3.0 from 14 reviews
Cooling Power5.3 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle No

Price (RRP) A$1,349.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    1.0 (1)
  • Build Quality
    1.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    1.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    1.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    2.0 (2)
  • Portability
    1.0 (1)
  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Maximum Noise Level56 db
  • Auto Restart Function No
  • Max Room Size 35
  • Max Room Air Flow 480 m³/h
InstaChill Portable Air Cooler

InstaChill Portable Air Cooler · includes 4 listings

2.1 from 44 reviews
Cooling Power
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle

Since InstaChill blasted its way onto TV, it’s garnered a lot of interest. The ad appealingly promises: ‘in less than one second, hot and sticky air is transformed into cool and refreshing.’ But does this portable AC deliver on its promises?

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    2.1 (31)
  • Build Quality
    2.4 (36)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (37)
  • Ease of Use
    2.9 (36)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.3 (35)
  • Noise Level
    2.0 (36)
  • Portability
    3.0 (33)
  • Features Evaporative Cooler and Remote Control
DeLonghi PACN76

DeLonghi PACN76

5.0 from 1 review
Cooling Power
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle No

Price (RRP) A$649.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    5.0 (1)
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    2.0 (1)
  • Portability
    3.0 (1)
  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity8,200 BTU
  • Dimensions 750 x 449 x 395 mm
  • Maximum Noise Level61 db
  • Auto Restart Function No
Olimpia Splendid AirPro 18

Olimpia Splendid AirPro 18

5.0 from 1 review
Cooling Power5.2 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle

Price (RRP) A$1,099.00

  • Features On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity18,000 BTU
Levante Supacool Portable Air Conditioners

Levante Supacool Portable Air Conditioners · includes 2 listings

5.0 from 1 review
Cooling Power
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle
Target 8L Portable Evaporative Cooler TARPEC30

Target 8L Portable Evaporative Cooler TARPEC30

4.8 from 4 reviews
Cooling Power
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle

Price (RRP) A$60.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    4.7 (3)
  • Build Quality
    4.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    4.7 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (3)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (3)
  • Portability
    4.7 (3)
  • Features Evaporative Cooler
Euromatic A008A-18C 5.2kW Portable Air Conditioner

Euromatic A008A-18C 5.2kW Portable Air Conditioner

4.5 from 2 reviews
Cooling Power
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle

Price (RRP) A$499.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    5.0 (1)
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (1)
  • Portability
    5.0 (1)
Omega Altise OAPC1615W

Omega Altise OAPC1615W

4.5 from 2 reviews
Cooling Power4.7 kW
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle

Price (RRP) A$698.00

  • Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Cooling Capacity16,000 BTU
  • Dimensions 830 x 410 x 440 mm
  • Maximum Noise Level60 db
  • Max Room Air Flow 650 m³/h
Close Comfort Easy Focus

Close Comfort Easy Focus

4.3 from 3 reviews
Cooling Power
Heating Power
Reverse Cycle No

Price (RRP) A$549.00

  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    5.0 (2)
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (2)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (2)
  • Portability
    4.5 (2)
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