The summers are approaching and when summer comes they bring extreme heat, sweat, uneasiness, and humidity. That is why working outdoors during summer becomes an unimaginable task. More so, if you are someone who is very much into doing it yourself projects then working in garages during summer days is like sitting in a never-ending exam. This just ruins your whole plan of being productive.
And if you aren’t rich to invest in a complete full AC garage and your central AC works best just for living room then you need to spend a few extra bucks on getting yourself a portable AC. These portable AC which can be moved around easily through castors are your best during the upcoming summers.
We have a list of portable ACs that range from simple $200 to above. Each of these is full of capabilities and will keep your garage dry from all the humidity and will also cool it down. One thing which is good about these ACs is they are a long term investment providing two and more optional functions. In our choice, Homelabs is a great choice.
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The first one that we have on our list is a 28-inch tall portable air conditioner. It is good enough for small rooms like your dorms or small garages, even a small working place. It will cost you a bit above $300. It has an LED display on top and comes with small wheels attached to it that make it portable.
Hence, if it was previously chilling your room you can now take it to college with you. This one not only provides you comfort during warm days but it will also omit the humidity and purify the air from any sort of bacteria.
This AC having a vertical figure provides a great airflow that helps in cooling up the room despite how hot it is outside. It is perfect for rooms, garages, and dorms and helps in cooling them nicely. Further, cleaning the filter will not be a troublesome task you just have to simply slide out the filter and rinse it.
There’s a LED display on top which shows the temperature and other function that is being done by the AC including the 24 hours timer.
You can also control the AC through the remote control. Hence, even if you are busy fixing a car in your garage just pick the remote and control the temperature according to your liking.
Lastly, you can easily move it around with the help of casters below. So, if you are working in a large room you can even bring it closer to your position.
- Easily controlled through remote
- Hassle-free cleaning of the filter
- Cools up the room nicely
- Not good for large rooms
- A compressor can be a bit loud
Another portable AC that we have is a sleek looking one by Whynter. It is white on the side and sleek black colored in the center. This one is programmed on advance function and is perfect for small rooms and cabins.
Hence, if you are working in a garage in hot summer days then you can turn this portable AC on to cool up the room. It may cost you well above $300 but with the dual hose, it does help in cooling faster.
It has a three in one function that will cool a 500 square feet room. It will act as a fan in moderate weather, a dehumidifier when the humidity is high and mainly as an air conditioner.
Its efficiency could be very well understood by the feature that the water that it makes while cooling up the room is recycled in a way that it is used in cooling up the room in form of cool air.
It has a proper LED display to show the temperature, the thermostat could easily be controlled without much trouble. It is an ECO-friendly AC that doesn’t let out any harmful gas.
It is a quiet working AC which could be easily controlled through remote control. You can also clean up the filter without much trouble by easily removing and rinsing it under the sink.
- Easy installation
- Eco-friendly air conditioner
- 3-in-1 machine
- Easy remote control
- Some cooling issues might come up
The next one that we have on the list isn’t as sleek in looks as other but it does its job pretty well. It will cost you a bit more than other with taking it’s price a bit above $400 but it has lists of the feature that will make you want to buy it now. With remote control and is a bit lighter than others. It stands tall at around 31 inches and would perfectly cool down your room.
Moreover, if your room or garage tends to get extra moist during summers or when humidity is high then this machine will act as a dehumidifier as well.
First of all, if you are tired of your current air conditioner making noise continuously while not letting you work in peace then don’t worry this one is as quieter as anything and will peacefully do its job.
Secondly, the Homelabs portable AC will act as a great dehumidifier with its 100-pint capacity. By attaching it to the hose you will have a dehumidifier perfect for a large room, thus, bringing it in your garage will save your garage from mildew.
Then comes the control through the remote. So, if you are busy working and can’t afford to even lose a second then just pick up the remote and do your job.
Lastly, the installation is very easy, don’t worry about the hassle. It just needs a few fixations and before you would start worrying you can start operating it.
- Easy installation
- Control through remote
- Great dehumidifier
- Not any cons found
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On the fourth we have another option by black and decker, this one is a bit heavier weighing 83 pounds and stand tall at almost 30 inches. It may not have the finest style and design but it honestly can suit the ambiance of your room, dorm, small offices, and even garage.
This portable AC with other additional items may cost a bit above $400 but just the device itself will cost nearly $400. This portable AC is also a combination of AC, dehumidifier, and a fan that will cool down the environment for you. However, this one may not be able to cool down large spaces like your living room.
If you are looking for a one-time investment for your garage, small bedroom, or college dorm rooms then this is your best bet. It will pleasantly cool down a room of around 350 square feet and will also help in warming a room that is of 250 square feet.
Hence, it plays both the role of AC and heater greatly but this is not where its capabilities end. This specific one can also act as a dehumidifier and fan. It will keep you warm and even, it will get rid of extra moisture and provide you comfort.
This one stands tall and provides comfort to the people with good airflow through its vertical figure. If you ever get troubled by its clogged up filter then just slide it out and rinse. This makes it easy to clean and manage.
There is a proper LED display on top which shows the temperature your machine is currently set in your room. There’s also a timer and sleep option to help you control it efficiently. Through the remote, you would be able to control it with ease.
- It has a four-in-one model
- Easy cleaning and managing
- Comes with a long hose
- It is a bit expensive
- Not suitable for large spaces
The next that we have on the list is another product by black and decker. l It has the same physical appearance as the other two. Same vertical standing position and almost the same height but it isn’t as heavier as the previous ones but it only weighs around 60 pounds. It is not as expensive as others and will cost a maximum of $300.
Unlike the one above this one could be just confined to the bedroom, dorms, or just to a small garage because it can cover 150 square feet at max.
It can be adjusted and provides comfort with the sliding or hanging window style. It is found to be cooling up to 150 sq. feet rooms with ease. Hence, it will start cooling up your soon after you will open it.
Unlike above one this one has only three features, it can either provide cool air as a fan, or dehumidify the air as a dehumidifier, or chill up the room as an AC. This one has 24 hours on/off option, a sleep mode, and shows the temperature on the LED screen.
The installation of this device is not a troubling task. The machine comes with all the necessary items that will let you adjust and settle in the house. There is also a hose that will be linked with a dehumidifier for convenience.
- It is not expensive
- It is a 2-into-1 model
- Has a sleep and on and off function
- It is only and precisely for small rooms
- Loud compressor
Last but not least we have one by HoneyWell. Let’s being with its classy and sleek design which makes it a part of your bedroom to your garage. It is mainly covered with white colors but has an edgy black border giving it a new look.
It costs a bit above $400 which doesn’t make it a cheap choice and it will weigh around 76 pounds which isn’t lighter either. Standing tall at 71 inches will provide you comfort the way you like it.
Like B&D this one also stands tall to provide comforting cool air in a single vertical flow and it is designed in a stylish outfit that makes it look good.
As an air conditioner, it has air filters to provide not only cool but also clean air this one has two filters and will filter out little particles like dust and thin particles like hair. Cleaning these filters isn’t found to be as troublesome as you just have to remove it and wash it in the sink.
It will constantly show you the temperature that it is working on and you can control it through a remote without much trouble. With 24 hours of energy-saving mood, it works on sleeping mode and three fans will cool down your surroundings easily.
Lastly, as it also acts as a dehumidifier you will not have to constantly through away the water as it can reduce 80 pints of water by itself through the draining system.
- Two filters provide perfect function
- The water is emptied by the machine itself
- It is a bit expensive
- Not for large room
- Quite heavy
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