Bonus: Good Cheap Portable Air Conditioner
Est. Price:$349 | Buy it on Amazon
- Provides good, fast, and relatively quiet cooling on hot days, users say.
- 10,000 BTUs for coverage up to 450 square feet.
- 3-in-1 functionality: air condition, dehumidify, and fan-only settings (3 speeds).
- Continuous drain option for the dehumidifier and auto evaporation — no drip pan or water tank required.
- Electronic controls with remote; thermostat and 24-hour timer.
- Washable filter; filter-check light.
- Mounted on caster wheels and weighing 66 pounds, it's fairly easy to maneuver.
- 5-year warranty on the sealed system; 1 year on parts and labor.
- Scattered complaints about product failure after a couple of seasons.
- Lacks some desirable features for the price, including sleep mode, energy-saver mode, and auto-restart.
- No Energy Star certification or energy guide documentation; portable air conditioners tend to be much less energy efficient than window units.
Takeaway: Convenience and a user-friendly design are the greatest strengths of this Honeywell portable air conditioner, along with its chilling chops. Setting up the Honeywell MN10CES (which comes with a window venting kit and hose) is a breeze, reviewers say, and doesn't deter them from moving the unit into and out of rooms or storage as needed. They also report that large rooms cool down without a struggle. The MN10CES is cool on style, too, and available in a variety of colors, including white, black, and black/silver. But, buyer be warned: While most owners award points for dependability, some tell of breakdowns after just a few years of service.