5 Best Self-Evaporating Portable Air Conditioners

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Air conditioner technology has definitely come a long way to making cooling more convenient for us. The recent models that have been released into the market are now equipped with a lot of different additional features that are meant to help users have a more personalized and hassle-free cooling experience.

An example of this is the self-evaporating capabilities that many units have nowadays. The way this works is that any collected moisture is reused and recycled to help cool the air more efficiently. Through this technology, you no longer have to constantly drain the water from your air conditioner to prevent the water from overflowing

Here’s a list of self-evaporating air conditioner recommendations to help you get started!

Things to Consider

Cooling Capacity

The most important factor to consider when buying a new unit is its cooling capacity. This is an air conditioner’s ability to lower the temperature of the room efficiently, and is commonly measured in British Thermal Units (BTU). As a rule of thumb, each square foot of space needs approximately 20 BTU to cool down without risking any discomfort.

Type of Air Conditioner

There are many different types available, and each one has its own advantages. Portable air conditioners can be placed almost anywhere with an electrical socket and don’t take up too much space. Window air conditioners can easily be installed as long as you have a large enough window. Mini-split systems can cool down a room more easily due to their higher positioning.

When choosing a type of unit to buy, make sure that you properly assess the layout and space availability in the space so that you can choose the most appropriate type. With that being said, a self-evaporating feature is much more commonly found in portable air conditioners.

Additional Costs

The additional costs incurred by a new unit doesn’t just stop at the purchasing of it. You can also expect a rise in your utility bills as air conditioners need electricity to operate. AC units also need to be regularly cleaned and maintained to work properly for much longer. Depending on the unit you get, you may also need to pay for professional installation.

List of Recommendations

Whynter ARC-14S Portable Air Conditioner ($449.00)

This portable air conditioner has an impressive 14,000 BTU rating that can cool down up to 500 square feet of space, and it also comes with a fan and dehumidifier operation to let you control your comfort. This unit is also aligned with environmental standards with an Energy Star Certification to ensure its energy efficiency, along with the CFC-free Green R-32 refrigerant that it uses.

You also never have to worry about loud operations because this unit peaks at a silent 56dbA noise level. It also features its Auto-Drain Technology that recycles the moisture collected from the cooling process to produce cold air. The remote control makes it easier to control this unit from anywhere in the room.

BLACK+DECKER BPACT08WT Portable Air Conditioner ($349.99)

With this portable air conditioner, you’re not only getting a powerful 8,000 BTU cooling capacity that can cover up to 350 square feet, but you’re also getting a fan and dehumidifier as well. It also comes with a programmable timer and a Sleep Mode that raises the temperature throughout the night for a more comfortable sleep.

You can switch between these settings with either the control panel on the unit, or the remote control that comes with it. This unit also makes maintenance much easier with a self-evaporating operation that prevents water from spilling out, as well as a washable air filter for easier cleaning.

DeLonghi Pinguino Cool Surround Portable Air Conditioner ($699.95)

This 8,600 BTU portable air conditioner can cover up to 700 square feet of space and ensure an even cooling with the built-in sensor in the remote control. It comes with a 3-in-1 operation mode as it comes equipped with a dehumidifying and fan mode, as well as motorized louvers and a programmable timer,  to help you achieve your preferred temperature.

Along with that, it also comes with Automatic Evaporation to remove condensation during the cooling and dehumidifying processes. The noise levels are kept to a minimum with a maximum of 52dbA at its highest setting. 

GE APCA11YBMW Portable Air Conditioner ($539.99)

With an 11,000 BTU that can easily cover a 450 square foot space, this portable air conditioner also has two fan speeds and dehumidifying capabilities. Additional features include a programmable timer and motorized louvers, as well as an Auto-Restart Function to help during any power outages.

The Auto-Evaporation Technology will evaporate any water in the unit to eliminate the need to drain the excess water, and the washable air filter makes maintenance that much easier. The entire unit can be controlled with the remote control from anywhere in the room.

EUHOMY AC-14 Portable Air Conditioner ($550.48)

This 14,000 BTU portable air conditioner also comes with other operational modes like dry mode, fan mode, auto mode, and a dehumidifier. Apart from that, it also comes with a remote control with a built-in temperature sensor that allows the AC unit to adjust the temperature around it to ensure even cooling throughout the space.

The Self-Evaporation System reuses the collected moisture from the air during the cooling and dehumidifying operations so that you won’t have to constantly stress about draining anything.

Here’s a summary of the recommendations:

Model Price Additional Features
Whynter ARC-14S Portable Air Conditioner $449.00 Fan, Dehumidifier, Energy Star Certification, R-32 Refrigerant, Silent Operations, Remote Control
BLACK+DECKER BPACT08WT Portable Air Conditioner $349.99 Fan, Dehumidifier, Programmable Timer, Sleep Mode, Remote Control, Washable Air Filter
DeLonghi Pinguino Cool Surround Portable Air Conditioner $699.95 Fan, Dehumidifier, Motorized Louvers, Programmable Timer, Silent Operations
GE APCA11YBMW Portable Air Conditioner $539.99 Fan, Two Fan Speeds, Dehumidifier, Programmable Timer, Motorized Louvers, Auto-Restart Function, Remote Control
EUHOMY AC-14 Portable Air Conditioner $550.48 Dry Mode, Fan, Auto Mode, Dehumidifier, Remote Control

When you don’t know the first thing about cleaning and maintaining a portable air conditioner, Luce Aircon is here to take care of all your cooling issues for you. From installations and cleanings to repairs and maintenance, our professional technicians are here to help your air conditioner stay cooler for longer.

Send us a message and schedule an appointment today!

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