Updated April 05, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

The 6 Best Quiet Portable Air Conditioners

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in March of 2019. If you've come to dread late spring, when it's time to mount that heavy window air conditioner, then consider a portable option, instead. These still need to be vented, but they come with a hose kit, so you don't need to lift the whole unit. This makes them easier to move from room to room, too. Our selection includes the best quiet choices that will let you get a comfortable night's sleep. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best quiet portable air conditioner on Amazon.

6. JHS Wifi

5. Delonghi Pinguino

4. Della 12,000

3. Whynter ARC-14S

2. Emerson Quiet Kool

1. Honeywell Contempo

Editor's Notes

April 03, 2019:

We looked for models that offered a setting below 56 decibels so that the noise would not compete with regular conversation or the television.

The Honeywell Contempo took the top spot for having an energy-saving mode that registers below 50 decibels, making it perfect for bedrooms. We included the slightly louder Whynter ARC-14S for offering a dual hose option that allows for more efficient cooling and introduces fresh air into the room.

And despite some reports of extra vibrating noise with the JHS Wifi, we included it for it's wifi capability and because the vibrating noise seems to be an easy fix for those who experience the problem.


Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on April 05, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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