The 6 Best Quiet Portable Air Conditioners
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.
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.