Window Vs. Portable AC

Do you have that one room or bedroom in your home that just doesn’t seem to cool or heat? Or is your AC system just not able to keep up in the hot summer months? Perhaps you just want to add air conditioning to you patio, sun room, man cave, or workshop/garage?

I can show you two ways to remedy those issues without having to hire a contractor or spend thousands of dollars like your HVAC repair man has told you to.

Window AC Units

Window AC units often get a bad name because they run the electric bill up or they are ghetto or ugly. All that stuff is a thing of the past believe me. The new window units are far more efficient and have sleek and slim designs now and during operation are almost silent.




Don’t I need a professional to install it ?

No, Window units come with EZ install kits so you can install them in just about any window or opening.

Window unit PRO’s

My Recommendation

GE has stood the test of time by manufacturing high quality and long lasting products. Time and time again i find myself servicing GE window AC or central AC units that are 25+ years old and still running. Frigidaire is also a brand that has been around forever that makes high quality products.


  • 14,000 BTU, 11.8 CEER, 115 Volts
  • Electronic digital thermostat with remote
  • 3 cooling / 3 fan speeds
  • ENERGY STAR(R) qualified
  • EZ Mount window kit with slide-out chassis
  • Cools 300 sq ft

Portable AC Units

Portable AC units are great for this obvious reason, THEY’RE PORTABLE ! So when you have extra company coming to your home and don’t want to strain your air conditioner and cause a breakdown these are for you. The AC company I work for loans these units to customers if we cant get their AC running right away due to parts not being available or during a new installation so they have a bit of relief during that process. These units stand on the floor and will freeze you out of any room up to 650 sq ft. All you will need to do is plug in and run the attached vent out a window or door.


My Recommendations

Honeywell is a mainstay in the HVAC world in fact if you look at your thermostat it is probably a Honeywell thermostat. What i like about their portable AC units is the design. The design has a futuristic look goes great in modern homes. Honeywell also produces their unit in white if the black and silver model is too much for you . The two models i recommend are currently on sale 20% OFF

  • 14,000 BTU portable air conditioner with 13,000 BTU built-in heat pump
  • No bucket No drain design cools areas up to 650 sq. ft. and dehumidifies up to 79.2 pints per day
  • Digital LED display, precise feater-touch controls and full-function remote control
  • 3 speeds and automatic on/off timer from 1-24 hours
  • Powerful air flow and quiet operation (55 dbA)






4 Replies to “Window Vs. Portable AC”

  1. I would imagine the portable units would be great if you have windows that can’t accommodate a standard air conditioning unit. Do the portable units use a lot of electricity? I’m physically handicapped with limited mobility issues. How hard is it to move this unit? Thanks for your help!

    1. Hey MRS. Kathy! The portable unit requires no permanent installation and four caster wheels provide easy mobility between areas. With the new Technology these portable AC units and the window units are far more efficient then they used to be I can honestly say it wouldn’t fluctuate your electric bill more than $10-$12. Check back soon for more tips!

  2. Hi Stacey.

    I just read your post on window vs portable air conditioners.

    I am familiar with window air conditioners and cool my home with 2 of them. One in my kitchen window and one in my bedroom. I am so thankful for them in the dog days of summer (although it’s hard to imagine that in these freezing days of winter) Lol.

    I never knew about portable air conditioners. I suppose they work out well in some situations, though.

    Thanks for an informative review.


    1. Hello Mrs. Brickley.

      Thanks for reading my post. Those window units sure are clutch if you don’t have central heat and air. The portable AC systems are becoming more and more popular the reason being they are more efficient and easier on the eyes, not to mention the fact that they are virtually silent during operation. Please check back soon i will be posting DIY maintenance tips on window AC units.

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