Powerful floor air conditioners that keep you cool in the heat

Don’t sweat it.

person in hammock with dog
Keep it cool in any room.Drew Coffman via Unsplash

If you’re in the market for a new AC, consider a floor unit for keeping the temperature low in your home. They’re portable between rooms and generally stronger than window units. And while they take up a tiny bit of floor space, they are painless to set up. Floor air conditioners are especially useful for rooms with oddly shaped windows, since the vent size is flexible. They are also a godsend in humid climates, as most have a dehumidifier function that literally sucks the excess moisture out of the air. If you’re looking for twice the BTUs and less hassle, a floor AC is the move for you. Here are some of our favorites currently on the market.

Black + Decker BPACT10WT Portable Air Conditioner, 10,000 BTU
Cools rooms up to 250-square feet.Amazon

Built to cool a 20-foot-by-20-foot room, this 10,000 BTU air conditioner can bring your air temp down to a lovely 65 degrees. Its vent hose is 4 feet and 11 inches long and fits easily into any horizontal or vertical window. The standing unit is compact and rollable, making it easy to transport between rooms and store away during colder seasons. To clean the filter, simply remove it and run it under water twice a month. With both a LED display on the unit as well as a remote control, you can switch between cool, fan, and dehumidifying modes. It measures 16.5 x 11.5 x 26-inches.

Vremi 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner - Conveniently Cools Rooms 350 to 500 Square Feet
High power and convenience wrapped into one.Amazon

The Vremi’s 12,000 BTUs can cool up to 500-square feet of space down to 64-degrees. It has five modes: cool, sleep, fan, heat, and dry (or dehumidify). Use the remote control or LED display to change fan speed, mode, and time. To install, simply place the 5.6-foot hose into a horizontal window and plug the unit in. The Vremi has wheels, making it very easy to transport. It also has a removable and washable double filter. The unit measures 17.3 x 28.2 x 14 inches.

Honeywell, MN14CHCSBB Portable Air Conditioner with Heat Pump, Dehumidifier & Fan Cools & Heats Rooms Up to 450-550 Sq. Ft. with Remote Control, Black
Smart functions for sleep.Amazon

This 14,000-BTU unit cools—and heats—rooms as large as 550 square feet and boasts thermal overload protection for added electrical safety. It also has a convenient smart thermostat function, allowing you to set the temperature and have it work as hard or as little as it needs in order to maintain that temperature. It also auto-dehumidifies air, has three fan speeds, and can be installed in both horizontal and vertical windows. It has a four foot hose, so you don’t need to place the device directly in front of your window.