The 5 Best Portable Air Conditioners to Efficiently Cool Your Home

 AEG 9000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
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Owning one of the best portable air conditioners is a necessity during the warm summer weather. Not only will they help you keep cool, but because they're portable you can easily move them from room to room, and they're generally cheaper than built-in or split systems. 

Whether you need to cool your home office, living room or bedroom, there are portable air conditioners which prevent overheating and provide the long-term cooling efficiency you require. 

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Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.