In a house without central air, a portable or window air conditioner can be the difference between a long stretch of unbearable dog days and a season of carefree comfort. These compact, self-contained cooling machines are also perfect for supplementing an overtaxed central-air system to wipe out persistent hotspots in the home on the most stifling, humid days. And don't underestimate the appeal of a spare window unit when your trusty central air goes belly up during a heat wave — your sanity may depend on it.
If you're looking to beat the heat with a new air conditioner, below you'll find links to the three most common styles of air conditioning units; window, in-wall, and portable. After following the links, you'll be able to narrow your search down even more if you'd like by selecting your desired price range, BTUs and more. Simply look for the filter categories beneath the "Narrow Your Results" heading on the right side of the page. You'll see air conditioners from Frigidaire, LG, Sharp, Danby and more.