Before we start, we ought to point out that we know that most of the modern offices already have some kind of a air conditioning system installed; however, if you have an office that doesn’t have one, the portable air conditioner is a great choice. However, choosing the best portable AC for an office is a bit different to choosing a cooling unit for your home. This mostly has to do with the fact that in the offices, you don’t have kitchens that create additional heat, but on the other hand, you do have to worry about the electronics and computers that create some heat. At home, you probably have two computers, while at work (depending on the size of the office, or the office space), there could be up to 10, or even 30 computers! Also, the size of the office plays a big role here, because there is a good chance that you’d have to buy more than one cooling unit, and this mostly has to do with the fact that the ceilings in offices are much higher than in homes.
So, if you don’t have a rather small office, you ought to buy a portable AC unit that works for medium or large rooms; this means that you should buy something that runs at 12,000 BTUs at least. We’ve tested some portable AC units that meet these demands, and here are the best 5 ones.
1 – Danby Premiere DPAC12010H; 12,000 BTU Dual Hose with Heater
This is a 4-in-1 eco unit that is great at cooling down both medium and the large sized room. It possesses the evaporative “Direct Drain” technology that allows you to just sit back and enjoy, without having to worry that much about drainage and emptying the unit.
2 – Whynter ARC-14SH; 14,000 BTU Dual Hose with Heater
You can frequently hear people saying that this is perhaps one of the best portable air conditioners out there. It has been tested and proven to be one of the most eco-friendly ACs out there, one of the fastest cooling units, and the one that maintains your desired temperature the best. It is a unit that offers 4 different functions.
3 – Honeywell MN12CES; 12,000 BTU Single Hose with Dehumidifier
Even though this is a single hose unit, it has become really popular rather quickly. It is a unit that offer 3 different functions (air conditioner, dehumidifier and a fan), and that has a bucket less auto evaporative system which is known for being really quiet.
4 – Whynter ARC-12S Eco-Friendly; 12,000 BTU
Just like the unit mentioned above, this one is also a 3-in-1 unit that is great at cooling down rooms. Whynter doesn’t make many single hose units, and this one is one of the best ones they have, regardless of the hose-system they use.
5 – Haier CPN11XCJ; 11,000 BTU with Dehumidifier
This one may be the last on our list, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not great. It may be a single hose unit with 3 functions, but it is great when it comes to cooling down the medium and large rooms. What’s amazing about it is the fact that it offers great quality for a really low price.