My room is TOO HOT! I need free-standing AC unit!
April 8, 2010 10:10 AM Subscribe
Please recommend a good portable air conditioner (non window mounted, freestanding most preferred) to cool my ridiculously hot room down.
posted by PetiePal to home & garden (7 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I currently live in a 2-story house. My room is unbearably hot anytime from April through August. My room has 2 air vents connected to the main central AC of the house. (One is behind the entry door and the other is behind my bed headboard. There is a secondary central AC unit that is attached to an extra bedroom we expanded in our house. I have a ceiling vent running from that room and to another as well.
Problem is even with both systems running my room is still unbearably hot. The only things that run on a daily basis are my desktop PC (which is well ventilated and has about 3-4 fans keeping it cool) and my LCD tv which is on maybe an hour or two each evening and off the rest of the day. Even with nothing on the room still is pretty hot. There is also a ceiling fan and a small Vornado fan I keep running to circulate things.
I can't really rearrange my furniture to provide less blockage to the vents but it doesn't seem like they do too much anyways. I'm considering getting a free-standing AC unit to sit in my room and pump out cold air as I'm having more and more trouble falling and staying asleep due to the heat.
What are some really good units I could get? Looking to stay below $500 if possible and free-standing units only, none of those mount in the window deals.