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Cool your home with an air conditioner

When the summer starts to heat up and you want to cool the inside of your home, an air conditioner is what you need. Best Buy has a wide range of portable air conditioners and window air conditioners you can easily install in any type of home.

Window air conditioner

Window air conditioners are placed in a window in your bedroom, kitchen, living room, or basement. They are mounted securely to the sill and have brackets that snugly fit the side of your window to prevent hot air from entering. Because it’s mounted, a window air conditioner is meant to stay in one room, so it’s not a portable air conditioner you can move from room to room.

Portable air conditioner

A portable air conditioner is an all-in-one unit you can move from room to room in your home. This type of air conditioner comes with a vent hose you’ll need to drape out a window, so you’ll want to place it near a window and an electrical outlet. These portable air conditioners are great if you live in one floor home and you want to use your air conditioner everywhere.

Window air conditioner or portable air conditioner?

Which air conditioner you choose depends on what type of room you would like to cool, what type of home you live in, and how large the space is.

If you live in your own home and you are happy to mount a window air conditioner to a window sill, you may want to choose a window air conditioner for the main rooms in your home. When you live in a condo or apartment, your strata group or landlord may not want a mounted air conditioner visible in your window. In that case, you may choose a portable air conditioner so you can move it from room to room in your apartment and enjoy cool air wherever you are.

What you should look for when buying an air conditioner

There are a few things you’ll want to take into consideration when buying an air conditioner. To start, you’ll want to choose the right cooling capacity and that is measured in BTU (British Thermal Units). The higher the BTU, the more powerful your air conditioner will be. To determine your appropriate BTU you’ll need to know how big the room is that you’re trying to cool. As an example, a 5000 BTU air conditioner will cool a room that’s 100 to 150 square feet.

There are also unique features on window air conditioners and portable air conditioners. You can find models with remote controls and sleep timers so they turn down as you sleep. In the case of portable air conditioners, you’ll find 3-in-1 units that cool, work as a fan, and dehumidify. Browse from a selection of air conditioners offered by brands like InsigniaDanby, LG or Hisense

Air conditioners on sale

Best Buy offers air conditioners on sale, so if you’re looking for an air conditioner you’ll want to take a look at window air conditioners on sale and portable air conditioners on sale.

Find the right air conditioner for your home at Best Buy.