15 Best Air Conditioners of 2022 for Summer, by Review

If there’s anything we don’t like, it’s that it’s subjected to sticky, sweltering temperatures in the summer. So, we turn to (and literally turn on) a trusted air conditioner.

It’s one of those handy luxuries that you can’t overlook because your weather app is running around with sun emojis, right? It’s a worthwhile investment and worth buying ASAP (with the best humidifiers and dehumidifiers we’ve rounded up – yes, there is a difference).

After all, now is the perfect time to pick one up for yourself for all-day cool comfort.

Not to mention, it’s also a great time to pick up some new outdoor patio furniture, a swimsuit under $35 on Amazon, and a handy outdoor cooler for your future days at the beach.

We’ve curated an edit of the 15 Best Air Conditioners of 2022 to make your life easier. From portable air conditioners to ones that fit in your window, there’s an option for everyone.

Ahead, find our best models, backed by hyper-enthusiastic reviews. This is one of our most useful buying guides for this (not to mention one of the the coolest).

Reviews: 33,000+


With the most overall reviews on Amazon, we’re not at all surprised that Black + Decker’s portable air conditioner is the star of the show. With a remote control, an adjustable fan, and its win-win situation for being easy to clean and easy to set up, we’re almost ready to pick this one.

Reviews: 7,200+

Whynter Portable Air Conditioner

Sleek and coated with an activated carbon filter, the Whynter portable air conditioner is perfect for those who want to be cool while still looking for a modern aesthetic. This model cools up to 500 square feet of space and comes with advanced auto-drain technology to use and recycle your room’s humidity to produce cool air (pretty amazing, huh)?

Reviews: 9,300+

Midea Smart Inverter Window Air Conditioner

If you’re looking for a wall-mounted air conditioner, Midea’s Smart Inverter model deserves all the praise. It’s designed to be nine times quieter than traditional units (Hallelujah) and is Energy Star certified to save 35% more energy.

Not to mention, its U-shaped design allows your window to swing open, allowing you to bring fresh air into your home. It is also Wi-Fi enabled and can be controlled with the paired MideaAir app on iOS or Android.

Reviews: 10,500+

Frigidaire Window Mounted Room Air Conditioner

Frigidaire, in addition to creating stylish and stellar refrigerators, creates a well-received air conditioner that costs less than $400. This model is one of our favorites for several reasons: (1) it has three different fan speeds for custom cooling, (2) has a sleep mode to maximize energy savings, and (3) has a programmable timer to preset the unit on or off in 30 minute increments.

Reviews: 11,600+

SereneLife Compact Portable Air Conditioner

If we’re being honest, some of us want to be cool as a cucumber but don’t have room for a unit monstrosity (we get it, which is why SereneLife is one of our favorites). The highly rated machine has a lightweight body, comes with three modes of operation – cooling, dehumidifier and fan – and has a remote control for easy-to-use handling.

Reviews: 3,600+

GE Smart Window Air Conditioner

GE’s Smart Widnow air conditioner is a splurge, but well worth it. The unit is Energy Star rated, is amazing for small rooms (thanks to its 12,000 BTU spec, although that can be customized) and is easy to use, lots of noise for the paired SmartHQ app to control the room mistress of the window from anywhere.

Reviews: 4,800+

Midea Duo Smart Ultra-Quiet Portable Air Conditioner

Midea’s fan-favorite window air conditioner comes in a portable option: the Duo Smart Ultra-Quiet model. With specific emphasis on ultra-quietwe swear by this one for its innovative duo-house design, which allows the unit to draw air in and exhaust it out.

Reviews: 8,800+

Ontel Arctic Air Ultra Air Cooler

If you’re on a budget and desperate for something to keep you cool, Ontel’s Arctic Air Ultra Air Cooler is a pretty nifty buy. It has nearly 9,000 pleasant reviews and is suitable for your nightstand, dorm room, or small space that needs a little more wind.

Reviews: over 1,300

Rollibot Alexa-Voice Control Portable Air Conditioner

Rollibot’s Alexa-Voice-Enabled Portable Air Conditioner ticks all our boxes when it comes to these units: it’s voice-activated (of course), has dehumidification and fan settings, and is lightweight. Plus, it’s also backed by a one-year warranty, in case anything goes wrong.

Reviews: 1,100+

Shinco portable air conditioner with integrated dehumidifier

Stellar for cooling up to 400 square feet, Shinco’s portable air conditioner is a durable option that’s easy to install and easy to maneuver. Its lowest speed is also ultra-quiet and ideal for sleeping.

Reviews: 2,200+

Breezewell 3-in-1 Evaporative Portable Air Conditioner

Ideal for dry climates, the Breezewell 3-in-1 Evaporative Portable Air Conditioner is a must-have that hooks up in a jiffy. Not only does it have three modes – wind, humidify and cool – but it runs on 75% less electricity than the average brand (impressive) and, just as impressive, it costs less than $200.

Reviews: 139+ top rated

Costway 3 in 1 Portable Evaporative Air Conditioner Cooler with Remote Control
Bed bath and beyond

As one of Bed Bath & Beyond’s highest rated items, Costway’s portable air conditioner is on the go. Its water reservoir runs for nearly eight hours, it comes with a remote control for added convenience, and it even has a built-in timer so you can be notified when it’s on. That said, it’s one of the best prices we’ve found that doesn’t compromise on quality.

Reviews: over 1,000

Toshiba WiFi Portable Air Conditioner with Dehumidifier Mode and Remote Control
The reception deposit

Alexa, can you turn on the air conditioning? Those voice commands sound great, and with Toshiba’s portable WiFi air conditioner, it’s possible. It’s compatible with your BFF Alexa or Google Assistant, circulates and even dehumidifies the air well, and has an easy-to-use digital control panel. If you want a model that will last for years, this one fits the bill.

Reviews: 4,100+

Vremi Portable Air Conditioner

Dubbed an Amazon’s Choice product, the Vremi portable air conditioner features an auto-shutoff feature (for which we thank the heavens, as well as our electric bills), an LED display for touchscreen convenience, and is easy to move and install. For $100 off, it’s definitely worth grabbing right now.

Reviews: over 1,400

Cool Living window air conditioner with installation kit

If you are looking for a wall-mounted air conditioner, consider the model from Cool Living. Dressed with an installation kit at your disposal, it is perfectly compact for your bedroom or dorm, while offering different warranty options.

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Karl M. Bailey