The 7 Best Portable Air Conditioners and Coolers That Don’t Need a Window or Vent

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Welcome to The Cool Down, Hunker's definitive guide for staying cool, calm, and collected all summer long.

We're all for staying cool during the summer, but sometimes window A/C units aren't an option, especially if you don't have the right kind of windows. Thankfully, portable air conditioners and coolers exist and provide a little more flexibility when it comes to cooling down your space.

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Typically, portable air conditioners use a vent and still require a window for proper ventilation, but that's where portable, personal air conditioners and coolers come in. These small units beat bulky A/Cs and provide a cool breeze for a few hours minimum — all you need is water and ice.

Check out seven of our top portable air conditioner and cooler picks, below.

1. Shaalek Portable Air Conditioner, $49.88

The Shaalek Portable Air Conditioner Fan is equipped with three speeds and two timers, giving you cool air for five to seven hours. This portable A/C also comes with seven different light options.

2. Hea Boom Portable Air Conditioner, $46.99

This portable A/C not only keeps you cool but also purifies the air and has a refreshing misting feature, along with seven LED light options. With a large capacity water tank, this fan can run for six to eight hours.

3. Evapolar EvaChill Portable Evaporative Personal Air Cooler, $99

Using evaporative technology, the EvaChill cools areas of up to 45 square feet and humidifies and cleans the air for up to nine hours.

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4. Arctic Air Pure Chill Personal Air Cooler, $39.99

The Arctic Air Pure Chill Personal Air Cooler cools down hot and dry air with "Hydro-Chill technology" and an evaporative cooling system. It runs for 10 hours and can cool down up to 45 square feet of space.

5. Breezewell Evaporative Cooler Tower, $199.99

The Breezewell Evaporative Cooler Tower has a hefty 1-gallon water tank that can help cool down a room of up to 900 square feet. It also comes with a remote and has a timer feature.

6. Duomishu Personal Air Cooler, $42.99

With a 600-milliliter water tank, this personal air cooler/portable air conditioner functions for up to six hours. Plus, it has two misting options and three different speeds.

7. Azukin Portable Air Conditioner (X-Small), $45.99

This evaporative cooler fan doubles as an air purifier, all while helping you cool down this summer.

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