What’s not so fun? Being sweaty. And, you guessed it, summer is prime time for sweating through your clothes and subsequently looking atrocious in any and all cute photo opportunities. (Pro tip: Avoid gray shirts or prepare for new and unplanned designs on your top.)
That’s why it is monumentally important to have an air conditioning unit that will, at the very least, keep you comfortable at home while the humidity wreaks havoc upon the rest of the outside world. But, powerful ACs present a not-so-itty-bitty problem that many of us rarely consider: Their effect on our environment. Read more...More about Tech, Climate, Science, Home Appliances, and Eco Friendly
BEST OVERALLLG Art Cool Mirror
Packed with plenty of high-end features and energy-savings functions, it's a hard one to beat.
BEST FOR SMALL SPACESEvapolar EvaLight Personal Air Cooler
Put it near your desk or in your office to keep you cool while you work, or position yourself in front of it while you play video games.
BEST SMART CONTROLSFrigidaire Cool Connect
Use the Frigidaire app to control the device from anywhere and thus conserve energy consumption.
BEST WINDOW UNITLG LW1817IVSM
This is one of the best window units you can get — although it's pricey, the smart features, unique modes, and energy savings make it a worthy purchase.
BEST PORTABLE UNIT WITH A DEHUMIDIFIERHoneywell MN12CES
A good option for those looking for a portable AC unit and the dehumidifying function is a nice touch.
BEST FOR A LOW BUDGETWhirlpool Energy Star
A great budget option that still includes helpful, eco-friendly features.
BEST YEAR-ROUND CLIMATE CONTROLNewAir 14100H
Thanks to the built-in heater, this AC unit can be useful throughout the entire year.
HIGHEST RATED ON AMAZONWhynter ARC-14S
Online reviewers love this machine for its speed and dependability.
BEST BUNDLEPioneer Mini Split AC with Heat Pump
This comprehensive AC bundle practically pays for itself with its year-round value and energy-saving attributes.
BEST VALUETosot Window Air Conditioner
The device will even regulate the temperature based on how hot or cold the environment is around the included controller.