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10 of the best ecofriendly air conditioners according to online reviews

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Ah, summer. It’s the perfect time for many exciting and nostalgia-driven pastimesPool parties, BBQs, beach trips — fun!

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...

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BEST OVERALL

LG Art Cool Mirror

Packed with plenty of high-end features and energy-savings functions, it's a hard one to beat.

  • Type: Wall-Mounted
  • BTU: 12,000
  • Energy Star Certified: Yes
$669 from AJ Madison

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BEST FOR SMALL SPACES

Evapolar 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.

  • Type: Portable
  • BTU: N/A
  • Energy Star Certified: No
$129 from Amazon

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BEST SMART CONTROLS

Frigidaire Cool Connect

Use the Frigidaire app to control the device from anywhere and thus conserve energy consumption.

  • Type: Window
  • BTU: 6,000
  • Energy Star Certified: Yes
$279 from Home Depot

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BEST WINDOW UNIT

LG 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.

  • Type: Window
  • BTU: 18,000
  • Energy Star Certified: Yes
$609.99 from LG Electronics

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BEST PORTABLE UNIT WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER

Honeywell MN12CES

A good option for those looking for a portable AC unit and the dehumidifying function is a nice touch.

  • Type: Portable
  • BTU: 12,000
  • Energy Star Certified: Yes
$499 from Amazon

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BEST FOR A LOW BUDGET

Whirlpool Energy Star

A great budget option that still includes helpful, eco-friendly features.

  • Type: Window
  • BTU: 6,000
  • Energy Star Certified: Yes
$208.30 from Amazon

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BEST YEAR-ROUND CLIMATE CONTROL

NewAir 14100H

Thanks to the built-in heater, this AC unit can be useful throughout the entire year.

  • Type: Portable
  • BTU: 14,000
  • Energy Star Certified: Yes
$541.99 from Amazon

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HIGHEST RATED ON AMAZON

Whynter ARC-14S

Online reviewers love this machine for its speed and dependability.

  • Type: Portable
  • BTU: 14,000
  • Energy Star Certified: Yes
$469.99 from Amazon

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BEST BUNDLE

Pioneer Mini Split AC with Heat Pump

This comprehensive AC bundle practically pays for itself with its year-round value and energy-saving attributes.

  • Type: Wall-Mounted
  • BTU: 12,000
  • Energy Star Certified: Yes
$740.73 from Amazon

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BEST VALUE

Tosot Window Air Conditioner

The device will even regulate the temperature based on how hot or cold the environment is around the included controller.

  • Type: Window
  • BTU: 8,000
  • Energy Star Certified: Yes
$299.99 from Amazon

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