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End-of-summer steal! This portable AC makes a room 20° colder in minutes — and it's 40% off

What is it?

This year has been a hot one! And while many of us would like to think fall is here, the truth is, heat waves are still rolling across the country — and we’re scouring the internet for easy ways to keep our cool (that are also easy on the wallet). From chilling towels to tower fans, we've found some great solutions, but the need for air conditioning is real. Lucky for us, Amazon has a budget-friendly AC unit: the Midea Portable Air Conditioner is just $199 (down from $339). That's over 40% off for some incredible end-of-summer savings!

This 8,000 BTU unit cools up to 175 square feet and includes a window installation kit along with a remote control.

$199 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal?

Portable air conditioners can cost upwards of $500, so considering this one clocks in at less than half of that puts it on the more affordable end of the spectrum. It's also racked up thousands of perfect reviews to back it up, and the fact that it has dehumidifier and fan functions means you'll get year-round use out of it. Plus, any markdown of over 40% makes our ears perk up!

Why do I need this?

Some of us are lucky enough to have central air conditioning, but in places where heat waves are a new thing, a portable unit is in order. Big enough to cool down 175 square feet, this 8,000 BTU unit comes with a hose and brackets to attach to a window. And just in case you need to move it, it has wheels so you can roll it into any room that needs cooling. The Midea Portable Air Conditioner also features a remote control and it can be set up to automatically turn on with a timer.

air conditioner on a colorful background
You don't have to sweat it out until fall actually gets here. (Photo: Amazon)

What reviewers say

Nearly 4,000 Amazon customers are already converts. "My only regret is that I didn’t purchase it before," wrote one enthusiastic shopper. "My cat and I love it!"

It even brings relief to customers in the Deep South. “Are you getting a little tired of all this heat?” asked a Gulf Coast resident. "Then order it ... it will make your life more comfortable. It's the best AC unit I've ever used. If this works great in an area infamous for harsh weather (from heat waves to hurricanes), then it will work great anywhere in the country. It's probably the best investment you'll make all year.”

Some use it as the main cooling system for smaller spaces, others use it to cool down a single room to avoid cooling down a whole house.

“When the AC to your house can’t keep up, this is what you need," one cool customer reported. "This unit keeps my room freaking ice cold and it does it fast, too. Hooked it up and now I'm chilling (literally).”

“My room is over a garage, and if yours is too, you know this means your room is cold in the winter and hot in the summer,” wrote a rave reviewer. “I don’t know why we can put a man on the moon, but can’t fix this seemingly easier issue. This thing sucked the hot air out and made my room an igloo in 15 minutes.”

"I was originally looking for a unit to go in my bedroom because we live in hot AZ, and it’s hot in my room," shared a final fan. "This little beast gets our room cooled down in less than an hour! The filters are easy to clean, the tube to release the excess water is provided (we have to dump our bowl at least two to three times a day), easy to navigate, has wheels to roll the unit around. The only thing I wish it came with was more of the foam liners for the window. Other than that, the unit is great!" (Psst: Here's a roll of foam insulation if you need extra!)

Wheels make the unit easy to move from room to room.

$199 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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