One of the things I look most forward to in the summer is the hot weather. The only downside is that hot summer days lead to uncomfortable, sweaty nights because our house heats up so much there is no way to cool it off before we go to sleep.

Although there are things you can do to chill out on summer nights – ice cold wash cloths or cold showers before sleep – there’s one appliance you can have in your home (and I plan on adding one to mine this summer) that will make you look forward to summer nights.

Portable air conditioners are an amazing appliance for a number of reasons. They can be moved from one room to the other, so you don’t have to hover in one cool room and ignore the rest of your house when it gets hot outside. Portable air conditioners are also self-contained, so you won’t have to permanently install them in your house.

The only thing you need to make sure of when installing a portable air conditioner in your home is that it is vented properly. Venting your portable air conditioner with an exhaust hose makes sure the hot air heads outside where it belongs, leaving you with nothing but a steady stream of ice, cold air.

Venting a portable air conditioner is actually very easy:

  • Decide where you want to put your portable air conditioner
  • Connect your air conditioner to the exhaust hose
  • Install the sliding window kit in your window, ensuring it is the right height
  • Connect the venting kit to the window kit
  • Turn on and enjoy cool air

Haier will also show you how easy it is to set up a portable air conditioner in this video:

So now that you know how to set one up, how do you choose the right portable air conditioner for you? Take a peek at Tom’s post on how to choose the right air conditioner size for your space then check out a few of the portable air conditioners now online at .

Cool off a small room 

Shutting the door on a room with a portable air conditioner will keep that room cool and comfortable. For a small room, the Haier 8000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is the perfect choice. This model runs with a single hose and has cool, fan, and dehumidify modes. It also comes with a washable mesh filter and the required window exhaust kit.

Chill out in your small space

Small apartments and condos offices will be no match for the heat this summer because the Danby 10000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner will keep them cool. It has coverage for up to 450 square feet, an auto on/off feature, and three fan speeds. The Danby Portable Air Conditioner is also easy to move around and place it where you need it because it has built in handles and castors.

Portable air conditioners are the perfect way to stay cool this summer. They’re easy to use, easy to maintain, and with a portable air conditioner as your trusty sidekick this year, you’ll be ready for all the sun and fun of the summer season.

If cool and comfortable is your summer goal, head over to Best Buy’s selection of air conditioners, fans, and dehumidifers right now.