Review Our Portable Air Conditioner Comparison &
Compare Portable Portable AC Performance, Efficiency, Price, and Cost.

 

We mention both price and cost because they are not always the same thing. A portable air conditioner may have a $400 lower price, yet use $400 or more extra electricity every year, giving it a higher cost. Climax portable AC units may cost more to buy but can pay back the difference within just a few months of use. Climax can lower your cooling costs by up to 66%. Below you can compare prices and operating costs of the leading ~12,000 BTU portable air conditioners.

 

95F outdoor
* 95F outdoor is the official DOE/ AHRI temperature for capacity testing (ANSI 220/240).
Mfr. Brand Model Max Net
BTU
Avg. Power Avg. List Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating
Rating  @ 95F Outdoor Watts Price Cost @ $.15/kWh Cost @ $.20/kWh Cost @ $.25/kWh Cost @ $.30/kWh Cost @ $.40/kWh Cost @ $.50/kWh
12,000 Honeywell MN12CES 5,250 1200 $499 $786 $1,048 $1,310 $1,572 $2,097 $2,621
12,000 Whirlpool ACP122GPW1 5,250 1280 $499 $839 $1,118 $1,398 $1,677 $2,236 $2,796
14,000 LG LP1414GXR 6,130 1380 $499 $904 $1,206 $1,507 $1,808 $2,411 $3,014
13,000 DeLonghi PACN130HPE 5,687 1465 $699 $960 $1,280 $1,600 $1,920 $2,560 $3,200
12,000 SoleusAir LX-120 5,250 1350 $403 $885 $1,179 $1,474 $1,769 $2,359 $2,948
12,000 Frigidaire FRA123PT1 5,250 1380 $547 $904 $1,206 $1,507 $1,808 $2,411 $3,014
12,000 Climax VS12 12,000 892 $899 $584 $779 $974 $1,169 $1,559 $1,948
12,000 Climax @ 50% VS12 6,000 499 $899 $327 $436 $545 $654 $872 $1,090
90F outdoor
 
Rating Brand Model Max Net
BTU
Avg. Power Avg. List Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating
 @ 90F Outdoor Watts Price Cost @ $.15/kWh Cost @ $.20/kWh Cost @ $.25/kWh Cost @ $.30/kWh Cost @ $.40/kWh Cost @ $.50/kWh
12,000 Honeywell MN12CES 6,600 1200 $499 $786 $1,048 $1,310 $1,572 $2,097 $2,621
12,000 Whirlpool ACP122GPW1 6,600 1280 $499 $839 $1,118 $1,398 $1,677 $2,236 $2,796
14,000 LG LP1414GXR 7,703 1380 $499 $904 $1,206 $1,507 $1,808 $2,411 $3,014
13,000 DeLonghi PACN130HPE 7,150 1465 $699 $960 $1,280 $1,600 $1,920 $2,560 $3,200
12,000 SoleusAir LX-120 6,600 1350 $403 $885 $1,179 $1,474 $1,769 $2,359 $2,948
12,000 Frigidaire FRA123PT1 6,600 1380 $547 $904 $1,206 $1,507 $1,808 $2,411 $3,014
12,000 Climax VS12 12,000 892 $719 $584 $779 $974 $1,169 $1,559 $1,948
12,000 Climax @ 58% VS12 7,000 576 $899 $377 $503 $629 $755 $1,006 $1,258
85F outdoor 
 
Rating Brand Model Max Net
BTU
Avg. Power Avg. List Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating
 @ 85F Outdoor /Watts Price Cost @ $.15/kWh Cost @ $.20/kWh Cost @ $.25/kWh Cost @ $.30/kWh Cost @ $.40/kWh Cost @ $.50/kWh
12,000 Honeywell MN12CES 7,950 1200 $499 $786 $1,048 $1,310 $1,572 $2,097 $2,621
12,000 Whirlpool ACP122GPW1 7,950 1280 $499 $839 $1,118 $1,398 $1,677 $2,236 $2,796
14,000 LG LP1414GXR 9,277 1380 $499 $904 $1,206 $1,507 $1,808 $2,411 $3,014
13,000 DeLonghi PACN130HPE 8613 1465 $699 $960 $1,280 $1,600 $1,920 $2,560 $3,200
12,000 SoleusAir LX-120 7,950 1350 $403 $885 $1,179 $1,474 $1,769 $2,359 $2,948
12,000 Frigidaire FRA123PT1 7,950 1380 $547 $904 $1,206 $1,507 $1,808 $2,411 $3,014
12,000 Climax VS12 12,000 892 $899 $584 $779 $974 $1,169 $1,559 $1,948
12,000 Climax @ 71% VS12 8,000 714 $899 $468 $623 $779 $935 $1,247 $1,559
80F outdoor
 
Rating Brand Model Max Net
BTU
Avg. Power Avg. List Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating Annual Operating
 @ 80F Outdoor Watts Price Cost @ $.15/kWh Cost @ $.20/kWh Cost @ $.25/kWh Cost @ $.30/kWh Cost @ $.40/kWh Cost @ $.50/kWh
12,000 Honeywell MN12CES 9,300 1200 $499 $786 $1,048 $1,310 $1,572 $2,097 $2,621
12,000 Whirlpool ACP122GPW1 9,300 1280 $499 $839 $1,118 $1,398 $1,677 $2,236 $2,796
14,000 LG LP1414GXR 10,851 1380 $499 $904 $1,206 $1,507 $1,808 $2,411 $3,014
13,000 DeLonghi PACN130HPE 10,075 1465 $699 $960 $1,280 $1,600 $1,920 $2,560 $3,200
12,000 SoleusAir LX-120 9,300 1350 $403 $885 $1,179 $1,474 $1,769 $2,359 $2,948
12,000 Frigidaire FRA123PT1 9,300 1380 $547 $904 $1,206 $1,507 $1,808 $2,411 $3,014
12,000 Climax VS12 12,000 892 $899 $584 $779 $974 $1,169 $1,559 $1,948
12,000 Climax @ 80% VS12 9,300 722 $899 $473 $785 $517 $1,029 $903 $2,248

 

*Assumes  50% Annual Operation, Average DC Inverter Savings, Neutral Humidity Conditions

 

The Most Efficient Portable Air Conditioners


Why is the Rated Capacity different from the Net Capacity? See how portable air conditioners are rated and understand why dual-hose and DC Inverter portable units like Climax perform so much better than similarly rated systems. Only Climax combines dual hose design with DC Inverter technology to make the most efficient possible portable air conditioner. Download DC Inverter Portable AC Brochure

 

 

 

 

 

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