Hi I’m William, founder of BestPortableAC.net and I’d like to say thank you for dropping by.
Unlike many consumers I always look at reviews before buying something even more so if the product is worth more than a hundred dollars, I’m pretty sure a lot of you do the same thing.
How can this website help me find the right portable air conditioner?
There are a number of sites out there that curate reviews from shopping sites as well as from bloggers and technology sites then present it to the consumer in an easy-to-digest form so that they don’t waste time reading hundreds of pages worth of reviews on different sites.
TheWireCutter and PopularMechanics are two of the top dogs out there but they don’t focus on one product niche but as you’ll notice they write reviews on a broad range of products and even services.
This is what makes us different from the two above is that we focus on only portable air conditioners. Here, I’ll feature every type of portable air conditioner found in the market. Looking for something for a specific need? Like portable air conditioners for your apartment, bedroom, garage, car, RV or even grow room, we’ve got you covered!
How did you come up with the top 5/10 lists?
Everything here is based on consumer reviews, nothing is made up nor sugar coated. If a product gets rave reviews, I say it, if it’s not a good product then it also reflects in the write-up.
Ranking is based on the combination of factors – usability, build-quality, BTU, hose type, warranty, consumer rating, customer service and price.
How’s the selection process?
First step is going to Amazon to gather the top rated products then narrow it down according to popularity and average rating. The product has to have at least 20 reviews (combined) to meet the criteria of course the more reviews the better.
After narrowing down a list of 5 to 10, I scour the net for video and individual blog reviews from bloggers. The list is narrowed down further to the top 5 is based on the factors I mentioned above. I also look at feedback from other shopping sites to gather more consumer data on how the product performed.
I then write down individual product reviews so I can carefully dissect the strengths and weaknesses of each portable air conditioner and from there make a decision on the top 5.
Everybody knows that Amazon is the top online retail store that offers the best deals, sometimes even better than the manufacturers. And if something goes wrong with the product, they also have one of the best customer care policies on the web so it is a no-brainer.
Why do all this work for free?
My main goal is to help people out and if I do my job right and help in your decision to purchase an air conditioner through my site I get a commission through the Amazon associates program.