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Before the heat comes back I want to purchase a portable air conditioner. We have a central unit but north texas gets extremely hot and I just want to have something to cool supplemental a certain room and as backup as I don't want to run into situations where my main unit dies and we are without AC entirely.

I am thinking a 10000 btu unit. I have seen new units on ebay from some unknown brand starting at 180 usd but the price is not the main factor.

It needs to last, needs to be portable and should be able to cool a 10x10 room.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
Costco because of their kickass return policy. Portable ones are known to suck so that is probably the only place I would buy one. Plus in shipping they usually get damaged. A window unit is preferable although that isn't necessarily portable. Friedrich's are nice and pretty quiet for the $. After having some cheaper ones that I cycled through my Friedrich has been around for a few years and is a great little unit.

They definitely cost more but being able to hear the TV or even yourself think in a room with the A/C on IMO is worth a bit extra $$, especially if it's going to be on all the time.
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