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Best air conditioner sales and deals in August 2022

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Air conditioner sales are showing up across various retailers this week. As temperatures soar across the country, thousands are looking for ways to beat the heat and although summer isn't the ideal time to buy a new air conditioner from a deal point of view, we're rounding up the best air conditioner deals you can get now. 

Retailers from Home Depot to Walmart are taking from $50 to $200 off a wide variety of air conditioners including some of the best smart air conditioners we've reviewed. We're also spotting air conditioner sales on portable units. Although these units can be power hungry, the benefit to owning one is that it can be moved into hard to reach areas like a basement or attic. 

For deals on more home appliances, make sure to check out our coverage of the best refrigerator sales and best air fryer sales

Best air conditioner sales right now

Air Conditioner sales

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Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Compact Window AC: was $219 now $191 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Compact Window AC has received excellent reviews from Amazon users. It's an Amazon's Choice model offering 5,000 BTUs of power. It can cool rooms of up to 150 sq. ft and it has a washable mesh filter. 

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LG 5,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner: was $309 now $265 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This LG Window Air Conditioner is an inexpensive unit with 5,000 BTUs of power. It comes with a window mounting kit, which makes installation easy. It also has two cooling and fan speeds designed to keep you cool no matter the outside temperature. If you're looking for an inexpensive unit, air conditioner sales rarely get this cheap. 

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GE 8,000 BTU Smart Air Conditioner: was $329 now $269 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The GE Smart Window Air Conditioner is the best smart AC for modestly sized rooms, which makes them great for apartments. The AC is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT, which makes it one of the most connected ACs around. Plus, they come with a remote, have a three-speed cooling fan, and can be controlled via GE's Appliances app (Android and iOS). It's one of the best air conditioner sales we've seen.

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Cooling fans/AC: deals from $139 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Summer is coming. That means now is the time to invest in a new air conditioner. Fortunately, there are plenty of air conditioner sales that are slashing the prices of in-window units. After discount, ACs start at just $139. 

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GE 6,000 BTU Air Conditioner: was $250 now $209 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The GE AHQ06LZ Air Conditioner offers three fan speeds and 6,000 BTUs of power that can quickly cool a room of up to 250 sq. ft. It's one of the least expensive air conditioner sales we've seen. It's cheaper than last week's price. 

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Insignia 8,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner: was $369 now $339 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Insignia is Best Buy's signature electronics brand. This 8,000 BTU air conditioner can cool rooms up to 350 sq. ft. It offers three cooling settings, a remote, and auto shut-off mode. There's also an indicator light that tells you when to clean its filter. 

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LG 10,000 BTU Smart Window Air Conditioner: was $439 now $375 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG Smart Window Air Conditioner lets you control your home temperature from anywhere. It also works with Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can use voice commands to turns the unit on/off. It can cool rooms of up to 450 square feet. 

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LG Dual Inverter 14,000 BTU Air Conditioner: was $509 now $429 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The LG Dual Inverter AC is the best smart air conditioner (opens in new tab) you can buy. It uses LG's dual-inverter compressor, which continually adjusts its speed, rather than turning on and off like a traditional compressor. LG says this technology should provide energy savings of up to 25%. This model comes with a remote control, works with Alexa and Google Assistant, and can be controlled via the LG SmartThinQ app.

Portable Air Conditioner sales

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Colzer Portable Air Conditioner 10,000 BTU: was $399 now $289 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Colzer portable AC is equipped with two fan speeds (low, high) plus an auto fan to maintain a steady circulation of cool air. It's designed to cover large rooms up to 400 square feet. It's on sale for $289. 

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Gymax Evaporative Portable Air Conditioner: was $176 now $136 @ Home Depot (opens in new tab)
Perfect for your home office, this portable air conditioner offers 3 modes of cooling and a total of 10,000 BTU. It features a water tank which can be frozen and used to power the machine. It also has built-in caster wheels that make it easy to move from room to room. 

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Costway 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner: was $308 now $286 @ Home Depot (opens in new tab)
This Costway portable AC features 8,000 BTU, which means it can cool rooms of up to 230 sq. ft. It has a 24-hour programmable timer to help save on energy. There's also a built-in dehumidifier function that makes your home less susceptible to allergens such as dust mites and mildew.

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Ukoke 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner: was $479 now $386 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Offering 10,000 BTU of cooling power, this smart portable AC can cool rooms up to 300 sq. ft in size. The 3-in-1 unite also works as a fan and dehumidifier. It also works with Amazon Alexa, so you can control your AC via voice commands or via the unit's mobile app. 

Next: Check out our guide on how to clean an air conditioner and the top 7 deals to help you stay cool and beat the heat.

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.