NewAir AC-10100E Ultra Compact 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review

NewAir AC-10100E

The main reason why I needed a portable air conditioner was because the temperature in my bedroom is over 80 degrees Fahrenheit, even with the central air conditioning on. This was a little warmer than I prefer, so instead of spending thousands of dollars on a new outdoor unit, I decided to purchase the NewAir portable air conditioner. Below you will discover my genuine review and the pros and cons that I have observed with the NewAir.

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Product Specifications

  • Compact construction with capabilities of cooling, ventilating, and dehumidifying up to a 325 square feet space
  • Energy efficient capabilities
  • Continuously operates for many hours, without draining, since it is equipped with an auto-evaporative component
  • Comes fully assembled, along with a window installation kit
  • Simplicity customizable temperature settings, with a 12-hr programmable timer and sleep mode feature



Portability is very important for me, because I needed the option of being able to transport the portable air conditioner back and forth from the bedroom to the living room. This unit weighs around 60.5 pounds, which does not require a lot of strenuous pulling and tugging to get it from one room to the next. The castor wheels are also wonderful, because it definitely makes the task a whole lot easier and quicker.

Extremely Cold Air

I must say that the NewAir blasts out cold air and keeps the area around my recliner and bed very comfortable, so that I can sleep throughout the night, without perspiring. I normally do not utilize the unit until later in the evening, when the central air seems to be at its maximum. When I return home after a day out with my friends, I switch the air conditioner on and within 30 minutes the room temperature will drop nearly 10-20 degrees.


I truly love the fact that the NewAir is capable of dehumidifying my small bedroom. This will prevent the buildup of mold and mildew, which can be very harmful to your health. This unit also utilizes a high tech self-evaporative system that uses some of the condensation to cool the compressor coils. This will definitely help increase the unit’s longevity, which is important to me, since I am on a strict financial budget. At least, I know that I will get my money’s worth with the NewAir.

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One disadvantage of the NewAir is that it requires ventilation, in order to work properly. I do not always feel comfortable about having to open my living room window to allow the hot air to vent outside. I had to do a little DIY tasking to create an opening for the vent pipe.

Not So User Friendly

It took me quite a while to get adjusted to the buttons on the unit. They contain icons, instead of words that would have made their purpose, so much easier to understand. I had to drag out the instruction booklet each time I adjusted the settings for at least a month after its first use.


The NewAir is not as quiet as I would have hoped. It took me quite a bit, before I was able to overcome the noise and get a good night’s sleep, but know that the decibel rating is 62. All in all, this is a very good portable air conditioner, but you may have to make some adjustments.

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NewAir AC-10100E Portable AC
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  • Updated September 30, 2016