Black + Decker BPACT08WT 8000 BTU Portable Bedroom Air Conditioner

Last updated date: November 16, 2020

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8.1

Black + Decker BPACT08WT 8000 BTU Portable Bedroom Air Conditioner

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We looked at the top Bedroom Air Conditioners and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bedroom Air Conditioner you should buy.

Editor's Note November 16, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bedroom Air Conditioner for a detailed review of all the top bedroom air conditioners.

Overall Take

Quickly bring the temperature down in your room with this movable air conditioning unit. It’s portable for your convenience, and it boasts 8,000 BTU of power.


In our analysis of 7 expert reviews, the Black + Decker Black + Decker 8000 BTU Portable Bedroom Air Conditioner placed 3rd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

QUIET & POWERFUL - Our 5,000 BTU (8,000 BTU ASHRAE) compact air conditioner (16.5 x 11.5 x 26 in,) will keep you cool and comfortable all summer. An adjustable fan speed cools the air to 65°F at the coolest setting. Sleep mode makes it extra quiet while you rest. PERFECT FOR SMALL ROOMS - This floor-standing portable AC unit provides steady, fast, effective cooling for rooms up to 150 sq. ft. It’s the ideal small air conditioner for dorms, apartments, cabins, campers, offices, bedrooms, or living rooms. SIMPLE & QUICK TO INSTALL – Just wheel this portable air conditioner into any room with a double hung or sliding window. Attach the included hose (4’ 11”) & window adapter, & plug it in to an outlet! At the end of the season, just unhook & store. EASY TO USE & CLEAN – The simple remote control & top-mounted LED display with 24-hour timer allow you to precisely control the air temperature. To clean the filter, just slide it out twice a month, rinse it thoroughly under running water, & put it back. 3-in-1 FUNCTIONALITY - Combines 3 energy efficient functions for all of your cooling & ventilation needs with cool, fan, & dehumidifying modes all in one machine. Bucket-less, self-evaporating operation makes your living space cool, clean and dry.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.6
3 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
4,852 user reviews

What experts liked

This unit isn't too bad to carry, with handles that are decently comfortable to grab. There is enough contouring to make them relatively ergonomic
- Tech Gear Lab
If you need a portable air conditioner for single rooms, then the 5,000-BTU BPACT08WT should suffice.
- Smart Homes for Living
An affordable, portable air conditioner that is easy to install and is best for smaller rooms
- BestReviews

What experts didn't like

Its mediocre cooling capabilities make it quite hard to recommend as a good pick. There are much better A/C's that don't cost that much more,
- Tech Gear Lab
if your goal is to cool multiple rooms or large spaces like basements or living rooms, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
- Smart Homes for Living
Not great for bigger spaces
- BestReviews

An Overview On Bedroom Air Conditioners

Air conditioning is a comfortable convenience that can be a necessity for people with temperature sensibility, breathing issues, or chronic pain. Although most homes now offer full-house air conditioning run on a central HVAC unit, older homes might not; alternately, homeowners may want to cool a single room at night rather than an entire house, to save money on the utility bills.

Most people sleep better during hot evenings if a room is not just cool, but low humidity as well, so many single-room air conditioning units also include a dehumidifier option. Since most of these units are portable, they can also be used to keep an office or study manageable during the daytime, then moved into a bedroom at night.

The first thing to consider when looking at bedroom or single-room air conditioners is the size of the space to be cooled; larger spaces will need a unit with more capacity, which usually means more expensive. Also consider whether the room suits a standard window mount or one of the new upstanding units, many of which come with wheels for even easier relocation.

Many units offer a combination dehumidifier and regular fan, so consider whether these options are helpful or unnecessary. Since so many things in life now are digital, also consider whether or not the added convenience of remote controls, voice activation or smartphone integration are amenities that will add value.

The Bedroom Air Conditioner Buying Guide

  • Window units automatically drain any gathered condensation outside into the yard. With standalone units, you’ll want to check whether they have a reservoir that needs to be emptied at certain intervals, or a drainage hose that will require an out-the-window connection.
  • Larger rooms will require bigger BTUs, but watch the noise level — larger units can make more noise. If quiet is necessary, there are high-efficiency models available.
  • Size isn’t everything; if a room has big windows that take in sun, or is near a kitchen, for example, that room may also require a unit with higher BTUs to keep up with the higher heat load.
  • For homeowners with allergies, check the filters on a single-room unit; many offer filters that will reduce the amount of dust and allergens in the room while cooling, or during use as a fan.
  • Units with remote controls can be switched on/off and changed from across the room; units with smartphone capabilities can be controlled from outside the house.