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Model # PS-81 Store SKU # 1000793978

Portable AC cools a room and removes humidity via the included hose kit and is on castors allowing the unit to be moved from room to room as needed.

  1. Cool a room without any ductwork or any special wiring, and move the unit from room to room as needed
  1. Ideal wherever temporary cooling is needed or where a window A/C isn't an option
  1. Built-in condensate disposal. 24-hour on/off timer, auto restart
  1. 60" single hose for fast installation
  1. Automatic louver swing
  1. Washable filter is easily accessed



Assembled Depth (in inches)
Assembled Height (in inches)
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
Assembled Width (in inches)
Packaged Depth (in inches)
Packaged Height (in inches)
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
Packaged Width (in inches)


Air Conditioner Features
Auto Restart, Oscillating Vents, Casters, Remote Control, Self Evaporating, Dehumidifier, Programmable
Appliance Type
Portable Air Conditioners
Average Decibel Rating (dBA)
Colour Family
Commercial & Residential
Cooling Area (sq. ft.)
Cooling Rate (BTU/hr)
8000 BTU
Country of Origin
Filter Type
Hose Exhaust
Moisture Removal Capacity (pints/day)
Noise Level Maximum (dBA)
Number of Cool Settings
Number of Fan Speed
Oscillating Vents
Programmable Timer
Programmable Timer
Remote Control
Remote Control
Sleep Mode
Voltage (volts)
115 Volts
Works With (Smart Home)

Warranty / Certifications

One Year
8,000 BTU 115V Portable ACComfort Aire 8,000 BTU 115V Portable ACPortable AC cools a room and removes humidity via the included hose kit and is on castors allowing the unit to be moved from room to room as needed.
Comfort Aire
The Home Depot Canada
8,000 BTU 115V Portable AC is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 37.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless! Although the unit cools efficiently, the design is completely useless. The condensation pan at the bottom of the unit is so small that it needs to be drained almost every hour, and the location of the drain (at the bottom of the unit) means it cannot be drained into a bucket or other container. The unit cannot be left on all day while you are away, because the pan needs to be drained so regularly (the cooling unit shuts off when the pan is full), unless the unit can be located directly over a floor drain. BAD design!
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent air conditioning! I had bought this air conditioning from the Home Depot online and got free shipping. It took a while to get since UPS had a tough time bringing it up three flights of stairs. Overall the A/C is working excellent, it cools down a large bedroom (approximately 15' x 15') fairly quickly and it is quiet for a portable A/C. I like the fact that, unlike many other air conditioners out there - this portable A/C comes with an upper level filter and a lower level filter. This particular model (PS-81A) has two drain hoses. One is a continuous drain hose used for the constant drain of water deposit (located in the middle of the back of the unit). The other is connected to the drain pan which will fill up and beep with a P8 code indicating it needs to be manually drained with the hose provided. The Comfort Aire A/C is a great product, and the manufacturer has a legitimate website that can be accessed for warranty if need be.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Air Conditioner The unit does an excellent job at cooling our fairly large bedroom. The reason for not giving the fifth star is that the unit is a little noisier than expected. It is advertised as "Whisper Quiet (45dB and under)" but is actually more like "Quiet (46-50)". Otherwise a very nice unit, and very easy to install.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not the one pictured, but same features I seem to have gotten the model ps101b, which is probably newer (looks sleeker, anyway). I didn't buy the unit for its looks, and it seems to have the same features and sell for the same amount, so I'll keep it. But it's a little unsettling to get something that looks completely different from the image. It cooled off the bedroom it's in within minutes, and can now be felt in all 4 bedrooms and down the stairs. We haven't put in our old window unit downstairs yet, but I think this summer will be much more comfortable.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good choice. This product is efficient, compact. quiet, and easy to attach hose assembly to window.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Air conditioner I bought this a month ago. It was easy to install & it is working well.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent rendement Très satisfait des multiples fonctions. Facile à installer.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fonctionne très bien. J'ai acheter ce climatiseur à la fin Septembre et ce que j'ai beaucoup aimer c'est qu'il est très silencieux. Facile à assembler et très légèr.
Date published: 2018-10-15
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Will this unit work for a horizontal sliding window that is only 17 inches high?

Asked by: Margaret I
Yes. Some adjustment to the metal part that holds the hose to the window may need adjustment so that it fits properly.
Answered by: Edward
Date published: 2021-05-20

How long is the vent hose for this unit? Is it possible to replace it with a longer hose if necessary?

Asked by: Linda
Thanks Linda, The hose will extend out to about 5-6 feet. It is not possible to extend the hose longer than that as it will cause performance and efficiency issues and even possible premature failure, as well void the warranty.
Answered by: Ryan - Tech Support
Date published: 2019-04-09

How long is the power cord?

Asked by: lulu108
54 inches
Answered by: Edward
Date published: 2021-05-20

Can an extension cord be used with this unit?

Asked by: Mike
If moving the AC closer to a wall outlet is not possible and you do not own the building/apartment to install a close receptacle, you can use a special extension cord. Extension Cords tend to be deceptive. Internal building wiring and extension cords of identical Gauge (AWG – American Wire Gauge) are actually quite different. Standard house wiring for your AC outlets must be at least 14 AWG (lower numbers means thicker conductor) of which the maximum load is to be 15 Amps. Extension Cord wiring of the same gauge (14 AWG) can actually only handle about 11 to 13 Amps. Reason being it’s stranded, of which house wiring is solid. Wire gauges are a measurement of their total diameter. However, since stranded wire has small air gaps, it makes the wire different. So, in order for this Air Conditioner to function safely on an Extension Cord, you will require a 12 Gauge (14 to 15 Amps) to 10 Gauge (16 to 20 Amps) capacity. And the Cord must not exceed 5 meters as well as have a single outlet on it. Try to get the shortest cord possible as longer cords tend to lose amperage.
Answered by: KCPTECH
Date published: 2022-07-20

What are the noise levels for this product?

Asked by: Anonymous
Sounds like a fridge running with a little more compressor hum than most, very easy to ignore after first few hours.
Answered by: Dido
Date published: 2022-07-01

What is the power cord length? Is 8000 Ashrae or SACC?

Asked by: SLianne
I measured the cord on my NOMA unit and it falls a few inches short of 5 feet was more than adequate. Also, I purchased the 7,000 BTU SACC unit (10,000 BTU ASHRAE) which cools an area up to 300 sq. ft. Hope this info. helps.
Answered by: KitKat
Date published: 2022-08-09

What is the length of power cord? Manufacture brochure (ca_port.pdf link) shows 10,000 BTU is equivalent to SACC 7000. Response 3 months ago said 10000 rating is SAAC. Which is correct? The difference is substantial.

Asked by: SLianne
The power cord is 6ft long
Answered by: Ansel
Date published: 2023-04-17

Le kit d'installation est-il suffisamment extensible pour être fixé verticalement dans une porte patio de 6 1/2 pieds? Aussi, à quelle hauteur du sol est placé le bouchon de vidange?

Asked by: Lyse13
Les adapteurs sont pas assez long pour une porte-patio.
Answered by: Bobbie44
Date published: 2021-06-30
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