The 5 best air conditioners cool enough to turn you into a literal chill pill — including some major Fourth of July deals

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When it comes to making it through the month of July (the entire summer, really — but the month of July is a special kind of awful), a reliable air conditioner is a must. Luckily, there are a ton of Fourth of July sales with great deals on air conditioners for you to take advantage of.

Whether you need an affordable unit that can also keep your home consistently cool because #WFHLife, or are looking for a small window unit with dehumidifying and air purifying benefits, there are plenty of air conditioners to shop online

Honestly, air conditioners have gotten so much more advanced in recent years. There are ones that feature smartphone apps and even ones with sleek modern paneling that can camouflage into any room. Yes, that means no more bulky units ruining your carefully curated home decor. Need a portable unit that you can easily roll away into your closet come winter? There’s also that. Ah, thank you, internet.

Check out the best air conditioners you can buy — including some with excellent Fourth of July deals — and stay the chillest of all the chill cucumbers all summer long.

1. Windmill Air Conditioner, $345 (Orig. $365)

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Why people love it: The sleek and modern design of the Windmill air conditioner is obviously the selling point. However, the actually easy installation, auto-dimming LED display and high-tech features — including connecting it to your smartphone, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa — is the real reason this is the best air conditioner you can get for an apartment or small bedroom.

2. Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Window-Mounted Room Air Conditioner, $209.21

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Why people love it: In terms of bang for your buck, this Frigidaire unit is it. Not only does this air conditioner automatically maintain the preset room temperature, but it’s also Energy Star certified and comes with an easily washable filter.

Editor’s Note: I’ve owned this air conditioner for over a year now and have one in both my living room and bedroom. It’s the perfect no-frills and affordable option for my one-bedroom apartment.

3. LG 15,000 BTU 115V Window Air Conditioner, $499

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Why people love it: If you have a larger space and need a more powerful air conditioner, the LG LW1516ER window unit is your guy, as it’s ideal for cooling medium to large rooms. The certified unit has three cooling and fan speeds and a 24-hour timer to create a cooling schedule. As a fun bonus: If there is a power outage, the auto-restart feature will automatically turn your unit back on when power is restored.

4. July Window Air Conditioner, $479 – $529

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Why people love it: The July Window Air Conditioner comes in two sizes and a variety of finishes and front panels to seamlessly blend into any room. It’s super easy to install and features a user-friendly app for your smartphone. The real star feature is the air-purifying filters that help remove fine particulates like pollen, pet dander, and dust mites from your home.

5. Black + Decker 10,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote, $379.99 (Orig. $429.99)

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Why people love it: This three-in-one Black + Decker portable air conditioner can cool, dehumidify and circulate air to stand up against summer heat. It’s also super quiet, so you don’t have to worry about losing any sleep.

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