Keeping Cool In Arizona With Our NewAir Portable AC Unit AC-12100E #Giveaway

This post is sponsored by NewAir

It’s 81 degrees in Tucson today. Tomorrow is supposed to be 88. I’m not trying to make my East Coast readers angry, I promise. I just want you to be thinking ahead to summer!

Here in Arizona, warm weather is abundant. We sneak into the cool shade as much as we can, and are very thankful for our air conditioners.

We recently added a home gym to our garage. Living about 40 minutes away from the nearest gym makes it difficult to commit to any type of contract, so we decided to search for home equipment.

It’s almost perfect. We have a smith machine, an Olympic barbell and weights, a stationary bike, and a pretty impressive dumbbell rack that my husband has put together. Add in the motivational messages written on the mirror by the boys, and we’re all set… almost.

Keeping cool in Arizona with our NewAir portable AC Unit

Portable AC Unit in home gym

It gets hot in the garage. During the summer, we can turn our cars on and have the temperature read 125*. We have a fan built into the wall, but it only does so much. When NewAir offered to provide us with a portable AC unit to review, we jumped at the chance, as one was on our “to purchase” list.

 NewAir portable AC Unit

We received the NewAir AC-12100E unit, which is perfect for us. Some of our favorite features are the remote control, fan mode, and adjustable louvers that help to cool the 3-car garage (it cools up to 425 sq. ft.).

Remote Control Portable AC Unit

Louvers on AC unit

The portable AC unit makes a huge difference in the garage. We have been using the fan mode every night when Steve is out there, and got a little chilly when we tested the AC portion. We can’t wait for it to warm up enough to take full advantage of the AC.

Here are some specs for the AC-12100E:

Server Room Solution
With it’s auto-restart capability, the NewAir AC-12100E protects your servers and other electronic assets when blackouts occur. As soon as power is restored, air conditioning resumes at your set levels, keeping your computer equipment properly cooled.

Large Capacity Cooling
This 12,000 BTU AC cools large spaces easily. The NewAir AC-12100E portable air conditioner is capable of cooling up to 425 sq. ft. of space, making it perfect for any setting!

Eco-Friendly Option
This NewAir portable air conditioner includes an R410A refrigerant for energy efficiency. When you use this AC your not only reducing energy use but your using a eco-friendly option that good for the environment.

Adjustable Louvers
Adjust the louvers and direct the airflow to any part of the room. The NewAir AC-12100E portable air conditioner lets you customize the airflow for targeted cooling, a custom feature for personalized use.

Remote Control
Change the settings from anywhere in the room. The NewAir AC-12100E portable air conditioner includes a convenient remote control so you never have to leave the comfort of your chair.

NewAir AC-12100E

Oh, and the mirror with the motivational messages I mentioned?

Motivational Messages for the Gym

You’re not going to pick up ladies like that!

You call those muscles?

You’re lookin’ like a gift from Jesus.

Yeah. Those kind of motivational messages. Those boys are pretty funny.


NewAir Portable AC Unit Giveaway

NewAir is generously giving away a portable AC Unit, the AC-12100E ($450 value), to a lucky reader of My Crazy Good Life!

There are a few ways to enter…

Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. I can not count one comment multiple times.

1. “Like” NewAir on Facebook! They recently had an awesome giveaway for a wine cooler on their Facebook page, so it’s a great place to be!

2. Head over to the NewAir website and leave me a comment telling me what you want most! They have more portable AC units, wine coolers, kegerators (we are dying to buy a kegerator!), and even portable ice makers–great for parties!

3. Sign up to receive email updates from My Crazy Good Life. Make sure to confirm your subscription. Then, leave me a comment telling me you signed up!

This giveaway will end on 2/27 at midnight. I’ll choose a winner and contact them no later than 2/28. Three entries per person, as long as you leave separate comments for each. NewAir will ship your AC unit to you and asks that after using it, you leave an honest review for the unit on NewAir provided us with a unit for review and is generously providing one winner with the same portable AC unit.


  1. Leah says

    Ha, I’m gonna be your first 3 entries….how excited am I about this giveaway?! Ha! Checked the website–I think I would either get the one you have, or possibly the 14100E model–I think our garage is about 500 square feet….

  2. Terri T. says

    If I drank lots of wine I would live the wine cooler. But I live in the NE (for now) so the portable AC would be perfect for my bedroom…thank you for a great prize….

  3. lisa mikanda says

    Ooh would I love the big wine cooler AW-280E.I have a cupboard and shelf overflowing with unopened bottles of wine

  4. Cassie says

    I would love to get one of the portable AC units for my husband. He works in a garage in the summer which gets so hot in the summer.

  5. Brittney House says

    I would like to try their dehumidifiers. I like this one NewAir ADS-300 Mini 10 Ounce Daily Capacity Dehumidifier.

  6. says

    I’m all about the Model: NewAir AC-14000H portable heater AND AC! That would take care of half my house and we could keep the thermostat up higher. I think it would save us on the electric bill in the summer and gas in the winter.

  7. Margaret Smith says

    Thanks so much for this great giveaway. What a really super prize.
    I “Like” NewAir on Facebook (Margaret E. Smith)

  8. Margaret Smith says

    Another item that I’d really love is the Model: NewAir AD-400 ##Dehumidifier
    We could really use this for our basement. The humidity gets so high during the summer months.

  9. says

    great description of the portable AC- here in AZ during the summer time, those can always come in handy!
    I’d love to win the AC for my husband (he’s been talking about using the garage more for non-car stuff… but I would love the portable ice maker for myself because I love to entertain- and there’s never enough space in the freezer for ice.

  10. Danielle says

    Besides the awesome A/C that would go great in my garage with our weight equipment, I would love to have the Model: NewAir AI-120S Portable ice maker Makes 28 lbs. per day LED display to take to my work.

  11. Sally says

    I liked NewAir on Facebook Sally Bridges-Stanbrough Since I live in Iowa I would love to have the NewAir G56 Electric Garage Heater so I can wrench on cars in the winter without freezing in my shop! I would love to have one!

  12. Suzanne K says

    I’d love the Model: NewAir AC-12000H for my home office – it cools AND heats – I could save a lot since I spend almost all my time in the office during the day, wouldn’t have to cool/heat the whole house and it’s just ONE unit!

  13. Holly S. says

    I would love the NewAir AI-215R Portable ice maker. It would be sweet for a barbecue so that you can have ice on demand without going into the house or digging in a half-melted bag.

  14. Melissa Smith says

    My hubs would love the NewAir G70 Garage heater! Seriously, he would love me forever! LOL

  15. Heather R says

    I’d love a portable ice crusher – I’m a big fan of ice, and my little freezer has issues producing enough for big cookouts!

  16. Kortney Picker says

    I would love to own the NewAir G73 Garage Heater. We have a really big garage, but can’t utilize the space all year round because it is so cold out there!

  17. Birdiebee says

    They have some pretty neat stuff there. I would love to have the NewAir AI-210SS – Portable Ice Maker as I really need it to keep my water cold.

  18. nerdzrage says

    I really want a dishwahser because washing dishes by hand gets so tedious! the portable ice maker is cool too because our fridge doesn’t have an icemaker!

  19. Shannon says

    I’d like to try the NewAir AF-410BK Fan. It’d be great on days you want to leave the windows open and have a good breeze going!

  20. Mary Beth Elderton says

    This winter I could have used the Model: NewAir AH-410 Portable space heater! I also like the portable ice maker.

  21. Katy says

    Wow! What a great giveaway! We live in Southern California in a house that was built before they put AC in every house. It would be awesome to be able to coole our bedroom at night on the summer!

    I like them on FB as Katy M.


    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  22. Katy says

    I would also love to have their NewAir AI-100R Portable Ice Maker. We don’t have an ice maker in our freezer and I’m so done with ice trays! :)


    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  23. Stephanie Gossett says

    I liked them on Facebook. Thank you for the chance. I live in SW Florida, and it is so hot here in the summer. I am a mommy of four little girls, and this would be so wonderful to have!

    beachmommy 915 at gmail dot com

  24. Stephanie Gossett says

    I love the Model: NewAir ADW-2600W! It looks very nice, and has 5 wash cycles. Thank you for another chance.

  25. Stephanie Gossett says

    I am a new subscriber. Thank you again for another chance. This would make my little girls so much more comfortable. Good luck everyone!

  26. Erika Messer says

    NewAir AC-14100H with the ionizer – my daughter and I have bad allergy/sinus problems so this would be great :)

  27. Paula Ball says

    other than the cooler, would love to have that, I would like the portable dishwasher. I’ve been thru 2 in 1 year.

  28. says

    Wow! This is exactly what I need. I have a sunroom addition on my house that only has one small vent so the air conditioning doesn’t make it back there very well. I am currently/temporarily working out of my home and this has been a problem for me. I looked at their website and this model NewAir AC-14000H caught my attention because it says eco- friendly and it’s a heater too! Since I have issues with heat in the winter as well I would like that one.

  29. Roz Ann says

    Did all 3.
    Liked NewAir on Facebook and also left comment there about your blog.
    On the NewAir website, I would most love one of those dehumidifiers as this place is really needing it. Small cottage with lots of shall we say….green. blah.
    Subscribed to you and happily so.
    Thanks for the great review and hosting this wonderful giveaway. :)

  30. Deborah Caudill says

    I would love to have the portable AC unit that you have reviewed and if I should win, I would be more than happy to post a review on New Air’s Facebook page as they have requested. They have a lot of things on their website that I would love to have, but I think after the portable AC unit, I would like to have the portable ice maker New Air Al 120S because it makes 28 lbs. of ice a day and has a place to put a cup for ice. It looks wonderful. I’ve been sick for over a year and I have to have ice, and my ice maker recently stopped working. Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway. Good luck to everyone!

  31. Jenn McClearn says

    I visited the new air website and I love the Model: NewAir AB-1200 beverage cooler. It would be great to keep in the basement so that we did not have to keep running upstairs for a drink :)

  32. Kathleen Ophelan says

    I would love to have a NewAir AC-14100H Portable Air Conditioner and Heater. I live in Chicago and we have extreme winters that can reach -45 windchill and extreme summers that are super humid. I live in a 3 story townhouse and the summers are super brutal in our house. My house will be about 65 in the lower floors and close to 100 in the upper floors. This unit would be perfect for us! Thanks for the chance to win and review it! =)

  33. Jerry C says

    I did it all. I “LIKED” the FB page, went over to the site and saw the NewAir G56 garage heater and would love to have that, and I signed up for the newsletter. Let me know when I win this. LOL

  34. says

    I love the Portable Dishwasher! I have honestly never used a Dishwasher in my life. Always washed by hand praying they were clean enough. Would love to win the AC unit also because it gets extremely hot in our house.

  35. Christanna Tucker says

    It would be easier to tell you what I wouldn’t like to have. They have a lot of cool products. I really like the red portable ice maker.

  36. Christopher S. says

    35 year old central AC gave out last and saving up to replace it, but it will be awhile. Could sure use a little help in the duration!

  37. Leslie says

    I like all of the products on that page, but since I could only pick one of them to be my favorite… it had to be the portable electric space heater. My apartment is freezing in the winter. I would love to be able to take the heat with me. Thank you for the chance to win something I really need!

  38. Dawn Monroe says

    I also like the newair 520 misting fan but I love and need that portable AC. We live in an older home with no AC so I have my fingers crossed.

  39. Kelly O'M says

    I like, and need, a potable AC unit. The other item I would love is the Misting Outdoor Fan. That could be used daily in the summer!

  40. Bobbie Smith says

    They are all awesome products, but the one thing I really like is the portable ice maker Model: NewAir AI-100S

  41. melisa says

    Hi! Thanks for this! We’d love to have any of the air conditioners, and even more in particular, the NewAir model, it’s also a heater, cools up to 525 sq ft, which is about the size of the bigger part of our main living area, has a built in carbon filter AND an IONIZER! How cool is that?! ;)

  42. Jennifer Jackson says

    I did all 3 and I would like to win the Portable Air Conditioners, not for me, but for someone who is on a fixed income and it would really help her out alot. She losted her daughter back in December 2013.

  43. Kathleen says

    I Liked the NewAir Facebook page. The item I want on their website is the NewAir WA-180E 18 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler. I like that one in particular because the size is not too big and I like how it lights up blue. I subscribed to My Crazy Good Life (so true!) and confirmed. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  44. Leah allen says

    I would love either the portable air conditioner or the portable ice maker because the new refrigerator we just bought can’t make enough ice for our family of 5.

  45. Amy Hegwood says

    My kids are ice crazy so a portable ice maker would be awesome, but mostly I want the A/C for those hot days in the summer to keep me, my kids, my pets and the hubby cool!

  46. Shannon says

    I like NewAir facebook page and subscribed and confirmed to the email newsletter My Crazy Good Life. The item want most on their website is the NewAir – 12″ 28-lb. Freestanding Icemaker – Black. I use a lot of ice and this would do the job great. I also really like how inexpensive it is. It is only $180. which is very cheap for such great quality.

  47. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    We are.moving to a new house in Gatlinburg soon and I found two items I would love to have for the basement entertainment room the NewAir AB-1200 126 Can Beverage Cooler and the NewAir AWR-520SB 52 Bottle Wine Cooler

  48. Marla King says

    My son is needing an air conditioner for his room so bad…….my heat pump can’t keep his room cool with all his electronics.

  49. Beth Eaton says

    Visited the New Air website! Love everything!!! I think the beverage cooler is so neat, specially the 126 can capacity one. I also love the dishwasher and the portable ice-makers!

  50. Beth Eaton says

    I have subscribed and confirmed my subscription to receive email updates from “My Crazy Good Life”! I can’t wait to receive my first email! I am so excited for the opportunity to win this amazing AC unit. It sounds perfect for this humid Alabama weather. I would be happy to leave an honest review after receiving it on Thank you so much for offering this giveaway!

  51. Melly R. says

    I love the beverage cooler esp the larger one model ab-1200 that can hold up to 126 cans of soda!! IT ALSO can cool down to 34 degrees Talk about a cool drink!
    Although I am I love that I also love the idea of a portable air conditioner to cool down the kitchen while cooking or move to the living room during the heat of the summer while trying to relax and watch some tv or hide from the normal heat waves of the south. Hoping I might win this and Ty for the chance.

  52. Dana says

    I liked new air fb page. I would love a portable air conditioner. I just signed up for your e-mail newsletter. Confirming now! Thanks!

  53. BOBBI says

    I would love this one here your giving away…It would be perfect for my living room. I also like the ice machine. My fridge doesn’t like to make ice very well so that would be a plus especially in the summer.

  54. G says

    Ok….I looked around the site. The Model: NewAir AI-120S
    Portable ice maker would be nice to have….it would be great to have in the summer time for extra ice. But this ac that is being given away is what I want/need the most. My moms house is a very old house……100+ years old. Therefore it came long before central heating….and it would be way too costly to install central hear and air. What that means is that it is very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter…..because it simply costs way too much to heat/cool the entire house when it’s hot/cold, she closes off the upstairs so the heat and cool stay downstairs, but though her heater works well to keep the bottom floor warm, the two window ac have to run non stop and even then have a very hard time keeping it cool in the summer. This would be an absolute wonderful thing for her to have and would take some of the pressure off thr window units too. Because they are used non stop, she ends up having to replace the window units often. This little unit looks really nice though, it would be perfect to put in the main living area in the house and would keep things cool and would just be an incredible thing to win. I would really love to win this so we can enjoy this coming summer cooler! Thank you for the chance to win!

  55. Josephine D says

    Looks like they have a lot of great items on their website. The one other product that stands out the most to me is the Model: NewAir AC-12000H Space Heater. I love that this heater has a safety feature that turns it off in case it gets tipped over. With an older home comes the typical difficulties of heating and cooling and I love that this website seems to specialize in portable units (of many kinds) that would work well in areas where traditional units are not feasible. Thanks for the great review and chance to win!

  56. Jennifer H says

    We are in need of a portable air conditioner for my 15 month old’s room since ours is no longer working and we , like many in the country are short in cash so I have been shopping around- The below model from the website is great because it has the dehumidifier:

    Model: NewAir AC-10000E
    Portable air conditioner
    Cools up to 325 sq. ft.
    Built-in dehumidifier & fan

  57. Heather says

    I would love the Model: NewAir AC-14100E for my husband’s shop. Maybe he’ll make me more stuff if it’s cooler out there.

  58. Joni Caraway (trippygrandmaof3) says

    I would love to have the NewAir AI-120S – Portable Icemaker and Dispenser but really need and would love to win the portable AC Unit, the AC-12100E for my house. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

  59. Dana Matthews says

    My favorite item is:

    Model: NewAir AC-10100H
    Portable air conditioner & heater
    Cools 325 sq. ft.
    Includes heat pump

  60. Patrick Virgadamo says

    I’d love the NewAir AC-12000E or NewAir AC-14100E for my mom. It gets really hot and humid down here in Louisiana.

  61. Jesselyn Andersyn says

    Despite how cold and rotten it is this Winter – I know that Summer actually will return and then it will be hot and wretched in no time. So there is nothing I would like (love!) a portable A/C unit!

    Believe it or not we have NO (as in none, zero, zip) AC – or even window units – so I just DREAD the hot weather. This prize would be true godsend.

    But meanwhile – it is VERY cold right now. My husband has a workshop in our unheated garage – and I know he would love to be able to use it in the colder weather – so I’d also love to have the:

    NewAir G73 – Electric Garage Heater


  62. Pamela j says

    I thought that the wine cooler and the kegerator were awesome! If I had a home bar these would be perfect as would the ice machine. But the item I like most is the portable ac unit! Thanks!

    pjames330 at aol dot com

  63. tina m says

    Hello, I would love to have either a garage heater and the portable air conditioner. I love both of those products they look great. Also just to let you know I did sign up for your emails. Hope you have a good day and thanks for the opportunity.

  64. Kayci Stanley says

    I think the NewAir AD-400 – 40 Pint Portable Dehumidifier would be really nice to have when summer time comes around.

  65. Birdiebee says

    I would love to have one of the NewAir AI-100SS Portable Ice Makers as my refrigerator is apartment-size and the freezer is too small to make ice cubes.

  66. susan smoaks says

    i would also love to get this fan:

    Model: NewAir AF-410BK

    Vortex fan
    3 fan speeds
    Oscillating feature

    it would be nice to have living here in florida it gets super hot

  67. Tina W says

    I want this portable icemaker:
    Model: NewAir AI-200SS
    Portable ice maker
    Makes 35 lbs. per day
    13 min. operating time

    I live near Palm Springs and the icemaker in our frig just doesn’t cut it when it’s warm and we are drinking cold drinks all day. (ps – we hit 90 degrees here on Valentines Day. NINETY! I’m seriously scared of what summer will be like!)


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