Portable air conditioners can also heat the air using energy efficient heat pump technology. It is so much more energy efficient to heat a room using a portable air conditioning unit than a standard electrical heater.

For example: 
Electrical Fan Heater (EFH) V Portable Air Conditioner, with heat pump (PAC)

  Electrical Fan Heater Portable Air Conditioner
Heating Capacity 4kw 4kw
Energy Consumption 4kw 1.6kw
Thermostatic control No Yes
Energy rating D A