Portable AC Ratings part 11, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 11 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Kogan, Koldfront, Komeco, Laminox, LG,  Lloyd, MEC, and MEC brands.

BRAND----------COOL ONLY---HEAT/COOL

KOGAN---------------<1*----------<1*

These air conditioners are sold in Australia and can be purchased directly through their website. They are basic single hose models with self-evaporating technology for condensate removal. The units have a three speed fan and automatic swing louvers for better air distribution but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. kogan.com

KOLDFRONT-----------1*-----------NA

This brand is from LIVING DIRECT INC. and they can be purchased through their website but their warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. The ULTRACOOL units are available in three sizes and in either cool only or heat/cool units. They feature electronic controls with remote, an activated carbon filter, and self evaporative design. livingdirect.com

KOMECO--------------NA---------<1*

These air conditioners are sold in Brazil. They offer two sizes of units and have accurate electronic controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. komeco.com.br

LAMINOX-------------<1*---------<1*

The ICEBERG range offers both standard units and a split model that is designed for RV use. They have a modern style and electronic controls with a remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. laminox.com

LG--------------------<1*--------<1*

This brand offers a wide variety of models. The LP1415GXR is a cool only model while the LP1415SHR is for heating as well as cooling. They have a large 14,000 btu/hr capacity with a three speed fan and oscillating louvers to better circulate all of that cool air. The units are available in the USA through BEST BUY and HOME DEPOT stores but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. lg.com

LLOYD--------------<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are made and sold in India but they only offer one size (1 ton) of units. They have electronic controls and a remote for convenience. They use auto evaporation of condensate and so no manual draining is required. Their website is not much help and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. mylloyd.com

MEC----------------<1*----------NA

This brand is made and sold in Malaysia by FIMACO which is a part of FIAMMA HOLDINGS BERHAL. The iPort is available in two sizes and features electronic controls with a temperature sensing remote for enhanced comfort. These air conditioners use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. mec.com.my

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