Portable AC Ratings part 14, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 14 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Prem-I-Air, Pye, QLima, RCA, Remko, Rotel, and Royal Sovereign brands.

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

PREM-I-AIR----------<1*---------<1*

They offer a wide variety of units but the PTP35D units are the top of their line. They feature two hoses for energy savings as well as a three speed fan and oscillating louvers for enhanced air circulation. They also offer split models which are quieter because the compressor is located outside. prem-i-air.com

PYE-----------------<1*-----------NA

This brand is a part of GAF and is available in Australia. They offer two sizes of units and feature electronic controls with oscillating louvers for good air circulation. The PPAC15 uses evaporation technology so that you do not have to dump a bucket of condensate. The warranty on the compressor which is the heart of the unit is not as good as other brands. gafcontrol.com.au

QLIMA--------------<1*-----------NA

These air conditioners are sold in Europe through dealers and they are basic single hose units with electronic controls. The P129 SILVER uses auto evaporation technology so that you do not have to dump a condensate bucket but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. qlima.com

RCA----------------<1*-----------<1*

This brand name is licensed to CURTIS INTERNATIONAL LTD. and the units are manufactured in China. They offer three sizes of cool only units but only one heat/cool model. They are single hose units with electronic controls and oscillating louvers. They use self evaporating condensate technology so that a condensate bucket is not required but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. curtisint.com

REMKO-------------<1*-----------NA

The PALMA DC is a split model with inverter compressor while the IBIZA is a traditional single hose portable model. They feature auto swing louvers for improved air circulation and a remote control for convenience as well as automatic condensate removal technology. This brand is available in Europe but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. remko.de

ROTEL----------------<1*----------NA

This brand is made and sold in Switzerland. They offer one size of unit (10,000 btu/hr) and it can be purchased directly from their website. The unit is a basic single hose model with automatic condensate removal. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for the unit. rotel-haushaltsgeraete.ch

ROYAL SOVEREIGN--<1*-----------2*

This brand offers a variety of air conditioners and they can be purchased directly from their website. They have three fan speeds and oscillating louvers to better distribute the cool air throughout the room. With their self-evaporating condensate technology, you do not have to empty a condensate bucket but they are only single hose units and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The ARP-51400HA is a heat/cool model with built-in Wi-Fi control. royalsovereign.com

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