Portable AC Ratings part 15, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 15 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Sakura, Saturn, Sea Breeze, Shinco, Sinclair, Sole, and Soleus Air brands.

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

SAKURA-------------NA----------<1*

This is a Japanese company but the units are made in Thailand. They are 50HZ units so they are not compatible in North America. The SUP/AMD series units are 3 in 1 units (heat/cool/dehumidify) and are available in five sizes to match your requirements. They have a three speed fan and are available with either mechanical or electronic controls with a remote. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. sakura-aircon.com

SATURN-------------NA----------<1*

The ST-09APH is a heat pump that has electronic controls and a remote. They use self evaporating technology for condensate removal and can be purchased through their website. They are made in China and are sold in Europe but the guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands. saturn.ua

SEA BREEZE--------<1*-----------2*

This brand is made in China and imported to North America by INTERNATIONAL REFRIGERATION PRODUCTS. The PAS412DM is a cool only unit with electronic controls and a remote. It has automatic condensate evaporation and uses dual hoses for added energy savings but its guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The PAS412HPM is a heat/cool model and stacks up better against the competition in that category but it is only a single hose model. irproducts.biz

SHINCO------------<1*-----------NA

This brand is made in China and offers a variety of models. They have electronic controls, auto swing louvers, and self evaporating technology. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. shinco.net

SINCLAIR------------NA---------<1*

These air conditioners are available in two sizes and are sold throughout Europe. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. sinclair-solutions.com

SOLE----------------<1*----------NA

This brand is made and sold in Peru by MT INDUSTRIAL. They offer two sizes of basic units and they can be purchased directly through their website. The units have electronic controls with a remote. sole.com.pe

SOLEUS AIR ---------NA---------<1*

This brand offers two sizes of heat pumps but their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. The LX-140 model has electronic controls and uses dual hoses for energy savings. The unit has a three speed fan and swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. The PA1-12R-32 model has a HEPA air filter for improved indoor air quality. soleusair.com

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