Portable AC Ratings part 16, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 16 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Sona, Springer, Stiebel Eltron, Sunpentown, Suntec, Super general, Surrey, Takada, TCL, and Thermocore brands.

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

SONA---------------<1*-----------NA

These air conditioners are made in Singapore by CAHAYA ELECTRONICS PTE LTD. They offer two sizes of units and feature electronic controls with a remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. sona.com.sg

SPRINGER-----------<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are from a joint venture between Midea and Carrier. The units are sold in Brazil but are only available in one size. They have electronic controls with a temperature sensing remote as well as oscillating louvers to better distribute the air. The units have a built-in ionizer for better indoor air quality but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. springer.com.br

STIEBEL ELTRON----<1*-----------NA

This brand offers two sizes of units that have electronic controls but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. stiebel-eltron.de

SUNPENTOWN-------<1*---------<1*

This brand offers both single and dual hose models that can be purchased directly through their website. They have self-evaporating condensate technology but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. sunpentown.com

SUNTEC--------------<1*-----------NA

This brand is available in Europe but their website is no help. suntec-wellness.de

SUPER GENERAL-----<1*-----------NA

These air conditioners are available in two sizes and use self evaporating technology so you don't have to dump a condensate bucket. The brand is a part of the ALBATHA GROUP. supergeneral.com

SURREY--------------NA----------<1*

This brand is made and sold in Argentina. They offer one size of heat pump with electronic controls and a remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. surrey.com.ar

TAKADA------------<1*-----------NA

The TK-PAC01 has a cooling capacity of 12000 btu/hr and three fan speeds. The brand is made by EAST PEAK PTE LTD and can be purchased through their website. mytakada.com

TCL----------------<1*----------<1*

This brand offers a variety of 50 HZ models (not suitable for North America) that use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. They have electronic controls for accuracy and a three speed fan with auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. The V SERIES has an advanced inverter drive compressor but the manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. hao.tcl.com

THERMOCORE-----NA---------<1*

The T1-PACH-14 is a portable heat pump that features self evaporating condensate technology for convenience and aut swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. The units can be purchased directly through their website but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. thermospace.com

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