Portable AC Ratings part 3, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Alpatec, Amcor, Amico, and Argo brands.

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

ALPATEC------------<1*-----------<1*

This brand is from WHITE AND BROWN which is a part of TAURUS GROUP.

The AC 350 RVKT (shown here) is a portable heat pump with electronic controls. It features programmable controls and a three speed fan but is only a single hose unit.

Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy for their products. whiteandbrown.com

AMCOR--------------<1*-----------<1*

These air conditioners are available in cool only or heat pump models. The PLMV18000E model (shown here) is a cooling only unit that uses an advanced inverter drive compressor for maximum efficiency and comfort. The PLASMA SERIES models are for heating and cooling. They feature electronic controls, a three speed fan, and oscillating louvers for good air circulation throughout the room. They also have automatic condensate evaporation so you do not have to dump a bucket. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. amcorstyle.com

AMICO---------------<1*------------NA

This brand is made by AMICO POWER CORP. and is sold at discount retailers such as Walmart or they can be purchased online from the manufacturer. They have auto condensate evaporating technology to minimize dumping of the condensate bucket. They are available in two sizes and have programmable digital controls with a remote but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. amicousa.com

ARGO----------------<1*-----------<1*

These portable heat pumps are made in Italy and are sold throughout Europe.

The DADOS XL model is a single hose unit with automatic condensate removal technology in cooling mode. The unit has a touchscreen remote control for convenience.

The OVER model (shown here) can be used as a room air conditioner, a spot cooler, or as a dehumidifier. It features modern styling with a cylindrical shape and louvers that direct the air in all directions for better circulation throughout the room. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. argoclima.com

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