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 Amcor, Amico, Argo, Ariel, Arlec, Atma, and Aux brands.



These air conditioners are available in cool only or heat pump models. The PLMV18000E is a cooling only unit that uses an advanced inverter drive compressor for maximum efficiency and comfort. The PLASMA SERIES features electronic controls, a three speed fan and oscillating louvers for good air circulation throughout the room. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. amcorstyle.com


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. amicousa.com


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 can be used as a room air conditioner or as a spot cooler as well as a dehumidifier. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. argoclima.com


This brand which is from EREZ GROUP offers both split and monoblock units. They have electronic controls but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. erez-group.com


These air conditioners are available in Australia through BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE stores. They offer three sizes of basic units with electronic controls and a remote. They have a condensate tray that must be manually dumped and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. arlec.com.au


This brand is a part of NEWSAN GROUP and offers basic single hose units. They have electronic controls but only offer one size of air conditioner and their website is not much help. atma.com.ar


This brand is made in China and is available worldwide. They have an anti-bacterial filter and HEPA filter for improved indoor air quality. The units have three fan speeds, a 24 hour timer, and remote control as well as sleep mode for energy savings. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. cnaux.com

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