Portable AC Ratings part 4, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 4 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Avallon, Ballu, BCO, BGH, Bimatek, Cadence, and Chigo brands.

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

AVALLON------------<1*------------2*

This brand is available in the USA through many online dealers and offers dual hose models for energy savings. They feature self evaporation of condensate and electronic controls but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. avallon.com

BALLU----------------1*-------------1*

The PLATINUM SERIES offers four sizes of units and feature electronic controls with a remote. They have auto-swing louvers and a three speed fan for improved air circulation throughout the room. Their guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. The SMART SERIES offers you a choice of mechanical or electronic controls in basic cooling only units. The units are available in Russia and Eastern Europe and can be purchased through their website. ballu.ru

BCO-------------------NA-----------<1* 

These air conditioners are available in Quebec and feature electronic controls. They offer heat pumps that use automatic condensate removal technology. They have four way auto swing louvers and a three speed fan for better air circulation throughout the room. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. bcocanada.com

BGH------------------NA-------------1*

This brand is available in Argentina and offers heat pumps with electronic controls. The guarantee on the compressor is not as good as some of the other brands. bgh.com.ar

BIMATEK-------------<1*------------NA

These air conditioners are made and sold in Russia. They are available in three sizes and feature electronic controls with a remote. The units can be purchased directly from their website but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. bimatek.ru

CADENCE------------<1*-------------NA

These units are made and sold in Brazil by JCS BRAZIL which is a part of JARDEN CORPORATION. The EASY FREEZE AIR 600 is for heating and cooling while the NEVADA is for cooling only. They have accurate electronic controls and self evaporating condensate removal. The guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. cadence.com.br

CHIGO----------------<1*-----------<1*

This brand is made in China and is available worldwide. They are available in either R-22 or R-410a and in cool only or heat/cool models. They have a remote control, a dry mode, and timer controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. chigo.us

Other Portable AC Brand Ratings

You can continue to browse our alphabetical list of manufacturers but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.

PREV                                   NEXT