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 Ariel, Arlec, Atma, Aux, Avallon, and Ballu brands.

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

ARIEL---------------<1*-------------NA

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

ARLEC---------------<1*-------------NA

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

ATMA----------------NA------------<1*

This brand is a part of NEWSAN GROUP and is available throughout Argentina. The ATP32H16X is for heating as well as cooling and has electronic controls but their website is not much help. atma.com.ar

AUX------------------<1*-----------<1*

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 temperature sensing remote control as well as sleep mode for energy savings. The self cleaning function along with the hydrophilic coating prevents mold buildup on the coils and corrosion. They are available as cool only units or as heat pumps but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. cnaux.com

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 the 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

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