Portable AC Ratings part 5, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the BCO, BGH, Bimatek, Cadence, and Chigo brands.

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

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

These air conditioners are available in Quebec. The K portable units are available in cooling only models as well as cooling with electric heat. They feature electronic controls with a remote and are available in three sizes.

The MINI portable range offers three smaller sizes of air conditioners but they use a bucket for condensate collection while the F portable models (shown here) include a built-in pump to remove the condensate.

The V portable units are heat pumps with 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

BCO F model

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. The units are available with either R-22 or R-410a but the R-22 models are not recommended. They offer cool only or heat/cool models that have electronic controls with a remote, a dry mode, and timer controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. chigo.us

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