Portable AC Ratings part 6, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 6 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Coolway, Cruise, Daitsu, Danby, Defy, Delonghi, and Denka brands.

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

COOLWAY----------<1*----------NA

The CWAC11 air conditioners are available through BIG W stores in Australia. They have a three speed fan and horizontal swing louvers but the guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands. arlec.com.au

CRUISE-------------<1*---------NA

These units are manufactured in India and are available in India and the Middle East. Their PORTABLE SLIM AIR CONDITIONER (model CRPH) has a large touch display and an LCD remote. The unit uses self evaporating technology so that there is no need to dump a condensate bucket. It has intelligent defrosting to maintain efficient operation and an anti-bacterial filter to improve air quality. It is a single hose model which can cost more to operate and their website is not much help. They are only available in one size and use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out. cruiseac.com

DAITSU-------------<1*--------<1*

The units use R410a which is environmentally friendly and have energy efficient inverter compressors. With three speed fans and automatic swing louvers, the units do a good job of distributing the cool air throughout the room. They have a built-in pump for water removal even during dehumidifying but the warranty on the units is not as good as many brands. daitsu.com

DANBY--------------<1*---------NA

These units have oscillating four way air deflection for superior air circulation. The water from these units must be dumped in the dehumidifying mode. The warranty on these units includes in-home service but the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. They offer a variety of units including both single and dual hose models. danby.com

DEFY-----------------NA-----------<1*

These heat pumps are made and sold in South Africa. The units are available in two sizes and their active carbon filters enhance the home's air quality. They feature electronic controls but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. defy.co.za

DeLONGHI-----------<1*----------NA

The C120E units are cool only units that use R410a refrigerant. The PINGUINO C 120E has digital control and auto condensate removal as well as a three speed fan. You can purchase the units online through the manufacturer's website but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. delonghiusa.com

DENKA----------------NA--------<1*

This brand is from RDK ELECTRONICS KOREA and is available in the Middle East. The HANDY SERIES offers two sizes of heat pumps and feature automatic condensate removal technology. They have four way swing louvers for enhanced air circulation but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. denkae.com

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