Portable AC Ratings part 7, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Coolway, Cruise, Daitsu, and Danby 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

ECOAIR-------------<1*--------------<1*

These units are available in the U.K. The ECO 8P units are cooling only units with a capacity of 8000 btu/hr and use environmentally friendly R-410a while the ECO 12P & 15P models are heat pumps. They are all single hose models and have electronic controls but the warranty on the units is not as good as many other brands. The units can be purchased directly through their online shop. ecoair.org

ECOX----------------<1*---------------NA

These air conditioners are available in the USA, Latin America, & the Caribbean. They offer a basic cool only unit with electronic controls and a remote. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. ecoxline.com

EDGESTAR-------------1*--------------<1*

This brand is from LIVING DIRECT INC. and the units can be purchased directly through their website. The units are available in three sizes and in either cool only or heat/cool units. They feature electronic controls with remote, an activated carbon filter, and self evaporative design. The EXTREME COOL model is a dual hose unit for better efficiency and it has a heater for year round comfort. The warranty on the units for labor is only 90 days which is not as good as other brands. edgestar.com

ELBA----------------<1*---------------NA

This brand is from FIAMMA SDN BHD and is only sold through dealers in Malaysia. The EWS-9001C units use self evaporating technology and have electronic controls with a remote. They have a three speed fan and autoswing vertical louvers for enhanced air circulation Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. elba.com.my

ELECTRIQ-----------NA--------------<1*

These portable heat pumps are available through retail stores and online in the U.K. The AirFlex model has a 14000 btu/hr capacity while the AirCube has a 9000 btu/hr output. They feature electronic controls and auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. They are single hose units and the guarantee on the compressor, which is the heart of the unit, is not very good when compared to other brands. electriq.co.uk

EUROM-------------<1*---------------<1*

This brand is available in Europe. The CoolPerfect models are heat pumps that are available in two sizes while the PAC range offers four sizes of cool only units. They are basic single hose units with electronic controls and a remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. euromac.nl

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