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 Ecoair, Ecox, Edgestar, Elba, Electriq, and Eurom brands.

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

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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