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 Consul, Convair, Coolway, Cruise, and Daitsu brands.

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

CONSUL------------<1*--------<1*

These air conditioners are made by WHIRLPOOL and are available in Brazil. They have swing louvers and a "follow me" remote for greater comfort as well as HEPA filters for better indoor air quality. They only offer one size and the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. consul.com.br

CONVAIR-----------<1*--------<1*

This brand is a part of SEELEY INTERNATIONAL and they are available through various retailers in Australia. The units are available in two cooling only sizes as well as one heat pump unit and have electronic controls with a remote. They use self-evaporating technology for condensate removal but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. convair.net.au

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 CRP-H-12AS

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 an anti-bacterial filter as well as auto clean and anti-mildew functions 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 condensate water removal even during dehumidifying but the warranty on the units is not as good as many brands. 

daitsu.com

Daitsu APD12-HR

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