Portable ac ratings part 8 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Europace, Family, Freecom, Friedrich, Frigidaire, and Frikko brands.
These air conditioners are available in Singapore through STRATEGIC MARKETING PTE. LTD. and can be purchased directly through their website. The EPAC 20S has a large cooling capacity (20,000btu/hr) and uses self evaporating technology so that you don't have to dump a condensate bucket. The EPAC 14A model is made with recyclable materials and has electronic controls with a remote while the Q series has touch controls. europace.com.sg
These air conditioners are available in Europe and Africa as well as in Israel. They have three speeds but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. familyline.co.il
These units are available in Taiwan and are available in monobloc or split type units. They have auto swing louvers and a three speed fan for better air circulation as well as electronic controls with a remote and a 24 hour on/off timer. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. freecomtech.com.tw
The "ZONEAIRE" units have an intake as well as an exhaust hose to improve efficiency of operation and provide quicker cooling of the room. The units are available in either 9000 or 12000 btu/hr models and feature electronic controls and a LCD remote. The ZONEAIRE COMPACT units are basic cooling only units and are available in two sizes but their warranty is not as good as many brands. friedrich.com
These air conditioners are manufactured by Electrolux and are available in seven sizes to match most requirements. They feature digital touch controls and a remote control as well as a three speed fan and swing louvers for better air movement. They have an antibacterial filter to improve the home's air quality and the two larger sizes offer supplemental electric heating. The warranty on parts other than the compressor is not as good as some other brands and you cannot purchase them directly through their website. frigidaire.com
This brand is made/sold in Mexico and can be purchased online through various web stores in the country. They are available in five sizes and feature self evaporation technology for condensate removal. The units have electronic controls with a remote and the heat/cool models are backed by a pretty good guarantee. frikko.com.mx
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