Portable AC Ratings part 9, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Portable ac ratings part 9 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the General Climate, German Pool, Global, Gree, Haier, Harbor Point, Hesstar, and Hisense brands.


GENERAL CLIMATE-----NA-----------<1*

This brand is available in Russia and offers two sizes of units with electronic controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. generalclimate.ru

GERMAN POOL---------NA----------4*

These air conditioners are sold worldwide and feature self evaporation technology and an optional window kit so that the units can be set outside. The PAC models have electronic controls and are available in three sizes. The automatic swing function of the louvers provides for better air circulation throughout the room and the units can be purchased directly from the manufacturer's website. germanpool.com


This brand offers a basic single hose unit with electronic controls and a remote. The guarantee on the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. globalindustrial.com


This brand only offers an 8000 btu/hr cool only model as well as 11000 btu/hr and 14000 btu/hr heat pump models. Their website is not much help but the units are backed by a good warranty. gree.ca


This brand offers a wide selection of basic units as well as a heat/cool model (HPN14XCM) that uses dual hoses for added energy savings. The units have a carbon filter as well as the standard washable mesh and use auto evaporation technology for convenience. Their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. haier.com

HARBOR POINT--------NA---------<1* 

These units are imported to the U.S.A. from China by YAN XIN CORP. The units are available in two sizes (9000 and 12000 btu) and have digital controls with a remote but the condensate from the units must be dumped. They use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The units can be ordered online and shipped or picked up at their stores in California and Florida. harborpointac.com


This brand is made and sold in Malaysia. They are available in three sizes and feature a three speed fan with electronic controls. They use self-evaporative technology so that there is no need to dump a condensate bucket and have auto swing louvers for better air circulation throughout the room. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. hesstar.com.my


This brand offers basic cooling only units as well as heat & cool models. They have electronic controls with a remote for convenience. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. hisense-usa.com

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