Window AC Ratings part 2, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Window AC ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Alonsa, Amana, Arctic King, Aros, Atma, and BCO brands.

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

ALONSA--------------------<1*-------NA

This brand is available in the Middle East but the units have basic mechanical controls and use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

AMANA--------------NA-------1*

The WRAC units have electronic controls and are available in cool/electric heat or heat pump models. All of the units have coated coils for enhanced performance and less chance of mold growth but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The brand name is licensed to GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. 

ARCTIC KING----<1*-------------NA

These units are made by MIDEA and are sold at many discount retailers. They offer a variety of sizes to match the size for your room and offer electronic controls. The website is no help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

AROS------------<1*-------------NA

This brand is a partnership between GE and Quirky with the air conditioners made by GE. The units are WI-FI enabled and use smartphone GPS and intuitive scheduling to save energy. They have upward discharge of the cool air for enhanced circulation throughout the room but for the most part they are your standard GE window air conditioners. The units are available at many home improvement and discount stores but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. 

ATMA------------<1*-------------NA

These air conditioners are available in three sizes and feature electronic controls with a remote. The brand is a part of NEWSAN GROUP in Argentina but their website does not have a stated warranty policy. 

BCO-------------<1*-------------NA

This brand is available in Quebec and offers basic cooling only units with either mechanical or electronic controls. They have a slinger that splashes the condensate onto the condenser coil which lowers operating pressures and energy use. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

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