Window AC Ratings part 5, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Window AC ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Danby, Denka, Europace, Fellini, Forest Air, and Frego brands.

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

DANBY-----------<1*-------------NA

These units are available in North America and have a three speed fan and four way air deflection for better air distribution throughout the room. They also feature electronic controls with a remote control, an auto on/off timer, and sleep mode for energy savings. The warranty on the units is not as good as some of the other brands. danby.com

DENKA-----------<1*------------<1*

These units are made in China by RDK ELECTRONICS and are available in the Middle East. The RAM SERIES units feature mechanical controls and tropical compressors. The TAN SERIES models are available as heat/cool or cool only units and have electronic controls. All of the units have hydrophilic coated coils for corrosion resistance but the manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. denkae.com

EUROPACE-------<1*-------------NA

These air conditioners are made in Taiwan and are available in Singapore. They can be purchased directly through their website but are only for casement type windows. The units have electronic controls with a remote and a built-in air cleaner with titanium dioxide and a UV light.Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. europace.com.sg

FELLINI-------------1*-------------NA

This brand offers a variety of models including units with either mechanical or electronic controls. They have units for casement windows as well as regular windows but the warranty is not as good as some other brands. sunrisetradex.com

FOREST AIR--------<1*-------------NA

These units use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly. They offer basic units with either mechanical or digital controls but the warranty is not as good as many brands. sunrisetradex.com

FREGO-------------<1*-------------NA

This brand is available in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. They feature an antibacterial filter and tropicalized compressor but use electromechanical controls and their website does not have a stated guarantee. kw.fawaz.com

FRIEDRICH----------<1*-------------1*

The CHILL line is their premium units and feature auto swing louvers and a washable antimicrobial filter for improved air quality. The KUHL models are their "ultra premium" models and they can be controlled from a smartphone. They have programmable control much like modern thermostats and an optional carbon filter for better indoor air quality. The brand has good technology but the warranty is not very good and they are only sold through authorized dealers. friedrich.com

FRIGIDAIRE---------<1*-------------1*

This brand is made by Electrolux and is available in North America. The units are available in window mount, through the wall, and casement(sliding) models. They feature digital controls and a remote as well as a three speed fan. They GALLERY "smart" model can be controlled through your smartphone but the warranty on parts other than the compressor is not very good. frigidaire.com

FRIZAIR------------<1*-------------NA

This brand is made and sold in India. They feature basic units with remote controls and swing louvers. The units have a sleep mode, timer, and a dry mode. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. frizair.com

FROSTAR----------<1*-------------NA

This brand is made in China by SHUN HING ELECTRIC WORKS and offers units with basic electromechanical controls. They have coated condenser coils for corrosion resistance as well as activated carbon and silver ion dust filters for better indoor air quality. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. shew.com.hk

GE-----------------<1*-------------<1*

This brand offers a wide variety of units to suit your individual needs. They offer units for either 115volt or 230volt circuits with either electro-mechanical or digital controls. The warranty on the units is not very good. geappliances.com

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

This brand is only available through authorized dealers in India and the warranty includes quarterly service. The units have swing louvers and a deodorant & antibacterial filter. They offer units with electronic controls and tropicalized compressors with compressor insulation blankets for quieter operation. generalindia.com

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

This brand is made and sold in Russia. These units have electronic controls but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. generalclimate.ru

GERMAN POOL------3*-------------NA

These air conditioners are sold in Hong Kong. They feature electronic controls with a remote as well as auto swing louvers for good air movement. They have an anti-bacterial filter to improve air quality and are backed by a pretty good guarantee. germanpool.com

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