Window AC ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Danby, Denka, Europace, Frego, and Friedrich brands.
These units are available in North America and have a three speed fan with 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
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 while the TAN SERIES models are available as heat/cool or cool only units with 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
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
This brand is available in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. They feature an antibacterial filter and tropicalized compressor but use electromechanical controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee. kw.fawaz.com
The CHILL line is their premium units that 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
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