Portable AC Ratings part 8: Reviews of the Danby, Defy, Delonghi, & Ecoair brands

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The DPA100E1WDB model is a basic single hose unit with oscillating four way air deflection for superior air circulation. The water from these units must be dumped or piped to a plumbing drain for continuous operation.

They offer four sizes and three colors of units but they are all for cooling only and use single hose design which is not as energy efficient.The warranty on these units includes in-home service but the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. danby.com


These heat pumps are made and sold in South Africa.

The units are available in two sizes and their active carbon filters enhance the home's air quality. They feature electronic controls but are only basic single hose units and the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. 


Defy ACP12H1


The PINGUINO PAC AN140HPEWKC model is a heat pump that has a "whisper cool" function for a 50% reduction in noise when you are trying to relax. The unit has automatic condensate removal so that you do not have to constantly empty a bucket. 

Their "real feel" technology monitors both temperature and humidity to provide better overall com fort. You can purchase the units online through the manufacturer's website but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. delonghiusa.com


These units are available in the U.K.

The ECO 8P units are cooling only units with a capacity of 8000 btu/hr and use environmentally friendly R-410a while the ECO 12P & 15P models are heat pumps. They are all single hose models and have electronic controls but the warranty on the units is not as good as many other brands. 

The APOLLO model is a heat pump with electronic controls and a remote as well as a much more sleek look that their other heat pump offerings.The units can be purchased directly through their online shopecoair.org

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