Best Cooling Only Portable Air Conditioner:

Our top pick is the CLIMAX VS12 portable air conditioner. It is very efficient with its state of the art inverter compressor and dual hose design. The units feature automatic condensate removal so that you do not have to constantly dump a bucket of water. The units are only available in one size but they can be purchased directly from the manufacturer and are backed by a very good guarantee.

 Best Portable Heat Pump:

Our top pick is the GERMAN POOL brand. 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 are basic units with electronic controls that are available in two sizes (10,000 or 15,000 btu/hr). The MAC models feature anion air purification and all of the units are backed by a good guarantee. The units can be purchased directly from the manufacturer's website. germanpool.com

Other Portable AC Ratings

We continue our portable ac ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. 

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

ABATRONIC-------<1*---------<1*

The AB100CMS and AB100CRS models are split units where the compressor is located outside which is quieter but not as easy to install. The AB38CM model is a basic cooling only unit that has mechanical controls while the AB80CR model has electronic contriols and an optional electric heater.

The brand is available in Europe but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. abatronic.com

Abatronic AB38CM
ACW600C

ACW----------------NA----------1*

The ACW600C features AutoDrain technology so there is no need to empty a condensate reservoir. It features electronic controls with a thermostat and timer as well as a remote control.

An activated carbon filter helps to improve the home's air quality but the units use a single hose and the warranty is not as good as other brands. 

americancomfort.com

AEG----------------<1*-----------NA

These air conditioners are available in Europe and have electronic controls with a remote. They have auto condensate removal technology so that dumping a bucket is not required. Their "long cast" fans provide better distribution of the cool air in the room but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. aeg-haustechnik.de

AEONAIR----------<1*---------<1*

This brand is made in China and is distributed by RAL. They offer four sizes of units to match the needs of the room and use self-evaporating technology to eliminate the hassle of dumping a condensate bucket. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. aeonair.com

AERONIK----------<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are made and sold in Russia. They are available in two sizes and are exclusively distributed by CHERBROOKE. The units have electronic controls with a remote but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. aeronik.ru

AIRCOOL-----------<1*----------NA

This brand is available in Europe but only offers one size of unit. They are basic single hose units with electronic controls and auto swing louvers. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. aircool.nl

AIRFEL---------------NA----------1*

This brand is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL and the units are made and sold in Turkey. They only offer one size (9000btu) but it is backed by a decent warranty. airfel.com.tr

AIRMASTER---------<1*-----------<1*

This brand is from UNITED INTERNATIONAL CO. which is based in Taiwan. The PC-KMA is a model for heating & cooling. It features self-evaporating condensate technology but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. united-airmaster.com

AKIRA---------------<1*------------NA

These units are made in Singapore and are sold worldwide. They offer three sizes of units with electronic controls and a remote. They use self evaporating condensate removal technology so you do not have to dump a bucket. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. myakira.com

ALPATEC------------<1*-----------<1*

This brand is from WHITE AND BROWN which is a part of TAURUS GROUP. The AC 350 RVKT is a portable heat pump with electronic controls. It features programmable controls and a three speed fan but is only a single hose unit. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy for their products. whiteandbrown.com

AMCOR--------------<1*-----------<1*

These air conditioners are available in cool only or heat pump models. The PLMV18000E model is a cooling only unit that uses an advanced inverter drive compressor for maximum efficiency and comfort. The PLASMA SERIES models are for heating and cooling. They feature electronic controls, a three speed fan, and oscillating louvers for good air circulation throughout the room. They also have automatic condensate evaporation so you do not have to dump a bucket. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. amcorstyle.com

AMICO---------------<1*------------NA

This brand is made by AMICO POWER CORP. and is sold at discount retailers such as Walmart or they can be purchased online from the manufacturer. They have auto condensate evaporating technology to minimize dumping of the condensate bucket. They are available in two sizes and have programmable digital controls with a remote but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. amicousa.com

ARGO----------------<1*-----------<1*

These portable heat pumps are made in Italy and are sold throughout Europe. The DADOS XL model is a single hose unit with automatic condensate removal technology in cooling mode. The unit has a touchscreen remote control for convenience. The OVER model can be used as a room air conditioner, a spot cooler, or as a dehumidifier. It features modern styling with a cylindrical shape and louvers that direct the air in all directions for better circulation throughout the room. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. argoclima.com

ARIEL---------------<1*-------------NA

This brand which is from EREZ GROUP offers both split and monoblock units. They have electronic controls but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. erez-group.com

ARLEC---------------<1*-------------NA

These air conditioners are available in Australia through BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE stores. They offer three sizes of basic units with electronic controls and a remote. They have a condensate tray that must be manually dumped and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. arlec.com.au

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

This brand is a part of NEWSAN GROUP and is available throughout Argentina. The ATP32H16X is for heating as well as cooling and has electronic controls but their website is not much help. atma.com.ar

AUX------------------<1*-----------<1*

This brand is made in China and is available worldwide. They have an anti-bacterial filter and HEPA filter for improved indoor air quality. The units have three fan speeds, a 24 hour timer, and temperature sensing remote control as well as sleep mode for energy savings. The self cleaning function along with the hydrophilic coating prevents mold buildup on the coils and corrosion. They are available as cool only units or as heat pumps but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. cnaux.com

AVALLON------------<1*------------1*

This brand is available in the USA through many online dealers and offers dual hose models for energy savings. They feature self evaporation of the condensate and electronic controls but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. avallon.com

BALLU---------------<1*------------<1*

The PLATINUM SERIES offers four sizes of units and feature electronic controls with a remote. They have auto-swing louvers and a three speed fan for improved air circulation throughout the room. Their guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. The SMART SERIES offers you a choice of mechanical or electronic controls in basic cooling only units. The units are available in Russia and Eastern Europe and can be purchased through their website. ballu.ru

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

These air conditioners are available in Quebec. The K portable units are available in cooling only models as well as cooling with electric heat. They feature electronic controls with a remote and are available in three sizes. The MINI portable range offers three smaller sizes of air conditioners but they use a bucket for condensate collection while the F portable models include a built-in pump to remove the condensate. The V portable units are heat pumps with four way auto swing louvers and a three speed fan for better air circulation throughout the room. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. bcocanada.com

BGH------------------NA------------<1*

This brand is available in Argentina and offers heat pumps with electronic controls. The guarantee on the compressor is not as good as some of the other brands. bgh.com.ar

BIMATEK-------------<1*------------NA

These air conditioners are made and sold in Russia. They are available in three sizes and feature electronic controls with a remote. The units can be purchased directly from their website but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. bimatek.ru

BLACK & DECKER-----<1*------------NA

The BPACT08WT portable air conditioners feature electronic controls with a remote as well as automatic condensate removal through evaporation. They are basic single hose cooling only units with simple washable filters which do not do much to improve the room's air quality. The units are available at many discount home stores as well as through Walmart and Amazon but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. blackanddecker.com

CADENCE------------<1*-------------NA

These units are made and sold in Brazil by JCS BRAZIL which is a part of JARDEN CORPORATION. The EASY FREEZE AIR 600 is for heating and cooling while the NEVADA is for cooling only. They have accurate electronic controls and self evaporating condensate removal. The guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. cadence.com.br

CHIGO----------------<1*-----------<1*

This brand is made in China and is available worldwide. The units are available with either R-22 or R-410a but the R-22 models are not recommended. They offer cool only or heat/cool models that have electronic controls with a remote, a dry mode, and timer controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. chigo.us

CLATRONIC-----------<1*-----------NA

This brand is made in Germany and is sold throughout Europe. The CL 3671 units have electronic controls with a remote and a two speed fan. They are less efficient single hose units and are for cooling only. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. clatronic.de

CLIMAX------------5*---------------NA

Our top pick is the CLIMAX VS12 portable air conditioner. It is very efficient with its state of the art inverter compressor and dual hose design. The units feature automatic condensate removal so that you do not have to constantly dump a bucket of water. The units are only available in one size but they can be purchased directly from the manufacturer and are backed by a very good guarantee. climax-air.com

COBRA----------------<1*-----------<1*

These brand offers cool only units as well as heat pumps and they are available in Algeria. They have electronic controls with a remote but use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly. The guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. cobra.com.dz

COMFEE---------------<1*------------NA

The PD1 series offers two sizes of units featuring three cooling speeds but the guarantee on the compressor is not as good as other brands. Their ECO FRIENDLY model uses R290 refrigerant (propane) and is not recommended. The brand is made by MIDEA and is available in Europe. mideagermany.de

COMFORT AIRE--------<1*------------1*

This brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS and manufactures other hvac systems as well. The units are available in four cooling sizes and have oscillating louvers for better air circulation. Their condensate management system eliminates the need to dump a condensate bucket. The filter is a simple washable filter which does not improve the room's air quality and the guarantee on most electrical parts is not very good when compared to other brands. The PSH-141 series is for heating as well as cooling and the warranty is better in that category. marsdelivers.com

CONSUL------------<1*--------<1*

These air conditioners are made by WHIRLPOOL and are available in Brazil. They have swing louvers and a "follow me" remote for greater comfort as well as HEPA filters for better indoor air quality. They only offer one size and the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. consul.com.br

CONVAIR-----------<1*--------<1*

This brand is a part of SEELEY INTERNATIONAL and they are available through various retailers in Australia. The units are available in two cooling only sizes as well as one heat pump unit and have electronic controls with a remote. They use self-evaporating technology for condensate removal but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. convair.net.au

COOLWAY----------<1*----------NA

The CWAC11 air conditioners are available through BIG W stores in Australia. They have a three speed fan and horizontal swing louvers but the guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands. arlec.com.au

CRUISE-------------<1*---------NA

These units are manufactured in India and are available in India and the Middle East. Their PORTABLE SLIM AIR CONDITIONER (model CRPH) has a large touch display and an LCD remote. The unit uses self evaporating technology so that there is no need to dump a condensate bucket. It has an anti-bacterial filter as well as auto clean and anti-mildew functions to improve air quality. It is a single hose model which can cost more to operate and their website is not much help. They are only available in one size and use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out. cruiseac.com

DAITSU-------------<1*--------<1*

The units use R410a which is environmentally friendly and have energy efficient inverter compressors. With three speed fans and automatic swing louvers, the units do a good job of distributing the cool air throughout the room. They have a built-in pump for condensate water removal even during dehumidifying but the warranty on the units is not as good as many brands. daitsu.com

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

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

DEFY-----------------NA-----------<1*

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.co.za

DeLONGHI-----------<1*---------<1*

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

ECOAIR-------------<1*--------------<1*

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

ECOX----------------<1*---------------NA

These air conditioners are available in the USA, Latin America, & the Caribbean. They offer a basic cool only unit with electronic controls and a remote. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. ecoxline.com

EDGESTAR------------<1*--------------<1*

This brand is from LIVING DIRECT INC. and the units can be purchased directly through their website. The units are available in three sizes and in either cool only or heat/cool units. They feature electronic controls with remote, an activated carbon filter, and self evaporative design. The EXTREME COOL model is a dual hose unit for better efficiency and it has a heater for year round comfort. The warranty on the units for labor is only 90 days which is not as good as other brands. edgestar.com

ELBA----------------<1*---------------NA

This brand is from FIAMMA SDN BHD and is only sold through dealers in Malaysia. The EWS-9001C units use self evaporating technology and have electronic controls with a remote. They have a three speed fan and autoswing vertical louvers for enhanced air circulation Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. elba.com.my

ELECTRIQ-----------NA--------------<1*

These portable heat pumps are available through retail stores and online in the U.K. The AirFlex model has a 14000 btu/hr capacity while the AIRCUBE has a 9000 btu/hr output. They feature electronic controls and auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. They are single hose units and the guarantee on the compressor, which is the heart of the unit, is not very good when compared to other brands. electriq.co.uk

EUROM-------------<1*---------------<1*

This brand is available in Europe. The CoolPerfect models are heat pumps that are available in two sizes while the PAC range offers four sizes of cool only units. They are basic single hose units with electronic controls and a remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. euromac.nl

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

These air conditioners are available in Singapore through STRATEGIC MARKETING PTE. LTD. and can be purchased directly through their website. The EPAC 20S has a large cooling capacity (20,000 btu/hr) and uses self evaporating technology so that you don't have to dump a condensate bucket. The EPAC 14A model is made with recyclable materials and has electronic controls with a remote while the Q series has touch controls. europace.com.sg

FAMILY-------------<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are available in Europe and Africa as well as in Israel. They have three speeds but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. familyline.co.il

FREECOM-----------<1*-----------NA

These units are available in Taiwan and are available in monobloc or split type units. They have auto swing louvers and a three speed fan for better air circulation as well as electronic controls with a remote and a 24 hour on/off timer. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. freecomtech.com.tw

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

The "ZONEAIRE" units have an intake as well as an exhaust hose to improve efficiency of operation and provide quicker cooling of the room. The units are available in either 9000 or 12000 btu/hr models and feature electronic controls and a LCD remote. The ZONEAIRE COMPACT units are basic units that are available in two sizes but their warranty is not as good as many brands. Their "snap-n-store" exhaust hose storage is very convenient as it allows you to quickly store the hose with the unit when it is not in use. friedrich.com

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

These air conditioners are manufactured by Electrolux and are available in seven sizes to match most requirements. They feature digital touch controls and a remote control as well as a three speed fan and swing louvers for better air movement. They have an antibacterial filter to improve the home's air quality and the two larger sizes offer supplemental electric heating. The warranty on parts other than the compressor is not as good as some other brands and you cannot purchase them directly through their website. frigidaire.com

FRIKKO----------------<1*----------1*

This brand is made/sold in Mexico and can be purchased online through various web stores in the country. They are only available in one size but feature self evaporation technology for condensate removal. The units have electronic controls with a remote and the heat/cool models are backed by a pretty good guarantee. frikko.com.mx

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

This brand is available in Russia and offers two sizes of units with electronic controls. The 09ERC1N1 model features a "follow me" temperature sensing remote control for enhanced comfort. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. generalclimate.ru

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

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

GLOBAL--------------<1*---------<1*

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

GREE-----------------1*----------2*

This brand only offers an 8000 btu/hr cool only model as well as 11000 btu/hr and 14000 btu/hr heat pump models. The SHINY models feature a more stylish design and a built-in storage compartment for the remote control. Their website is not much help but the units are backed by a good warranty. gree.ca

HAIER---------------<1*---------<1*

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 from their stores in California and Florida. harborpointac.com

HESSTAR-----------<1*------------NA

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

HISENSE------------<1*----------<1*

This brand offers basic cooling only units as well as heat & cool models. They have electronic controls with a temperature sensing remote for convenience. The units can be purchased at Walmart and through Amazon but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. hisense-usa.com

HONEYWELL---------<1*-----------1*

This brand name is licensed to AIRTEK INTERNATIONAL CORP. and they offer a variety of models. The MN12CES model uses evaporation technology to dispose of the condensate so that you do not have to constantly dump a bucket. The MM14CHCS is a heat pump model with electronic controls and a pretty good guarantee. They can be purchased directly through their website but are all basic single hose units. honeywellstore.com

IMPECCA------------<1*----------<1*

These air conditioners feature electronic controls with a temperature sensing remote. The IPA2-1244-C model is a dual hose unit which is more energy efficient. The units can be purchased directly from the manufacturer but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. impeccausa.com

INVENTOR------------NA----------<1*

This brand is available in Europe and offers single hose units with auto swing louvers for good air distribution as well as electronic controls with a remote. The MAGIC model is a heat pump with a self evaporating condensate system so that you do not have to periodically dump a bucket of water. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. inventorairconditioner.com

KEYSTONE-----------<1*-----------NA

These units are made by Midea and are sold at discount retailers such as Walmart but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. They are available in two sizes and have electronic controls including a temperature sensing remote control. Their "no-bucket" design gets rid of the condensate automatically so that you do not have to dump a bucket of water.

KIBERNETIK---------<1*------------NA

This brand offers three sizes of units with electronic controls and a three speed fan. They are basic single hose models that are made and sold in Switzerland. They use a condensate bucket instead of auto evaporation technology and the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. kibernetik.com

KLARSTEIN----------<1*------------NA

The METRO BREEZE range of units are basic single hose air conditioners with electronic controls. The units are available in two sizes and use self evaporating technology for condensate removal. They have a three speed fan as well as oscillating louvers for good air circulation throughout the room. They are available in Europe and can be purchased directly from the manufacturer's website but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. klarstein.com

KOGAN---------------<1*----------<1*

These air conditioners are sold in Australia and can be purchased directly through their website. They are basic single hose models with self-evaporating technology for condensate removal. The units have a three speed fan and automatic swing louvers for better air distribution but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. kogan.com.au

KOLDFRONT----------<1*-----------NA

This brand is from LIVING DIRECT INC. and they can be purchased through their website but their warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. The ULTRACOOL units are available in three sizes and in either cool only or heat/cool units. They feature electronic controls with remote, an activated carbon filter, and self evaporative design. Their three speed fan and swing louvers provide for good air circulation throughout the room. livingdirect.com

KOMECO--------------NA---------<1*

These air conditioners are sold in Brazil. They offer two sizes of units and have accurate electronic controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. komeco.com.br

LAMINOX-------------<1*---------<1*

The ICEBERG range offers both standard units and a split model that is designed for RV use. They have a modern style and electronic controls with a remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. laminox.com

LG--------------------<1*--------<1*

This brand offers a wide variety of models. The LP1415GXR is a cool only model while the LP1415SHR is for heating as well as cooling. They have a large 14,000 btu/hr capacity with a three speed fan and oscillating louvers to better circulate all of that cool air. The units are available in the USA through BEST BUY and HOME DEPOT stores but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. lg.com

LLOYD--------------<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are made and sold in retail stores throughout India but they only offer one size (1 ton) of units. The LP12TN models have electronic controls with a remote as well as a large LED display for convenience. They are very quiet during operation and use auto evaporation of condensate and so no manual dumping of a bucket is required. Their website is not much help and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. mylloyd.com

MEC----------------<1*----------NA

This brand is made and sold in Malaysia by FIMACO which is a part of FIAMMA HOLDINGS BERHAL. The iPort is available in two sizes and features electronic controls with a temperature sensing remote for enhanced comfort. They use a self evaporating condensate removal system so that you do not have to periodically dump a bucket of water and their auto swing louvers provide for good air circulation throughout the room. These air conditioners use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. mec.com.my

MG ELETRO--------<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are sold in Brazil but are only available in one size. They are basic single hose units with a three speed fan but the warranty on them is not very good when compared to other brands. mgeletro.com.br

MITSUI-------------<1*----------NA

These units are available in Europe and they offer both standard and split type units. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. mitsuiairconditioner.com

MORGAN------------<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are made and sold in Malaysia by DKSH. The MAC-091 Feather Lite models are basic units with electronic controls and a remote but they only have two fan speeds. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not contain a stated warranty policy. morgan.my

MUNDOCLIMA------<1*-----------NA

This brand is available in Europe, Latin America, and North Africa. They offer basic units with electronic controls but their website is not much help. salvadorescoda.com

NANYO-------------<1*------------NA

These air conditioners are made by KIBERNETIK and are basic single hose units. The units can be purchased from their online shop but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. kibernetik.com

NewAir-------------<1*----------<1*

This brand offers three sizes of units with self-evaporating technology so that there is no need to empty a condensate bucket. The AC-12200E is a cool only model that has programmable electronic controls and a three speed fan with a "energy boosting feature". With this feature, you can add a small amount of water which will help to cool down the condenser coil which lowers the operating pressures and uses less energy. The AC-10100H is a basic heat pump unit with a capacity of 10,000 btu/hr. The units can be purchased online through a variety of retailers but the guarantee on the compressor is not very  good when compared to other brands. newair.com

NIKAI---------------<1*----------NA

This brand is available in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The NPAC12512A4 model has electronic controls with a remote for convenience and use self-evaporating technology so that you do not have to constantly dump a condensate bucket. The manufacturer's website is not much help and it does not have a stated warranty policy. nikai.com

NODIKA-------------<1*---------<1*

These air conditioners are made in China. The A008A series offers heat/cool units in five sizes to match the needs of the home. They have electronic controls and use evaporation technology to remove the condensate instead of dumping a bucket. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. chinanordica.com

NORTH STORM------NA--------<1*

These air conditioners are available in four sizes and feature electronic controls with a remote. They are basic single hose units that can be purchased directly through their website or through Amazon.com. The brand is from Energy Wise Solutions. northstorm.com

NUSTYLE------------<1*--------<1*

This brand is made in China and offers basic units with electronic controls and an iFEEL remote where the unit is controlled by a thermostat in the remote control. The units use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out and their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. nustylegroup.com

OCEAN BREEZE-----<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are available in four sizes and feature electronic controls with a remote and use condensate evaporating technology in the cooling mode. The units have three fan speeds and swing louvers for better air distribution. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the compressors is not very good when compared to other brands. oceanbreezecomfort.com

OLIMPIA SPLENDID---<1*--------<1*

The DOLCECLIMA range of units are single hose cooling only units. They feature remote controls with timer functions and a "moon function" (sleep mode). The units require 50HZ power and therefore are not available in North America. They expel the water that is removed from the air and therefore do not require you to dump a tank. The DOLCECLIMA 10 HP model is a compact heat pump with rubber coated casters to prevent damage to even the most delicate of floors. Their website does not have a stated warranty for their products. olimpiasplendid.com

OMEGA ALTISE------<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are made in China and are sold in Asia and Australia. They feature electronic controls with a remote but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. omegaaltise.com.au

PENSONIC-----------<1*-----------NA

These air conditioners are made in Malaysia and are sold throughout Asia and the Middle East. They are available in two sizes and feature electronic controls with a remote. They have vertical automatic swinging louvers for enhanced air circulation but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. pensonic.com

PERFECT AIRE-------<1*----------<1*

This brand is made in China and is imported by BIGWALL ENTERPRISES INC. They are available in many large retail stores and have electronic controls and a temperature sensing remote control for enhanced comfort. They use self evaporating condensate technology so that you do not have to dump a bucket of water but the warranty (especially on the compressor) is not very good. The PORTH 12000 model includes an electric heater for year round comfort. perfectaire.us

PREM-I-AIR----------<1*---------<1*

They offer a wide variety of units but the PTP35D units are the top of their line. They feature two hoses for energy savings as well as a three speed fan and oscillating louvers for enhanced air circulation. They also offer split models which are quieter because the compressor is located outside. prem-i-air.com

PYE-----------------<1*-----------NA

This brand is a part of GAF and is available in Australia. They offer two sizes of units and feature electronic controls with oscillating louvers for good air circulation as well as a large LED display for monitoring the unit. The PPAC15 uses evaporation technology so that you do not have to dump a bucket of condensate. The warranty on the compressor which is the heart of the unit is not as good as other brands. gafcontrol.com.au

QLIMA--------------<1*-----------NA

These air conditioners are sold in Europe through dealers and they are basic single hose units with electronic controls. The P129 SILVER uses auto evaporation technology so that you do not have to dump a condensate bucket but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. qlima.com

RCA----------------<1*-----------<1*

This brand name is licensed to CURTIS INTERNATIONAL LTD. and the units are manufactured in China. They offer three sizes of cool only units but only one heat/cool model. They are single hose units with electronic controls and oscillating louvers. They use self evaporating condensate technology so that a condensate bucket is not required but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. curtisint.com

REMKO-------------<1*-----------NA

The PALMA DC is a split model with inverter compressor while the IBIZA is a traditional single hose portable model. They feature auto swing louvers for improved air circulation and a remote control for convenience as well as automatic condensate removal technology. This brand is available in Europe but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. remko.de

ROTEL----------------<1*----------NA

This brand is made and sold in Switzerland. They offer one size of unit (10,000 btu/hr) and it can be purchased directly from their website. The unit is a basic single hose model with automatic condensate removal. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for the unit. rotel-haushaltsgeraete.ch

ROYAL SOVEREIGN--<1*-----------1*

This brand offers a variety of air conditioners and they can be purchased directly from their website. They have three fan speeds and oscillating louvers to better distribute the cool air throughout the room. With their self-evaporating condensate technology, you do not have to empty a condensate bucket but they are only single hose units and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The ARP-51400HA is a heat/cool model with built-in Wi-Fi control. royalsovereign.com

SAKURA-------------NA----------<1*

This is a Japanese company but the units are made in Thailand. They are 50HZ units so they are not compatible in North America. The SUP/AMD series units are 3 in 1 units (heat/cool/dehumidify) and are available in five sizes to match your requirements. They have a three speed fan and are available with either mechanical or electronic controls with a remote. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. sakura-aircon.com

SATURN-------------NA----------<1*

The ST-09APH is a heat pump that has electronic controls and a remote. They use self evaporating technology for condensate removal and can be purchased through their website. They are made in China and are sold in Europe but the guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands. saturn.ua

SEA BREEZE--------<1*-----------1*

This brand is made in China and imported to North America by INTERNATIONAL REFRIGERATION PRODUCTS. The PAS412DM is a cool only unit with electronic controls and a remote. It has automatic condensate evaporation and uses dual hoses for added energy savings but its guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The PAS412HPM is a heat/cool model and stacks up better against the competition in that category but it is only a single hose model. irproducts.biz

SHINCO------------<1*-----------NA

This brand is made in China and offers a variety of models. They have electronic controls, auto swing louvers, and self evaporating technology. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. shinco.net

SINCLAIR------------NA---------<1*

These air conditioners are available in two sizes and are sold throughout Europe. They are basic single hose units with electronic controls and a remote for convenience. They use environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant but their website is not much help and the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. sinclair-solutions.com

SINGER-------------<1*-----------NA

This brand is a part of BERJAYA CORPORATION BERHAD and the units are made in Malaysia. The AC12221 is a basic single hose portable air conditioner with electronic controls and a remote. The units use self evaporating condensate technology and have auto swing louvers with a three speed fan for better air circulation throughout the room.The brand is only available in parts of Asia and they are only available in one size. singer.com.my

SOLEUS AIR --------<1*----------NA

The KY120 model is a basic cool only unit that uses a bucket for condensate collection instead of an automatic removal system. The units have electronic controls with a remote but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. They are available through many discount retailers as well as various online stores.

SONA---------------<1*-----------NA

These air conditioners are made and sold in Singapore by CAHAYA ELECTRONICS PTE LTD. They offer two sizes of units and feature electronic controls with a remote. Their website is not much help and, although the warranty on the compressor is very good, the guarantee on other parts is not when compared to other brands. sona.com.sg

SPRINGER-----------<1*----------NA

These air conditioners are from a joint venture between Midea and Carrier. The units are sold in Brazil but are only available in one size. They have electronic controls with a temperature sensing remote as well as oscillating louvers to better distribute the air. The units have a built-in ionizer for better indoor air quality but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.  springer.com.br

STIEBEL ELTRON----<1*-----------NA

This brand offers two sizes of units that have electronic controls but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. stiebel-eltron.de

SUNPENTOWN-------<1*---------<1*

This brand offers both single and dual hose models that can be purchased directly through their website. The WA-1350DE models have electronic controls and self-evaporating condensate technology so that you do not have to dump a condensate bucket. They feature digital controls but only a basic washable filter which does not do much to clean the air. The WA-1420H model is a basic single hose heat pump which requires a continuous condensate drain connection when operating in the heat mode. The units are relatively noisy during operation and their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. sunpentown.com

SUNTEC---------------NA----------<1*

This brand is available in Europe and the KLIMATRONIC TRANSFORM range offers b

asic single hose heat pumps. They are designed where the unit can be placed either indoors or outdoors but their website is not much help. suntec-wellness.de

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

These air conditioners are available in two sizes and use self evaporating technology so you don't have to dump a condensate bucket. The brand is a part of the ALBATHA GROUP and they are available in Asia and the Middle East. supergeneral.com

SURREY--------------NA----------<1*

This brand is made and sold in Argentina. They offer one size of heat pump with electronic controls and a remote. The units are available through many retailers in Argentina but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. surrey.com.ar

TAKADA------------<1*-----------NA

The TK-PAC01 has a cooling capacity of 12000 btu/hr and three fan speeds. The brand is made by EAST PEAK PTE LTD and can be purchased through their website. mytakada.com

TCL----------------<1*----------<1*

This brand offers a variety of 50 HZ models (not suitable for North America) that use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. They have electronic controls for accuracy and a three speed fan with auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. The V SERIES heat pumps have an advanced inverter drive compressor and automatic condensate removal. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. hao.tcl.com

TIMBERK------------<1*----------<1*

This brand is made in Russia by GROVOLD LTD. COMPANY. The units offer digital controls with a remote and have three fan speeds. The units feature a double air filtration system to improve the quality of the home's air. The heat/cool units have a built-in ceramic heater instead of using heat pump technology. The warranty on the units is not as good as many brands. timberk.ru

TOYOTOMI----------<1*-----------NA

This brand offers three sizes of basic units with electronic controls and automatic condensate removal. The units use 50 HZ power and so are not designed for the North American market. They are single hose air conditioners which is less energy efficient. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. toyotomi.jp

TRISTAR------------<1*-----------NA

This brand offers basic units with electronic controls and a remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. tristar.eu

VENT-AXIA ---------<1*-----------NA

This brand offers only one basic single hose unit that uses a tank for condensate collection. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. vent-axia.com

WHYNTER-----------<1*----------<1*

The ARC-14S models have two hoses and self evaporating condensate technology for more efficient operating. They have digital controls and a carbon air filter for improved indoor air quality but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. They can be purchased at various discount and home improvement stores as well as online through Amazon. whynter.com

YONAN--------------<1*----------<1*

These air conditioners are made in China and are available in a variety of models. They have electronic controls but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. yonanac.com