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Dowell PA-19K20 Aircon Review


Living in the Philippines means that you’re going to have to contend with high temperatures and humidity. Tropical weather isn’t the coolest, and with monsoon rains and variable weather patterns, a lot of Filipinos definitely prefer a more stable, comfortable temperature. That’s a big reason why Filipino consumers opt for cooling options that they can control. Add in convenience and portability, and you have a great excuse for looking at the Dowell PA-19K20 portable air conditioner.

Dowell PA-19K20 Pros and Cons

Why do people choose portable? Thinking about air conditioners usually calls to mind the reliability of a window type unit, or the quieter operation of a split type. Portable isn’t always the Filipino’s first choice, and in fact not a lot of brands or distributors carry portable aircon units at all. So why choose portable? We’ll attempt to explain the benefits of going portable and why more and more Filipinos are choosing this as their cooling option in this Dowell portable aircon review today.

Homegrown Quality

First off, let’s talk about Dowell. Dowell Philippines is a homegrown brand that’s brought over twenty years of service and quality to the Philippine market. Established in 1998 just after the Asian financial crisis, Dowell has sought to serve and enhance the domestic market by offering quality yet affordable home appliances.

Budgets can be tight, and not every Filipino can afford an expensive, imported appliance. But while finances can be a limitation, that doesn’t mean that the Philippines doesn’t deserve top tier home appliances. By striving for innovation at competitive prices, Dowell encourages Filipinos to “Do well” in times of adversity by picking top quality and supporting local.

Portable Pluses

But why go for a portable aircon? A Dowell aircon isn’t just about affordable pricing, it’s also about improving your quality of life. While window types and split types have their own benefits, not all Filipinos live in homes where they can maximize those models. When it comes to portability, space saving, and convenience, a portable aircon Philippines is hard to beat.

Portable aircon price ranges are usually more affordable, especially when you foresee that you’ll be moving around often. Transferring a split type aircon unit from one home to another can cost quite a lot in dismantling, transport, and reinstallation fees, and window type units are often the same.

With a portable aircon, as long as you have a window nearby and some floor space, it’s easy to pack up, transport, and reinstall by yourself. You don’t need to worry about complicated installations, and you even have the option of moving your unit from room to room in your own home. Flexible, convenient, and easy to set up, it’s no wonder why portable air conditioners are growing more popular than ever.

Dowell PA-19K20 Specs

The PA-19K20 Dowell aircon comes with all of the above benefits and more. In fact, with its easy to maneuver four wheel setup, you’ll find that the PA-19K20 is even more transportable than ever before. First time users don’t have to worry about setting up their portable aircon, as the PA-19K20 comes with a simple, easy to understand window installation kit that makes installing your unit easier than ever.

But that’s just the surface level. Read on and find a ton of other features that make the Dowell PA-19K20 your best choice for powerful, portable cooling.

Power Cool

If there’s one thing that sets the Dowell PA-19K20 apart from its competitors, it’s its cooling power. One downside that many portable aircons struggle with is cooling capacity. While portable aircons are convenient and compact, that also means that they might not be able to cool quite as powerfully as window or split type aircons.

The PA-19K20 does away with all of those worries with its whopping 19000 BTU/h and 2.0 HP cooling capacity. Performing just as powerfully as a wall-mounted aircon, it can cool your room faster and more completely.

With a wattage of 2150 W, the PA-19K20’s energy efficiency ratio (EER) comes in at around 8.8, which unfortunately means that it’s not the most energy efficient unit out there. However, you can maximize its efficiency by ensuring that its air path is clear of obstacles and that there are no major heat sources or leaks in the room.

Multiple Modes

While portable aircon units may not have as many features as wall-mounted units, they still offer a range of options for a personalized cooling experience. It has a sleep wind pattern, which means that you don’t have to worry about a noisy unit when you’re ready to go to bed.

The Dowell PA-19K20 also comes with four different modes so that you can get the comfort you want, how you want it. These modes are Cool, Dry, Fan, and Auto. The Dry is an especially important feature for when you need to dehumidify your area, especially during rainy season.

Easy Maintenance

Portable aircons are always kept inside the house, so you may be wondering about things like condensation and dripping. The PA-19K20 makes this quick and convenient by coming with a floater sensor, which can tell when your drain pan needs to be emptied. This ensures that it never overflows. It’s also got an easy to clean, washable pre-filter that makes routine maintenance simple and cuts down on costs.

Under Control

Curious about how you can manage your Dowell aircon? The PA-19K20 comes with a LED digital display and an array of buttons that you can use to adjust your settings to your liking. Too far from the unit? You can use the included remote control to set your aircon to cool the way you like it. It also comes with a 24-hour auto shut-off timer, which means that you won’t be wasting energy if you forget to turn it off for today.

Super Cool Convenience

If you’re looking for a powerful cooling option that’s also portable and convenient, you’ve come to the right place. The Dowell PA-19K20 is a great option for families who want a little more flexibility with their aircons, but also have to worry about having enough power to cool a larger room. At just under Php 40,000, it can be a very pricey, but if you foresee yourself moving around a lot in the future it’s a fairly good option.

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With a cooling power that far outstrips any other portable aircon units on the market, the Dowell PA-19K20 is a great choice for larger homes. While its price might be a little steep, if you're looking for convenience and portability this portable aircon is a good choice.

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JP Reyes

JP has been in the aircon industry for almost as long as he has been alive. As a child JP would help his tatay fix aircon units at their junk shop in Cavite. After graduating UP in the early 2000's, JP then started his own Aircon servicing business and within 5 years had 10 shops in 8 different cities. Fast forward to today and JP brings all his experience and expertise online to give readers trustworthy advice and reviews about Air-conditioning buying, servicing, cleaning and repair in the Philippines.

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