ETL Verifies the Performance of MovinCool Portable Air Conditioners

ETL Verifies the Performance of MovinCool Portable Air Conditioners
News Date: 06/20/2003
This year ETL SEMKO, a division of Intertek Testing Services, announced a Portable Air Conditioner Verification Program at the AHR Expo in Chicago. MovinCool was happy to become the first manufacturer to enroll in this independent testing program. ETL SEMKO created this program to ensure that customers will get the performance that they pay for. Simply put, the program states that if a unit is ETL verified, the unit will perform to at least 95% of its rated capacity.

Who is ETL SEMKO? ETL SEMKO is a division of Intertek Testing Services plc., a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, which operates in over 250 laboratories and 500 offices in more than 90 countries throughout the world. Currently ETL does the majority of the verification testing for ASHRAE on various products (room air conditioners, heaters, water pumps, etc). They are an independent company acting as a watchdog for various consumer products.

This verification program is not a safety listing similar to UL or other ETL marks. It is the first and only verification program for portable air conditioners. ETL is testing units using ASHRAE Standard 128-1989 for Unitary Spot Air Conditioners. This is the current standard that all unitary (portable) air conditioners are rated at for cooling capacity. The program was designed to mirror the American Refrigeration Institute (ARI) Standard for room Air Conditioners. When the minimum numbers of manufacturers join the program, ARI will incorporate this program into their association.

Eventually all manufactures will join this verification program which will only raise customer confidence in the product. ETL recognized that such a verification program is for the good of the consumer & industry and MovinCool is proud to once again be the leader in the portable air conditioning market. LISTED

ETL Verification Impact for MovinCool

What you should know about MovinCool performance.

Since the beginning, MovinCool has designed our products to meet the highest quality and performance levels possible. In the past, many competitors have claimed to have equal or better quality and performance than MovinCool. While our quality has been proven and well recognized by our customers, performance levels were not always easy to prove. With the ETL verification program, there is now an independent source to verify our performance and we are challenging our competitors to do the same.

Key information to remember is:

- All MovinCool models are ETL listed for performance and efficiency under the new ETL performance verification program. Currently, we are the only portable air conditioning manufacturer verified by ETL for performance and efficiency.

- ETL verified is NOT the same as ETL listed. The ETL listed mark is similar to a UL mark and is only for safety.