Take a moment and see the differences between the MovinCool Office Pro 18 and the OceanAire PAC1811. You'll be glad you did!

Whether it's MovinCool's artificially inflated cooling capacity using unrealistic testing temperatures, or the hyper-stringent warranty process that leaves many out to dry, taking the time to read this page might save you some pain down the road.

Oh yeah, we almost forgot...we price match any Office Pro 18 sold by an authorized MovinCool seller! (Non-sale price)

Portable Air Conditioner:

Denso MovinCool

Office Pro 18 (OP18)

1.5 ton portable air conditioner

Movin Cool Office Pro 18

OceanAire, Inc.


1.5 ton portable air conditioner

OceanAire PAC1811

proudly made in:

Denso MovinCool
office pro 18 (OP18)
Movin Cool Office Pro 18 - Made in Mexico


oceanaire, inc.
OceanAire Portable Air Conditioner - Made in America

united states of america

employee wage:

Denso MovinCool
office pro 18 (OP18)
Movin Cool Office Pro 18 - Cheap Labor

$4.24 / hr

minimum wage as of jan, 2016.

oceanaire, inc.
OceanAire Portable Air Conditioner - Fair Wages

$14.25 - $35.00+ / hr

wage range as of april, 2016.

about the company:

Densco - Movin Cool

Denso is primarily a multi-national manufacturer of automotive parts, based in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. During the late 1970's, the first Movin Cool was designed to keep the the automotive assembly lines in Japan cool. This quickly transformed into a product line now known as Movin Cool.


After working together for twenty years, the engineers and workers at a portable air conditioning company were told their jobs were being moved away from Chicago, IL. Coming together in 1997, they formed OceanAire, determined to prove that Americans could build the best portable air conditioner on the market. Decades later, the workers of OceanAire continue to set the industry benchmark for quality workmanship, and have earned a trusted reputation of standing behind their equipment.


we don't just sell the best product.
we sell it at the best price.



Office Pro 18


Cooling Capacity at 80° F & 50% Relative Humidity

(More is Better)

Less than 15,100 BTU (Simulated)

16,800 BTU

Cooling Capacity at 95° F & 60% Relative Humidity

(More is Better)

16,800 BTU

17,950 BTU (Simulated)

AMP Draw

(Lower is Better)

15.6 Amps

14.1 Amps





(Smaller is Better)

21W x 27D x 44H

23W x 30D x 45H

dB / Sound Level

(Lower is Better)

60dB/62dB (low/high)


Evaporative Airflow (Cold Air)

(Higher is Better)

500 CFM / 540 CFM (low/high)

440 CFM / 600 CFM (low/high)

deceptive cooling capacity:

don't trust the ratings!

Air conditioners create more "cooling" the hotter the environment.

When testing air conditioners, the hotter the air, the easier it is to remove that heat. For illustrative purposes, imagine an air conditioner advertised at 12,000 BTU's. If that air conditioner is tested at 30°F, it may only put out 2,000 BTU of cooling. However, if we take that same air conditioner and test it at 110°F, it may put out 14,500 BTU's. The reason for this is the transfer of heat into the refrigerant is much easier at 110°F than at 30°F.

With this knowledge in mind, you can understand that when a manufacturer tests their machine at 95°F, for an indoor application, that's an unrealistic testing point. Most people do not consider 95°F a reasonable indoor temperature. This is done to inflate the cooling capacity of a machine for the purpose of sales. The industry standard testing temperature is 80°F and 50% Relative Humidity.

The second way manufacturers increase their cooling capacity is to increase the humidity of the testing environment. Air conditioners naturally de-humidify. While the BTU's used to the dehumidify the air can't be felt in cold air, they're still counted towards the advertised BTU capacity. The higher the humidity, the higher the BTU value of the machine.


Consumers are being tricked into buying a unit they think fits their needs, when it's artifically inflated.


anyone can promise the moon. not everyone delivers.
denso - movin cool
office pro 18 (OP18)
  • Part of a rental fleet? Sorry, no warranty for you.
  • Don't have documented proof of regularly schedule maintenance from a certified HVAC technician? Sorry, no warranty for you.
  • Was the cause of failure environmental, such as bad power? Sorry, no warranty for you.
  • Purchase from non-certified vendor? Sorry, no warranty for you.
oceanaire, inc.
  • Cover Rental fleet? Check.
  • Ornerous requirements for expensive technicians? Nope.
  • Using real life as an excuse? Never.*

*Warranty covers everything but stupid. If stupid, sorry, no warranty for you.