Evaporative Air Cooler Ltr
Does not perform
Bought this unit as a quick fix for a temporary office space.
This really does not do what it is supposed to do. Using Ice blocks and water to make the air cooler by humidifying in the air - in principle should work but in an room 3m x 5m this unit did not cool the room at all. In fact it just made it warmer.
It is very noisy and really a pain to have to fill with water and ice.
Returned the unit and went for a condensing unit which costs about 20% more but works extremely well and cools areas much larger than this unit in much less time. OK - you have to empty water from these but its not every few hours maintenence as with this unit for the ice trays.
Putting mositure into the air isn't the best idea to be honest especially in offices and areas where you need to not have too much humidity (computer spaces etc).
In humid conditions (such as warm british summers) it will perform very badly.
I'm sure in some circumstances it works fine but for the majority of the time this unit will take a long time to work and need to be on much longer than a dehumidifying cooler type product - which means longer running time and much higher electricity bills.
The fan on this unit was very poor also compared with other units I have tried. I have used 4 different units and all outperform this one - they are slightly more expensive but certainly worth the extra investment.
16 Nov 2014
Good cooler overall
We have had 2 of these for over a year and overall have found them very efficient. However, we have also had problems with getting the cooler function to stay on at times, but by a process of trial and error, we have found it is best not to fill right to the max. We have been doing this for a while now and the problem appears to have gone away!
18 Jul 2014
I wanted a portable air conditioning unit and purchased this cooler for a bedroom that is located in a loft conversion and is therefore subjected to relatively high temperatures in the summer. This unit was too noisy to leave on all night and even after 7 hours had little effect on the room temperature. It is far more efficient to leave the windows open to cool down the room prior to retiring to bed. I therefore cannot recommend this cooler for a room such as the one described. It simply is not as efficient as a purpose designed air conditioning unit.
16 Jun 2014
Unit works brill but I would like to know how to get the cooler to stay on longer than 1 minute.
Is this normal ?
20 May 2014