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Best Air Coolers in the Netherlands - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best air coolers in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

If you intend to beat the summer heat effectively and affordably, air coolers won't disappoint you.

Whether you're looking to buy a top-of-the-line cooler or invest in a brand that is both dependable and affordable, you will find plenty of reliable options out there that fulfil all your need. Below, see our top 7 picks for the best air coolers for every scenario.

UPDATED

9/23/2022

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TROTEC

Air cooler PAE 51

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110 W
Oscillating function for a larger range
Filter drying function
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Smooth-running wheels and a recessed handle for easy manoeuvrability 
Wheels have a parking brake to ensure a firmly fixed position
39 x 34.2 x 89.7 cm
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TurboBlast mode - 350 m3/s
Very quiet
Environmental-friendly
Lightweight and portable
Keeps air well moist
Detachable cable cord ensures easy storage
24.89 x 31.5 x 73.15 cm
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1 - 4 hours
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Pro Breeze

5L Portable Air Cooler

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LED display
Electronically adjustable vertical louvres for directional airflow
Four operational modes – cooling, fan-only, natural, and night
Cooling mode humidifies the air
Removable water tank
4 easy-roll castor wheels make it portable
26.5 x 28 x 70 cm
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Ioniser bind dust and odour particles to provide fresh air
Adjustable airflow through the oscillation
Touch-sensitive control panel 
3 operational modes - normal, nature and sleep mode
Wheels and carrying handles for easy manoeuvrability 
Oscillation distributes the airflow well
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Bestron

Mobile Air Cooler

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Evaporative technology ensures natural and healthy airflow
Oscillating function for a larger range
Three operational modes-normal, natural, and sleep
Washable air purifying filter
The 4 rugged wheels ensure manoeuvrability 
GS-certified quality mark
38.5 x 30.5 x 73.8 cm
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Calops

Air Cooler

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Turn cold water into freshwater with evaporative technology
Built-in blue light emission kills bacteria and gives fresh air
Wind direction regulator
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Removable water tank
7 colours LED lights (white, blue, green, purple, yellow, orange, and dark cyan)
16.76 x 15 x 16 cm
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Nifogo

Portable Air Cooler

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Air cooler PAE 51


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Water Level Indicator

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Aditi Lohia

Aditi Lohia

Buyer's Guide - Air Coolers in The Netherlands

Know all about air coolers to buy the best one.

1

Features: Most important purchase criteria for an air cooler

What should you look for when buying a new air cooler?

2

Use Cases: The best air cooler for you

Which type of air cooler is best for your use cases?

3

FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

4

How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for air cooler

Best practices for air cooler usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best air coolers

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for an air cooler

1.1 Cooling Pad Technology

Cooling pad technology has changed significantly in modern air coolers. Wood shavings and synthetic fibres were used in old air coolers, which had low water retention capabilities and required higher maintenance. This includes aspen wood cooling pads as they are also quite fragile.

Honeycomb design cooling pads are used in modern coolers. This is a durable design with higher water retention capability. This design is slightly higher in range than old technology; however, their cooling efficiency justifies the price.

Cooling pad technology has changed significantly in modern air coolers. Wood shavings and synthetic fibres were used in old air coolers, which had low water retention capabilities and required higher maintenance. This includes aspen wood cooling pads as they are also quite fragile.

Honeycomb design cooling pads are used in modern coolers. This is a durable design with higher water retention capability. This design is slightly higher in range than old technology; however, their cooling efficiency justifies the price.

1.2 Air Throw

p>Air throw, also known as air delivery, is the key feature of an air cooler. It refers to the quantity of air cycled in your room every minute, and it is measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute).

A cooler with less air delivery will never cool the room enough, and an air cooler that throws more than required air will shoot up your electricity bill, make more noise and cool the space than needed. Therefore, buy an air cooler with ideal air throw capacity. A simple calculation is required for it.

Suppose your room size is 400 square foot, i.e. 20 ft. (length), 20 ft. (width) and 10 ft. (height), then air delivery required is (20*20*10)/2=2000CFM.

Air coolers brand provide air delivery rate in m3/hr. To convert CFM into m3/hr, multiply the value by 1.7. Therefore, for a 400 square foot room, air delivery required is 2000*1.7= 3400m3/hr.

Additionally, the value of air delivery mentioned in the air cooler is when the fan is at top speed. Therefore, it is best to buy an air cooler that has twice the minimum air delivery rate mentioned.

p>Air throw, also known as air delivery, is the key feature of an air cooler. It refers to the quantity of air cycled in your room every minute, and it is measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute).

A cooler with less air delivery will never cool the room enough, and an air cooler that throws more than required air will shoot up your electricity bill, make more noise and cool the space than needed. Therefore, buy an air cooler with ideal air throw capacity. A simple calculation is required for it.

Suppose your room size is 400 square foot, i.e. 20 ft. (length), 20 ft. (width) and 10 ft. (height), then air delivery required is (20*20*10)/2=2000CFM.

Air coolers brand provide air delivery rate in m3/hr. To convert CFM into m3/hr, multiply the value by 1.7. Therefore, for a 400 square foot room, air delivery required is 2000*1.7= 3400m3/hr.

Additionally, the value of air delivery mentioned in the air cooler is when the fan is at top speed. Therefore, it is best to buy an air cooler that has twice the minimum air delivery rate mentioned.

1.3 Inverter Compatible

Air coolers consume much less power than air conditioners, and therefore, they can be used using an inverter. Not all, but yet most of the modern air coolers are inverter compatible. If you experience frequent power cuts in your area, it is advisable to buy an air cooler with the particular feature.

Air coolers consume much less power than air conditioners, and therefore, they can be used using an inverter. Not all, but yet most of the modern air coolers are inverter compatible. If you experience frequent power cuts in your area, it is advisable to buy an air cooler with the particular feature.

1.4 Remote Control

Remote control facility is although rarely available in an air cooler; however, if it is there, give preference to the cooler. It will save both time and energy from getting up and change the settings.

Remote control facility is although rarely available in an air cooler; however, if it is there, give preference to the cooler. It will save both time and energy from getting up and change the settings.

1.5 Water Level Indicator

It is a convenient feature as it indicates the level of water in the air cooler. For optimum cooling and efficient performance, the air cooler should always have the right amount of water. Most coolers need to be filled manually; however, in some coolers, the auto-fill facility is also there.

It is a convenient feature as it indicates the level of water in the air cooler. For optimum cooling and efficient performance, the air cooler should always have the right amount of water. Most coolers need to be filled manually; however, in some coolers, the auto-fill facility is also there.

1.6 Tower Design

Tower shape air cooler is the best choice for those spaces with limited carpet area as it saves lots of floor space.

Tower shape air cooler is the best choice for those spaces with limited carpet area as it saves lots of floor space.

1.7 Ice Chamber

Some air coolers work not only on water but ice as well, and they are the ones that come with an ice chamber or ice cube tray feature. The ice chamber aims to throw cooler air than water. You can place ice cubes in the ice tray, and the melted ice will mix in the water tank. This ice-cold water will reduce the water temperature, cooler the pads and ultimately cools down the air.

Some air coolers work not only on water but ice as well, and they are the ones that come with an ice chamber or ice cube tray feature. The ice chamber aims to throw cooler air than water. You can place ice cubes in the ice tray, and the melted ice will mix in the water tank. This ice-cold water will reduce the water temperature, cooler the pads and ultimately cools down the air.

1.8 Water Tank Capacity

This is one of the essential features and should be considered seriously. Usually, coolers with up to 30 litres of water tank capacity need to be re-filled every 4 to 6 hours. This proves to be inconvenient, mainly when the cooler is used overnight. As a result, the pump will run dry and can lead to motor malfunction. Therefore, we suggest air coolers with bigger tank size as they provide cold air for longer hours without the need for re-filling the tank often.

This is one of the essential features and should be considered seriously. Usually, coolers with up to 30 litres of water tank capacity need to be re-filled every 4 to 6 hours. This proves to be inconvenient, mainly when the cooler is used overnight. As a result, the pump will run dry and can lead to motor malfunction. Therefore, we suggest air coolers with bigger tank size as they provide cold air for longer hours without the need for re-filling the tank often.

1.9 Humidity Control

Air coolers are recommended for areas experiencing hot and dry weather conditions. For humid areas, it is best to buy an air cooler with a humidity control feature. This feature controls the water pump function and ensures that humidity in the room never reaches an uncomfortable level.

Air coolers are recommended for areas experiencing hot and dry weather conditions. For humid areas, it is best to buy an air cooler with a humidity control feature. This feature controls the water pump function and ensures that humidity in the room never reaches an uncomfortable level.

1.10 Safety Features

Some of the primary reasons behind the breakdown of an air cooler are dry running of the water motor or heating up of the fan motor, or overload. Therefore, it is wise to choose a cooler with safety functions like dry run protection, motor overload protection or thermal overload protection.

Some of the primary reasons behind the breakdown of an air cooler are dry running of the water motor or heating up of the fan motor, or overload. Therefore, it is wise to choose a cooler with safety functions like dry run protection, motor overload protection or thermal overload protection.

1.11 Castor Wheels

Castor wheels, also known as multi-functional wheels, makes the air cooler portable. These are either made of plastic or rubber. Rubber wheels sustain for the long run than plastic wheels. With castor wheels, you can quickly move the air cooler from one room to another. This feature comes in handy if you plan to use the same cooler in different places.

Castor wheels, also known as multi-functional wheels, makes the air cooler portable. These are either made of plastic or rubber. Rubber wheels sustain for the long run than plastic wheels. With castor wheels, you can quickly move the air cooler from one room to another. This feature comes in handy if you plan to use the same cooler in different places.

1.12 Warranty and After-sale Service

Most of the air cooler brands provide one year warranty. Besides this, you should also consider the brand's after-sale support. If the brand has a local service centre, it is the cherry on the cake.

Most of the air cooler brands provide one year warranty. Besides this, you should also consider the brand's after-sale support. If the brand has a local service centre, it is the cherry on the cake.

1.13 Room Size

Every air cooler has its capacity to cool a specific size of the room. If you install a smaller capacity cooler in a large room, then it will not adequately cool the room. Whereas a cooler with ample capacity will make little space extra cold and not to mention, it will increase your electricity bill. The cooling area to be covered by an air cooler is labelled on a cooler. Typically, 11 litres to 30 litres water tank is fit for 300 sq. ft. room, 31 litres to 50 litres is suitable for 300-500 sq. ft. space, and a cooler with beyond 50 litres water tank capacity will suffice for beyond 500 sq. ft. room.

Also, take the air throw feature into account. Air throw quantity is directly proportional to the room area; therefore, the more the area, the higher the CFM.

Every air cooler has its capacity to cool a specific size of the room. If you install a smaller capacity cooler in a large room, then it will not adequately cool the room. Whereas a cooler with ample capacity will make little space extra cold and not to mention, it will increase your electricity bill. The cooling area to be covered by an air cooler is labelled on a cooler. Typically, 11 litres to 30 litres water tank is fit for 300 sq. ft. room, 31 litres to 50 litres is suitable for 300-500 sq. ft. space, and a cooler with beyond 50 litres water tank capacity will suffice for beyond 500 sq. ft. room.

Also, take the air throw feature into account. Air throw quantity is directly proportional to the room area; therefore, the more the area, the higher the CFM.

1.14 Empty Tank Alarm

Until and unless an air cooler has the dry run feature, it needs some water to run. An empty tank alarm indicates by making a beeping noise that the water level has decreased to the basic level, and it's time to re-fill the water tank. If you let the cooler run empty, it will damage the motor.

Until and unless an air cooler has the dry run feature, it needs some water to run. An empty tank alarm indicates by making a beeping noise that the water level has decreased to the basic level, and it's time to re-fill the water tank. If you let the cooler run empty, it will damage the motor.

1.15 Power Consumption

Don't forget to check the power usage of the air cooler—the lower the watts, the lesser power consumption. Anything up to 220 W is good. Power consumption is usually mentioned on the sides of the cooler.

Don't forget to check the power usage of the air cooler—the lower the watts, the lesser power consumption. Anything up to 220 W is good. Power consumption is usually mentioned on the sides of the cooler.

1.16 Noise

The air cooler does make noise. It’s just that some of them produce less, and some create more noise. Manufacturers do mention the noise level on their product; you can either go with that. Or you can always check the customer reviews for an honest opinion.

The air cooler does make noise. It’s just that some of them produce less, and some create more noise. Manufacturers do mention the noise level on their product; you can either go with that. Or you can always check the customer reviews for an honest opinion.

1.17 Price

Do not forget to consider the price. There are varieties of air coolers available in the market, and each one has its own specialities. On the one hand, if one air cooler has a beautiful and sleek design, then, on the other hand, an air cooler is suitable for large rooms or have a large water reservoir. So, the greater the benefits in use, the higher the price. It is best to choose as per your requirement because a greater wish list simply means a higher price. 

Do not forget to consider the price. There are varieties of air coolers available in the market, and each one has its own specialities. On the one hand, if one air cooler has a beautiful and sleek design, then, on the other hand, an air cooler is suitable for large rooms or have a large water reservoir. So, the greater the benefits in use, the higher the price. It is best to choose as per your requirement because a greater wish list simply means a higher price. 

2. Use Cases: The best air cooler for you

2.1 Which type of air cooler is best for an urban city that has pollution issue?

Choose an air cooler with i-Purification technology. This technology uses dust and pollution filters to purify the air ensuring clean air is thrown by the cooler. High-end air coolers use this technology.

Choose an air cooler with i-Purification technology. This technology uses dust and pollution filters to purify the air ensuring clean air is thrown by the cooler. High-end air coolers use this technology.

2.2 Which type of air cooler is best for a limited carpet area?

Tower design air cooler is the latest buzz amongst those living in a limited carpet area. Tower shaped cooler is famous for saving floor space and offering portability.

Tower design air cooler is the latest buzz amongst those living in a limited carpet area. Tower shaped cooler is famous for saving floor space and offering portability.

2.3 What should be the capacity of an air cooler water tank for 200 square foot room?

As per the calculation shown in the 'air throw' feature (above), an air cooler with 1700 m3/hr water tank capacity will be best (assuming the room's height is 10 ft.).

As per the calculation shown in the 'air throw' feature (above), an air cooler with 1700 m3/hr water tank capacity will be best (assuming the room's height is 10 ft.).

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 Which air cooler is the best for the humid climate?

Any cooler that comes with a humidity control feature can be installed in a humid area.

Any cooler that comes with a humidity control feature can be installed in a humid area.

3.2 Can I use an air cooler without water?

An air cooler can work without water as long as the pump is off. However, it will not give the same performance as a wet air cooler. Also, doing so in the future can damage the motor. So, it is suggested to use air cooler with water for best results and cooler's long life.

An air cooler can work without water as long as the pump is off. However, it will not give the same performance as a wet air cooler. Also, doing so in the future can damage the motor. So, it is suggested to use air cooler with water for best results and cooler's long life.

3.3 Which option is better, air conditioner or air cooler?

Air conditioner, anytime. However, if affordability is an issue, get an air cooler.

Air conditioner, anytime. However, if affordability is an issue, get an air cooler.

3.4 Shall I buy a plastic body or iron body air cooler?

Buy a plastic body air cooler as it is easy to maintain. An air cooler with an iron body will neither be shock-proof nor rust-proof.

Buy a plastic body air cooler as it is easy to maintain. An air cooler with an iron body will neither be shock-proof nor rust-proof.

3.5 Which is the right place for an air cooler?

It is ideal to use an air cooler near a window. There are three reasons for that. First, it will facilitate cross ventilation. Second, it will ensure less or no humidity in the room and provides optimum cooling. Third, the evaporation process works faster when hot air is there and ultimately cool the room quickly.

It is ideal to use an air cooler near a window. There are three reasons for that. First, it will facilitate cross ventilation. Second, it will ensure less or no humidity in the room and provides optimum cooling. Third, the evaporation process works faster when hot air is there and ultimately cool the room quickly.

3.6 Which option is better, air cooler or fan?

The fan is suitable for the regular days, but hot days call for cooler air. The air cooler uses wet cooling pads to absorb the heat from the air and circulates cold air in the room. While the fan only circulates the air which is there in the place.

The fan is suitable for the regular days, but hot days call for cooler air. The air cooler uses wet cooling pads to absorb the heat from the air and circulates cold air in the room. While the fan only circulates the air which is there in the place.

3.7 Which is better between fan and blower air cooler?

Both types of air cooler have their benefits. An air cooler with a fan is the right choice for those who live in humid areas, whereas, blower air cooler works best for the hot and dry place as it increases the humidity.

Both types of air cooler have their benefits. An air cooler with a fan is the right choice for those who live in humid areas, whereas, blower air cooler works best for the hot and dry place as it increases the humidity.

3.8 Why does my air cooler smell terrible?

It could be because your cooler has stagnant water, and it needs to be changed. Another reason could be that the cooling pad has got dirty and needs to be cleaned or replaced.

It could be because your cooler has stagnant water, and it needs to be changed. Another reason could be that the cooling pad has got dirty and needs to be cleaned or replaced.

3.9 Can I use an air cooler in a big room which is suitable for a small space?

Yes, you can. There is one issue, though. There will be uneven air across the room, i.e. only a particular area of the room will remain cool. This is the main reason that the air throwing feature should be considered.

Yes, you can. There is one issue, though. There will be uneven air across the room, i.e. only a particular area of the room will remain cool. This is the main reason that the air throwing feature should be considered.

3.10 Is water tank capacity a significant issue?

Not really. Water tank capacity doesn't affect the functioning of the air cooler. A larger water tank only reduces your burden of filling it frequently.

Not really. Water tank capacity doesn't affect the functioning of the air cooler. A larger water tank only reduces your burden of filling it frequently.

3.11 How important is cross ventilation for an air cooler to work effectively?

Cross ventilation plays a crucial role in the air cooler's performance. This is the reason air cooler brands often mention, 'always allow for CROSS-VENTILATION in your area/room, else cooler won't work effectively.'

Air coolers have a hard time battling humidity. Therefore, it is best to have a cross-ventilation provision in the room as that will force out the excess humidity.

Cross ventilation plays a crucial role in the air cooler's performance. This is the reason air cooler brands often mention, 'always allow for CROSS-VENTILATION in your area/room, else cooler won't work effectively.'

Air coolers have a hard time battling humidity. Therefore, it is best to have a cross-ventilation provision in the room as that will force out the excess humidity.

3.12 Is there any air cooler that doesn't make noise?

No noise-making air cooler is a myth. The fan, blower, motor used in it are such that it will make noise. There is a difference between the type of fans used in an air cooler, and the noise varies with them.

No noise-making air cooler is a myth. The fan, blower, motor used in it are such that it will make noise. There is a difference between the type of fans used in an air cooler, and the noise varies with them.

3.13 Does the quality of water affects the life of an air cooler?

Yes, the life of an air cooler is very much affected by the quality of water. Hard water affects an air cooler more, and therefore, cleaning of cooler and changing of water from time to time is recommended.

Yes, the life of an air cooler is very much affected by the quality of water. Hard water affects an air cooler more, and therefore, cleaning of cooler and changing of water from time to time is recommended.

3.14 What is the difference between an air cooler and an air conditioner?

Despite the fact both air cooler and air conditioner cool a room, there are differences between the two.

An air cooler blows the air past ice-cold water to provide cold and moist air in the room, while an AC throw warm air to the outside to lower the temperature inside. The air conditioner is a system that can heat or cool rooms all year round, keeping the temperature always pleasant, whereas the air cooler is suitable for providing some pleasant cooling and a fresh breeze on hot summer days.

Air Cooler

Air Conditioner

Cannot set the desired temperature

Temperature setting is possible

Cooling up to a maximum of 3 degrees - low, medium, and high

Enormous cooling

Serves as a humidifier

Dehumidify the room

No need to drain outside

Includes a drain hose to the outside

Affordable

Expensive

Despite the fact both air cooler and air conditioner cool a room, there are differences between the two.

An air cooler blows the air past ice-cold water to provide cold and moist air in the room, while an AC throw warm air to the outside to lower the temperature inside. The air conditioner is a system that can heat or cool rooms all year round, keeping the temperature always pleasant, whereas the air cooler is suitable for providing some pleasant cooling and a fresh breeze on hot summer days.

Air Cooler

Air Conditioner

Cannot set the desired temperature

Temperature setting is possible

Cooling up to a maximum of 3 degrees - low, medium, and high

Enormous cooling

Serves as a humidifier

Dehumidify the room

No need to drain outside

Includes a drain hose to the outside

Affordable

Expensive

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for air cooler

4.1 How to take good care of an air cooler?

  • Clean the dust

Mostly, air coolers die fast because of the non-cleaning of the dirt particles that have accumulated over several years. By keeping your cooler clean, not only you will enhance its life but performance as well. Use a clean cloth and even soapy water for thorough fan cleaning. Put cooling pads under the running tap water to get rid of the dust.

  • Store it properly

It is not enough to drain the water when you are not using the air cooler. It needs to be stored properly. Switch off the power supply, remove the chord from the plug and drain the water from the tank by running just the fan without a water pump. Now, clean the cooler from outside using cloth and soap water. After thorough cleaning is done, cover it and store it.

  • Keep an eye on wiring and insulation

An air cooler might need water to run, but that nowhere means you will keep it near a puddle of water, as that can damage the appliance and make it prone to electrical shock. Also, ensure that there are no loose wires around the air cooler, there are no water leaks, and the insulation is in healthy condition.

  • Take care of the motor

The air cooler's motor condition is directly proportional to the cooler's performance. A great motor makes a great cooler and ensure that your room remains cool. This is an easy task. Put 2 to 3 drops of good lubricating oil in white oil nipple given on motor's body as and when required. Make sure not to spill that oil in any other parts of the air cooler.

  • Clean the dust

Mostly, air coolers die fast because of the non-cleaning of the dirt particles that have accumulated over several years. By keeping your cooler clean, not only you will enhance its life but performance as well. Use a clean cloth and even soapy water for thorough fan cleaning. Put cooling pads under the running tap water to get rid of the dust.

  • Store it properly

It is not enough to drain the water when you are not using the air cooler. It needs to be stored properly. Switch off the power supply, remove the chord from the plug and drain the water from the tank by running just the fan without a water pump. Now, clean the cooler from outside using cloth and soap water. After thorough cleaning is done, cover it and store it.

  • Keep an eye on wiring and insulation

An air cooler might need water to run, but that nowhere means you will keep it near a puddle of water, as that can damage the appliance and make it prone to electrical shock. Also, ensure that there are no loose wires around the air cooler, there are no water leaks, and the insulation is in healthy condition.

  • Take care of the motor

The air cooler's motor condition is directly proportional to the cooler's performance. A great motor makes a great cooler and ensure that your room remains cool. This is an easy task. Put 2 to 3 drops of good lubricating oil in white oil nipple given on motor's body as and when required. Make sure not to spill that oil in any other parts of the air cooler.

4.2 How to enhance the performance of an air cooler?

  • Position the air cooler in front of the window. It will ensure faster evaporation in case of hotter air, and the fan will blow the cooler air.

  • Keep the windows of the room open for proper ventilation and to keep the humidity low. Also, don't keep the window too wide as that will become an obstacle in cooling down the room temperature.

  • If your air cooler has an ice chamber, use the same to lower down the temperature further.

  • Clean the cooler if there is any foul smell, as that will increase the cooler's life.

  • Keep cooling pads and fan blades of the air cooler clean to ensure it's better working.

  • Check for any leakages.

  • Position the air cooler in front of the window. It will ensure faster evaporation in case of hotter air, and the fan will blow the cooler air.

  • Keep the windows of the room open for proper ventilation and to keep the humidity low. Also, don't keep the window too wide as that will become an obstacle in cooling down the room temperature.

  • If your air cooler has an ice chamber, use the same to lower down the temperature further.

  • Clean the cooler if there is any foul smell, as that will increase the cooler's life.

  • Keep cooling pads and fan blades of the air cooler clean to ensure it's better working.

  • Check for any leakages.

4.3 How does an air cooler work?

An air cooler cools the air with cold water. Once you refill the water tank, the sucked-in air passes through the water, lowering the room temperature. Also, this leads to making the air in the room more humid.

An air cooler cools the air with cold water. Once you refill the water tank, the sucked-in air passes through the water, lowering the room temperature. Also, this leads to making the air in the room more humid.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about a cooler

5.1 The first cooler wasn't designed for comfort. In 1902, Willis Carrier, who worked for a publishing company, was done with running ink on the paper during the summertime. He came across the idea of a cooler widely known as a factory-scale cooler!

5.2 Summer vacation idea was a result of the lack of a cooling system. It was difficult for children to attend school in the scorching heat. Fortunately, the trend stuck, and even today, students enjoy the summertime despite having a cooling system.

5.3 It is a myth that air cooler is harmful to health. In fact, air coolers have more health benefits than health challenges. The air produced by the air cooler is fresh and has moisture in it. The cooling pads have filters that remove the contaminants in the air and throw breathable air. Also, the air cooler's level of cooling is not as low as the abusive low temperatures found in air conditioners.

5.1 The first cooler wasn't designed for comfort. In 1902, Willis Carrier, who worked for a publishing company, was done with running ink on the paper during the summertime. He came across the idea of a cooler widely known as a factory-scale cooler!

5.2 Summer vacation idea was a result of the lack of a cooling system. It was difficult for children to attend school in the scorching heat. Fortunately, the trend stuck, and even today, students enjoy the summertime despite having a cooling system.

5.3 It is a myth that air cooler is harmful to health. In fact, air coolers have more health benefits than health challenges. The air produced by the air cooler is fresh and has moisture in it. The cooling pads have filters that remove the contaminants in the air and throw breathable air. Also, the air cooler's level of cooling is not as low as the abusive low temperatures found in air conditioners.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best air coolers

Air coolers have come a long way since their inception. On the one hand, classic brands have upgraded versions of their original models according to modern times, delivering the same reliability and value. On the other hand, a crop of newcomers has also entered the marketplace with 2.0 features such as an ice chamber and remote control.

Our picks have considered both generations brands besides important air cooler features, customer reviews, and after-sale service quality to choose and rank top seven air coolers in India. Let's take a look into the particulars of our top seven.

Air coolers have come a long way since their inception. On the one hand, classic brands have upgraded versions of their original models according to modern times, delivering the same reliability and value. On the other hand, a crop of newcomers has also entered the marketplace with 2.0 features such as an ice chamber and remote control.

Our picks have considered both generations brands besides important air cooler features, customer reviews, and after-sale service quality to choose and rank top seven air coolers in India. Let's take a look into the particulars of our top seven.

6.1 TROTEC Air cooler PAE 51

  • It is a 4-in-1 air cooler with air cooling, ventilation, air freshening and humidification features.

  • It has modern honeycomb cooling pads and evaporation technology.

  • You can either put water or even ice cubes to increase the cooler’s cooling capacity.

  • The cooler comes with four fan modes, including natural wind mode.

  • PAE 51 has adjustable air discharge direction and automatically swivelling fins.

  • The water tank capacity is a whopping 2- litres!

  • It has a timer feature as well as an automatic switch-off after 15 hours.

  • The cooler has wheels for easy movement, and the wheels have a parking brake ensuring a firmly fixed position.

  • The manufacturer has provided with convenient cable winder.

  • The power consumption is as low as 110 W, and the noise level is 60 dB(A).

  • IR remote control comes with the cooler.

  • It is a 4-in-1 air cooler with air cooling, ventilation, air freshening and humidification features.

  • It has modern honeycomb cooling pads and evaporation technology.

  • You can either put water or even ice cubes to increase the cooler’s cooling capacity.

  • The cooler comes with four fan modes, including natural wind mode.

  • PAE 51 has adjustable air discharge direction and automatically swivelling fins.

  • The water tank capacity is a whopping 2- litres!

  • It has a timer feature as well as an automatic switch-off after 15 hours.

  • The cooler has wheels for easy movement, and the wheels have a parking brake ensuring a firmly fixed position.

  • The manufacturer has provided with convenient cable winder.

  • The power consumption is as low as 110 W, and the noise level is 60 dB(A).

  • IR remote control comes with the cooler.

6.2 Honeywell ES800

  • Honeywell ES800 is a highly efficient air cooler consuming as little as 36 W power.

  • The water tank capacity is 7 litres enough to cool a room of size 12M².

  • The cooler has four fan modes, and the air delivery speed is 359 m3/hr.

  • For faster and more efficient cooling, you can use an ice chamber/compartment.

  •  The cooler operates at a 25 dB(A) noise level.

  • Honeywell cooler has QuietSleep mode and TurboBlast mode.

  • The air cooler has an innovative water channel design and glowing water level indicator light.

  • The cable cord is detachable and ensures easy storage.

  • Honeywell ES800 is a highly efficient air cooler consuming as little as 36 W power.

  • The water tank capacity is 7 litres enough to cool a room of size 12M².

  • The cooler has four fan modes, and the air delivery speed is 359 m3/hr.

  • For faster and more efficient cooling, you can use an ice chamber/compartment.

  •  The cooler operates at a 25 dB(A) noise level.

  • Honeywell cooler has QuietSleep mode and TurboBlast mode.

  • The air cooler has an innovative water channel design and glowing water level indicator light.

  • The cable cord is detachable and ensures easy storage.

6.3 Pro Breeze 5L Portable Air Cooler

  • This air cooler from Pro Breeze is the second cooler on our list with a honeycomb waterfall cooling pad.

  • It is an economical and environmentally sustainable air cooler.

  • It features three fan speeds and four operational modes, including cooling, fan only, natural and night modes.

  • The cooler has a 1-7 hour turn-on and turn-off timer.

  • It is a portable cooler and has a digital display.

  • The cooler comes with remote control.

  • Its 5-litre capacity water tank is removable, due to which it is easy to fill and clean the same.

  • It is equipped with electronically adjustable vertical louvres for directional airflow.

  • The wheels facilitate easy movement of the cooler.

  • The air cooler has an amazing airflow rate of 276 m3/h, which is enough to cool down a small room.

  • This air cooler from Pro Breeze is the second cooler on our list with a honeycomb waterfall cooling pad.

  • It is an economical and environmentally sustainable air cooler.

  • It features three fan speeds and four operational modes, including cooling, fan only, natural and night modes.

  • The cooler has a 1-7 hour turn-on and turn-off timer.

  • It is a portable cooler and has a digital display.

  • The cooler comes with remote control.

  • Its 5-litre capacity water tank is removable, due to which it is easy to fill and clean the same.

  • It is equipped with electronically adjustable vertical louvres for directional airflow.

  • The wheels facilitate easy movement of the cooler.

  • The air cooler has an amazing airflow rate of 276 m3/h, which is enough to cool down a small room.

6.4 oneConcept Coolster

  • Same as our comparison winner, this is also a 4-in-1 air cooler. It comes with a fan, air cooler, humidifier and ioniser.

  • The ioniser, which binds the dust and odour particles, is a relief provider to those who have an allergy.

  • The powerful fan has three power levels for an airflow of up to 320 m³.

  • The air cooler has a 4-litres water tank, and it has a water indicator as well.

  • The cooler has a shutdown timer of up to 9 hours with 1-hour increments. 

  • The switchable oscillation feature facilitates the distribution of the airflow.

  • The remote control and touch-sensitive control panel ensure easy and convenient operation.

  • Use the sleep mode to decrease the ventilation speed in intervals.

  • The air cooler has wheels and carrying handles for easy transportation.

  • Also, the cooler has two freezer cooling packs for additional cooling efficiency.

  • Same as our comparison winner, this is also a 4-in-1 air cooler. It comes with a fan, air cooler, humidifier and ioniser.

  • The ioniser, which binds the dust and odour particles, is a relief provider to those who have an allergy.

  • The powerful fan has three power levels for an airflow of up to 320 m³.

  • The air cooler has a 4-litres water tank, and it has a water indicator as well.

  • The cooler has a shutdown timer of up to 9 hours with 1-hour increments. 

  • The switchable oscillation feature facilitates the distribution of the airflow.

  • The remote control and touch-sensitive control panel ensure easy and convenient operation.

  • Use the sleep mode to decrease the ventilation speed in intervals.

  • The air cooler has wheels and carrying handles for easy transportation.

  • Also, the cooler has two freezer cooling packs for additional cooling efficiency.

6.5 Bestron Mobile Air Cooler

  • The air cooler comes with three functions, i.e. cooling, purifying and humidifying.

  • The Evaporative technology promotes natural and healthy airflow.

  • The mobile air cooler features a washable air purifying filter.

  • It has a 3-speed setting (low, medium, high) and three operational modes (normal – natural – sleep).

  • It has a timer of max. 8 hours.

  • The removable 4.5-litre water tank can be used for up to 20 hours continuously.

  • The four rugged wheels make the movement easier.

  • The GS-certified quality mark promotes high quality and safety standards.

  • The air cooler comes with a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer.

  • The air cooler comes with three functions, i.e. cooling, purifying and humidifying.

  • The Evaporative technology promotes natural and healthy airflow.

  • The mobile air cooler features a washable air purifying filter.

  • It has a 3-speed setting (low, medium, high) and three operational modes (normal – natural – sleep).

  • It has a timer of max. 8 hours.

  • The removable 4.5-litre water tank can be used for up to 20 hours continuously.

  • The four rugged wheels make the movement easier.

  • The GS-certified quality mark promotes high quality and safety standards.

  • The air cooler comes with a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer.

6.6 Calops Air Cooler

  • Calops air cooler is a mini cooler that you can keep on your desktop, carry to the picnic spot, camping, use in the yoga room, etc.

  • It is simple to use - pour cold water/ice cubes in the tank, connect a USB cable to the power supply, and switch it on.

  • The cooler has a LED lamp that has seven colour cycles - white, blue, green, purple, yellow, orange, and dark cyan.

  • The water tank capacity is low at 0.43 litre, due to which it can not be used for a long time.

  • The wind speed setting is three - high, medium, and low.

  • The evaporation technology turns cold water into fresh and cool air.

  • It has a safety shut-off mechanism, according to which when the cooling tank is opened, the fan will not work.

  • Calops air cooler is a mini cooler that you can keep on your desktop, carry to the picnic spot, camping, use in the yoga room, etc.

  • It is simple to use - pour cold water/ice cubes in the tank, connect a USB cable to the power supply, and switch it on.

  • The cooler has a LED lamp that has seven colour cycles - white, blue, green, purple, yellow, orange, and dark cyan.

  • The water tank capacity is low at 0.43 litre, due to which it can not be used for a long time.

  • The wind speed setting is three - high, medium, and low.

  • The evaporation technology turns cold water into fresh and cool air.

  • It has a safety shut-off mechanism, according to which when the cooling tank is opened, the fan will not work.

6.7 Nifogo Portable Air Cooler

  • Nifogo portable air cooler is more or less the same as Calops air cooler.

  • The cooler has three functions - cooling, humidification and air purification.

  • It also has three wind speed and LED lamp function.

  • The water tank is removable and thus easy to clean.

  • It is a bit large in size as compared to our sixth spot air cooler. However, weight is light and can be taken anywhere easily.

  • The less than 25 dB(A) noise level ensure you have a comfortable and peaceful sleep.

  • It has 6 hours to 10 hours of humidification time with the total water level.

  • It is an easy to use air cooler. Simply add water to the tank, plug in USB and turn on the device.

  • Nifogo portable air cooler is more or less the same as Calops air cooler.

  • The cooler has three functions - cooling, humidification and air purification.

  • It also has three wind speed and LED lamp function.

  • The water tank is removable and thus easy to clean.

  • It is a bit large in size as compared to our sixth spot air cooler. However, weight is light and can be taken anywhere easily.

  • The less than 25 dB(A) noise level ensure you have a comfortable and peaceful sleep.

  • It has 6 hours to 10 hours of humidification time with the total water level.

  • It is an easy to use air cooler. Simply add water to the tank, plug in USB and turn on the device.