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Best Air Coolers in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

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

If you are trying 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 fulfils all your need. Below, see our top 7 picks for the best air coolers in India 2021 for every scenario.

Air Conditioners

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12/8/2021

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Our Rating

Rating

Capacity (in litres)

Ideal Room Size (in sq. ft.)

Cooling Pad Technology

Pro's & Con's

Warranty

Inverter Compatible

Air Delivery (in m3/hr)

Ice Chamber

Remote Control

Speed Control

Water Level Indicator

Power Consumption

Ozone 55-Litres Desert Air Cooler

Crompton

Ozone 55-Litres Desert Air Cooler

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9.8 / 10

11/2020

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55

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up to 550

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Honeycomb cooling pad

Water drain plug for easy cleaning
Motorise louver movement
Motor overload protector
4-way air deflection
Autofill provision
1 year
4500
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190 W

Cello

Marvel+ 60 Ltrs Desert Air Cooler

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9.7 / 10

11/2020

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60

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up to 800

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Honeycomb cooling pad

In-built castor wheels
Oscillating louvers
Empty tank alarm
Turbo cooling
Set on timer
No mosquito net
1 year
5000
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185 W

Havells

Celia Desert Air Cooler

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9.7 / 10

11/2020

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55

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up to 550

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Honeycomb cooling pad

Castor with brakes in front wheels
Fully collapsible louvers
Auto water fill
Cord winding station
Thermal overload protection
No humidity controller
No dry run protection
1 year
Not mentioned
3500
3
220 W

Bajaj

Platini PX97 Torque 36-litres Personal Air Cooler

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9.4 / 10

11/2020

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36

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up to 150

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Honeycomb cooling pad

Castor wheel for easy mobility
Automatic louvres
Chill trap technology
4-way air deflection
Turbo-fan technology
1 year
1800
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100 W

Voltas

Mega 70 Desert Cooler

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9.3 / 10

11/2020

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70

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up to 480

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Honeycomb cooling pad

Castor wheel for smooth movement
Oscillating swing control
Turbo air throw
Comes with a stand
No humidity controller
No dust filter
1 year
Not mentioned
3
185 W

Symphony

Siesta 70 Ltrs Air Cooler

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9.2 / 10

11/2020

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70

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up to 370

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Aspen wood wool cooling media

Sturdy wheels for hassle-free mobility
Unmatched aesthetics
Dura-pump technology
Automatic vertical swing
A bit noisy
1 year
4000
Not mentioned
3
Not mentioned
160 W

Orient Electric

Magic Cool CW5002B

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9.1 / 10

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50

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250

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Wood wool cooling pads

Features a fragrance chamber
Fits into a window like AC
Auto water fill
Motorised vertical louvres movement
Manual horizontal louvres movement
1 year
2000
3
220 W

Crompton

Ozone 55-Litres Desert Air Cooler


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Our Rating

9.8 / 10

11/2020

Pro's & Con's

Water drain plug for easy cleaning
Motorise louver movement
Motor overload protector
4-way air deflection
Autofill provision

Features

Capacity (in litres)

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Ideal Room Size (in sq. ft.)

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Cooling Pad Technology

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1 year

Inverter Compatible

Air Delivery (in m3/hr)

4500

Ice Chamber

Remote Control

Speed Control

3

Water Level Indicator

Power Consumption

190 W

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Buyer's Guide - Best Air Coolers in India 2021

Know all about air coolers and buy the best one for your space.

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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 in India for you

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

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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

Best practices for air cooler usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best air coolers in India

Find out how we ranked our 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 the modern coolers. This is a durable design with higher water retention capability. This design is slightly higher in range as compared to 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 the modern coolers. This is a durable design with higher water retention capability. This design is slightly higher in range as compared to old technology; however, their cooling efficiency justifies the price. 

1.2 Air Throw

Air throw, also known as air delivery, is the key feature of an air cooler. It is 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 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.

Air throw, also known as air delivery, is the key feature of an air cooler. It is 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 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 cut in your area, then 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 cut in your area, then 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 your 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 your 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, 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, 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 space that has limited carpet area as it saves lots of floor space.

Tower shape air cooler is the best choice for those space that has 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 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 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 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 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 humidity control feature. This feature controls the function of the water pump 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 humidity control feature. This feature controls the function of the water pump 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 water motor or heating up of fan motor or overload. Therefore, it is wise to choose a cooler that comes 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 water motor or heating up of fan motor or overload. Therefore, it is wise to choose a cooler that comes 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 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 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 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 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. 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 right 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 air throw feature into account. Air throw quantity is directly proportional to the room area; therefore, more the area, higher should be 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. 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 right 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 air throw feature into account. Air throw quantity is directly proportional to the room area; therefore, more the area, higher should be 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 beep noise that the level of water has decreased to the basic level and its 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 beep noise that the level of water has decreased to the basic level and its 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.

2. Use Cases: The best air cooler in India 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 Symphony 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 Symphony air coolers use this technology.

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

Tower design air cooler is the latest buzz amongst those living in a place that has 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 place that has 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 'air throw' feature (above), an air cooler with 1700 m3/hr water tank capacity will be best (assuming the height of the room is 10 ft.).

As per the calculation shown in 'air throw' feature (above), an air cooler with 1700 m3/hr water tank capacity will be best (assuming the height of the room 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 humidity control feature can be installed in a humid area is the best air cooler.

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

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, for best results and cooler's long life, it is suggested to use air cooler with 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, for best results and cooler's long life, it is suggested to use air cooler with water.

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

Air conditioner, anytime. However, if affordability is an issue, you can buy air cooler.

Air conditioner, anytime. However, if affordability is an issue, you can buy air cooler.

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

Buy 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 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. 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. 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 area 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 area 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 room?

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 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 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 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 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.

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

Air cooler's motor condition is directly proportional to 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

Air cooler's motor condition is directly proportional to 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 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 in case there is any foul smell as that will increase cooler's life.

  • Keep cooling pads and fan blades of the air cooler clean to ensure its 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 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 in case there is any foul smell as that will increase cooler's life.

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

  • Check for any leakages.

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 up with the idea of 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 the cooling system.

5.3 It is a myth that air cooler is harmful to health. In fact, air coolers have some health benefits than health challenges. The air produced by air cooler is fresh and has moisture in it. The cooling pads have filters which 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 up with the idea of 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 the cooling system.

5.3 It is a myth that air cooler is harmful to health. In fact, air coolers have some health benefits than health challenges. The air produced by air cooler is fresh and has moisture in it. The cooling pads have filters which 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 in India

Coolers have come a long way since their inception. Classic brands like Symphony, Bajaj and Compton have made upgraded versions of their original models according to modern times delivering the same reliability and value. And a crop of newcomers, like Cello and Havells, have entered the marketplace with 2.0 features such as 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 best air coolers in India. Let's take a look into the details of our top seven.

Coolers have come a long way since their inception. Classic brands like Symphony, Bajaj and Compton have made upgraded versions of their original models according to modern times delivering the same reliability and value. And a crop of newcomers, like Cello and Havells, have entered the marketplace with 2.0 features such as 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 best air coolers in India. Let's take a look into the details of our top seven.

6.1 Crompton Ozone 55-Litres Desert Air Cooler

Crompton Ozone 55-litres desert air cooler is the best portable air cooler. Besides the brand, its modern design and the dash of turquoise hue makes it people's favourite. With 55 litres water tank capacity, it is intended for space up to 550 square foot.

Water drain plug for easy cleaning is its USP. Also, you don't have to worry about filling the water tank, thanks to auto-fill provision. Its 4-way air deflection and 4500 m3/hr air delivery keep a room cold from corner to corner. The ice chamber feature is cherry on the cake as it ensures you get more cooling air always.

Crompton Ozone 55-litres desert air cooler is the best portable air cooler. Besides the brand, its modern design and the dash of turquoise hue makes it people's favourite. With 55 litres water tank capacity, it is intended for space up to 550 square foot.

Water drain plug for easy cleaning is its USP. Also, you don't have to worry about filling the water tank, thanks to auto-fill provision. Its 4-way air deflection and 4500 m3/hr air delivery keep a room cold from corner to corner. The ice chamber feature is cherry on the cake as it ensures you get more cooling air always.

6.2 Cello Marvel+ 60 Ltrs Desert Air Cooler

The Marvel + air cooler model of Cello comes with remote control and you can, therefore, change the speed of the fan without moving from your place. The water level indicator is missing, but 60 litres water tank promises that cooler will not run out of the water any time soon. Also, manufacturers have installed an alarm, so whenever cooler needs water, the alarm will send the indication. You can also set the timer just as you do in an air conditioner.

Additionally, all the advanced and required feature are present in it like oscillating louvres, honeycomb cooling pad, turbo cooling, to name a few. 

The Marvel + air cooler model of Cello comes with remote control and you can, therefore, change the speed of the fan without moving from your place. The water level indicator is missing, but 60 litres water tank promises that cooler will not run out of the water any time soon. Also, manufacturers have installed an alarm, so whenever cooler needs water, the alarm will send the indication. You can also set the timer just as you do in an air conditioner.

Additionally, all the advanced and required feature are present in it like oscillating louvres, honeycomb cooling pad, turbo cooling, to name a few. 

6.3 Havells Celia Desert Air Cooler

Havells air cooler boasts of advanced cooling features and low noise fan. Therefore, it is a complete package with an ice chamber, water level indicator and remote control. The power consumption is on the higher side- 220 W. The reliable air delivery of 3500 m3/hr along with ice chamber feature, your room gets cool air till the corners.

The three side honeycomb pads ensure no dust particle enters the room along with air and fully collapsible louvres keep dirt away from entering inside the cooler. Thanks to auto-fill feature, no need to fill the water tank manually.

Due to no humidity controller, it is best to use Havells Celia during the hot and dry climatic condition. As compared to other air coolers, its castor wheels come with brakes in front. And the cord winding station ensures electric cord is stored in a clutter-free way.

Havells air cooler boasts of advanced cooling features and low noise fan. Therefore, it is a complete package with an ice chamber, water level indicator and remote control. The power consumption is on the higher side- 220 W. The reliable air delivery of 3500 m3/hr along with ice chamber feature, your room gets cool air till the corners.

The three side honeycomb pads ensure no dust particle enters the room along with air and fully collapsible louvres keep dirt away from entering inside the cooler. Thanks to auto-fill feature, no need to fill the water tank manually.

Due to no humidity controller, it is best to use Havells Celia during the hot and dry climatic condition. As compared to other air coolers, its castor wheels come with brakes in front. And the cord winding station ensures electric cord is stored in a clutter-free way.

6.4 Bajaj Platini PX97 Torque 36-litres Personal Air Cooler

This is our 'best value' air cooler as it has all the necessary features required to cool a room of up to 150 square foot. This air cooler is the small, lightweight and least expensive. Its capacity is 36 litres and comes with air delivery of 1800 m3/hr. The latest cooling pad technology- honeycomb- has been used in it for effective cooling. It is an inverter compatible cooler and operates at 100 W power.

Its plastic body is rust free and gives the air cooler longer life. Besides, lightweight, the four castor wheeler makes it easy to move it from one space to another. It doesn't have dry run protection; however, the water level indicator feature ensures cooler's pump never runs dry. The thermal overload protector saves Bajaj Patini from burning due to overheating.

This is our 'best value' air cooler as it has all the necessary features required to cool a room of up to 150 square foot. This air cooler is the small, lightweight and least expensive. Its capacity is 36 litres and comes with air delivery of 1800 m3/hr. The latest cooling pad technology- honeycomb- has been used in it for effective cooling. It is an inverter compatible cooler and operates at 100 W power.

Its plastic body is rust free and gives the air cooler longer life. Besides, lightweight, the four castor wheeler makes it easy to move it from one space to another. It doesn't have dry run protection; however, the water level indicator feature ensures cooler's pump never runs dry. The thermal overload protector saves Bajaj Patini from burning due to overheating.

6.5 Voltas Mega 70 Desert Cooler

Voltas Mega 70 Desert Cooler can adequately cool a room of up to 480 square foot. by providing strong air delivery with 70-litres water tank capacity. All units of the air cooler do a perfect job of air cooling, be it honeycomb pad media, oscillating swing control or turbo air throw. It is a fan-based air cooler and has three-speed controls. It is inverter compatible and has castor wheels for easy and quick mobility. The water level indicator adds life to your cooler by ensuring it never operates without water.

Voltas Mega 70 Desert Cooler can adequately cool a room of up to 480 square foot. by providing strong air delivery with 70-litres water tank capacity. All units of the air cooler do a perfect job of air cooling, be it honeycomb pad media, oscillating swing control or turbo air throw. It is a fan-based air cooler and has three-speed controls. It is inverter compatible and has castor wheels for easy and quick mobility. The water level indicator adds life to your cooler by ensuring it never operates without water.

6.6 Symphony Siesta 70 Ltrs Air Cooler

One of the significant issues with water cooler remains filling them frequently, but with 70 litres capacity, you hardly face that problem. You can use it overnight without worrying about the fact that the pump is running dry. Besides, it has unmatched aesthetic and robust wheels for hassle-free mobility.

Symphony Siesta upbeats the air cooler market with dura pump and i-Pure technology. The multistage air purification is its USP via which it delivers the coolest air in the purest form. It uses the aspen wood wool cooling media and calls for extra care while installation. With 160 W power consumption and 230 V operating voltage, it runs at the cost of a fan.

One of the significant issues with water cooler remains filling them frequently, but with 70 litres capacity, you hardly face that problem. You can use it overnight without worrying about the fact that the pump is running dry. Besides, it has unmatched aesthetic and robust wheels for hassle-free mobility.

Symphony Siesta upbeats the air cooler market with dura pump and i-Pure technology. The multistage air purification is its USP via which it delivers the coolest air in the purest form. It uses the aspen wood wool cooling media and calls for extra care while installation. With 160 W power consumption and 230 V operating voltage, it runs at the cost of a fan.

6.7 Orient Electric Magic Cool CW5002B

If you need a cooler that will fit in your window unit, this air cooler is the best amongst its counterparts. The 50-litres Orient Electric Magic Cool CW5002B has a rust-free body and 4-way cooling system. It has vertical motorised louvre movement and manual horizontal louvre movement. Besides enough water tank capacity, it also has a water level indicator and auto-fill features ensuring water rank always have sufficient water.

Traditional wood wool cooling pads have been used for cooling purpose. Mosquito & dust protection filter and fragrance chamber ensure pure air is delivered. Inverter support gives uninterrupted cooling. Checkout reviews, features, buying guide and comparison of best air purifier in India.

If you need a cooler that will fit in your window unit, this air cooler is the best amongst its counterparts. The 50-litres Orient Electric Magic Cool CW5002B has a rust-free body and 4-way cooling system. It has vertical motorised louvre movement and manual horizontal louvre movement. Besides enough water tank capacity, it also has a water level indicator and auto-fill features ensuring water rank always have sufficient water.

Traditional wood wool cooling pads have been used for cooling purpose. Mosquito & dust protection filter and fragrance chamber ensure pure air is delivered. Inverter support gives uninterrupted cooling. Checkout reviews, features, buying guide and comparison of best air purifier in India.