Air coolers are not as popular for a cooling unit in humid places as they work best in dryer areas. However, they are not entirely useless as they make up for that in terms of energy consumption, additional settings like humidifiers and ionizers, and cooling down air by a notch (usually 3-5 degrees).
Air cooler vs fan
You might be confused with the difference between an air cooler and a fan. Are they really different? Is one better than the other? Yes, and yes.
A fan is unable to bring down the temperature in a room as it merely moves the air around to create wind, whereas an air cooler can actually lower room temperature with the help of water and ice.
How this works is by spreading water particles into the air, essentially lowering down the overall temperature of a space. But, this means that more water is in the air, thereby not recommended for already humid areas. But an air cooler is perfect for dry places such as an air conditioned office.
In short, if you’d like to cool a dry area, the air cooler is for you.
Here are the best air coolers to have a quick get away from the hot Singaporean weather.
The iFan Evaporative Air Cooler is no ordinary air cooler. With a remote control, you can control the functions that include the ionizer, mosquito repeller, oscillation, and speed settings. Its washable filter ensures clean air is distributed around the room and its motor is made from high quality materials. It even has hidden wheels for easy moving.
Many air coolers are difficult to move around, but not the Mistral 7L air cooler. With wheels on the bottom, it is always on the ready. It comes with an 8-hour timer, 4 speed selections, 3 modes (smart, natural, and sleep), and a HEPA filter which is great at purifying the air.
What’s more, it has a detachable water tank so filling and cleaning it is not a chore at all as you don’t need to move the entire unit.
It may be small, but it is as good as any mini air cooler can get. The Baseus Mini Air Cooler is perfect to be placed on the table while you work or study, or by the bed when you sleep as it works with low noise, hence not being disruptive. Pleasantly cool, you can add ice to make it even cooler during hot weather and adjust the wind speed using the knob on the front.
This air cooler with built-in ionizer has a thick honeycomb filter of 70mm for better cooling efficiency. With this cooler, air can flow to a distance of 16 meters with a volume of 800m3 per hour. The cooler contains a 20 litre water tank capacity which will actually last a long time. And the best thing is that it has a 3-year warranty, so you know how confident the manufacturer is in its quality and durability.
The Mistral MAC1600R air cooler is an indoor evaporative air cooler with 6 speed functions (3 normal modes and 3 sleep modes). It is powerful enough to cool a space as big as 269 square feet, and comes with a built-in ionizer. Plus, it has a low-water alarm that will notify you when it is time for a refill.
Available with a large water tank holding the capacity of 30 litres, this Honeywell air cooler has a surprisingly low energy consumption. It works with a unique system which uses no compressor and without refrigerant gas, making it good for the environment. So, it cools the air naturally and efficiently at a low cost.
While this Cornell air cooler has an LED display, the remote control that comes with it makes it easier to adjust the settings as it can be done from a distance. 2 ice packs come free with it for better cooling effects and its multi-layer filter is dismountable for easy replacement and maintenance. Other features include a timer that can last up to 9 hours and a water pump protection system.
This 2018 Reddot Design Award winner has a humidifier function where the air curtain within the air cooler absorbs water and cools down room temperature. That essentially makes it more electricity-efficient in keeping the air cool. To add, the sizable water tank means no need for changing the water out too often.
Additionally, the cooler also has an air purifier function with two filters to block dust and provide clean air.
What can be more irritating than something buzzing when you’re trying to concentrate or sleep. Well, the Aerogaz air cooler is here to help with that. Its settings of 3 fan speeds and 3 modes make it easy to adjust the intensity of its sound. Furthermore, the cooler is eco-friendly and energy-saving. Not forgetting to mention, truly easy to install on your own.
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