Before the Indian market saw the onslaught of air conditioners in the last decade, the most commonly used method of cooling one’s home in India was the use of the air cooler. It is still the one that saves the Indian masses from the terrible heat during the summer months. Since it is cheaper than an air conditioner, it finds favorable use with the Indian middle class and lower middle class families. An air cooler is an electrical device that works on the scientific lines of an evaporator. Air coolers use water to cool the indoor air. It’s an ideal machine to provide cool and relief to people living under hot and arid conditions. When hot air outside the room touches the water, it transfers the heat to the water. In the process the water evaporates and the cool air produced is blown into the room with the help of a rotating fan.
Kelvinator has been in the home appliance industry since 1914 when they started with the manufacturing of ice-boxes and refrigerators. Today the brand is owned by the world famous Electrolux brand. In India, Kelvinator has a brand licensing Agreement with Sundev appliances and is majorly focusing in the small Domestic Appliances. The company is very serious about a green & sustainable future and in the process ensures all their appliances are made and use green technology. The other important aspect of the brand is the pricing factor which makes the products accessible and affordable for the common man.
Indian heat during the summers is not easy to tolerate. The sun can be really strong and temperatures soaring high. With all other cautionary steps that one takes to beat the Indian summer, it has now become essential to have some form of cooling at our homes so that one can at the least have a peaceful sleep at night. Offices of course give respite to its staff as most of the companies have air conditioning installed in their offices. But air conditioners still being a bit out of reach for the general masses, the air coolers are the next best thing that has brought relief from the agonizing heat. While considering buying an air cooler, one must understand the different parts of the air cooler w important factors like:
a. The Water Tank - Since air coolers majorly are dependent on water to provide cooling, it is pertinent that there is a source of regular supply of water near the place that is marked for the air cooler to be installed. In our houses, we generally use long pipes to connect the tap to the cooler or other means of using the bucket to fill water in the water tank of the cooler.
b. Vent – the air cooler has a wide opening in the middle of the part that faces the room. This space has a fan fitted into it. It is the fan that blows the cold air inside the room. Often when the temperature outside is pleasant, one can switch on just the fan to let air in and out and enjoy the pleasant weather thereby saving on the electricity. The cooling part of the air cooler can be switched off in this weather.
c. All air coolers have the cooler pads which are the most important element of the cooling part. These pads are soaked in water from where the water gets in touch with the outside heat and evaporates to cool the room.
d. Distribution system of the water over the cooling pads is via the motor and the pump. It is only when the motor is switched on that the pump works to send the water from the water tank to the cooling pads through pipes. It is essential that there is enough water in the water tank for the pump to run or else they can break down due to overheating. The motor also requires proper maintenance – it needs lubrication from time to time so as to work smoothly. For the silent air coolers, the belt drive motors are used as compared to the normal air coolers that use the direct drive motors.
When considering buying the air cooler either the Bajaj Air Coolers or the Kelvinator air coolers or the Havells Air Coolers, be sure to prepare your own checklist. Some of the important factors that should be a part of your list are:-
a. Temperatures and humidity levels of the region where you stay are important determining factors for buying an air cooler. The air conditioners can generally be effective in hot and dry or hot and humid conditions. The air coolers, however, work best in the former case. With hot yet humid conditions, air coolers can only aggravate the moisture levels thereby causing more upsetting conditions than comforting ones.
b. The air coolers are much more cost and energy efficient than the air conditioners. They are easily available in the market at the most affordable and reasonable prices and consume much lesser electricity as compared to the air conditioning units. This means a huge saving on your electric bills. Additionally air coolers are portable vis-à-vis the air conditioners that involve heavy duty installations. The biggest difference is that the air conditioners use harmful refrigerants to cool whereas the air cooler works with water and the natural evaporation process only. Hence, the use of air coolers makes you less guilty of harming the environment. Lastly air coolers work best when placed in front of an open window or door. This also ensures that the room gets abundant fresh air and the air inside is circulated constantly. Not so with the air conditioners because they work best with doors and windows closed.
c. Size of the air cooler that depends on the size of the room that needs cooling. Look through the Air Delivery (cubic meter per hour) parameter to understand the cooling capacity of the air cooler. Air Delivery is the amount of fresh air circulated per hour. A smaller air cooler will not be effective for a bigger area and it would also mean unnecessary pressure on the motor and the pump that could lead to maintenance issues later and vice versa.
d. Maintaining an air cooler is also much cheaper than an air conditioner. One needs to regularly clean the water tank and the cooling pads. The access water is not to be stored and should be drained out regularly. One also needs to take care to switch off the motor and pump functions when the water levels are low. The cooling pads need to be changed once every year. Oil the motor and clean the pump once a year just before the start of the season.
Consider the above mentioned points closely and browse through the Kelvinator air coolers online to buy the most effective one at the best prices in India. We will feature few of the Kelvinator air cooler models here for your quick reference:
a. The Personal cooler series feature honey comb pads as absorbents made of natural fiber that renders them odor free and durable. The water tank capacity is 30 ml. The Kelvinator air cooler prices for these models are the medium priced.
b. Kelvinator Air Cooler Tower Series: Water tank capacity is about 10 liters; 650 cubic meter per hour air delivery; honey comb cooling pad on 1 side; castor wheels; water level indicator; 3 speed controller; swing on/off controller. The Kelvinator air cooler prices for these models are the lowest for the entire brand.
c. Kelvinator Air Cooler for Windows: Large water tank of 50 liters; 1750 cubic meter per hour air delivery; ABS plastic body; water level indicator; available with trolley; wool wood cooling pads; swing on/off controller. The Kelvinator air cooler prices for these models are higher than the Personal series.
d. Desert Coolers: Tank capacity of 55 liters, 3500 cubic meter per hour air cooling; wool wood cooling pad on 3-sides; ABS plastic body; fan with 6 blades; castor wheels; water level indicator. These models are the expensive amongst all the Kelvinator air cooler ranges.
With power cuts a common phenomenon in India, all the Kelvinator air coolers are inverter compatible which gives it a powerful edge over the air conditioner that can run only with electric power supply. For the best shopping experience get online at Paytm Mall and look through the variety of air cooler models available. Evaluate basis the features and technical specifications mentioned against each model. With the best discounts and cash back deals at the mall, you will not only take home an air cooler, you will also save your hard-earned money. Buy today and be the proud owner of a cost-effective, energy efficient and environment friendly Kelvinator air cooler!
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