Air Cooler Buying Guide

Cooler Type
Desert
Pros
  • Optimum for medium to large size rooms
  • Tank capacity ranges from 30 – 60 ltrs. Hence, do not require filling multiple times a day (assuming a usage of 4-5 hrs / day)
  • Gives more cooling as large cooling pads are used
Cons
  • Could be pretty large in size
Desert
Tower
Pros
  • Similar to desert coolers in cooling efficiency & capacity
  • As they have greater height, they occupy less space
Cons
  • A bit expensive
Tower
Personal
Pros
  • Ideal for a single person
  • For areas like shops etc., where larger area cooling is not required
Cons
  • A bit expensive
Personal
Room
Pros
  • Cools small to medium size rooms
  • Mostly use blowers for cooling
Cons
  • Tank capacity ranges between 20 – 30 ltrs. Might require to be refilled multiple times during a day
Room
Window
Pros
  • Do not occupy the space inside the room
  • Ideal for small rooms
Cons
  • Limited cooling
Window
Capacity
Capacity is probably one of the most important factors to consider when buying an air cooler. Please note, the below categorization has been given assuming a height of approx. 8 feet :
  • Below 10L
  • 11L – 30L
  • 31L – 50L
  • Above 50L
Budget
  • Under Rs. 7,000
  • Rs. 7,000 to 12,000
  • Above Rs. 12,000
Brands