SPT SF-611 Portable Evaporative Air Cooler with Cooling Pad
List Price: $150.00
Our Price: $99.00
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This Evaporative Air Cooler, Humidifier, and Fan with Ionizer is versatile and economical, and cools the air up to 12??F lower than the ambient temperature. The Cooler easily rolls from room to room with lockable casters. This Air Cooler shoots a stream of air with oscillating louvers, to evenly distribute refreshing cool air. Can also be used as a fan or humidifier if temperature is not an issue. The remote control allows you to easily change settings. Three modes of computer controlled airflows: Normal, Simulated Natural Wind and Sleep modes.The Air Cooler works by endothermic reaction (a reaction that consumes heat), so this evaporative Air Cooler sucks air through a wick saturated with water. As the air flows through the wick, some of the water evaporates into the air, consuming the heat that was in the air. An air stream is then blown out the front of the unit and is considerably cooler than the current room temperature! This is not an air conditioner and therefore uses much less energy. Note: The unit works well in dry climates; not very effective in areas with high humidity as the unit utilizes water to cool. Features and Functions: Computerized wind modes Remote control 7L water tank capacity Washablt filter Three air speeds: H / M / L Sleep mode Timer: from 0.5 ~ 7.5 hours setting Locking casters
Evaporative air cooler, humidifier, and fan for cooling and humidifying
Uses water to cool the air; oscillating louvers for even distribution
LCD panel; 3 air speeds; 3 wind modes; timer; remote control
3D cooling pad; washable filter; 7-liter water tank; lockable casters
Measures 14 by 16 by 32-1/2 inches; 1-year warranty
UNHAPPY Sorry to say this unit I bought from Fry's is not good. The water pump has a rubber piece inside that will only last about 3 months of use before it gets a hole in it and spews water all over the floor. I am on my third rubber piece. Easy to replace be if you have hardwood floors as I do put the unit in a plastic tray or you will be sorry. I will not buy another. The company needs to improve the water pump....more info
Worst cool...it actually heats up the room..... We just bought this yesterday, and it was 98 degree in san jose,ca. Our room was very small, so I thought maybe a swamp cooler will help, but NO, it made the room even hotter. ( I know it's not a AC, but a normal fan is better than this piece of ****..) I can't tell any difference between the "cool" mode and the "fan" mode. We bought it from Fry's, and they don't let us return it and they price it at $189. ...more info
Decent, but not a substitute for an air conditioner I am generally happy with my air cooler, but only under the conditions I use it. Let me clarify; This is a great SUPPLEMENT to an air conditioner. My bedroom will not cool down, no matter what temperature you set the air conditioner. The air cooler does a nice job of cooling it down up to 5 degrees (with cold tap water). Not to mention the added benefit of the humidity. I could add ice, which would greatly help, but that would be more work and would cause my fridge to output more hot air. (Simple physics - heat exchange. Too bad I don't have a fridge outside.) If you added ice, and your fridge was outside, it could MAYBE be a substitute for an air conditioner for one room, but I have not tried it.
You should buy this product for your room if:
*You already have an air conditioner
*Your house is very dry
*You like/miss humidity (good for sinuses)
*You don't want to put an air conditioner in your window, or another air conditioner in your window. (Big advantage if you rent)
*You want to save electricity (Uses less than air conditioner)
*It does have a remote and a timer which is nice. It also has different speeds which is nice, and includes some other useless buttons.
Keep in mind:
*It will stop working once the humidity gets high. It helps to own a humidistat. For this reason, I use it only at night. Of course, if you own an air conditioner, it will eventually take the humidity out of the air and you can use the air cooler again.
*The water must be changed daily, preferably right before use. (Colder water = better)
*Even if you change the water every day, the pan will have to be cleaned well at least once a month.
*Mine started making an annoying rattling sound for the first few minutes. I can't figure out what the sound is, how it's make, or how to stop it. So, if I am going to sleep, I have to turn it on at least a half hour before. ...more info
Probably only useful in VERY low humidity situations I used this in our bedroom in our small apartment on the water in Los Angeles. The company does make it very clear that it won't work well in high humidity environments but I would not characterize LA as being that way. With that said, the unit would pump humidified air into our apartment which only added to the heat we were trying to get rid of. People seem to have good luck in VERY low humidity locations, I figured around 50-60% was low enough...apparently not.
The unit arrived scratched and damaged but the situation was remedied after a long series of e-mails and phone calls.
Final words: if you live in the desert or very very dry conditions it probably works well. They don't call them swamp coolers for nothin'....more info
Luke Cool Think of it as a personal cooler. Even in low humidity New Mexico this unit cannot cool any room, but right in front of the unit you'll get 3-4 degrees of relief (verified with a good thermometer) plus the benefit of blowing air, moving side to side. The bells and whistles ("natural" and "sleep" modes) are crap, and the unit is moderately loud on the lowest speed (unbearably so at higher speeds). Still it performs its basic function, and I wonder if any portable swamp cooler really works that well. Limited relief at an acceptable cost....more info
Overpriced Fan This unit is certainly an overpriced awkward shaped air blower. It does blow air and circulates it from side to side, but it is only cool during the first 30 minutes after putting cold water in the tray. We have found it to be a great noise maker to mask the night sounds (traffic, loud neighbors, etc.), but but outside of that, it doesn't have a special filter like the original ad claimed, and it doesn't really change the temperature of the room all that much. It is nice around children, though, when you don't want little hands to get into a standard room fan......more info