The EdgeStar High Velocity Portable Air Cooler (model EAC421W) is the most powerful, best cooling portable air cooler for home use on the market today. This is the only air cooler we have seen that boasts the power to provide relief from the heat for an entire room (up to about 150 square feet, based on our product tests). EdgeStar teamed a powerful (yet quiet) state-of-the-art centrifugal fan with an Australian-made honeycomb water curtain. The water curtain allows more water circulation with less resistance to airflow, and the centrifugal fan gently and powerfully "throws" a jet of air up to 25 feet - the longest air throw in the category! Coldest airflow of any unit tested- most air coolers can provide a 12¡ãF drop in air temperature under ideal conditions. We tested this EdgeStar portable air cooler against other units currently in the market, under realistic usage conditions, and its airflow was as much as 5¡ãF colder than the best-performing competitor!
5 gallon water tank cools for days without a refill, Caster wheels, Operates as a portable cooler, fan, and humidifier
Cools rooms up to 150 sq ft, Centrifugal fan provides up to 900 CFM airflow- the highest CFM rating in its class
"Green" cooling technology- no freon and no CFC's, Activated carbon filter cleans air of smoke and odors, 3 fan speeds
120 volts - 240 watts - 2.0 amps, 8 hour timer, Warranty: One year limited (90 days labor / 1 year parts)
Up to 25' air throw- the furthest air throw in its class
Works even better than expected! This cooler works great! I bought it for my husband to use in our 2-car garage. We're in Sacramento where most of the summer is in the 90s, with plenty of 100+ degree days. He works on cars so he has to leave the large garage door open for ventilation. Cooling the garage with such a large open area is definitely above and beyond what this is designed/expected to do, but I thought it was worth a try.
We've been impressed at just how well it works. According to the temperature gun it's typically about 10-15 degrees cooler than the outside air (depending on humidity and how long the cooler's been running). It works even better with ice in the reservoir, which drops the temperature another 10 or so degrees. There have been days when the garage is actually cooler than the house, thanks to this cooler.
Normally we use the "swing" setting to cool the whole garage, and it works well. On extra hot days, it works great to turn off the "swing" and point the fan directly at you.
The only downside is that it's very noisy. The noise doesn't matter in the garage, but in the house it's pretty noticable. We tried sleeping one night using the cooler to save on A/C costs. It was nice and cool, but the noise drove me crazy. The fan noise was fine on low, but the water dripping kept me awake. If you're a sound sleeper and/or like the dripping water sound it might be fine.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone in a dry climate who's looking for a relatively inexpensive cooling solution, especially if noise is not a factor.