Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 46
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mikesoda weak fan.. very weak fan, so weak my grandmother could blow harder
Out the box this thing looks nice. Loading water into the reservoir was very easy and held quite a bit of water. the controls were easy to use as well. Other than that this thing is complete junk. The fan was pathetic at best. All kidding aside I could blow harder than this thing. If your over two feet away you cant even feel the fan. The only thing this thing could cool is a 3x3 box ( on a good day) I give them two stars for effort and lost the three on the fan alone... Spend the extra money and buy one with a squirrel cage.
For the sake of saying it.. the air does come out cool.. as expected from a typical swamp cooler but what are you going to do with cool air that comes out a 0 mph.
June 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tidbitqueen Nice cooler
This cooler works well, but when first turned on, it has a tendency to spit droplets of water. It is easy to fill, but odd to figure out in the beginning. The entire water bucket will slide out if you reach in and elevate the take up hose. That is a plus for cleaning, but it not a good idea to remove it to fill as it is hard to get it back in without spilling water. It does cool well and you can easily add ice to the water basin. The design is nice looking. I think it is overpriced.
July 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Antique Okay but not great
The water bucket is difficult to remove when there's still water in it. I don't like to wait for the water to be gone before refilling, so I just pull it out enough to pour water into it. So that means 4 or 5 trips from the kitchen sink and back with a 2 qt. pitcher--anything larger and it's too hard to pour into the 3 inch opening I've made by pulling the bucket out a bit. The reason it's difficult to remove is that there's no way to retract the pump and it limits movement of the bucket. I've used this now through 2 summers and am starting on my 3rd. The fan is starting to rattle and it took 3 tries to get the unit's pump going this year. I'm shopping for a different model now.
June 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JessicaA Great!
I really like this evaporative cooler. It helped to cool off my 3rd floor bedroom in my town-home. The summers are just unbearably hot up there (90 degrees), fans weren't cutting it and an A/C unit wasn't an option. I use it at night 5 days a week (and all day Sat/Sun) I fill it up in the afternoon after work and it usually lasts until I wake up in the morning.
A couple of tips:
* Keep it by an open window (this helps a ton!)
* When you want to refill, turn the power off and wait a few minutes for the pump to move. If you power it off and pull out the tank immediately, the pump will still be in the way.
*Keep in mind that this isn't an air conditioner, it works differently. If you expect an A/C unit you're going to be disappointed.
June 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DeeAnn No Go
This does nothing to cool the air. All it is, is a fan. Tried everything horrible product.
July 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Buddi A Used Cooler In A Box
I would recommend this product as a humidifier with fan for a nursery grow room. Make sure it's not used even in a box that's taped up. This unit keeps my grow room at 55. As another reviewer wrote, you can not refill the tank easily as the bucket only pulls out 2 inches. It's an evaporative cooler so don't expect it to work miracles in the cooling department. And be very careful when buying boxed items especially at HD. The box of the first unit I took home looked original but inside at home a bug crawled out, there was scum in the bucket and the packaging was missing. Who re-boxes things and puts them for sale like that? Really incompetent. The effort to return the unit and get another cost HD more than they made on it.
June 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chip61 Totally Useless
I live in Hesperia, CA (high desert) and the only way anyone could cool off was to put it about a foot away from them. Even adding ice to the water bucket did very little to improve the temperature of a 10x10 room with a stand fan and a box fan in the room as well. You're better off spending more to get a window unit that will do what it's supposed to do rather than trying to save a few bucks.
I had this unit for two weeks and just exchanged it today. I purchased a Champion Cooler (2800 CFM window model) that will be installed tomorrow.
June 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ron Bad Cooler
This only cools if your sitting within 2 feet of it. It is a waste of money
July 2, 2016