Arctic Cove 500 CFM 3 Speed Portable Evaporative Cooler for 350 sq. ft.-EVC500 - The Home Depot

Arctic Cove

Model # EVC500

Internet # 204768010

Store SKU # 1000033575

500 CFM 3 Speed Portable Evaporative Cooler for 350 sq. ft.

Arctic Cove 500 CFM 3 Speed Portable Evaporative Cooler for 350 sq. ft.

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$219.00 / each


Model # EVC500

Internet # 204768010

Store SKU # 1000033575

The Arctic Cove 500 CFM Evaporation Cooler provides can cool down the hottest conditions. This unit can be used as an evaporative cooler or even a fan. This unit can cool some larger rooms just through the use of passing air through water. For maximum cooling experience this unit can easily be transported from room to room.

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  • 3 speed settings and water flow control for optimal room cooling
  • Low water alarm
  • Automatic swing louvers to ensure full room coverage and cooling
  • Easy access media for quick cleaning or easy replacement

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Assembled Depth (in.)  16.50 in  Assembled Height (in.)  35.40 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  21.75 in  Cooling zone (sq. ft.)  350 
Cord Length (in.)  Product Depth (in.)  16 
Product Height (in.)  36  Product Width (in.)  22 
Air Volume (CFM)  500  Amperage (amps)  1.1 
Built-in HEPA filter  No  Built-in carbon filter  No 
Casters  Yes  Color  Gray and Silver 
Color Family  Grays  Commercial / Residential  Residential 
Evaporative Cooler Product Type  Portable Cooler  Horsepower (hp)  .09 
Number of Speed Settings  Product Weight (lb.)  25.4 lb 
Programmable Timer  Yes  Remote Control  Yes 
Returnable  90-Day  Voltage (volts)  120 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  ETL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year 


Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Well built unit, but knowwhat you are buying FIRST! Great unit, works right out of the box, no problems cooling advertised area in a place with the PROPER humidity levels. Evaporative coolers DO NOT WORK in climates with higher than 50% average humidity, but i see all these sites plagued with bad reviews from people in places like San Diego, who tried to use these units in a "dry" or "less humid" room. If its 80% outside, then its probably close to that inside. Stop being cheap and buy the right air conditioner for your needs and area, and educate yourself before throwing hundreds of dollars at a device and then complaining that it wouldnt bend the laws of physics for you. That being said, IF you CAN use one of these (50% or less avg humidity, most effective around 15%) then units like this are a GREAT buy. Lowest initial cost and lowest operating cost of nearly any cooling solution out there! May 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Artic Cove 500 Received my Artic Cove 500 on June 7, 2014. It was very easy to setup, guide for assembly is easy to follow. In no time I had it running and work very well. I live in Arizona and it is something in an apartment or homesomeone would use a lot the whole year. I recommended highly. Thank you, dmickdog from arizona July 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ended up returning, too large So I did a ton of research between evap coolers and portable ac units. Decided to try out the evap cooler first because it was less expensive at purchase price and for the electricity bill. I ended up on this one because I trust home depot and the products they have. I knew the measurements going in but didn't truly realize how big this actually was. Its a very similar size to a mini fridge but taller. In our apartment we only have one place to put the evap cooler because it has to go by a window and its size was just an eyesore. Ended up returning it before we even used it because we didn't like how it looked and after reading the manual it seemed like too much work for cold air. Ended up getting a LG portable ac unit which is smaller and puts out very cold air. I'd recommend going with the ac unit. June 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doesn't work under perfect conditions We bought this when our A/C went out in May in Arizona (dry climate, dry month). We placed ice cubes and water in the unit as instructed. With the cool setting on, it blew out the same temperature air as our $20 Walmart table fan. Do not waste your money or time experimenting with will not work. May 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Overall a good product Once I exchanged my cooler for a working one I must say this product does exactly what it says it should. I live in a very dry climate (Colorado Springs) and the added humidity this product add is great. Although there are pros and cons, I would recommend this product. Pros: Cools efficiently in a dry climate Light weight (when empty or low water) Easy to drain of water Easy to set up Easy to use Ice really does make the air cooler Little refilling of main water compartment Cons: Very noisy fan Water pump makes strange noises When fan is on "swing" position there is an occasional clicking noise Frequent refilling of ice compartment needed Very large June 12, 2014
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