Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richard just right
This purchase was perfect for my application in our greenhouse, adjacent to our bedroom. It cools the greenhouse and exits the cool air to our bedroom requiring less need of the house heat pump also.
April 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Miriam Fail
We bought this unit to cool our garage and it's about 400 sq ft if not a big smaller and it did not feel cool in the slightest. It did feel a bit humid. We were not fans and returned the product.
August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by buysellcar Motor overheats has overload sensor runs 10 minutes and shuts off, Phoenix Manufacturing won't replace motor.
This unit is nice and slim but not very durable, within less than 3 months of use motor overheats causing it to shut off. I'm faced with having to buy a new motor, Phoenix Manufacturing won't replace, bad warranty.
August 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MrZorg It's over rated
First off, it's well made, using quality metal and parts. With the exception of the padding, which is straw, and I just replaced it with the blue synthetic type, so not so much of a big deal.
The unit has a direct drive fan, that puts out too much air for the small single pad, and on high speed it's just too much air flow for it to cool right. The fan is just too much, sometimes less cubic ft. per minute is better, and this is one of those time. The fan is very loud.
The water reservoir is very small, so if you turn it on when it's already hot, the water will be hot. So you have to go outside first, and splash the water out to get some cool water in it, before you turn it on. No there is no drain plug on this unit.
The vents aren't much good as it comes from the factory. The face is almost entirely open, so I had to cut some card board to fit the inside of the face, so the two round vents would actually work as intended, otherwise the air just mainly blows straight out. I'm using this on a 30' travel trailer which is 240 square ft. It does not cool the entire trailer. The swamp cooler should be rated more like "cools 100 square ft" instead of 400 square ft. Still it beats nothing when the temp is around 95 or so outside.
For what you get, it's highly over priced, this unit should sell for around 200. The two design flaws are the main reason. Too small of a water reservoir and the turbofan out of a small jet engine... I should add that the little stand of legs it comes with will only work well, it your walls are about 6-8 inches thick. The little pipes that support it against the wall are just too short. I had to take them out, and reposition them to stick straight out. They use two single hole electrical conduit straps to hold them in place, and the pipes just slide in them, so I wrapped tape around the pipes to make them stay where I clamped them down.
It's a nice little concept, just has two design flaws, that seriously hinder it's ability to work correctly.
July 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jen works well but has cracks in water pan fresh out of the box
Got the swamp cooler and opened box, immediately opened inside and there are cracks in the pan - so far the water is not leaking. I needed it so badly that I didn't want to send it back because the temps are 110 degrees right now. It is helping keep the place cool, but I worry that the cracks in the pan will start leaking. I will need to replace it within the 90 days.
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PrivateBuilder Good Cooler
The cooler was delivered without any damage. Install was easy. The leg-attachments are a little flimsy and are not easily secured after adjusting. The pump and float are standard parts which will make maintenance good. Overall, a good economic cooler.
July 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Billy Works with reservations
Easy to install yourself with a basic water line kit to hose bib. I like that it includes the chain and rings to support the unit outside the window. It easily cools my large sunroom in 95 degree heat. Now for the bad news. The WH2906 model has a bleed off line that prevents damaging mineral build up. It wastes at least an additional 15 gallons of water per hour. The manufacturer suggested I contact their vendor to buy a programmable purge pump or live with the water waste. In my cheapness I'm manually emptying the unit every 8 hours of operation and disconnecting the bleed off line. I bought this product to save $ not to see my water bill skyrocket. The othernegative is the noise. Setting one is annoying. Setting two is hurricane loud. If my utility was not providing a rebate I would not be recommending this product.
June 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by B20 Brisa 2800 evaporative cooler
Unit used in approx. 600 sg ft portion of the house and has kept that portion of the house around 80 degrees when out side temp is 100 degrees. This is obtained with unit most of the time on the low setting. Only problem I had was the base pan had an area that wasn't sealed so I had to seal it with silicone prior to using. A little more quality control would be nice. Had unit only 2 weeks so will review again in 3 months if any problems come up.
June 28, 2016