Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SNM As expected
Unit was easy enough for handyman to install to replace existing but he did a poor job. Motor included would have been nice as former tenant stole the motor out of the old shell. Looks good and works well.
October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYER Nice cooler for the price came with everything but the motor its nice HD sells them that way
But as all swamps go the water will get passed the paint and we all know what happens then RUST
July 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TAS56 Nice people... Unacceptable product
My experience ordering online and dealing with staff was good. However, the cooler was damaged and very poorly built. I was truly surprised that they would have even considered boxing the cooler up when it was not even riveted straight. It took a lot of work to straighten it out and make it square the way it was intended to have been...... Never again! That is the problem with ordering online....you cannot view the product before purchasing.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mingtoy Cooler
This is the second one I have bought. Replacement for the first one that is almost 20yrs old now.
Long life due to maintenance evey year, replacing pads
every other yr. Oil pillow bearning evey other month, and motor. New one come's without motor, but have existing one that is only 2 yrs old. Not sure if new come's with pump? But also have existing pump that is only 1 yrs old.
Side Draft for easy service. Their 1/10th the coast of regular air condition.
Just the thing for So. Calif: For the price, it cant be beat.
June 14, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by orchidgrower Excellent product - EXCELLENT service!
Great product, delivered in record time from out of state.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BIGDAVE Going green and chillin' out
I'm a new man! I finally got a good nights sleep without tossing and turning and sweating in the heat.
This cooler is excellent. Not wanting to spend thousands on central air along with the higher energy costs/consumption of it, I sprang for this evap cooler and it is cool cool cool.
Disclosure: I'm really handy with tools (not a contractor) but I can do electrical, plumbing... but be warned this unit is a bit of an involved install. Things like preferred placement and proper sized vents/ducts aren't in the manual. It ain't rocket science but still, it would be nice to have more info from the manufacturer.
I chose to cut a hole in the wall and formed my own duct and then used a 16X16 return air conditioning grill on the inside. Came out real nice. Note: because of this type of install the fan blower is LOUD inside the house. Better than sweating and after enjoying a night of TV with cool air and then getting the best night sleep in months, I can live with the noise level.
I may cut an intake filter for central A/C units to use as a noise baffle and add some extra air filtration.
This is a good commercial grade unit. If you're handy working with tools and don't mind the extra maintenance evap coolers require, you'll be happy. If you have more money than time, call an HVAC company and let them do it.
And kudos to Home Depot for even carrying this equipment. Out here in So. Cal. try and source these from anywhere else without a contractors license. Ya can't!
August 13, 2012