Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 74
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GRW wish I had done this years ago
this evaporative cooler replaced two window air conditioners that were aged and I didn't really want to go the hassle of installing them again for this summer. Reviewed the descriptions and reviews online, made the purchase at the store where they were helpful with assisting me load it. I installed it that afternoon. It is wonderful, even on the hottest of summer days.
June 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by cdigo Hard to access panels, water line connector in bad location
I had a 20 year old Champion evaporative cooler that I replaced with this same size updated model (per Champion this is the replacement).
The older one had easy to use push in levers at each upper corner of all 3 panels. Just push in and top of panel falls gently forward then you grip the edges and lift panel out. Even a 61 year old handicapped woman could do this with great ease.
The new one is screwed in so you have to get your drill screw driver out , keep your arms elevated to with heavy drill and unscrew both screws (per panel). The panel does NOT gently fall forward. there is a slot at the bottom for one hand only to lift up the panel. I am 5'3. I had to get a step ladder out to get higher than the slot in order to pull up. The panels sticks. with as much force as I could muster it still won't lift up so I had to call the neighbor over. this is the same on all 3 panels.
Then the water line insert area! the old one was located at the back right corner. where it would not get bumped. The new one is on front right corner so anyone walking or squeezing by bumps it. No doubt the connector will be become loosened and the tube bent over time.
THe water lines that come down from inside roof were not aligned and did not run into the V channels but out in between the pads and louvers, not getting the pads wet. these tubes are very hard plastic and can not be pushed even a little bit toward the inside so as to aim into the V channel, at least not with 61 year old arthritic hands. I had to get pliers to push them in, then lift panel back in place (UGH see above) to see if water was now going into correct location.
also the float was set to high so the water drained out the overflow tube - yet another removal of the panel.
The unit it self seems to work well but as far as ease of simple maintenance I would give it ONE star and not recommend it.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sgtruss Froze us out of the house!!
If you need one of these this summer for a window be it vertical or horizontal opening, this baby is the way to go. Yesterday it was 90 outside here in Reno NV and inside the 1930's home I rent was 67 degrees. Everything was great about this, packaging, product, performance, everything.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by drr1946 Purchase review
Instructions were easy to follow. unit lowers air temp better than I expected.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Performed as expected.
We live in western Washington where evaporative coolers are not normally used. The summers here normally have middle level humidity, but this summer has been unusually dry. I decided to try an evaporative cooler and have not been disappointed. It cools the house 10 to 15 degrees cooler than without the cooler. It had been 90° in the house at the end of the day, now it is anywhere from 68 to 78 depending on the outside temperature. The quality seems okay for an evaporative cooler, which is basically a water pump and an air pump inside a large metal box.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tmos2 Cools nicely
Admittedly, it's only been installed a day, but wow did it make a difference in my parents' 1,400 sf house in just minutes. Mounted it in the window at the end of the hall and it blows all the way down and into the living room. Open the front door a crack on the other side of the house and you feel a nice gentle cool breeze. Runs very quietly too. The old unit was also a Champion and it lasted around 20 years. I wasn't comfortable with the thin chains and mounting hardware so had a platform built instead. Float assembly didn't look too durable but it works.
May 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JODY PLEASED
THE PRODUCT IS GREAT SO FAR I HAVENT INSTALLED IT YET. ONE THING THAT TICTED ME OFF WAS IT WAS ADVERTISED AS HAVING A 5HP MOTOR, ITS GOT A 1/2 HP
March 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OG Workmanship is lousy.
I am tired of everything being so cheap. I noticed that the old champion cooler I replaced was better made. The filter panels are of lower quality than my old Champion. The filter panels were screwed in with self taping screws. When you remove them there is now untreated metal that will rust. Two of the panels didn't fit correctly into the unit. A section of the top was pushed in. The louvers on the filter panels are very sharp. I cut my fingers trying to get the panels to fit right in the unit. I am disappointed with with this unit. To be fair, the unit works.. Take a look at one before you buy it. I will see over time if the unit was worth thew money.
October 9, 2015