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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OldTownArvada Keeps 1,500 ft^2 home 20 degrees cooler then daily high temp
The unit delivers as promised. Easy to install, all the bells and whistles, with only one draw back...
The unit folded the legs from the store bought leg kit. Easily fixed with a quick trip to Home Depot for some angle iron, spray paint and fastening bolts.
Unit generally keeps the house 20 degrees cooler then ambient temps. We had the house at 77 degrees on a dry 99 degree day.
July 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AndyL High Quality, Professional Looking Cooler
Ordered this online to the store and installed the whole new system myself. My main-level is 1,500 sqft and I installed 5 new vents (living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and 1 office), this cooler is more then adequate to cool the entire house. The living room is a solid 75 ft from the cooler and power/coldness is still great. I live in Denver, Colorado and went with this one because it has a higher rebate from the energy company; I am really glad that I went with the higher-end one once I saw it in person and physically compared the quality of components.
Love the high and low speed, high is very powerful and cools very quickly. Also can turn on fan and just vent on cooler nights when you don't need the extra coldness from the water. The extra thick 12" media really helps with the efficiency as well.
The cooler is not loud but don't install it right above a bedroom as you will hear it rumble when trying to sleep. I have it situated over a bathroom between two bedrooms and you can't hear the fan at all.
Has a very clean and professional look to it unlike many swamp coolers.
Only issue was that the control box and thermostat in the unit did not work correctly and took a little bit to trouble shoot. Bought a replacement thermostat in Home Depot and replaced the unit which worked and then warrantied the piece and returned the one I bought. Annoying but easy to install. (if your control box is opaque you may have a bad one...)
Key Components to help install this:
- DIAL 20 in. x 20 in. Evaporative Cooler Roof Jack
- Master Flow 8 in. x 25 ft. Insulated Flexible Duct R6 Silver Jacket
+ registers, elbows, collars, water-pipe, and we built the plenum ourselves from steel ducting boxes
August 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lorenindenver Very effective, easy install and assembly.
I made the decision to install this cooler myself after several bids from contractors that I was not happy with. Free shipping was very attractive and the cooler arrived within 1 week. Home Depot and the contracted shipping company did a very good job informing me when and how the cooler would arrive. Between my online order and a couple trips to my local Home Depot store, I had all the parts required to install the cooler on my roof including ducting, vents, electrical, plumbing, and roof mounting. The cooler itself is very simple in its construction which was more attractive to me than a more full function more expensive unit. All replacement parts are available on the shelf at the store. The only negative about this cooler is the thermostat will wait up to a 4 degree difference from setpoint until it kicks from low to high. But this might be to prevent frequent switching of blower speed. Low speed is very very quiet but high speed is noisy, mostly because of the diffusers and I think any cooler would be noisy on high. Without going to a more expensive variable speed motor model, I believe that this cooler performs very well. I measured 66 deg output temp on an 85 deg day with 35% humidity outside. One other important note was that I was able to completely assemble the cooler and cart it onto my roof in parts. Overall very happy.
June 11, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sfsurfdude Saves money to spend the initial big price....
Ive had a Master Cool for 12 years. I upgraded the motor to a 1 hp to give it a bit of kick, it has cooled several homes Ive lived in. Now Im moving to another new home I purchased and I plan to buy another. The old one still functions perfectly so it is going into my detached garage and shop for use.
While the initial price is high its well worth it seriously I dont have the high AC bills my neighbors do and everyone who comes to my house says its feels really cold. Plus all the stale air isnt locked up in the house its constantly recirculating fresh air and I like that.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Harold Cooler is not so tall as the ones we grew up with, more streamlined on the roof
Unit works well, I had to literally build my own duct work and skirting as non was offered by the store,
Don't let the size and weight discourage you from installing yourself, if you're ambitious enough, you can completely disassemble it, take it up in pieces and reassemble in place on the roof.
Cools well enough in a dry climate. Uses less than half as much power as my refrigerated air unit does. Thermostat works pretty well. Motor pulley is variable pitch type that allows adjusting the low and high speeds - good feature as with the original setting the blower was fairly loud. You can adjust for a good compromise between air flow and noise. If you can, I would recommend installing a side draft unit on a shady side of your house and venting it through your regular duct work. I did cut a hole in my ducting and vent some air from the cooler into the attic to cool/vent that space also.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Betsy Great product & great service
The cooler works like a champ. Only problem is that the control panel does not have a backlight or if it does our installer did not know how to hook it up. Keeps us cool in lower humidity and just perfect here in Arizona. It helps to keep our A/C costs down.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomk exceptional cooler
exceptional cooler, works great. However it came dented in two places. Credit was given without hassle . Am very satisfied with entire purchase.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by abigs works really well
the Master Cool has cooled our home much faster than our old swamp cooler. And, it came with a thermostat: added bonus!
May 21, 2013