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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Barney Delay and confusion with my order
When I finally got the evaporative cooler, I was quite pleased with the quality of the product. All of the surfaces that come in contact with the water are protected with a replaceable plastic product. The housing was sturdy and attractive. The cooling power of new Master Cool unit is considerably better than my old unit (Aero Cool). I waited for the evaporative cooler for a month in the middle of a hot summer trying to stay cool with an old cooler on its last legs. My order was cancelled and sent back without my knowledge. I had to order it a second time and drive two hours to Flagstaff to pick it up. When I ordered the cooler I asked the Home Depot employee that was helping me if the new unit was compatible with my 6-position mechanical switch set up. He assured me that the new unit would be. It was not. The new unit came with a very nice upgrade to Thermostat control system, but I had to find an electrician to install it.
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by victor I believe it to be one of the best coolers for our area
Your information on your product is extensive and has the information needed to make the decision on what you actually need
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJEIII 30 years in place
Thirty years of in place service. While our neighbors enjoy $400.00 electrical bills ours seldom exceeds
$150.00 even during the hottest months. The water box retired after 25 years and was replaced with a
Master cool unit at no great expense. Same with the motor but 25 summers in California will put a load on any unit. We stuck with the MC original equipment even though a bit pricey. We have used these units in the home, shop and office and all perform better than any in the neighborhood.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ConstantMesh MasterCool Evaporative Cooler a Top Notch Unit
Wonderful unit - far superior to the model it replaced. (and worth the extra $600). Much quieter and the thermostat is great - slows the fan down when the set temperature is being reached - and speeds it up as needed. When temperature setting is met, unit turns off - just like a compressor style unit. Construction quality is good, and it is made in the USA with some imported components. <sigh> The plastic water tray and media housing will reduce the corrosion, and I hope will increae the life too. After the installation, I liked the lower profile - it is more difficult to see on the roof.
April 18, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JavaJoe Mastercool Swamp Cooler Wow
I highly recommend the Mastercool evaporative coolers such as the ADA7112. This unit will be the one I will save for and purchase as a replacement unit, due to the fact that it has more features than my current Champion evaporative cooler that needs replacement. Features include much better air quaility, a better cooling ratio of 5-10 degrees, less power used and the ability to run off of a thermostat. The savings for the unit amount to over $1800.00 as compared to buying the unit from a heating and cooling company.
August 19, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CoolerMan Good for cooling house, PAIN to maintain
I've had the unit for 3 summer seasons now. DIYA installed, not a big deal. Water and electrical hookups were straight forward. Have the 1HP motor to really move air.
As far as what it's made for…it does a GREAT job of cooling the house, even on low. Far superior to our old 4-sided downdraft evaporative cooler.
I ***HATE*** the start up and tear down of this thing in the spring and fall. It's such a HUGE PAIN IN THE BUTT to get into. If I want to fully access the water tray to clean out the dirt and minerals, or the pads, I have to take off the full cover of the unit to do so! The side panels remove easily by the fly-wheel, so I can easily unplug the pump and blower motor and reach in for the water valve…but to remove the side panels where the water tray and pads are…I hate it.
This could have been remedied with a better design, but it wasn't so now I find myself wanting to pay someone else to get up there, except I doubt they would take the top off to thorough clean and prepare the unit for the summer cooling or winterization.
October 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by AzMatt Good specs, poor quality
Unit arrived with a few minor dents from shipping. After hauling it up on the roof and installing it I found that the blower unit had a big dent in it and had been installed in the cabinet crooked. Also, the squirrel cage was misaligned in the housing with a gap on one side large enough to put my hand in it. These problems were due to poor construction at the factory, not mishandling during shipping.
May 16, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jetster Has great features.
Other than having issues with the condition of the unit when it was delivered once to the store and the 2nd time to the house. Both times it came with dents and bends where they should not have them. The unit cools our 1900 sq ft home very well!
July 31, 2013