Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 123
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by onlineShopper Great for dry climate
I bought this portable AC unit for my elderly aunt who lives in El Paso, a dry climate, because it works great. I would not recommend for a moist environment. In El Paso, my aunt has a swamp cooler and they tend stop cooling when it gets too hot. This portable AC unit works great not only for those days but every day. It cools the room she's in extremely well. You put in the required amount of water in the reservoir and turn it on. Once the water has evaporated, the AC keeps blowing air like a fan. It has made her very happy. TIP: the legs are inside the unit, not in the box.
August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by uncljohn A replacement for the same model purchased 8 years ago.
This is used as a high volume humidifier in the very dry air that exists this time of year and it works well as such. This purchase replaces an equivalent model purchased about 8 years ago that finally broke down beyond the ability to be able to repair it.
July 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by woodtrner lasted one season
unit's pump quit. troubleshot and found ground signal to control water pump inoperative. Something went out on control board.
Also found that you must drain regularly or flush with vinegar to prevent internals from caking up (I'm using softened water). I guess you could use distilled water, but the cooler uses a lot of water, so it would be expensive.
fan blade is not well balanced causing the cooler to vibrate
June 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Vern No good
Not good. Going to return it when I have the time1. ??????????????????
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wygoatlady Excellent
This is our third summer and it is still working perfectly. Takes little space but does the job effectively. Easier to manage than a larger window or roof unit.
July 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tink Pain to keep clean
It did a great job at cooling the room down but you have to take it apart to clean the inside and there are no smooth surfaces to clean. It was very difficult to keep the inside clean and the blades clean. Even changing the filter didn't help the smell. I wouldn't buy this again.
February 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richard If you need something that works like it says it will buy this one.
I bought this to use in my shop. We live in Burnet, Texas - Texas Hill Country. I know an evaporative cooler is not the best unit to use because of the humidity. I just wanted something that would cool the area in my shop where I was working.
Well the unit has never made it to my shop. We have used in to provide a cool breeze on our patio. It works great. I think it is an exceptional cooler. I just hope my wife will let me take it to the shop someday.
I agree with some of the reviews I read - the water level indicator could be improved but that is not a real issue with me.
The operation manual and any other instructions were not included with the unit. I finally figured out how to get the base assembly out of the unit. The screws also were not included. The manual can be downloaded from Home Depot site. I am just glad I remembered seeing something about an operation manual on the information about the cooler.
If you need something that works like it says it will buy this one. I believe it would cool a good size room in our home. If I had received it a couple of days earlier I could have found out since our air conditioner had a small problem that took me a day to fix. The temperature in Burnet was around 99 degrees.
September 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Don UltrCool 700 CFM
The only thing that is annoying is the amount of water this takes.
October 27, 2015