#1 Home Improvement Retailer

Internet # 321429692

Model # MC18MT

Store SKU # 1008083195

1,300 CFM 2-Speed Portable Evaporative Cooler (Swamp Cooler) for 500 sq. ft. in Ice Blue

Apply Now
Pay $174.00 after $25 OFF your total qualifying purchase upon opening a new card. info
Apply for a Home Depot Consumer Card
  • Perfect for outdoor use or well-ventilated rooms
  • Not designed for use as an indoor air conditioner
  • Compact design with built in folding handle
  • View More Details
0 in stock
Free & Easy Returns In Store or Online
Return this item within 90 days of purchase. Read Return Policy
Product Details

About This Product

The Hessaire 1,300 CFM Evaporative Cooler is compact in size, pleasing in aesthetics and the performance exceeds coolers of a much larger size. This performance is achieved through expanding air-intake areas to the hi-density XeL50 rigid media. The hi-density XeL50 media provides 80% more evaporation surface compared to regular density media. This means higher evaporation efficiency and cooler temperatures. Note: This unit is not an air conditioner and therefore uses much less energy and saves more on electricity costs. It is best used in dry climates or open spaces. Leave window/door open to limit the rise of humidity and keep better air ventilation in the room.


  • High-density media provides 80% more evaporation surface compared to normal density media
  • Pleasing aesthetics and compact size allow this model to outperform larger coolers
  • Only costs $0.01 per hour to operate due to extreme power efficiency
  • Patented axial propeller is energy efficient and throws cool air farther
  • Water tank holds 4.8 Gal., for a 3-hour to 4-hour run time
  • 1-year warranty
  • Rugged propylene housing with UV-protection
  • Return Policy
  • California residents
     see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Information

Internet # 321429692

Model # MC18MT

Store SKU # 1008083195


Dimensions: H 28 in, W 10 in, D 20 in


Cord Length (in.)72 inProduct Depth (in.)20 in
Product Height (in.)28 inProduct Width (in.)10 in


Air Volume (CFM)1300Amperage (amps)0.7
Color FamilyTwo TonedColor/FinishGray/Ice Blue
Commercial / ResidentialCommercial / ResidentialCooling Area (Sq. Ft.)500
Decibel (Sound) Rating53 dBAEvaporative Cooler FeaturesNo additional features
Evaporative Cooler Pad MaterialCelluloseEvaporative Cooler Product TypePortable Evaporative Cooler
Horsepower (hp)1/15 hpIncludedCasters, Motor
Indoor/OutdoorIndoor, OutdoorMaterialPolypropylene
Number of Speed Settings2Pack Size1
Product Weight (lb.)16 lbReturnable90-Day
Voltage (volts)115Water Tank Capacity (Gallons)5
Wattage (watts)82

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsETL ClassifiedManufacturer Warranty1 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:Can this be used in an attic to cool the house? We have old roof and do not want put a roof fan on it. We have windows in the attic do you have fans for windows to cool attic.
by|Feb 28, 2024
0 Answer
Answer This Question
Q:Does this stand alone indoors or does it have to pull air from outside?
by|Feb 22, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  It can pull from inside

by|Feb 28, 2024
    Q:If it loses power will it auto restart with power or do you have to manually turn it back on?
    by|Jan 10, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Manually restart

    by|Feb 5, 2024
      Q:Does it have the pump?
      by|Sep 16, 2023
      2 Answers
      Answer This Question

      A:  Yes the water pump is included

      by|Feb 15, 2024

        A:  Yes, it has a pump for the water to trickle down the evaporative pads.

        by|Nov 14, 2023
          Showing 1-4 of 445

          Customer Reviews

          4.1 out of 5
          • 4.1 out of 4,397 reviews
          • 80% recommend this product
          Filter by:
          Showing 1-10 of 4,397 reviews
          THIS is how it was delivered
          $600 wasted !! No box tape right on the $600 unit local store couldn’t assist.
          Response from THD-CSONov 28, 2023
          Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, Thanks for taking the time to share. We're sorry to hear that you're not happy with your purchase. Should your have any questions or further feedback, please reach out to us directly at (256) 734-3003. We'd love to hear from you!
            Pros and Cons to consider before buying
            Pros- *Reasonably priced unit for the size. *Cools down really well. * maneuvers easily * not to loud on low mode *. Cons- * No attaced gfci, not a good idea for a water based unit, internals not properly sealed to prevent water from getting onto switch board or swing motor . * pads seem a little thin although it does cool efficiently *if unit doesnt sit perfectly level it will favor one side on the drip and overflow into the fan and spray water. * fan seems a little off balance when spinning. Overview- although more cons than pros I would recommend strictly for the price not on quality. I also would recommend putting a filter on the water post to prevent salt or calcium build up on the pads whice loses cooling power over time when this occurs
              • Recommended
              1 found this review helpful
              It was great as far as cooling the air but unfortunately it stsrted leaking from the reservoir 2 weeks after I purchased it. I returned it. I also found it was a bit too strong for my porch. Will get the 900sq ft one next summer.
              • Verified Purchase
              I will share with you as expert: Very good design and quality 3100 CFM is realistic and true. 950 SF is realistic and true. Powerful fan , I don't need to use med or hi . Fan works great even in low . You must to know how to used an evaporator cooler. 1- evaporator cooler works for dry weather If you have humidity don't waste your time and money. 2- if you want to use for cooling indoor, You must install it out of window . 3_ air must be go directly straight 4-keep open all windows just 3 inch
                • Recommended
                Works Great on Hot Dry Days!
                These things work great on hot dry days on your patio. For example today in Texas it is 110 F and the relative humidity is pretty low (27 %). I measured the inlet and outlet temps on different speeds and it consistently dropped the temp 20-24 deg, entering was 110 F entering and 87 F leaving. The fan is pretty powerful as well. Be aware that these units will not do very well on humid days.
                  • Recommended
                  Not what I was expecting.
                  Like most of y’all we are having record temps and looking for options to survive. This unit running on cool faucet water cools air about 3-4 degrees alone below the outside air temp. I thought I would use ice and make it better and it did. Temperature drop was 10-12 degrees running on ice water. But it goes back to room temp rather quickly as in less than an hour. So overall it moves a lot of air like advertised but not the answer I was looking for to keep cool.
                    Great product.
                    Completely satisfying. A little bit expensive, but it meets my demands.
                      • Recommended
                      It lasted 2 weeks.
                      Bought on July 1, made it untill July 18, used lightly and pump is not working already. I can't recomend junk like this. It has nice features but 2 weeks of service before it needs repair is pathetic.
                      Response from THD_CSOAug 7, 2023
                      Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is,loco4bogo, we're sorry to hear that your experience has been less than stellar. We believe in the quality of our products and we take pride in being able to assist our customers at every turn. We'd like the opportunity to turn this around and we encourage you to reach out to us directly at (256) 734-3003 so we can assist you further and have you enjoying your product!
                        2 found this review helpful
                        Just Beyond Impressed!
                        I bought this in June 2018. We use it every year with our livestock so it sits outside all year round. I've clean it and replace the cardboard inserts twice since I bought it including today and it fired right up. This evap cooler never stops impressing me and I can't stop raving about it. I paid about $100 bux less than the current list price but still worth it at this price point. My goats just love this thing.
                          • Recommended
                          2 found this review helpful
                          Huge Temperature Change!
                          I placed this in my man cave (garage) and experienced incredible results. This cooler dropped my garage temps by 30° (see pics). Easy to assemble and works very well. I needed to adjust the routing of the pump hose in the tank as it was assembled with a kink in the hose. Once I figured out the problem, the cooling media gets nice and wet. The fan motor has great CFM. It's quiet and very smooth in operation. I connected mine directly to my house hose bib for worry free operation, works great!
                            • Recommended
                            3 found this review helpful
                            Showing 1-10 of 4,397 reviews