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May 22, 2024
Types of air coolers – Beautiful Homes

Redefine home cooling with evaporative air coolers and their commitment to sustainability

If you are of a certain generation in India, you will remember summer and its constant companion the air cooler. Much before ACs became ubiquitous many homes, especially in the drier regions of India, relied on this noisy appliance for a cool breeze and relief from the stifling heat indoors. In today’s day and age air coolers come in various sizes and designs, ranging from portable units for personal use to larger models suitable for cooling entire rooms or buildings.


If you are looking for an option to the air conditioner, this article is going to break down all the things you need to know about today’s best air coolers and help you with your purchase decision.


These are the factors to consider before buying an air cooler:


  • Climate: Air coolers work best in hot and dry climates. If you live in a humid area, they may not be as effective in cooling compared to air conditioners. Assess your local climate before investing in an air cooler.

  • Room Size: Consider the size of the room you want to cool. Air coolers come in different sizes and cooling capacities, so choose one that can effectively cool the area you intend to use it in.

  • Cooling Efficiency: Look for the cooling efficiency of the air cooler, often expressed as CFM (cubic feet per minute). A higher CFM indicates better cooling performance. Ensure the cooler's capacity matches the size of the room you plan to use it in.

  • Water Tank Capacity: The larger the water tank capacity, the longer the cooler can operate without needing a refill. Consider your usage patterns and the duration you expect the cooler to run before needing a refill.

  • Noise Level: Some air coolers can be noisy, particularly when operated at higher speeds. Consider models with low noise levels if you plan to use the cooler in quiet environments like bedrooms or offices.


What are the major types of air coolers

  • Personal air coolers
  • Tower air coolers
  • Desert air coolers

Personal Air Cooler

They are also known as evaporative coolers or swamp coolers. They are compact cooling devices designed for personal use or cooling small spaces. They operate based on the principle of evaporative cooling, which is the process of reducing air temperature by evaporating water. We recommend the Bajaj PX 97. It is ideal for bedrooms and offices and comes with a chill trap technology, four-way air deflection and a 36L water tank.

Bajaj PX 97 personal cooler - Beautiful Homes

Bajaj PX 97 personal cooler.

Tower Air Cooler

They are a specific type of evaporative air coolers that are designed with a tall and slender profile, resembling a tower or column. These coolers offer efficient cooling while taking up minimal floor space, making them suitable for various indoor environments. Factors to look out for before purchasing:

Diet 3D 30i portable tower air cooler - Beautiful Homes

Diet 3D 30i portable tower air cooler

  • Vertical Design: Tower air coolers have a vertical fan arrangement, which allows them to distribute cool air upward and outward more effectively compared to traditional box-shaped coolers. This design helps to cool the room evenly and efficiently.

  • Space-Saving: One of the primary advantages of tower air coolers is their space-saving design. This makes them ideal for use in smaller rooms or areas where space is limited.

  • Honeycomb Cooling Pads: Always consider coolers with honeycomb cooling pads that efficiently absorb water and facilitate rapid evaporation, resulting in effective cooling of the air. The honeycomb pads are durable and provide consistent cooling performance over time.

We recommend the Symphony Diet 3D 30i portable tower air cooler as an all-round option. The tower design of this cooler, along with oscillating louvres, ensures consistent airflow for optimal comfort at the body level.



Desert Air Cooler

Desert air coolers are indispensable appliances in regions characterised by scorching temperatures and arid climates. These innovative devices draw in hot, dry air from the surroundings and pass it through moistened pads or filters. With their high cooling capacities and low energy consumption, desert air coolers offer a cost-effective solution for cooling large areas. 

  • Cooling Capacity: Consider the cooling capacity of the air cooler, which is typically measured in terms of airflow rate or air delivery volume. Choose a model with sufficient cooling capacity to effectively cool the size of the area or room you intend to use it in.

  • Powerful Fan: The fan is a critical component of a desert air cooler, as it helps to circulate the cooled air throughout the space. Look for a model with a powerful fan that can generate strong airflow rates to effectively distribute cool air and maintain a comfortable temperature, even in larger areas.
Symphony Sumo 75XL - Beautiful Homes

Symphony Sumo 75XL

  • Durability and Build Quality: Look for a desert air cooler with durable construction and high-quality materials that can withstand the high temperatures, dust, and sand. Choose a model made from corrosion-resistant plastics or metals to ensure longevity and reliability.


We recommend the Symphony Sumo 75XL, which has a very large 75-litre tank capacity for long hours of uninterrupted cooling. Its automatic vertical louvre movement offers ambient cooling and a nice breeze.



As we strive for greener and more eco-conscious living, air coolers emerge as a refreshing alternative to traditional air conditioning systems. From personal air coolers providing personalised comfort to tower air coolers efficiently cooling larger spaces, these devices offer versatility, efficiency, affordability, and commitment to sustainability.

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