Air Coolers are one of the best and pocket-friendly colling solutions to beat the summer.
Air coolers work on the technique of evaporative cooling. It simply pulls Natural air from the outside and drives it through the wet cooling pads. The evaporation of water takes place in these cooling pads that bring down the temperature of the air, which is then blown out by the fan.
Types Of Air cooler
There are two types of air coolers available in the market.
- Room Cooler (also known as a personal cooler)
- Desert Cooler
Both types of air coolers work on the same principle and can take down the temperature of the room by 3 to 8-degree Celcius depending upon the environment and surroundings.
Room Cooler (Personal Cooler)
Room Cooler or Personal cooler is favorable for the places which have humid weather conditions and areas which are closer to coastal places. They are explicitly intended to be used in small or up to 200 sq feet sized rooms. They have smaller water tanks and consume less power.
Desert Air Cooler is mostly suitable for places that have dry climatic conditions, Specially for the places which are away from coastal areas. They are capable of cooling larger rooms than personal coolers. Desert coolers are also larger in size and Consume more energy.
Mostly Desert cooler is kept outside the room and Room coolers are kept inside the room. However, we can also keet desert cooler inside the room where we have an open area near the window, but its cooling capacity will get reduced.
Difference between Personal and Desert Cooler
Personal air coolers (room coolers) and desert air coolers work on the same basic principle of evaporation. The evaporation process takes place in the air cooler which leads to the release of cold air. Although the principle of operation of both air coolers is the same, there is a slight difference in the operating mechanism that makes them so different from each other.
In desert air coolers, air comes from outside. They take air from the outside environment and mix it with the water from the cooler and Due to the high speed and pressure, the water evaporates. As the remaining moisture content continues to rise, the temperature tends to cool, and then the cold air is released from the air cooler.
Desert air coolers have pads on 3 sides of a cooler and when evaporated air passes through these cooling pads it mixes with the cold water and becomes colder.
However, personal air coolers also work on the same basic principle of evaporation, but they do not use air from outside, but instead use the air present in the room.
Personal air coolers are comparatively smaller, so they can be walked around and used in different rooms. It is used essentially to provide cooling to an individual. While Desert refrigerators are intended for larger rooms.
Room Cooler Vs Desert Cooler
|Features||Personal Cooler||Desert Cooler|
|Suitable For||Small – Mid Sized Rooms||Mid – Large Sized Rooms|
|Water Capacity||Up to 40L||40L – 80L and Above|
|Price||It starts from Rs. 4000||It starts from Rs. 8000|
Which type of cooler is best for a room?
If you are thinking which is better desert cooler or room cooler?
My answer is Desert Cooler.
It totally depends on the location where you are living and the size of the room. If you living the places which have humid weather conditions and areas which are closer to coastal places then you can prefer a Room/Personal cooler.
Whereas, Desert Coolers are preferred in dry climatic conditions. Dry Climatic condition means places which have very hot temperature with almost no humidity and very less rainfall.
Best Desert Cooler Available in India
- Crompton Ozone 75-Litres Desert Air Cooler with Honeycomb Pads
- Bajaj DC 55 DLX 54-litres Desert Air Cooler
- Crompton Optimus 65-Litre Desert Cooler
- Symphony Sumo 75 XL Powerful Desert Air Cooler
- Symphony Winter 80 XL + Powerful Desert Air Cooler 80-litres
Also check out the list of 5 Best Symphony Desert Air cooler.
Best Personal Cooler Available in India
- Bajaj Platini PX97 Torque 36-Litres Personal Air Cooler
- Symphony Ice Cube Personal Cooler – 27 Liter
- Symphony Hi Cool i Modern Personal Room Air Cooler 31-litres
- Symphony Diet 35T Sleek & Powerful Personal Tower Air Cooler 35-litres
- Cello Tower 15 Ltrs Tower Air Cooler
Frequently asked questions
Can desert cooler be kept inside room?
Yes, It can be kept inside the room. But, It may increase the humidity of room because it take hot air from outside to cool the room.
It is advisable to keep desert cooler outside to make most use of it.
What is the difference between Indore cooler and outdore cooler?
The difference is totaly same as Difference between Personal and Desert Cooler.
Indore coolers are personal cooler or tower cooler and desert air coolers are outdore cooler.
Why desert cooler is more effective in summer?
It is because the desert cooler takes hot and dry air from outside and this hot air causes the water to evaporate due to the high speed and pressure. As the remaining moisture content continues to rise, the temperature tends to cool, and then the cold air is released from the air cooler.