Best Air Coolers Under 10000

During summer, when the temperature crosses the limits, our traditional fans fail to provide us coolness. Apart, the fans throw a hot blow of air, which makes our mood worse.

best air coolersIn this situation, to get relief from the heat, air conditioners will be the optimal choice. But these cooling appliances come expensive, and most of us can’t afford them. Besides, you also have to lease your pocket for maintaining the AC.

Yet, we do have the option for air coolers, which are less expensive than the AC”s and provide great relief during the hot days. The coolers come in plenty of varieties and price range.

Most importantly, they are compact, portable, and consume less energy without comprising the performance.

Our Picks: 

Product

Name

Features

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Bajaj Platini PX97

Budget Room Air Cooler 

Crompton Ozone 55-Litres

Desert Air Cooler(500sqft)

Symphony HiCool-i 

Personal Remote Controlled Cooler 

Hindware 165 Snowcrest 36H 

Premium Personal/ Room Cooler

Symphony Diet 12T 

Budget, Compact & Slimmest

Best Air Coolers Under 10000 – Reviews:


1. Bajaj Platini PX97 Torque 36-Litres Personal Air Cooler


If you are finding a compact air cooler for your 10*15ft room, then the Bajaj Platini PX97 Air Cooler will be the ideal choice for you. A group of two or three people can comfortably use this air cooler without any issues.

So, the air cooler is a perfect option for PG students or small families. Also, for being priced average, most of us can afford it.

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Main Features:

  • Dimension – 45.5 cm x 43.5 cm x 82.0 cm.
  • Water tank capacity – 36 Litres.
  • Honeycomb cooling pads.
  • 3-way speed control.
  • Power: 100 Watts; Operating voltage: 230 V.
  • Works on Inverter.

When the 36 Litre water tank is filled, the Bajaj Platini can run for twelve hours continuously. However, the water inlet is quite small for this air cooler, so you have to use a mug to fill the water tank. Yet, you can remove the cooling pad on one side to ease the task.

It uses Hexacool technology, where the cooling media is designed hexagonally to deliver maximum cooling while using the least amount of water. In this way, the Bajaj PX97 air cooler saves a lot of energy.

Besides, the cooling effect is much better comparatively, as the three honeycomb pads on each side provide better water retention than the wood pads.

The Turbo Fan technology delivers powerful air blows, but the range is limited to 10ft. Yet, the noise is quite acceptable in this cooler. The fan comes with three-speed settings and gives you a choice to select vertical or horizontal swing.

For the vertical setting, you manually have to adjust the ventilator blades. Also, it’ll throw the air only in a particular direction vertically. However, the fan will swing automatically in horizontal mode.

Further, the inbuilt castor wheels make the air cooler portable and save your money from purchasing an extra trolley. Also, it comes with a 1.5-meter long cord, so you’ll rarely need an extension board.

Sadly, the Bajaj Platini PX97 does not come with an ice chamber. However, you can manually add ice or chilled water to the water tank.

The Good

  • Compact & Lightweight.
  • Made of Rustproof, strong ABS material.
  • Generates less noise.
  • Comes with honeycomb cooling pads.
  • Affordable.
  • One year warranty.

The Bad

  • Limited air throw capacity.
  • Only good for small rooms.

2. Crompton Ozone 55-Litres Desert Air Cooler


The desert air coolers are mainly used for cooling large rooms or halls. Mostly, desert air coolers come with a tank capacity of 50 Litres or above, and they can easily handle a 22*28 ft room.

The Crompton Ozone 55-Litres Desert Air Cooler is also not an exception. Its 55 Litre large water reservoir can effortlessly deal with a 500sqft room. With the filled tank, the Crompton Ozone is enough for more than 10hours of cooling. Also, the water level can be clearly seen from the outside.

Main Features:

  • Water tank capacity – 55 Litres.
  • Honeycomb cooling pads.
  • Air Flow – 4250m3/hr up to 50ft.
  • 3-way speed control.
  • Power: 190 Watts; Operating voltage: 230 V.
  • Works on Inverter.

It’s built of high-quality plastic material, which makes the air cooler adequately durable and rustproof. Besides, the motor is partially covered with plastic for extra protection from water.

The fan of the air cooler is quite powerful. It can deliver up to 4250 cubic meters of air per hour. Also, the air throw limit is around 50 ft for this air cooler. So, people resting far from this cooler can also enjoy the chilly effect.

Yet, the operating modes of the Crompton Ozone are similar to the previous Bajaj model.

In addition, this Crompton air cooler comes with a large water inlet and also with an ice chamber on the top. Apart from that, the desert air cooler is more efficient while consuming the same amount of energy.

Also, Crompton added caster wheels for ease of mobility. You can lock the front wheels to stop the cooler from moving.

The downside of the desert air cooler is that the side cooling pads are fixed. You are allowed to open the back panel only. Also, the connecting cord should be longer.

The Good

  • Powerful airflow. Can cover a 500sqft room.
  • Four-way air deflection.
  • Air throwing capability up to 55ft.
  • Large water inlet.
  • Additional ice chamber.
  • One year warranty.

The Bad

  • Short connecting wire.
  • Side Cooling pads are attached fixed.
  • Expensive.

3. Symphony HiCool-i Modern Personal Room Air Cooler

For the lazy people who do not like to operate the air cooler manually, Symphony HiCool-i Modern Personal Room Air Cooler is a perfect choice for them.

Because It comes with a remote for hassle less operating. Besides, the air cooler is suitable for both indoor and outdoor usages.

Despite being less expensive, the personal air cooler comes with enormous features.

Main Features:

  • Water tank capacity – 31 Litres.
  • Remote controlled operation.
  • TImer function.
  • Auto shut off during voltage fluctuation.
  • Honeycomb cooling pads.
  • Power: 185 Watts; Operating voltage: 230 V.
  • Works on Inverter.

As It is a personal room air cooler, the water tank capacity is only about 31litre. But capable of running 8-10 hours continuously. Besides, It will give you an alert while the water tank gets empty.

For the average air throwing capability, it can cover only around 150sqft area. However, the multi-stage filtration system tackles all the dust, bacteria, and allergic particles to provide you the utmost fresh air.

Yet, you can not see the filtration system in most of the budget air coolers.

The blower blows a decent amount of the air from the blades. However, you can only feel the coolness when you are near the air cooler.(around 10-15ft). A compact remote provides you full control over the cooler. From switching the pump on/off to enable the fan swing, everything gets simplified.

Most surprisingly, Symphony added a timer function for the personal air cooler. It allows you to set a particular functioning period for the cooler.

Moreover, the air cooler is specially designed to consume the least energy. It effortlessly works on low voltage and automatically shuts-off the cooler during frequent voltage fluctuations ensuring its longevity.

Aside from that, it memorizes the settings, helps you get back to the previous setting after power restoration.

Nevertheless, the Symphony HiCool does not have an ice chamber. It comes with a water inlet on the top of the body. However, they added the castor wheel within the box for mobility.

The Good

  • Compact, tower air cooler. Great for portability.
  • Works with remote only.
  • Low power consumption. Less noise.
  • Five-stage air purification technology.
  • Enhanced pump life.
  • One year warranty.

The Bad

  • Average airflow.
  • Single-sided honeycomb pads.
  • No ice chamber.

4. Symphony Diet 12T Personal Tower Air Cooler


Here we come with another personal budget air cooler under 10000, manufactured by Symphony. The Symphony Diet 12T Personal Tower Air Cooler is known for its slim, aesthetic, and elegant design. For your kid’s room, this air cooler is an ideal choice.

Let’s look at the primary features of this air cooler –

  • Water tank capacity – 12 Litres.
  • Compact, lightweight, and slimmest.
  • Low Noise.
  • I-pure technology.
  • Honeycomb cooling pads with mosquito net.
  • Power: 170 Watts.
  • Works on Inverter.

Being the slimmest & lightweight tower cooler on my list, it is the most energy-efficient, consumes only 170 watts of power. As a personal air cooler, the Symphony Diet comes with a 12-liter water tank but missing the ice chamber. Yet, it can provide you four to five hours of continuous cooling,

Though built of plastic, this particular air cooler is not that sturdy. The body gets compressed if pressed hard. Yet, over these drawbacks, the Symphony Diet12 comes with a few pleasing features.

Its powerful blower generates a large volume of cool air, ensured by the cool flow dispenser and highly-effective cooling pads. The airflow level and swing mode of this cooler are identical to the above coolers. However, you can not move the blades vertically on this air cooler. Its airflow range is about 9-30 meters.

Despite being the cheapest, Symphony added the i-pure technology inside the cooler. It delivers you fresh and filtered air with the help of multi-stage air purification filters such as allergy filters, bacteria filters, smell filters, PM 2.5 wash filters, and dust filters.

Finally, the Symphony Diet 12 air cooler is great for portability, reassured by the castor wheels. Its space-saving design does not take extra space in your room.

The Good

  • Slim and lightweight tower fan. Ease mobility.
  • Low power consumption and low noise.
  • Powerful blower.
  • Multistage air purificaiton.
  • One year warranty.

The Bad

  • Convenient for small rooms only.
  • Not that sturdy. Also, it comes with honeycomb pads only on the backside.
  • No ice chamber.

5. Hindware 165 Snowcrest 36H Personal Air Cooler


At the fifth position, we have picked the Hindware 165 Snowcrest 36H Personal Air Cooler. It comes with a 36-liter water tank, perfect for a small to medium-sized room.

The air cooler looks premium inside the room for its colorful front panel, which can be changed easily to Brick Red/Ice Grey as per your convenience by contacting expert service.

  • Water tank capacity – 12 Litres.
  • Anti-skid top.
  • Complete shut louvers.
  • 1450m3/hr airflow delivery.
  • Honeycomb cooling pads.
  • Works on Inverter.

If you are on a budget, you can go for the Bajaj Platini air cooler, having the same water tank capacity. However, you will miss some additional features on it.

The new Hindware Snowcrest air cooler is equipped with a powerful fan & a highly efficient motor, delivers 1450m3/hr, enough for a personal cooler. Besides, the smartly designed louver mechanism ensures higher air delivery, hygiene, and cleanliness of the cooler’s interior.

You have to control the airflow or swing of the air cooler using the knob, as it is not remote-controlled. We did not notice any difference in operating modes on this cooler.

With the perfect thick honeycomb pads, the Hindware 165 Snowcrest 36H provides balanced cooling in a room. Also, the back honeycomb pads are covered with extra removable nets for extra protection. However, the cooling pads are fixed and not detachable generally. So you have to face issues while filling the water tank as the inlet is narrow in size.

Above all the features, It comes with an ice chamber and anti-skid top cover to prevent slipping. Also, the manufacturer provides a long connection plug and portable wheels.

The Good

  • Compact with a changeable front panel.
  • Complete shut louver for extra protection.
  • Powerful fan and highly efficient motor.
  • Removable net to protect cooling pads.
  • One year warranty.

The Bad

  • Small water inlet.
  • Fixed cooling pads.

Best Air Cooler Brands in India:

  • Bajaj.
  • Crompton.
  • Symphony.
  • Hindware.
  • Kenstar.
  • Orient.
  • Voltas.
  • Havells.
  • Maharaja.

Buying Guide – Air Cooler:


Across the plenty of variety, choosing the perfect air cooler seems to be a little confusing to us. However, if we keep these few important factors in our mind while buying an air cooler, it will definitely ease our task.

Before picking an air cooler, the purpose should be clear. Because, plenty of different air coolers are available in the market, according to usages. Let me clear the topic using a chart.

Air Cooler

Room Size

Tank Capacity

Cooling Element 

Noise

Usages

Cooling Time 

Personal Air Cooler

12 * 18 ft

Less than 25 Ltr

Blower

High

Personal 

2-3 Hours

Room/ Tower Air Cooler

16 * 20 ft

25-45 Ltr

Blower

Medium 

Room/ Personal

4-5 Hours 

Desert Air Cooler

22 * 28 ft

Above 50 Ltr

Blower

Low 

Large Room/ Hall

7-8 Hours

Aside from that, there are also a few key features you should consider before making a decision.

Water tank Capacity

As you know, the air coolers use the natural evaporation method to provide cool air, where the water changes to vapor.

So, for the large rooms, you will definitely need a large water tank. Besides, these types of coolers will also provide you continuous performance for 12 hours or more.

You can easily distinguish between the tank capacity by looking at the above chart.

Air Flow:

The amount of airflow required for a room is calculated through the CFM value. CFM stands for cubic feet per minute. It denotes the amount of air cycled into your room each minute. So, if you know the CFM value required for your room, you will be able to pick the perfect air cooler.

To calculate the amount of cubic meter air required per hour, you can use this below formula –

m³/hr = (room length * room height * room width / 2 / 0.588578)

Large desert coolers generate large air volume at low pressure, while personal air coolers create high air pressure and high volume.

Apart from that, your cooler should have an airflow control option. It will allow you to control the room temperature according to your requirements.

Cooling Pads:

honeycomb vs cooling pads

As I mentioned, the cooling pads are the major part of an air cooler. The quality of the cooling pads directly impacts the cooling efficiency of the air coolers.

Generally, the air coolers come with two types of cooling pads. The Wood Wool pads are made of wood shavings and synthetic fiber. These kinds of cooling pads are cheaper but need high maintenance.

On the other hand, the honeycomb cooling pads are built of cellulose. These pads exactly look like a honeycomb, come costly but need less maintenance. Also, they are more durable compared to the aspen pads.

Besides, the thickness of the cooling pad also matters. The more thick the cooling pad is, the better results it will provide. In general, the six inches thick cooling pads are considered the most convenient.

Aside from that, look for a cooler having cooling pads on each side. These air coolers can handle the warm air in bulk and a better way. As of now, desert coolers mostly come with three-sided cooling pads, while the personal coolers only have cooling pads on their backside.

Design:

Go for an air cooler that fits in your room. Always look for slim air coolers(basically tower cooler) for personal usages. They are lightweight, compact, and easy to portable.

Inverter Support:

Air coolers are known for low power consumption. Few of them are also capable of working on inverters. So, if your home faces frequent power cuts, these types of air coolers will be best for you.

Remote Controlled:

The air coolers having remote control options are great for quick access. You do not have to get over your bed to control the fan settings.

Ice Chamber:

For extra cooling, few manufacturers added an ice chamber on the air cooler. So, during the unbearable temperature, you can enjoy a chilly effect.

Castor Wheels:

Wheels are definitely needed for an air cooler. It eases mobility. Most of the companies include these castor wheels with the air cooler. However, you have to buy extra wheels or a trolley for your cooler if it does not come with the castor wheels.


Best Way of using Air cooler:

Air coolers are energy-efficient, natural, eco-friendly appliances. But, they come with a few limitations.

These cooling appliances work great in dry climates, where water evaporates quickly. And, you can notice a significant amount of drop in temperature. However, when the relative humidity crosses 60%, the air coolers fail to provide cooling.

To get the most from an air cooler, it should be placed near an open window. In this way, more warm air will come in contact with the cooling pads. Also, keep the door open to allow free airflow. Lastly, try to keep the air cooler at a level and fill the water tank with water.

Rest if you want to use the cooler to humidify dry air then, the door and window should be kept closed in your room.


Working Principle of Air Coolers:

You might be streaming in your smartphone under the air cooler but, have you ever thought about how air coolers decay the room temperature?

The cooling process of an air cooler is different from the traditional ACs. When the air coolers approach cooling by evaporation of water. conditioners use the vapor-compression method (similar to the refrigerators), the air coolers approach cooling by evaporation of water.

Most importantly, the evaporation technique is a natural & Eco-friendly process.

How does the Evaporative Cooling work?

Primarily, we feel warmer in the summers because of high humidity. In this condition, the air consists of a high amount of water, and our pores get less chance to release the body heat as vapor and pass sweat.

When the relative humidity reaches 100%, the air gets so heavy that it can’t hold the water, which causes rain. Afterward, the temperature drops a little bit along with the humidity.

In evaporation cooling, a large amount of latent heat is taken from the surroundings to convert the water molecules to vapor, which cools down the surrounding temperature. However, the evaporation slows down in high humidity, as it takes a significant amount of time for a phase transition.

So, we can conclude that the air coolers are not a convenient choice when the relative humidity is above 60%.

The different parts of An Air Cooler:

Generally, direct air coolers are mostly used for households. They come with only a few parts and have a simple mechanism for cooling,

Body:

It consists of all the parts of an air cooler. The body size can be different, depending on the variety of air coolers available in the market.

Water Reservoir:

Basically, most of the air coolers don’t come with a separate water reservoir. The body of an air cooler holds the water.

In this case, a lightweight plastic ball is used to measure the maximum water level. The plastic ball goes up with the increment of water level, and you can see the water level through the meter box connected with the ball.

Cooling Pads:

The evaporation works inside an air cooler only because of the cooling pads. The wet cooling pads take warm air from outside, cool the air, and throw the air into the surroundings.

Generally, the new air coolers come with honeycomb pads, which provide utmost cooling than the rest cooling pads.

Water Pump:

The water pump consumes electricity to lift and supply the water to the honeycomb cooling pads through the pipes.

Water Pipes:

As mentioned before, the water pipes help to flow the water from the reservoir to the cooling pads.

Fan:

The fan of an air cooler throws the cool air through the ventilator to decrease the room temperature.

Apart from all, the air coolers come with regulators for controlling fan speed and the swing direction. Besides, you’ll also get a little chamber to put ice for more effective cooling.


Advantages of an Air Cooler: 

  • Air cooler uses natural evaporation technique, which makes it eco-friendly.
  • They consume less energy than the Air Conditioners.
  • The air coolers are relatively less harmful than the air conditioners, as they don’t use compressors or gas to take down the temperature.
  • No portability issues.
  • Easy to maintain, and also the maintenance cost is low.
  • Less expensive compared to the ACS.

Disadvantages of an Air Cooler:

  • The fans of the air coolers make noise, even at a lower speed.
  • Air coolers don’t work in high humidity, as the evaporation process gets slower.
  • Not as effective as the air conditioners. 
  • You’ve to change the water regularly to prevent infection.

Frequently Asked Questions:


Is air cooler better than AC?

From the performance perspective air cooler can’t match the air conditioners. However, the air coolers provide a better air quality as they use natural evaporation techniques to decay the temperature.

Also, they consume less energy and do not use any harmful gases.

Is air cooler really effective?

Air coolers can cover a large area and provide efficient cooling under low power. You can feel the coolness when the relative humidity is below 50-60%. Any number above that directly affects the cooling process.

It slows down the evaporation process and hampers the performance of your cooler. In this condition, you will need an AC rather than the air coolers.

Why air cooler is not good for health?

Air coolers are Eco-friendly appliances, and they usually do not affect our health. Yet, the chances of getting sick increase if you don’t maintain your cooler.

Firstly, if you are not using fresh water in your cooler, then it may affect your health adversely due to the presence of bacteria or other allergic particles in the water.

Secondly, the water inside the tank needs to be replaced regularly. Otherwise, the fan/blower will release a bad smell with the cool air. Also, it will amplify the growth of bacteria and microorganisms inside the water tank.

Besides, the build-up of limescale will reduce the longevity of your cooler.

Lastly, the air coolers also increase the humidity level of your room. The more humid the atmosphere is, the more bacteria will grow. However, you can easily tackle this problem by releasing air through the windows or door.

Can Air Cooler be used without water?

You can use an air cooler without water. Without water, it will only generate hot or pleasant air depending on the current temperature.

But don’t forget to shut off the pump while the tank is empty. Otherwise, the pump may get damaged.

Do the air coolers make noise?

The air coolers are not silent as the air conditioners. They create noise due to the fan or blower. However, the noise level depends on the company and the types of air coolers.

Generally, most personal air coolers make more noise compared to desert coolers.

Can we put ice in the air cooler?

You can put ice inside the ice chamber of desert coolers to attain extra cool air. Yet, only a few personal air coolers come with an ice chamber.