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Old 22nd March 2010, 22:36   #31
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I bought a McCoy "Major"(mccoyindia.com/vk group) brand Cooler today evening.34litres water capacity costed Me 4500 Rupees.I am yet to try water on the cooler. Kerala's Climatic Conditions are very different with respect to Pune or Banglore or Hyderabad where Air Coolers works Fine.So,No High Expectation.will give My Feedback after few days.
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Old 23rd March 2010, 21:46   #32
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Congrats deepclutch ! Unfortunately, air coolers will not work well in climates where the relative humidity is high and most places in Kerala being near the coast will suffer from this malady. Air coolers work best in places having dry climate.
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I bought a McCoy "Major"(mccoyindia.com/vk group) brand Cooler today evening.34litres water capacity costed Me 4500 Rupees.I am yet to try water on the cooler. Kerala's Climatic Conditions are very different with respect to Pune or Banglore or Hyderabad where Air Coolers works Fine.So,No High Expectation.will give My Feedback after few days.
Hi deepclutch, I am waiting for your review. Can u post a photo of the cooler. What is the wattage of the cooler. Have to see if it works in trivandrum. thanks in advance
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Old 25th March 2010, 11:44   #34
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@Chipz: A (S)light Cooling in Scorching Afternoon Heat.that's all You can expect in Humid Kerala Climate.if Budget is not a issue ,go for a A/C .

Air Cooler Needs Opening Up Windows and also one door on opposite side for air to leave(Ideally).Else it can work as a Humidifier!
As regarding this Model ,dealers claims Usha,Bajaj Personal Air Cooler Models are Smaller than this One and the Price is almost same(4-4.5k).
Anyways,Here is some snaps I took Exclusively for You sorry for low quality photos from My Mobile :

Regarding this "McCoy brand" - Two Models "Major" and "Captain" IIRC.Mine is "Major".
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-34 Litres of Water, Swing,Pump features...Putting Ice pieces really don't have much effect.
Go Through the Pictures from the Manual for the Kerala Distributor's Address.

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Old 25th March 2010, 12:32   #35
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Thanks very much deepclutch for the review. It seems cooler is useless in this humid climate, since I am living in a rented house where I am working, AC is not feasible. Thanks for the photo, I wanted to see the dimension of the cooler. I was looking for the below type of cooler. They are pretty much available in the north. but not here. also wanted to bring one from there, but because of the size had to drop the idea. These have powerful fan and I think will be enough. These are made locally there.
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Old 25th March 2010, 13:58   #36
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I am also looking for air cooler in bangalore, and would someone please post the prices of models available? especially usha, symphony, kenstar?
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If you really must have a cooler then I would suggest not to buy all these Kenstar and Symphonys available in the local shops. These dont really cool the entire room and are pretty ineffective except when you stand right in front of them. At my native place in jabalpur, Desert coolers are a big thing. These have huge 'khus ki tati' walls and usually a fan (exhaust mostly) and a pump which sends water to these walls. These really cool with a nice fragrance if you want. they are pretty effective in cooling entire rooms in 40+ temperatures.
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Room Coolers work on a simple principle of evaporation of water removing heat. Hence opt for coolers which have a large surface area for evaporation. Also choose fan which can draw (pull) air from outside efficiently. Remember those exhaust fan.There are lot of good local made stuff, I remember sawing it in Delhi /North India.

However if you are in a coastal city then forget room coolers as the air will be already having a high relative humidity RH hence there will be no cooling effect.
For coastal areas AC is the only cooling solution.
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Ya they are available in the north; delhi, haryana, punjab, but not in south india

There will be humidity in air,but it will be less than in the cooler air, have to see if there is any effect by the desert cooler
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@Chipz:I saw locally made Air Coolers in a Exhibition 2 weeks back here in My town, there was 2-3 local companies showcasing air coolers as cheap as 1500Rs or So. I searched for them later,but failed.
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@Chipz:I saw locally made Air Coolers in a Exhibition 2 weeks back here in My town, there was 2-3 local companies showcasing air coolers as cheap as 1500Rs or So. I searched for them later,but failed.
1500 rs, I dont think will be a good model given the price. the above model i pasted cost around 5000 rs. It has got good powerful exhaust type fan and good ventilation on 3 sides.
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Hello Friends,

Need your help in deciding which air cooler should i go for. I stay in Pune. Initially I planned to buy an AC but have dropped the plans for it. I have now planned to buy an air cooler and need advice. My room size is around 190 to 245 sqft furnishing included(will get the exact size once I check the map provided by the builder). I went to Vijay sales the other day and they had Symphony, Bajaj, Kenstar. The very first one that attracted me by looks was the Symphony Diet model.
Tower Cooler, Evaporative Tower Air Cooler

Its very tall and the shorter ones shown in the website are not available anymore is what the sales executive said.

Purpose - Only during sleeping and when I am working on my PC.

Could anyone guide me what I should be looking for while buying an aircooler. My major concern is I want it as silent as it can be and not power hungry.

Thanks in Advance :-)

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I bought Symphony cooler for around 6.5 k. And the motor + pump was gone within 6 months. Had to shell out 1000 in repairing the motor. Also, the A.S.S. is very bad. I won't choose any symphony product in future.
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i dont think anybody will suggest you to buy a cooler in Mumbai. Its already humid & cooler will make the room so humid that you will sweat more once the cooler is on.
Is that true? I want to get one for my wife in the kitchen it gets very hot and the exhaust doesn't help and she sweats a lot. If i get her air cooler only for kitchen she would sweat a lot ?
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Air Cooler Needs Opening Up Windows and also one door on opposite side for air to leave(Ideally).Else it can work as a Humidifier!
I agree, a very important point, often overlooked !

The cooler should be placed with its rear side closest to a window, so that it can suck in fresh outside air. The taller coolers, like the one shown by deepclutch, are built for this purpose, i.e. for standing next to a window (the cooler blower is almost at the window height). This helps particularly at night, when the outside air becomes cooler, and sucking this air in through the cooler can assure you a good sleep at night . I also leave the opposite bathroom door slightly open, and switch on the bathroom exhaust fan (12" size), to create the required draft. Believe me, this works beautifully!

In my case, I have an RCC roof over my head, which absorbs a lot of heat due to direct sunlight. To prevent this, last year I got the top of the roof painted white (low cost paint). The improvement in comfort has been tremendous!

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