The Best Air Cooler in India

Air coolers are the best alternatives to Air Conditioners. They are cheaper, more portable and do not cost much in terms of operating them. Technology has advanced quite a bit since the old days and a lot of companies have come out with modern coolers. We help you make the best choice among them.

The Best Air Cooler in India in 2019

Bajaj PX 97 TORQUE (HC) 36L Personal Air Cooler with Honeycomb Pads, Turbo Fan Technology, Powerful Air Throw and 3-Speed Control, White
Crompton Ozone 75-Litre Inverter Compatible Desert Air Cooler with Honeycomb Pads for Home and Commercial (White and Teal)
Type
Personal Cooler
Desert Cooler
Model Name
Bajaj Platini PX97
Crompton Greaves Ozone
Suitable for Room Size upto
150 sq. ft.
500 sq. ft.
Water Tank Capacity
36 litres
75 litres
Air Delivery
1300 cubic m/hr
4200 cubic m/hr
Remote Control
Ice chambers
Bajaj PX 97 TORQUE (HC) 36L Personal Air Cooler with Honeycomb Pads, Turbo Fan Technology, Powerful Air Throw and 3-Speed Control, White
Type
Personal Cooler
Model Name
Bajaj Platini PX97
Suitable for Room Size upto
150 sq. ft.
Water Tank Capacity
36 litres
Air Delivery
1300 cubic m/hr
Remote Control
Ice chambers
Price
Crompton Ozone 75-Litre Inverter Compatible Desert Air Cooler with Honeycomb Pads for Home and Commercial (White and Teal)
Type
Desert Cooler
Model Name
Crompton Greaves Ozone
Suitable for Room Size upto
500 sq. ft.
Water Tank Capacity
75 litres
Air Delivery
4200 cubic m/hr
Remote Control
Ice chambers
Price

Let’s take a detailed look at the top 10 air coolers in India.

Top 10 Air Coolers in India

A. Personal Coolers (Room Size < 200 sq. ft.)

1. Bajaj Platini PX97 Torque 36 Ltrs Room Air Cooler

Bajaj Platini PX97 Air Cooler

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
36 litres
Remote controlNo
Suitable for room size up to150 sq. ft.
Ice chamber100 W
Advertised air delivery1300 cubic m/hr

The Bajaj Platini PX97 offers the best combination in terms of price, value and durability. The body is plastic and corrosion-free. It has wheels and so its portable. It has a 36 litre tank, so you are probably good for about 10-12 hours when you fill it.

It will definitely not cool a big room, so make sure you’re getting it with the right expectation. Up to 150 sq. ft. of space is the maximum this model can handle to cool efficiently. Make sure to use it near a window or a door.

The biggest con we found is that the cooling speed is the same whether you go from 1 to 3 and that it does not have a remote.

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2. Symphony HiCool i 31-Litre Air Cooler

Symphony Hicool i 31 Air Cooler

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
31 litres
Remote controlYes
Suitable for room size150 sq. ft.
Ice chamberYes
Advertised air delivery1750 cubic m/hr

This is a great cooler if you have the money to spend. It’s got a remote, a good filtration system to keep out dust, a large water tank to last you the whole day and ice chambers on the side where you can put ice to get instant cooling.

The Symphony HiCool is small and portable, so its very easy to move around from one room to another. You should make sure that there is some cross-ventilation in your room for this to work effectively.

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3. Cello Dura Cool+ 30 Litres Air Cooler

Cello Dura Cool+ 30 Litres Air Cooler

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
30 litres
Remote controlYes
Suitable for room size200 sq. ft.
Ice chamberYes
Advertised air delivery1400 cubic m/hr

This is another great option for a cooler for a small room. It has a remote control and is small enough to be carried easily across different rooms since it has wheels. It cools reasonably well too.

However, it’s not as powerful as the Symphony model, and a lot of users complained about the service provided by the company. With that said it has a dust filter and you can adjust the humidity according to your liking. There is an ice chamber facility too so you can put ice to cool quickly.

All in all, a solid cooler at a solid price. We would recommend this if you can’t get our top two personal cooler options.

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4. Orient Electric Smartcool DX 20-litres Air Cooler

Orient Electric Smartcool 20-litres Air Cooler

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
20 litres
Remote controlNo
Suitable for room size150 sq. ft.
Ice chamberYes
Advertised air delivery1300 cubic m/hr

Our most cheapest recommendation, the Orient Electric Smartcool DK air cooler is a good fit for those who can’t go above Rs. 5,000 in their budget.

It cools a small room but it does not have a remote. It has an ice chamber to put in ice which you don’t find in coolers in this price range. Although the company has a few problems in its service center reach across the country so be sure to check if there is one in your city. Another irritation is the height of the cooler, it could have been half an inch higher.

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5. Kenstar Double Cool Dx 50-Litre Air Cooler

Kenstar Double Cool Dx 50-Litre Air Cooler

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
50 litres
Remote controlNo
Suitable for room size200 sq. ft.
Ice chamberNo
Advertised air delivery1750 cubic m/hr

Want a personal cooler with power of a desert cooler? Well the Kenstar Double Cool DX does just that with a few drawbacks. The biggest one being it does not have a trolley or wheels, so you need to have your own trolley ready as a platform to set it.

It’s size is very tiny but it packs a punch and has a big 50 liter water tank capacity. It has a fast blowing, three speed option with three water inlet options. However, it is without all the bells and whistles like remote control and ice trays but it does a decent job of cooling a bedroom.

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B. Desert Coolers (Room Size > 200 sq. ft.)

1. Crompton Greaves Ozone 75-Litre Desert Air Cooler

Crompton Greaves Ozone 75-Litre Air Cooler

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
75 litres
Remote controlNo
Suitable for room size500 sq. ft.
Ice chamberYes
Advertised air delivery46000 cubic m/hr

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2. Crompton Greaves Aura Woodwool 55-Litre Desert Cooler

Crompton Greaves Aura Woodwool 55-Litre Desert Cooler

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
55 litres
Remote controlNo
Suitable for room size500 sq. ft.
Ice chamberYes
Advertised air delivery4200 cubic m/hr
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3. Voltas Air Cooler Victor 62

Voltas Air Cooler Victor 62

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
62 litres
Remote controlYes
Suitable for room size500 sq. ft.
Ice chamberNo
Advertised air delivery3100 cubic m/hr
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4. Cello Marvel+ 60 Ltrs Desert Air Cooler

Cello Marvel+ 60 Ltrs Desert Air Cooler

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
60 litres
Remote controlYes
Suitable for room size800 sq. ft.
Ice chamber No
Advertised air delivery5000 cubic m/hr
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5. Havells Celia I 55-Litre Cooler

Havells Celia I 55-Litre Cooler

Basic info:

Water tank capacity
55 litres
Remote controlYes
Suitable for room size400 sq. ft
Ice chamber Yes
Advertised air delivery3500 cubic m/hr
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Common questions you might have

How to choose an air cooler?

Type of Air Cooler

  1. Desert Cooler – Desert coolers are for big rooms and halls. They can be placed inside or outside the house, usually on a window or a door. They are more expensive than Personal Coolers, have a water tank capacity of 30-60 litres and are bigger in size.
  2. Personal Cooler – These are placed inside the room. This is ideal for small rooms in households. They are very portable and have a water tank capacity of about 20-30 litres. They are also priced cheaper than Desert Coolers.
Summary of difference between Personal Coolers and Desert Coolers
Summary of differences

Whether to buy an Air Cooler or Air Conditioner

Air Cooler have several advantages over air conditioners. Such as:

  • Cost – A good air cooler for a room costs around Rs. 7,000 whereas an airconditioner starts from around Rs. 22,000.
  • Size of Room – If you are looking to cool a hall or a big room, you would normally require a 2-ton AC which costs around Rs. 60,000 whereas two desert coolers can cost around Rs. 20,000 and cool the big room equally well.
  • Operating Cost – Air coolers are cheaper to run than ACs as they consume less electricity.
  • Portability – Air coolers are portable whereas ACs are not.
  • Humidity – ACs are more effective in humid conditions whereas Air coolers do not work well in humid climates.
  • Noise – Air Conditioners are more silent and do not produce sound whereas Air Coolers produce a lot of noise when they run.

What Size of Air Cooler to Buy?

The size of the room to be cooled is the most important factor. If you have a small room of less than 200 sq. ft., then you should go for a room cooler as it is the best fit in terms of size and price.

If your room size is greater than 200 sq. ft., you should go for a desert cooler. Do not try to make use of a room cooler in a large room or hall as you won’t get enough ventilation.

We have listed the best room and desert coolers, so you may choose accordingly. Manufacturers themselves advertise according to the size of the room as you can see below:

Which air cooler should I buy?

Brands – Buy only the well-known brands as almost every cooler will need services, maintenance and repairs in India. Some of the brands in the air cooler space in India are Symphony, Bajaj, Cello, Crompton Greaves and Orient.

Cross-Ventilation – Use coolers in rooms where you have atleast one window or door open to the outside. This ensures cross-ventilation of air and proper cooling of the room. You don’t have to keep the door/window open all the time, just for short duration.

Ice – Add ice to ice trays if your cooler has one to help cool the room faster.

Water – When refilling the cooler, make sure the water is clean.

Can Air Coolers control humidity?

Well, no. It is just a marketing term used by companies. Air coolers work by heating water and releasing it in droplets or vapour. The coolers continuously evaporate water and throw out water vapour cooling the room in the process.

This is why coolers are so effective in hot and dry weather conditions. If the conditions in the room are humid (imagine sweaty conditions), then the cooler will not help in bringing down the humidity level and sometimes the air from the cooler feels warmer than the room.

Can Air Coolers be used in Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata?

Yes. These cities are humid and air coolers often throw out warm air when compared to the temperature outside but they still have a use case. You can use it in the night when the humidity is not so high. You can use air coolers in winter or spring seasons.

Although, air coolers are terrible in the rainy season in these humid cities.

Conclusion

As we conclude our article for the best air coolers in India, just choose the cooler according to your room size and pick a brand among the ones we have given. All the brands we have listed have widespread distribution and service centers across India. Lastly, if you just stay near coastal areas and have very humid climates, it might be best if you bite the bullet and look for an air conditioner instead of an air cooler.

Last update on 2021-09-04