One of the main concerns of homeowners during summers is the rise in electricity bills caused by indoor cooling devices like Air Coolers and air conditioners. When it comes to electricity use, air coolers are much more efficient than air conditioners. But how much can you save with an air cooler? Let’s find out.
Power consumption of air cooler in comparison to air conditioners
Most branded air coolers come with a power rating between 125W to 230W. These air coolers consume 0.2 to 0.5 units of electricity per hour. In comparison, even the lowest rated air conditioners consume 1.5 units or more power per hour.
You can easily find out the cost of running an air cooler by taking the per unit electricity charges for your area/city into account.
So, on an average AC uses three to seven times more power than an air cooler but that is only half the story. Power consumption can be higher in non-branded air coolers. Locally made air coolers are not tested for electricity use and can be as inefficient as an AC. However, some people argue that locally made air coolers provide better cooling – which is also a myth.
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Power consumption and cooling comparison between branded air coolers vs local air coolers
Let’s break down the myth surrounding the cooling effectiveness of locally made air coolers.
“Some local air coolers use high-capacity fans in their products. It results in more powerful throw of air. But the actual cooling depends on the quality of the cooling pads. The aspen cooling pads used in these air coolers are mediocre at best when compared with honeycomb cooling media used in air coolers by brands like Honeywell. So, while the locally made air coolers may offer higher air output, it is not necessarily cool air.”
The second point of comparison is power usage. Locally made evaporative air coolers are made from assembled parts, which means the quality of each product can vary drastically. Local air coolers mostly use aluminum components which need more electricity. Therefore, local air coolers end up crossing the 230W threshold that is needed for keeping an air cooler energy efficient.
On the other hand, branded air coolers use highly-efficient copper motors to save more electricity. Copper components also make branded air coolers compatible with inverters. So, that’s another advantage of buying branded evaporative air coolers.
Also Read: 5 Things to check before buying an air cooler for your home
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