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Air Conditioner V/S Air Cooler

Updated on May 29, 2012

Whats the difference between "Air Conditioner" and an "Air Cooler" ?

Well summer just arrived, so everyone is getting ready to shell out some hard earned cash to fight the heat but, a lot of people are confused with, whether to get and air conditioner or and air cooler? Well I am here to help you.The first big difference is that you can find cheaper air coolers than air conditioners and the second most obvious is, air coolers stay indoors and doesn't need to be installed on a window. But there are some major differences in how they work, so lets get started!

Air Conditioner

Air conditioners are usually heavier and need to be installed on a window. They have chemical inside them, that not only cools the air but also takes the water out of it, that why sometimes, air conditioners leak water. When the air comes out of the air conditioner its colder and also drier. Air conditioners are going to cost you money to get installed, unless you do it yourself! Most air conditioners are louder than air coolers but also colder than air coolers.

Air Coolers

Air coolers are not installed on a window, they are very portable and also for made for indoors. An air cooler, cools the air by mixing water in to it. You fill up the air cooler with water, the cooler tales in the air mixes it with tiny bit of air to make it cold and lets it out. When air comes out of an air cooler, its not cold, its "cool" and a bit moist, but it wont make you or anything in the house wet. You don't need to install an air cooler so you save money there but air coolers are also bit cheaper.. so win win !!!

Which one should i get?

Really depends on you, if you live in a very dry area, I would suggest a cooler, because it adds water, but if you live in a very humid and hot area, I will definitely recommend air conditioner. It is all personal preference. I myself, use an air conditioner because I live in new york! , although I would be fine with a cooler, I like the extra coldness of an air conditioner.

Your Preference

Which one do you prefer or have?

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      Laishram Nabachandra Singh 3 years ago

      Air cooler would be more appropriate and convenient for majority of the people living in Manipur

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