With our evaporative cooler ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. We have researched brands from all over the world and by using our years of HVAC service experience produced our unique system of ratings. It truly is like taking a repairman shopping with you! We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings. These reviews are for coolers that are designed to be connected to a home's air duct system. You can check out our window and portable ratings pages for other options.

Other Evaporative Cooler Ratings

We continue our evaporative cooler ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.

BRAND----------WEBSITE----------RATING

AEROCOOL------evapcool.com---------<1*

This brand is manufactured by Phoenix Manufacturing Inc. The TROPHY series units offer a 4x4 media for added cooling capacity and their Pro Clean system which drains and washes the unit each day. They also feature PRO-ARMOR plastic coated inner structure and a powder coated exterior for durability. The "PRO SERIES" includes all of those features as well as a programmable thermostat for automatic comfort and energy savings. The units are available with either side or down air discharge to match the requirements of your particular installation. All of the units feature their mirrorscopic polished blower shaft which is highly polished to minimize friction which makes it quieter and more efficient. The warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. 

AOLAN------  aolan-china.com  -------<1* 

These units are made in China and are sold worldwide. They offer a very wide variety of coolers that use basic technology. The WIND SUPREMO units have a brushless DC motor for quiet efficient operation and an electronic control. The units have a durable polymer casing but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee.

BONAIRE-------bonaire.com.au---------4* 

These units are made and sold in Australia by CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES which is a part of CELI GROUP. The "INTEGRA" ducted unit comes with a remote and the best warranty in the industry. It has self-cleaning technology to maintain efficient cooling with less maintenance. Their Enviroseal Duct Shutter saves energy by closing off the duct system when it is not in use. They are low profile units and are available in a range of stylish colors. The SUMMER BREEZE model of ducted units have the same features as the INTEGRA but the warranty is not as good. They are designed to be a quick replacement for older evaporative coolers. The PINNACLE units have advanced fan motors and a swept wing fan for quieter and more efficient operation. They have a built-in air purifier and their intelligent water management system is based on salinity to prevent excessive calcium buildup.

BRAEMAR-----braemar.com.au----------5* 

These units are from Seeley International. The "PARADIGM" ducted units are remote controlled and have the best warranty in the industry. They have self-cleaning technology as well as Chillcel pads for efficient cooling and low maintenance. Their stealth fan provides quiet air movement and the Auto Winter Seal keeps the cold drafts of winter from entering the home. Their auto drain valve eliminates much of the seasonal maintenance that is normally required. The SUPERCOOL range features thicker pads and their MagIQtouch controller. This new controller has a touchscreen and is intuitive for more comfort and energy savings.

BREEZAIR-----breezair.com.au--------5* 

These units are from Seeley International and are available worldwide in six models and four colors. The ICON SERIES models feature auto clean and dry function as well as an anti-clog water distribution system. The SUPERCOOL range features thicker pads and their MagIQtouch controller. This new controller has a touchscreen and is intuitive for more comfort and energy savings.

BRISA----------evapcool.com--------<1*   

This brand is from Phoenix Manufacturing Inc and they are basic units with an average warranty. They have a durable powder coated finish and can be bottom or side discharge for convenience. The mirrorscopic finish on the blower shaft results in quieter and more durable operation due to less friction. The downdraft models have a sliding damper to isolate the ducts and prevent heat loss from the home during the winter months.

BRIVIS----------brivis.com.au---------1*   

These air coolers are made in Australia and sold there as well as in New Zealand and South Africa. The brand is a division of RINNAI. The ADVANCE series offers low profile roof mounted units that are available in the three most common roofing colors. They feature ServoSeal motorized dampers to seal the duct system during the off cycle and can be controlled via their manual or programmable controllers. They have self-cleaning features such as their SynchroDrive pump and FreshStart control. Their pre-wet cycle starts the water and soaks the pad prior to starting the variable speed fan motor. The CONTOUR models are low profile and the AD BAL units have metal construction as required in brush fire prone areas. The warranty is not as good as some of the other available brands.

CELAIR--------celair.com.au------------3* 

This brand is a part of CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES and the units are made in Australia. The PROFILE series units feature "dialflow" water distribution and management to allow you to set the desired water flow. Their advanced motor and fan technology provides for very quiet operation. The units are backed by a very good warranty and are available in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. 

CHAMPION-------essickair.com------<1*   

This brand is from Essick Air Inc. The units are available in low profile models and can be downdraft or side discharge for convenience. The warranty on the coolers is not very good when compared to other brands.

COOLAIR--------coolair.com.au--------3*

This brand is from Seeley International and is made in Australia. The units are sold in Australia and South Africa. They feature a variable speed fan motor for quiet and efficient operation. The Auto Winter Seal feature closes off the ducts in the winter to keep the cool drafts out of the home. They are available in four sizes and three colors. The PERMATUF cabinets are made of UV stabilized polymers for durability and the coolers are backed by a good warranty. 

ESSICK AIR-----essickair.com--------<1*  

These units are basic downdraft or side discharge models. The warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

FRIGIKING------evapcool.com--------<1* 

This brand is from Phoenix Manufacturing Inc. They have a durable powder coated cabinet and a damper to close off the ducts during cool months for energy savings. The mirrorscopic finish on the lower shaft provides for quieter operation and the units have a durable powder coat finish on the cabinets. The warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

FRIKKO--------frikko.com------------<1*

This brand is made and sold in Mexico. They offer three sizes of units in either side or down discharge. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

FRIZAIR---------frizair.com-----------<1*  

The MINICENTRAL COOLER is made in India and can be ducted or mounted to blow through the wall. The fan has six speeds but their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good.

HAAS-----------alessa.com.sa---------<1*

This brand is made in Saudi Arabia by HAASCO which is a subsidiary of ALESSA and the units are available in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA region).

The HD80V models are available in two sizes but are only available for horizontal air discharge. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy for their products.

JARRAHDALE-----jhc.com.au----------2*   

These coolers are made and sold in Australia. Their DIAMOND series units are available in three sizes with fiberglass cabinets for durability and an LCD touch panel control. The control is very advanced and features humidity as well as temperature control with an on/off timer and it is programmable. The units have a climate seal damper for winter months and are available in six popular roof colors to blend into the decor of the home. They are also backed by a very good warranty. 

JH COOL---------jhcool.com-----------<1* 

These units are manufactured in China by FUJIAN JINGHUI TECHNOLOGY CO LTD. The units have a remote control and two speed fan. They also have an autodrain function every 8 hours to clean the reservoir. The units are available for side, top, or bottom discharge but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the products.

KERUILAI----keruilaipacific.com----<1* 

This brand is made and sold in Malaysia. They offer a variety of basic models but their website is not much help.

MASTERCOOL-----essickair.com-------<1*

This brand is from ESSICK AIR. They can be downdraft or side discharge and feature a rust free reservoir. The electronic thermostat has a purge feature to keep the unit functioning properly. The warranty is not as good as other brands.

MET MANN------metmann.com-------<1* 

The units can be either up, down, or side discharge which allows for more flexibility in mounting the unit.  They are available in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

OUBER-----------ouber.com-----------<1* 

These coolers are made in China. They offer either up or down discharge models and feature electronic wall controls with a remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

SMALLAIRE-----smallaire.com.au-------1* 

This brand is made in Australia and is sold around the world. They are basic units in a range of colors and offer an optional electronic thermostat. They are only available in three sizes and the guarantee is not as good as some brands.

WINDMASTER---windmaster.co.za----<1*

The AQUA-BREEZE range features coolers with electronic controls. The brand is made and sold in South Africa but their website is not much help.