Description & Highlights
Edgestar High Velocity Evaporative Swamp Cooler / Portable Air Cooler
The EdgeStar High Velocity Portable Air Cooler (model EAC421OB) is the most powerful, best cooling portable air cooler for home use on the market today. Don't confuse it with smaller air coolers - this is the only air cooler we have seen that boasts the power to provide relief from the heat for an entire room (up to about 150 square feet, based on our product tests).
How does the EdgeStar High Velocity Air Cooler perform so much better than the competition? The secret is two-fold: EdgeStar teamed a powerful (yet quiet) state-of-the-art centrifugal fan with an Australian-made honeycomb water curtain. The honeycomb water curtain allows more water circulation with less resistance to airflow, and the centrifugal fan gently and powerfully "throws" a jet of air up to 25 feet - the longest air throw in the category!
Don't confuse this portable air cooler with other models on the market - the EdgeStar EAC421OB portable air cooler offers features and value that the competition can't match.
- Coldest airflow of any unit tested- most air coolers can provide a 12°F drop in air temperature under ideal conditions. We tested this EdgeStar portable air cooler against other units currently in the market, under realistic usage conditions, and its airflow was as much as 5°F colder than the best-performing competitor!
- Most powerful airflow of any unit tested- the EdgeStar high velocity portable air cooler provides airflow of about 900 CFM and an air throw distance of up to 25 feet. This performance is up to twice as powerful as other units on the market.
- Room-cooling power- Generally, portable air coolers are best thought of as souped-up fans- able to cool the air they blow, but unable to cool an entire room. The EdgeStar high velocity portable air cooler is not a portable air conditioner (it is not designed to cool and dehumidify an entire room), but with its powerful centrifugal fan and honeycomb water curtain cooling system, it can provide cool relief to multiple people in rooms of up to 150 square feet!
- Environmentally-friendly "green" cooling- Unlike portable air conditioners, this unit uses no freon and no CFC's- and it consumes 1/4 the power of and air conditioner!
In addition to the above features, the EdgeStar high velocity portable air cooler also features 3 different fan speeds, the option to add ice for additional cooling, a long-lasting 5 gallon water reservoir, a remote control, a fan-only setting, and the ability to operate as a humidifier. Plus, it only uses 250 Watts to cool- that's about 1/4 the energy required by most air conditioners!
This unit is not a portable air conditioner. We tested this unit under varying conditions and found it helped relieve heat in rooms of up to 150 square feet. However, if you need true air conditioning, please see our full selection of portable air conditioners.
- Height: 32 2/3"
- Width: 19 2/3"
- Depth: 15 3/4"
Specifications & Manuals
- Model: EAC421OBEdgeStar High Velocity Portable Air Cooler
- Up to 25' air throw- the furthest air throw in its classTested to provide relief from the heat in rooms of up to 150 square feet
- Australian honeycomb water curtain provides superior cooling without sacrificing airflowPowerful and quiet high performance centrifugal fan provides up to 900 CFM airflow- the highest CFM rating in its class
- 5 gallon water tank cools for days without a refill"Green" cooling technology- no freon and no CFC's
- Automatic oscillation setting for optimum comfortActivated carbon filter cleans air of smoke and odors
- Caster wheels for easy mobility3 fan speeds (plus 'sleep' setting) allow you to customize the cooling power
- Operates as a portable cooler, fan, and humidifier120 volts - 250 watts - 2.3 amps
- 8 hour timerWeight: 23 pounds
- Warranty: One year limited (90 days labor / 1 year parts)Dimensions: 32 2/3"h x 19 2/3"w x 15 3/4"d