Best Powerful and Efficient Air Coolers in India 2024

Last updated on March 31st, 2024 at 02:50 pm

After years of personal testing and numerous visits to showrooms, I’ve come to realize that not all air coolers are created equal. My journey has involved scrutinizing a plethora of options, ranging from locally crafted metal models to modern plastic variants.

I have fond memories of my childhood summers spent with a trusty metal air cooler. Before the era of air conditioners, it was our go-to solution for staying cool and comfortable. Positioned outside the window, it would efficiently channel refreshing air into our home. What made it even better was its affordability in terms of repairs. Any local electrician could easily handle any issues that arose.

Repair Costs and Issues

However, in today’s world dominated by brands like Symphony, the repair process has become more complicated. While Symphony air coolers can still be repaired locally, the task of removing the motor presents a significant hassle. Consequently, few electricians are willing to undertake the job. Moreover, the costs associated with brand service visits, Annual Maintenance Contracts (AMCs), and replacement parts often skyrocket, sometimes reaching half or more of the cooler’s original price.

Metal Vs Plastic

Indeed, plastic air coolers boast impressive power and are well-suited for contemporary homes with restricted space. In contrast, metal desert air coolers demand more open areas to effectively circulate cool air, highlighting a key consideration for optimal cooling efficiency.

AspectMetal Air CoolerPlastic Air Cooler
Customization OptionsCan be paintedLimited
Motor/Pump CapacityHigher capacity possibleLimited capacity
Aesthetics / LooksPoorLooks Premium
RepairingEasy / CheapCostly
StabilityStableMay shake or vibrate when in use

Don’t buy Cheap Plastic Air Coolers

When you buy an air cooler, the idea is to keep cool without spending too much on electricity like you would with an AC. But if you get a cheap air cooler that doesn’t cool much, you might end up using the AC a lot, and that means big bills anyway. So, it’s smarter to spend a bit more on a good air cooler from the start. It’ll save you money in the long run and keep you comfy during hot weather.

Buying Metal Desert Air Cooler

This metal duct air cooler was my recent purchase, at the time I was living on 3rd top floor so I needed a powerful cooling solution in cheaper price. Duct coolers are trend now as they perform better than the traditional 3 sided metal coolers and provide better cooling.

You can easily get this type of air cooler for 6000 to 8000 depending upon the capacity.

Things to insure from seller:

  • Get 1 year warranty on motor and pump
  • Make sure it’s copper winded motor
  • Test it at the shop
  • Buy from a trusted seller near your house

Plastic or Fiber Air Cooler

Shubham Garg testing air coolers

This pic was when I was living on 1st floor back in my hometown.

Small Vs Big Plastic Air Coolers

I’ve tried out both large and small plastic air coolers.

The small ones work well if you’re sitting in a chair and can position the cooler to blow air directly at you from a short distance. They don’t reach far and aren’t ideal for sleeping. They’re really just suitable for one person at most.

But if you want better cooling and something that can replace an AC, go for the bigger models. Just make sure your room has good ventilation to prevent humidity buildup. If there’s not enough space, consider installing a strong exhaust fan for optimal cooling.

Ventialltion alternative

Remember it won’t cool your room without proper ventilation. So, if you feel the need then get an exhaust fan installed in your room’s upper side or at a window.

Which Big Plastic Air Cooler To Buy?

Symphony MOVICOOL L 125

If you’re looking for the ultimate plastic air cooler, this one takes the crown. It’s big and powerful, yet it fits perfectly in a decent-sized room—measuring 2.85 feet deep, 1.44 feet wide, and 4.59 feet tall.

I had the chance to try it out in the showroom, and it left a strong impression on me. Its power was impressive, and I could easily picture it keeping me cool enough for a good night’s sleep, even on the third floor.

If you’re serious about finding an alternative to an air conditioner that can effectively cool your room, this is the one to go for. Plus, it’s quieter than metal air coolers and ensures even distribution of water for consistent comfort.

Biggest Cons

Only 1 year warranty and repairs aren’t cheap. So possibly buy extended warranty.

Price is 20k but in my opinion worth it.

Symphony Sumo Review India

Symphony Sumo 75 XL

If you’re looking for a decent solution without breaking the bank, consider this option priced at around ₹13,000, a significant saving compared to ₹20,000 alternatives.

I’ve personally tested this model both at home and in showrooms, and its performance stands out. In comparison to other brands with similar capacity, I find this one to be more powerful. Its large circular outlet at the front delivers a stronger and more effective airflow, surpassing competitors with smaller circular or rectangular outlets.

Better and thicker honeycomb pads.

Biggest Cons

Again, only 1 year warranty and repairs aren’t cheap. So possibly buy extended warranty.

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This content is collaboratively crafted and vetted by Shubham, a Mechanical Engineering specialist. His passion for unraveling the intricacies of machinery and consumer electronics mirrors his avid interest in gaming. With his wealth of expertise, Shubham adeptly navigates readers through the complexities of audio, home appliances, and everyday products, guaranteeing a smooth and enjoyable shopping journey. For every product you read about on this site we do rigorous research and testing behind the scenes to bring you the best value for money options. For any query directly reach out to me at my personal Instagram -

  1. This article is very good.Check our website more information Please our website for Latest News

  2. Will recommend Symphony or Bajaj , especially the option number 1 and 4.

  3. I want a cooler between 5-10k which would be the best one?

    • Very good article for room cooler. Was looking for desert cooler with honeycomb pad for 16*20 hall.


    • Hi , Symphony and Crompton are good options. I bout a Symphony last year for use while working. You can choose from our top picks above.

  4. Hey, shubham
    Thanks for very nice and informative article. Can you suggest personal room cooler which can work inside room without need for open source like window or door?

  5. What an insightful post! Thanks for enlightening us.

  6. The best article about cooler in India. Thanks for helping me finding a cooler for my home.

  7. Great post!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep up!

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