Air coolers vs. air conditioners

Air coolers vs. air conditioners

Air Coolers vs. Air Conditioners

Air coolers are green. Let us compare evaporative air coolers with air conditioners to find out what makes them green.


Air coolers consume up to 10 times less energy than ACs. They consume less electricity and can also work in low voltage areas. Monthly electricity / power bills are significantly lower.

Low Maintenance

Air coolers require low maintenance; you rarely need to summon a mechanic for maintenance or troubleshooting as in the case of ACs.

Environment Friendly

Air coolers present significant environmental benefits with no harmful Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) emissions and very low power consumption.

    Air coolers use fresh, clean air from the environment. They also allow you to keep windows open for better air circulation whereas ACs circulate stale air inside a sealed room.
Sr No. Parameters Air Cooler Air Conditioner
1 Capital Cost Low High
2 Recurring Cost 90% lower than AC Very High
3 Indoor Air Quality 100% Fresh Filtered Cool Air Stale Dry Air Re-circulated
4 Refrigerants Water Polluting Refrigerants
5 Maintenance Simple & Cost Effective Complex & Expensive
6 Portability Yes No
7 Usage Outdoor & Indoor Indoor Only
8 Emission Eco-friendly Environmentally Harmful CFC
9 Carbon Emissions Nil Very High