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How does an air cooler work?

An evaporative air cooler works by introducing moisture into the air and lowering its temperature. The air cooler takes in dry air, moistens it with water vapour, and releases cooled air into the room. This form of cooling is cheaper and more energy-efficient than traditional refrigeration techniques.

How is an air cooler different from a standard fan?

A standard ceiling fan rotates to increase circulation of air within a room so that the perspiration on your skin can evaporate more quickly. However, the cooling effect is limited. Fans cannot operate in closed environments and in regions where air velocity exceeds 6.4 kilometers an hour. If ambient temperatures are above the body’s natural temperature (37℃), a rotating fan will heat the body instead of cooling it.

Air coolers, on the other hand, have a tangible cooling effect on the ambient air. By introducing moisture into the air and circulating it effectively, a Symphony air cooler can lower the room temperature significantly. While a circulating fan only affects skin perceptible temperature, an air cooler can actually lower indoor temperature by nearly 5℃. Air coolers work on the principle of evaporative cooling, which is a more reliable and consistent technique than circulation. Air coolers are also a lot quieter than standard fans.

Do air coolers require a lot of electricity to run?

Air cooling is the most energy-efficient cooling technology available. Operating costs for an air cooler are 1/10th of a traditional air conditioner. A 2.2-ton split air conditioning unit can consume 2200 watts an hour. A Symphony air cooler consumes nearly the same amount of energy as a standard ceiling fan. Symphony air cooling units require energy in the range of 105 watts/hr to 255 watts/hr.

Although the energy consumption of a ceiling fan and air cooler is similar, the cooling effect is considerably different. Air coolers can cover a larger area, actually cool the air, and work noiselessly.

Are air coolers effective in a humid environment?

Although air coolers work best in dry, arid conditions, they can still provide a cooling effect as long as the humidity is below the saturation point. In other words, air coolers are effective till the air humidity reaches beyond 50%.

Air coolers may be less effective in moderately humid areas, but they can still provide ventilation and air circulation. However, air coolers are not recommended in areas with high relative humidity.

What kind of cooling pads do Symphony air coolers use?

Symphony air coolers use innovative honeycomb and Aspen cooling pads. Honeycomb pads have a unique lattice structure that resembles a honeycomb. This medium provides a superior cooling effect due to the increased surface area for transfer of humidity in passing air. Aspen cooling pads are made from shredded aspen wood fibers that are held together in a pad structure. Aspen is a completely natural material that provides 75% cooling efficiency.

Both Aspen and Honeycomb cooling pads are completely natural and highly cost-effective.

What is multi-stage air purification?

Symphony coolers come with i-Pure, a multistage filtration system that cleans a spectrum of airborne pollutants and harmful micro-organisms. The cool air passes through several filters before it is released into the room. These filters can cleanse the air and water to provide a healthier indoor environment. Dust, microscopic pollution particles, bacteria, odors, and allergens are all filtered by this innovative system.

How do I identify the right model for my cooling needs?

Symphony provides 32 different residential air cooler models. These air coolers are designed to serve different needs and different spaces. Picking the perfect air cooler depends on several factors including the size of your room, the local climate, the structure of your building, your budget, and the need for special features. Use the Symphony Cool Tool online to pick the perfect air cooler based on your needs.

How do I install a Symphony air cooler?

Installing a Symphony air cooler is quick and simple.

  • Start by taking the cooling unit out of the carton and remove any protective layers.
  • Depending on the model, place the cooler in front of a window or on the trolley.
  • Carefully insert the water pipe into the float valve. Keep the model disconnected and switched off while you fill the tank with water.
  • Finally, plug the unit into an electric socket nearby and switch on.
  • Place the control knob in 'cool' position, but keep the airflow knob off. Wait for a few minutes till the pads get soaked with water.
  • Adjust horizontal louvers and controls as per requirement
  • Keep all windows and doors open for optimal cooling performance.

The process should take less than ten minutes if done correctly. Please refer to the Symphony Owner's Manual for more details on parts and safety.

Can I operate a Symphony cooler on an inverter?

Yes. All Symphony air coolers work on inverters. Ensure that your inverter is appropriately rated for a sine wave. Sine wave is the standard type of electricity supplied by all utility companies. All air coolers and most inverters are designed to work on this standard.

How do I discard my old Symphony air cooler?

Symphony air coolers are innovative electrical devices that should not be disposed alongside other household waste. Recycling an air cooler is the most effective way of preventing harm to human health or the environment. If your air cooler needs to be discarded please contact your local authorities or the nearest Symphony dealer for details on how to discard the cooler responsibly.

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