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Honeywell - Portable Indoor Evaporative Air Cooler - White

This Honeywell CL25AE indoor evaporative air cooler features Honeycomb Cooling Media technology to ensure optimal cooling performance and a noncompressor system to provide an energy-efficient design. The oscillating louvers disperse cool air evenly.

Note: This unit is not an air conditioner and does not have a compressor or condenser inside. Evaporative coolers are designed for spot cooling and will not lower a room's ambient temperature. This unit is best used in dry climates or open spaces. Keep a window or door open to limit the rise of humidity and for better ventilation. Add ice to the tank and set the unit near you for optimal results.

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    Key Specs

    • Reservoir Capacity
      26.4 quarts
    • Indoor Or Outdoor Use
      Indoor
    • Evaporative Cooler Type
      Portable
    • Remote Control
      Yes
    • Timer
      Yes
    18.11"
    Honeywell - Portable Indoor Evaporative Air Cooler - White - Front_Standard
    18.5"
    (Doors closed)
    31.1"
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Portable Indoor Evaporative Air Cooler
    • Remote
    • Carbon dust filter
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    53% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 17)

    Features


    Up to 300 sq. ft. cooling capacity

    Keeps a medium- or large-size room comfortable. A 470 cfm airflow ensures rapid cooling.

    6.6-gal. water tank

    Along with a top-loading ice compartment allows fewer refills. Optional low-water alarm lets you know when more water needs to be added.

    Noncompressor system

    Pumps water over the Honeycomb Cooling Media, which allows the water to absorb the warm air passing through and propel cool air out, so you can cool your space naturally and efficiently.

    Electronic LED control panel

    Allows easy operation and navigation of features. Remote lets you operate the air cooler from across the room.

    4 cool settings

    Along with high, medium, low and sleep fan speeds help keep cold air moving at the speed of your choice for custom comfort.

    Adjustable humidification level

    Allows you to customize the amount of moisture added to dry air.

    Carbon dust filter

    Reduces odors and other contaminants to help promote fresh, clean air.

    Oscillating louvers

    Distribute cool air to most areas of your room.

    4 durable caster wheels

    Let you easily roll the unit between rooms.

    Timer

    Enables preset operation up to 8 hours in advance for reduced energy consumption.

    Portable design

    For flexible placement options near a door or window.


    Customer rating

    Rating 3.1 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

    53%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good powerful fan that is a little noisy

      Posted
      thesoundandthefury
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I wanted to cool a room without an air conditioner that had to be placed in a windowsill or be connected to a vent to one (much less without the energy costs). So I opted for this, what is also known as a "swamp cooler." It is not super huge, the fan on it is strong, and it can oscillate, which is nice. Adding water to it makes a slight difference, but not much. Adding ice increases the slight difference just a bit. It is pretty loud for what it is, so if you want to use it when you are sleeping, that might be a problem. I have not been able to try it when it is really hot as I received it at the tail end of the recent heat wave. The price is decent when you can get it on sale, the energy consumption is good, and it can be used outside as well. It would have been great if it had a heating element to it as well so it can be used in the winter like other devices. If you really want to cool down and maybe feel a little cold, this is not the device for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great price, Great Product

      Posted
      vancedance
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We ordered this to keep our basement cool during the summer months and it works famously! It's extremely large and somewhat noisy, but nothing to extreme. When it's full of water it's kind of difficult to move around but again, not a deal breaker by any means. It's on wheels so you just have to give it a bit of a shove to get it from place to place. We considered springing for the more expensive units that are double the price of this one but we are thrilled we went the cheaper route as this machine works great at half the price. It doesn't look as sleek and fancy as the others but who cares if it works great, and it does!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Returned it - it spat water & drenched the carpet

      Posted
      Yadad
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I must have got a dud. I returned it the next day as It spat water & drenched the carpet. I bought an Arctic Cove EVC500 instead. The Arctic Cove and Honeywell share some parts - the water fill door & ice tray area are identical. Honeywell has a water level indicator but the Arctic Cool does not. The Honeywell is a bit smaller and has a (harder to reach) drain plug underneath while the Arctic Cove has a drain plug at the bottom of the back wall. The Honeywell filter is held in place by 4 screws while the Arctic Cove filter hinges out without need of a screwdriver.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        JMATEK

        Hi, This is definitely not what you should expect, and we appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We take this very seriously as we continue to develop and enhance our Evaporative Air Coolers. Thank you. JMATEK

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great product!

      Posted
      lisamc
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      If you live in a very dry place, the evaporative cooler is the perfect solution for hot days. Cheap to run, easy to move, all you need is water and it cools down a room quickly and efficiently. Not as chilling as an air conditioner, of course, but plenty good if you just want to take the curse off the heat--not run around in turtlenecks in summer. And it's way more portable than a so-called portable AC unit. LOVE it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great price.

      Posted
      Breeling
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Our A/C went out in a small office at work. They were desperate so I ordered this unit online from Best Buy. Apparently it cools their small office better than the regular A/C. I have since purchased two more just like it for other areas at work.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Fan worked great... didn't cool well

      Posted
      Gamegirls
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The fan is wonderful. However you have to keep an outside door/window open or the whole room gets damp. If you are ok with that, it would be worth a try. The fan on it is really nice. We ended up returning this for a portable air conditioner.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Didn't meet my need

      Posted
      MicKReviews
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The product worked, and some of the other reviews warned it didn't meet their cooling needs. I agree, used it for a small bedroom on a warm LA summer night - the unit was fairly noisy but our biggest issue was it just didn't cool the room down enough.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Really Helps keep room comfortable

      Posted
      JoeyM
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I've got to say I was more impressed with this than I thought I would be. It's definitely not a substitute for an AC, but it definitely provides a much more comfortable atmosphere than having a fan!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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