Honeywell - Portable Indoor/Outdoor Evaporative Air Cooler - White

Cool up to a 300 sq. ft. indoor or outdoor area with this Honeywell CO25AE air cooler that features 4 cool settings and 4 fan speeds for customizable use. The noncompressor system uses Honeycomb Cooling Media technology for energy-efficient operation.

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 and outdoor
  • Evaporative Cooler Type
  • Remote Control
  • Timer
Honeywell - Portable Indoor/Outdoor Evaporative Air Cooler - White - Front_Standard
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What's Included

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

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
58% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 14)


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. 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 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.


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

Suitable for use indoors and outdoors

To accommodate your cooling needs and preferences.

Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

58%of customers would recommend this to a friend



  • 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.MicKReviews
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price, Great Product

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price.

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good powerful fan that is a little noisy

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really Helps keep room comfortable

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fan worked great... didn't cool well

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for bedroom

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The machine is quite and works best in a small room or bedroom. Does add a bit of moisture to the air as the unit runs on water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No bueno

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It was great blowing cool air but the back of the machine was blowing warm air so I returned it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Was OK at First...


    Worked fine...for the first year. Now it just fumes out high humidity. Does anyone know how to fix it?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response


      Oh no, we would be happy to help out. Can you give us a call at 1-800-474-2147 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm EST Monday – Friday so we can further assist? We look forward to working with you to help make this right. JMATEK

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