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Does the “As Seen on TV” Arctic Air Evaporative Air Cooler really work? Will it lower your air conditioning bill? Will it reduce the temperature of your room? In the interest of hot women everywhere, I’m giving you all the deets in this unbiased Grownup Dish review.
These days I am one hot mama. And no, I’m not talking about my looks. I’m talking about my body temperature. Like a lot 50-something women, I am often VERY hot at night. And to fan the flames even more:
What I want is some way to make our bedroom really COLD without having to push the central air conditioning down to the 60’s and without having a fan blowing in my face all night long.
My husband Paul is an engineer so he immediately started looking at big (ugly) evaporative coolers that cost $500+ and cooled large areas. On the other hand, I wanted a solution that was “cheap and cheerful” so off I went to our local hardware store where I purchased the Arctic Air Evaporative Cooler for around $40. I had seen it advertised on an infomercial and I thought it was worth giving it a shot.
The infomercial claims that self-contained Arctic Air is quiet and cools the air to the point that you won’t need air conditioning. So I set it up in our bedroom and tried it.
In summary, if you need something slightly better than a desktop portable fan, this unit may suit your needs. But it will certainly not cool off a large area, nor will it replace traditional air conditioning or even a ceiling fan.
I ended up returning it.