What is an ice chamber in an air cooler?

No, there's no magic involved with how an air cooler works

What is an ice chamber in an air cooler?

Summer in India lasts more than three months. In fact, it may not even be a stretch to say that a lot of us have air conditioners and fans switched on throughout the year. After all, there are only a few ways to make the season bearable. But if you’re someone who is constantly on the go or is living on a budget, an air conditioner may not be your first choice, and an air cooler might just do the trick for you.

But before you narrow down your budget and the features, it is best to get acquainted with the appliance to know if it is fit for your apartment. Here’s what you need to know:

Who should invest in an air cooler?

An air cooler is a comparatively affordable solution if you reside in an area affected by dry heat and dwell in a small apartment. It may also be a better choice if you’re constantly moving or need to cool more than one room at once. An air cooler is relatively easy to maintain and is cost and energy-efficient.

While it may not be as powerful as an air conditioner but are ideal for both indoor and outdoor usage. Before you swipe your card, make sure you’ve narrowed down on the type of air cooler you want for your house and its features. 

What is an ice chamber in an air cooler?

An air cooler typically uses an evaporative method to cool the air in your room. In simpler terms, it pulls the warm air from your room and cools it by passing it through three sections: a water tank, an absorbent sheet, and a fan. The air passes through this sheet and absorbs its moisture, and water extracts the heat within the air, causing it to evaporate.

While most air coolers today come with a dedicated tank to store water, several brands have also equipped the appliances with an ice chamber. This section comes with dedicated ice trays that can give you cooler air.

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If you don’t have an ice chamber in your cooler, you can also do the trick by adding ice to the water. While it doesn’t necessarily make a lot of difference, it does make the air in your room cooler by a few degrees. That said, it is crucial to note that adding a lot of ice can slow down the evaporating process of your air cooler, which is why it is best to add it in moderation.

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