Designed to fit the smallest of spaces, the NewAir AF-310 is an affordable and energy-efficient evaporative air cooler that can help keep indoor temperatures and the power bill low. Packaged with a handful of convenient features, this lightweight unit is highly portable. The AF-310 weighs only 11 pounds, which makes it one of the lightest portable evaporative cooling units on the market. Sized at 34 inches tall, it is 12 inches wide and 11 inches deep. Its tall and slender frame, coupled with a sleek black and silver outer casing, lends to its ability to fit inconspicuously into a home or office environment. The top face of the unit houses a control panel with buttons and indicator lights.
This portable swamp cooler has a CFM (cubic feet per minute) rating of 312, which means it is capable of lowering temperatures in small enclosed areas to a maximum of 75 square feet. While it may not be capable of cooling large spaces and is not ideal for outdoor use, unlike the Portacool Cyclone 3000, it can be used to great effect to lower the temperature by up to 20 degrees in a bedroom, living room, kitchen or small office. Operating on only 80 watts, the AF-310 uses less electricity than some household lightbulbs and is a cost-efficient method of cooling without resorting to high-cost alternatives like air conditioning.
The unit offers several bonus features not found in all portable swamp coolers. This includes an ionizer that helps clean the air around you by removing dust particles and other airborne pollutants. The fan has three speeds that can be programmed with the built-in timer, and the tower oscillator can rotate 60 degrees to deliver more widespread coverage of cool air. A handy remote control is also included. You can use the remote to turn the unit on or off, adjust the blower speed, set the timer, start and stop oscillation, launch ionization, or turn the water pump off to run the cooler as a traditional fan. The remote is fully functional within a range of 19 feet. The cooler’s water tank is small and carries only 1 gallon – but a water level detector emits an audible notification when the tank needs refilling.
The NewAir AF-310 portable evaporative cooler is ideal if you’re looking for a compact device that you can utilize in small areas at a low rate of energy consumption. It performs triple duty as a cooler, an air humidifier and an air purifier.