Consumer Reports review of Cool Surge portable air cooler

Thought you might be interested in this take on the Cool Surge portable air cooler.
http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2009/06/cool-surge-portable-air-cooler-consumer-reports-review-swamp-cooler-heat-surge-universal-techtronics.html
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2009/06/cool-surge-portable-air-cooler-consumer-reports-review-swamp-cooler-heat-surge-universal-techtronics.html
Summary "Negligible cooling nets Cool Surge portable air cooler a Consumer Reports Don't Buy judgment"
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It's amazing the FTC hasn't gone after this company by now. IMO, this miracle cooler is an even worse scam than their Amish miracle heater. I see their full page ads in the local newspaper all the time. No explanation of how it works, or exactly what it is, only phrases that attribute it's workings to a miracle of engineering from the China coast.
Now we know from Consumers Reports that it's nothing more than an overpriced swamp cooler, with some added ice trays that hardly lowered their test room temp at all, even in a room with low humidity.
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Bush left the White House less than five months ago after eight years and you are surprised that the FTC has not protected consumers. -- I don't understand why they make gourmet cat foods. I have known many cats in my life and none of them were gourmets. They were all gourmands!
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2009/06/cool-surge-portable-air-cooler-consumer-reports-review-swamp-cooler-heat-surge-universal-techtronics.html
I have a larger industrial unit that I bought from WW Grainger years ago and it works as it was meant to. Evaporative coolers work great for homes in places where the humidity is low. In areas that are desert like, the coolers are wonderful. The things aren't worth a damn around here in the Southeast for cooling a home.
TDD
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On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:39:19 -0500, The Daring Dufas

And they need alot of wet pad area to give the air a chance to actually cool down from the evaporation. Most of the little coolers simply don't have enough pad area to do much of anything.
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