Hot temperatures in Malaysia are difficult to cope with. A home air cooler is one of the most affordable home appliances that can provide us with instant relief from the heat.
An air cooler, also known as an evaporative cooler or ventless air conditioner is more energy-saving yet able to provide a better cooling effect than a ceiling fan.
What are the best air coolers in Malaysia?
The best air cooler should have a strong wind blow, a large water tank capacity, and honeycomb pads to cool the air efficiently.
In Malaysia, the best air cooler to buy is Midea MAC-215F Ionizer Air Cooler. It is the air cooler fan with the largest tank capacity at its price range.
Here are the 8 best air coolers in Malaysia to buy in 2022:
- Best-Rated Air Cooler: Midea MAC-215F Ionizer Air Cooler
- Best-Selling Air Cooler: Sharp 6L Evaporative Air Cooler PJA36TVW
- Best Slim Air Cooler: Midea Air Cooler (7.0L) MAC-107AR
- Best Cheap Air Cooler: Morgan Air Cooler 6L MAC-WINDY6
- Best Portable Air Cooler: Khind Air Cooler EAC400 4L
- Best Air Cooler for Office/Factory: Morgan 60L MAC-COOL10A
- Best Industrial Air Cooler: Cocca Storm Series Air Cooler 40L
- Best Mini Air Cooler: XM MICROHOO Mini Personal Air Cooler Air Conditioner
1. Midea MAC-215F Ionizer Air Cooler
Best-Rated Air Cooler
Midea MAC-215F Ionizer Air Cooler is the best value for money air cooler. You can set it up anywhere, anytime. Just plug it in, turn it on and enjoy the cool air.
It measures at 390mm(depth) x 350mm (width) x705mm (height), slightly below your waist level. It’s not too big or too small, about the right size for a living room but can be tight for a small bedroom.
Midea MAC-215F consumes only 60W power but it can cool your room faster than a normal fan.
It can operate under three different fan speeds and has a maximum airflow of 420m3/h. It also has a very wide oscillation angle to ensure a broader coverage area. Perfect for a medium-sized room.
This air cooler features an ionizer function as well, you can be assured of fresh and clean air, with more anions in your surroundings. However, do not expect its cleaning performance will be as good as an air purifier.
The notable thing about this is a large capacity water tank-15 litres and it comes with an aroma box to help infuse the scent into the air. It is equipped with an auto shut-off pump when dry, this is a safety feature meant for precautionary purposes.
As with most air coolers, because of its mechanism that utilizes water vapour. It is also an awesome humidifier with a humidifying capacity of about 1200ml/hr.
The warranty for the Midea MAC-215F air cooler is 12 months by Midea Malaysia.
2. Sharp 6L Air Cooler PJA36TVB
Best-Selling Air Cooler
Sharp Air Cooler PJA36TVW is the best-selling air cooler on Shopee Malaysia. The air cooler has a maximum air volume of 320m³/hr and 4-speed control.
It weighs about 7kg and comes with caster wheels and a dedicated handle. So this Sharp air cooler is very easy to move around.
The water tank capacity of Sharp Air Cooler PJA36TVW is only 6 litres, less than half of the capacity of the Midea MAC-215F air cooler. But it is said to be enough to last for about 6 to 8 hours. Therefore, it is fine to use during your sleep.
This air cooler is very flexible too. There is an automatic oscillation in the horizontal direction, and the vertical blowing angle can be manually adjusted.
The Sharp Air Cooler PJA36TVW comes with 4 ice packs and remote control. There are also various additional features, such as a timer, a normal wind mode, a natural wind mode, and a sleep wind mode.
3. Midea Air Cooler (7.0L) MAC-107AR
Best Slim Air Cooler
The Midea Air Cooler MAC-107AR is the best slim air cooler that sports a design similar to a tower fan.
This Midea Air Cooler is slim and tall, different from the usual boxy and rectangular design of the usual air coolers.
The main reason for anyone to buy the Midea Air Cooler MAC-107AR is to save space. Other than that, there’s really no good reason to buy this model because it is more expensive, less powerful, and has limited blowing angles.
This Midea Slim Tower Air Cooler comes with remote control and only has a 3-speed control. It also features normal wind, natural wind and sleeps wind mode.
4. Morgan Air Cooler 6L MAC-WINDY6
Best Cheap Air Cooler
Morgan Air Cooler MAC-WINDY6 is the best cheap air cooler in Malaysia. Despite its small size, it is suitable to be used for room sizes of 15-20m2.
The dimension of this air cooler is 29 x 31 x 62 cm. So it is indeed a very small air cooler. And the water tank capacity is only 6 litres.
There are only 3-speed selections: low, mid and high. The vertical louvres can be manually adjusted and it has a left/right auto swing feature.
The Morgan Air Cooler MAC-WINDY6 is fairly portable. It weighs only 3.5kg and comes with 4 castor wheels.
5. Khind Air Cooler EAC400 4L
Best Portable Air Cooler
Khind Air Cooler EAC400 is one of the most portable air coolers on this list. It has a size of 29.5 x 32.5 x 65.6 cm and weighs about 4kg.
The water tank capacity is 4 litres. It can last up to 15 hours at low fan speed and up to 12 hours at high fan speed.
This Khind Air cooler has 3-speed settings with a maximum airflow of 250m3/h.
It comes with two ice packs that you can put inside the water tank to quickly chill the air.
This Khind air cooler actually has a very limited blowing area because the front panel is actually half covered.
Overall, Khind Air Cooler EAC400 is very similar to the Morgan Air Cooler 6L MAC-WINDY6. It is up to personal preference on which brand to purchase. Specification-wise, the Morgan Air Cooler 6L MAC-WINDY6 has a slight advantage with a bigger tank and bigger blower.
6. Morgan 60L MAC-COOL10A
Best Air Cooler for Office/Factory
Morgan 60L MAC-COOL10A is the best outdoor air cooler to cater for large area cooling. It has an impressive 2800m3/hr airflow. Suitable for warehouse, event organizer or even ‘Mamak’ stall.
It is a very cost-effective air cooler. Because this ‘little giant’ is powerful enough to cover an area as big as 80m2 (~900 sqft) yet it operates at a reasonable 220W power consumption. So, if you are thinking of cooling down a big or wide-open space, this is your best pick!
This air cooler comes with wheels which makes it easy to be moved anywhere, anytime.
There is also no complicated installation required. The airflow is packed at a solid 2800m³/hr. The fan allows adjustments of 3 wind fan speeds, namely high, medium and low.
To increase its cooling efficiency, it is equipped with 3-sides honeycomb cooling pads.
It can be set to oscillate and ensure a bigger coverage area. They swing horizontally but if you require them to swing vertically, you need to manually adjust the louvres.
With a large water tank capacity of 60L, this machine is going to last for quite some time.
A big capacity air cooler like MAC-COOL10A has a valve dedicated to a permanent water supply connection. It will refill automatically when the water drops below a certain level. So, you don’t need to worry about refilling water.
7. Cocca Storm Series Air Cooler
Best Industrial Air Cooler
Cocca Storm Series Air Cooler is the best industrial-grade air cooler. It is available in 4 different capacities: 20L, 40, 60L and 100L.
I think that for 60L and below, it is better to buy Midea and Morgan. Only buy from Cocca if you intend to use a 100L Air Cooler.
Below is a comparison chart for all different models of Cocca Storm Series Air Cooler.
The Cocca Storm Series Air Cooler 100L has a maximum airflow of 32,000m3/h. It is sufficient to cover an area as big as 70m2. This big air cooler is suitable to use for outdoor events.
Due to its large size and high fan speed, it can use up to 5-8 litres of water per hour. So a full tank of 100L water can last the air cooler for up to approximately 12-20 hours.
It features an auto water pump cut-off so you will not have to worry about the water dry-up problem.
8. XM MICROHOO Mini Personal Air Cooler
Best Mini Air Cooler
XM MICROHOO Mini Personal Air Cooler is the best mini air cooler that I don’t recommend buying. As its name suggests, it is a niche product to put on the desktop to cool only a very small and targeted area. It can only serve well for one person.
The XM MICROHOO Mini Personal Air Cooler can be powered by a USB-C cable as it only uses as low as 6-16W. So, it can be running off a laptop or even a power bank!
It features an LCD touch screen that allows a 99-step adjustment of the fan speed using a touch screen (which I think is kind of gimmicky and pointless).
The water tank capacity of the XM MICROHOO Mini Personal Air Cooler is 1 litre. It works by drawing in hot air and pushing it through a wet filter, which then emits chill air to the surroundings.
However, due to its small size and less powerful fan, the cooling effect will be very limited. And the cooling range is very short, only approximately 1+ metres.
With a price tag of RM100, I think most people should just top up a bit more to get Morgan Air Cooler MAC WINDY6.
MIND Portable Air Cooler Review
Mind Air Purifying Cooler measures 370mm(D)x29.5mm(W)x 800mm (H). It has an airflow of 800 m3/h, a 20L tank capacity. It does look superior to Midea’s air cooler but there are too many complaints about its being unreliable and short servicing life. Check out the reviews on https://www.goshop.com.my/prd/20064695.html
ELBA EAC-H6580RC(WH) Review
ELBA EAC-H6580RC(WH) 14L is 376mm(W)x340(D)x740(H) with a 14L tank capacity. Its tank capacity is slightly smaller than Midea but the price is slightly more expensive.
Honeywell Air Cooler Review
Honeywell CL151 Air Cooler 15L is 380mm(D)x365mm(W)x680mm(H) with a 15L tank capacity. It produces 350m3/hr but consumes as much as 126 watts of power. The biggest downside of this machine is the pricing that costs RM100 or roughly 35% more than Midea’s MAC 215.
Cornell Air Cooler Review
Cornell Air Cooler with Dustproof Filter CAC-E33 is 310x325x1020mm in size. It’s the tallest among other indoor air coolers. It has all the functions like others including, ionic function, dustproof filter, water pump protection and so on. It uses only a mere 45W. However, a small tank capacity of only 4 litres makes it the least favourite because you will have to frequently refill the water.
Pensonic Air Cooler Review
Pensonic Air Cooler PAC-105M operates at 65W, dimension 300x300x725mm. It has only a 7L water tank, 3 fan speed. Overall it’s a mediocre package when compared to Midea and Morgan air cooler.
Sharp 20L Air Cooler PJA200TVB Review
The Sharp 20L PJA200TVB Air Cooler is sleek and stylish. It is also quite powerful with a maximum air volume of 750m3/h. But it has a price tag of RM600. I don’t think it is worth paying so much for a 20L air cooler. You can buy a portable air conditioner instead.
Air Cooler FAQ
Which air cooler brands are the best in Malaysia?
The best air cooler brands in Malaysia are Midea and Morgan. These 2 brands are more affordable compared to other air cooler brands.
Do air cooler works in Malaysia?
Yes, air coolers work well in Malaysia, which is hot and humid. To improve its cooling effect, users are advised to use an ice pack or cold water to fill up the water tank.
Is air cooler better than air-cond?
No, in terms of cooling performance, an air conditioner is the best to cool down a room quickly. Air cooler is more economical and energy-saving but only blows chill air instead of cold air. Also, an air cooler can be used in open spaces.