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Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon Review


As many people crave a more portable cooling experience, personal air coolers became a hit in the market today. Evapolar is one of the leading manufacturers in terms of producing personal air conditioners since 2016. Thus, their latest model is the Evapolar evaCHILL aircon that came out after evaLIGHT plus and evaSMART, as an added long-term solution to keep people cool and comfortable.

With its release, the Evapolar evaCHILL personal air conditioner received many reviews from the public. The reason is that it still gives out a decent amount of cool breeze despite being the smallest and the least expensive of the bunch. Its fan speed claims to be quiet and can immediately fill up the user’s personal space with cool air, hence many are investing to have this portable air conditioner.

But what makes the evaCHILL popular? Here’s what we know.

About the Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon

Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon


Model NumberEV-500
ColorOpaque white/urban gray/mint green
Product Dimensions172 x 170 x 170 mm
Weight750 g
Energy Efficiency Ratio7.5 watts (21-37 Btu)
Cooling Capacity340-1190 BTU/hr
Product AccessoriesUSB cable
Evaporative cartridge

The Evapolar evaCHILL personal evaporative air cooler comes in two different colors; white and urban gray. This can serve as a desktop portable air conditioner that can dispel hot air anytime and anywhere.

Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon Features

Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon

The Evapolar evaCHILL aircon is a compact personal air conditioner that improves the air quality using natural evaporative cooling technology. It has a biodegradable evaporative pad and a water tank that is responsible for the effective cooling of small spaces, unlike a regular fan. Below are the awesome features of this personal air conditioner.

 Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative cooling is a natural way of producing a cool breeze by capitalizing on the large degree of evaporation of water. Water can absorb a huge amount of heat before heating up, thus it evaporates slowly, which is perfect for a portable air conditioner. 

However, take note that its cooling power is limited, so don’t ever think of buying a lot of mini air coolers to cool down an entire room. Evaporative technology is also not recommended in high-humidity environments, especially during the summer season. Its absorbed water in the evaporative cartridge filter may not be enough to cool the air. The users might need to add water more quickly because the intense heat may cause the water level to decrease immediately.

3-in-1 Fan Speed

The Evapolar evaCHILL aircon has a water tank capacity of 800 mL and would require a refill every 3-8 hours. What’s more interesting is that if you plug this directly into an electrical outlet or a powered device, it will only consume 7.5 W because it relies mostly on the water to provide the cold air.

In addition, it can act as an air cooler and humidifier that cleans the dust particles within the user’s small space for a more improved breathing experience. Its fan speeds can also be adjusted to low, medium, and high and it’s recommended if the front grill is blowing directly towards the users. This cools the area more effectively, providing more comfort and productivity.

Eco-Friendly Portable Air Conditioner

The Evapolar evaCHILL aircon uses biodegradable evaporative pads, which can be replaced if it runs out. Their so-called Eva Breeze technology uses the pads to absorb the water from the water reservoir, and the fans will blow air into it, producing fresh air for the users. These pads have a lifespan of at least 3-6 months.

This feature creates a better working environment for the users because the evaporative pads don’t use toxic substances, such as Freon-like liquids, as an added cooling agent. Freon is a generic name used to describe fluorocarbon refrigerant (CFCs), which emits a strong acetone odor. It can potentially be harmful not only to the users but also to the environment.

User-friendly Controls and Design

The Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon can also be plugged-in using a USB-C cable for a more continuous and stable air conditioner fan. The portable cooler comes with a portable charger, which can be plugged in anywhere in the house.  However, this can only cover an sq. m space (33 sq. ft.) so don’t expect it can provide cold air in the entire house, like a regular AC unit.

The evaCHILL also has a mood light which can be turned on when the user is working on a desk or just resting on his or her bed. In addition, it has a low noise level (50 dB), which is comparable to a quiet residential street during the night. While the refreshing effect might take some time when placed in a big room, the fan can gradually dispel the moisture and hot air. 

The controls are also easy to navigate since it has one single button for all types of settings. Long pressing it will activate the LED lights in the water tank, while short clicks correspond to the fan speeds. Another nice touch to the design is it can remember the setting the users inputted before turning it off and filling the reservoir with water.

How to Set the Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon

Summer heat can become extremely unbearable. While working in front of the computer or in the office, warm weather can lessen the productivity of people. A portable aircon such as the Evapolar evaCHILL is a perfect cooler for one hot day. Here are the steps on how to experience the chilling effect of this portable mini air cooler.

  1. Pull and lift the handle where the water receptacle is located.
  2. Pre-soak the filter or the evaporative cartridge to give it an extra hour of absorbing the water. This way, the mini air cooler cools the space a lot easier and faster.
  3. Fill it with water using a funnel underneath the top cover.
  4. Place the mini air cooler on the desk or in any area in the room where it is easily accessible.
  5. Plug the mini air cooler and experience a better breeze and a more comfortable working or resting environment.

Another tip is to place Evapolar evaCHILL aircon on a higher deck that’s a few inches above the user’s working and study station, so it can potentially increase its area of coverage. Placing it above the bed can also make sleep at night more soothing. These tricks are worth trying because they might make the mini air cooler more efficient, despite not being able to cool down an entire room.

Pros and Cons of the Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon

✔️ Acts a dehumidifier/humidifier
✔️ Has ambient LED lights
✔️ Refillable water receptacle
✔️ USB-C can be used to plug it in a computer or power outlet
✔️ Fill the personal area with cool air instantly
✔️ Leakage-proof unit
✔️ User-friendly control pad
✔️ Increases sleep, work, and study efficiency
✖️ Not recommended in very humid areas
✖️ A bit tedious to refill the reservoir every 3 hours
✖️ Only cools the area directly in front of the device
✖️ Higher temperature needs more water to cool the area
✖️ No water indicator for refill
✖️Cartridge replacements can be quite pricey

What People Are Saying About It

Many users enjoy the Evapolar evaCHILL aircon, while some other reviews are criticizing the device’s ability to cool the air in a more humid season. The speed of the fan may be comparable to a standard aircon, but some users seem to want more.

“In general, the evaCHILL feels like a pretty good value overall. While it doesn’t cool a large area (45 sq. ft. according to Evapolar), it’s great if it’s close by and the fan is directly blowing at you.”

Derek Hales – Modern Castle

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does the evaCHILL last?

The Evapolar evaCHILL aircon’s longevity depends on its evaporative filter or cartridge to provide a refreshing breeze. It needs to be replaced every 3-6 months, depending on how long it was used inside the unit.

Is Evapolar Effective in Providing Cool Air?

If the goal is to provide a refreshing breeze within a small environment or for personal use only, then the Evapolar is a good choice for this job. It is mostly powered with a USB cable and has a variety of fan speed settings that the users can choose from.

Can You Put Ice in Evapolar?

The answer is yes! Adding ice to the water receptacle increases the length of the refreshing breeze the mini-unit provides. 

Where to Buy the Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon

Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon

Want to lessen the sweat dripping down your body and be more productive in your personal comfort and workspace? Visit Lazada now to get the latest deals and prices on the Evapolar evaCHILL aircon.

Check out our page to learn more about aircon tips and tricks to make your office or house more comfortable.

Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon

Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon

The Evapolar evaCHILL Aircon offers a multitude of features to enhance personal comfort. It functions as both a dehumidifier and a humidifier, allowing users to create their desired environment.

The inclusion of ambient LED lights adds a pleasant aesthetic touch. Its refillable water receptacle provides convenience, while the USB-C compatibility enables versatile power options.

Instantly filling the personal space with cool air, this unit enhances efficiency during sleep, work, and study sessions. Furthermore, its leakage-proof design ensures worry-free usage.

The user-friendly control pad simplifies operation for a seamless experience. However, it is worth noting that this device is not recommended for highly humid areas.

Additionally, refilling the reservoir every three hours can be slightly time-consuming. Lastly, it is important to acknowledge that the cooling effect is primarily limited to the immediate vicinity of the device.



The growing need for portable mini air coolers is increasing over the years since many people want to experience a more private and intimate chilling effect. With Evapolar evaCHILL aircon, the users can now enjoy a more productive work and study session with its ambient LED lights, evaporative cooling technology, and strong cooler fans. It can be placed on a desk during office hours, or beside a bed to feel the cooling sensation directly towards the user's body. Its fans also run quietly at 50 dB, which makes the personal space more comfortable.

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JP Reyes

JP has been in the aircon industry for almost as long as he has been alive. As a child JP would help his tatay fix aircon units at their junk shop in Cavite. After graduating UP in the early 2000's, JP then started his own Aircon servicing business and within 5 years had 10 shops in 8 different cities. Fast forward to today and JP brings all his experience and expertise online to give readers trustworthy advice and reviews about Air-conditioning buying, servicing, cleaning and repair in the Philippines.

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