Mira-Cool and Cool Surge: Too good to be true?


It seems that once a company (this one being Fridge Electric) gets a "Don't Buy!" rating from Consumer Reports (for their Cool Surge evaporative cooler) they just figure they have to wait a summer and release it under a new name: Mira-Cool.  The Consumer Reports article on the air cooling unit opens with:

The Cool Surge might sound appealing when you consider the roughly 500 watts needed to run even a small air conditioner. Ohio-based Fridge Electric LLC, which markets the Cool Surge, has even offered a two-for-one deal in full-page ads in The New York Times and other newspapers. But our tests show that when it comes to cooling a room, the Cool Surge is likely to disappoint you at any price.

I first started researching the Mira-Cool product when I saw their full-page ad in USA Today.  I guess they decided to change the name of the unit after Consumer Reports suggested that nobody buy it.  From what I can tell, there is no difference between the Cool Surge and the Mira-Cool.

Their ad in USA Today starts off incredibly misleading with the title, "Public set to get free air cooling units" and goes on to say, "A new miracle air cooler is actually being given away free to the first 11,337 readers.."  Well, after further reading I discovered that it was really a buy 1 (at $298) get 1 free, but you still had to pay for shipping on both units!  But why who cares if you get both of them free if they don't work as advertised?

Any company that says this in their FAQ has to be joking:

Q: Can I leave it on when I'm not home?

A: It's recommended that you don't because when you get home, the MIRA-COOL can quickly blast out ice cooled air.

Unfortunately I don't think Mira-Cool and Fridge Electric is kidding even though their claims are a joke.  Whenever you read something that seems too good to be probably is.  There are hundreds of companies out there trying to take advantage of the public's ignorance on energy issues.  Keep reading Mapawatt Blog (and keep your eyes peeled for other energy scams) and don't get taken advantage of!

P.S. : If you want to see the Mira-Cool product for yourself (and at your own risk) go to and enter claim code MC1008.

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W/E. Buy it don't ,, I could care less. Done.
You btw,sound like an employe that got fired. Just don't go "postal".
Dear Bonnie... I own one. It's not great, but it does the job for a small room, for a fairly low operating cost. Not worth the $400, maybe $50-100. End of discussion.
Ha! I must have hit a nerve!....maybe one of the owners?
You must have a big fat ass to be able to talk out of it so much. Nick
"how interesting", as Bonie's fat ass would say, that her buttfuck buddy Vladimir just happenes to show up at the end of her fat ugly ass being taken down once and for all. Nick
My Mira Cool is broken how to I call the company?
Are u kidding,,,there's #s on the paperwork you got,,or do a scearch on here for the co. Geesh!
Got a Mira-Cool air cooler/heater yesterday and it works fantastic. Cools my 130 sqft bedroom to near airconditioner levels with only tap water and the heater is the most powerful I have ever seen, and can tell I will not have to use the main heater all that much this winter. I am not sure why everyone slams these "ice pack" air coolers. They do so on not only room air coolers but also food air cooler and personal cooling system air coolers. Well I have all 3 of them and can say that my igloo ice pack air cooler in a hot car for hours keeps the inside like a freezer, my shaper image personal cooling system keeps me cooler when I am walking at the zoo for 5+ hours in 90+ degree weather, and as I said before my Mira-Cool air cooler is incredible. Nick
WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP! You cooled a 130 square foot bedroom to "near air conditioner levels" (?) with only tap water?! Where does the "cool" come from to "cool" the space? If tap water cooled the air to "near" (whatever that means) air conditioner levels, every air conditioning system in the world would be running off tap water instead of Freon! Your Igloo ice pack is cooling a very small, closed ice chest type space (1-2 cubic feet)to keep food or drinks cold. It's a WHOLE LOT colder than tap water!...And you couldn't cool the inside of your vehicle with it if you left it open, much less a 130 square foot room...and you expect people to believe that you have air conditioning off tap water. Like I said, WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP! You're an idiot. Anyone with half a brain can figure out that you are lieing!


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