Affordable Air Conditioning for Seniors

Summer heatwaves can be miserable for people of all ages, but the effect of heat and humidity on seniors and the elderly can be potentially life threatening. People aged 65 years and over are at increased risk of heat-related illnesses which range from mild conditions such as heat rash or cramps to serious conditions such as heatstroke, heat exhaustion or heat oedema, even cardio-vascular problems. In August 2003, heatwaves killed an estimated 15,000 people in just a few days across France. According to recent medical research, heatwaves cause the greatest number of deaths of any type of natural disaster in hot countries such as Australia.

International research on mortality in heatwaves has shown that a significant proportion of elderly people who died or were hospitalised in heatwaves were avoiding using their air conditioners because they were scared of running up electricity bills they could not afford to pay.

The Importance of Air Conditioning for Seniors

The physical changes that occur in the body as we get older is one contributing factor to the potentially dangerous effect of heat and humidity on older people. The body normally cools itself by sweating but elderly skin is not able to produce as much sweat and cool the body as efficiently as younger skin. When the body can’t cool itself sufficiently and maintain a healthy temperature, heat stress occurs.

The first safety precaution in a heatwave is to drink lots of water. However, elderly people need to carefully balance medications, salt intake and hydration, so managing heat stress can be particularly far more difficult.

This is why special care needs to be taken in hot weather to maintain a safe temperature for the elderly in particular. The best way to do that is with air conditioning.

Premium Coolzy-Pro model. Before we introduced our new branding, all Coolzys carried the Close Comfort logo.

The Best Air Conditioner for Senior Citizens

With ageing populations, rising temperatures and surging power prices, finding affordable ways to keep senior citizens cool and comfortable is more important than ever.

At, we believe that air conditioning shouldn’t be a luxury only a few can afford to use all the time. That’s why we have invented a novel solution to this serious problem: An affordable air conditioner for seniors. The energy-efficient Coolzy Personal Air Conditioner is designed to maintain a safe temperature for older people without running up electricity bills. It does this by creating a personal micro-climate through localised cooling.

The Coolzy Difference

What makes Coolzy personal air conditioners different to conventional air conditioning systems?

With wall-mounted air conditioning units, nearly all of the electricity is wasted cooling walls, floors and furniture rather than the people in the room. A coolzy cools people, not rooms.

Also known as localized or spot cooling, cutting-edge coolzy technology is designed to cool only a small part of a much larger space, just where cooling is needed. This means that a Coolzy is much more energy and cost-efficient than conventional air conditioners and even old-style portable air conditioners.

Running on just 340 Watts (an electric kettle needs 8 times as much power to run), Coolzy personal air conditioners are so energy-efficient, you can run them for less than a dollar a night (3 kWh electricity units). A traditional portable aircon uses 10 – 20 units through the night. That’s 70% or greater reduction in power costs every night.

With Coolzys, senior citizens no longer need to be afraid of electric bills after turning on their air conditioning in hot weather.

When it comes to the best air conditioner for aged care homes and in-home care services, consider Coolzys as cost-effective air conditioning solutions. They can be used either to supplement central or room air conditioning or as an extremely economic alternative to conventional air conditioners. Coolzys work well with evaporative room or ducted air conditioners too.

Our mascot Yuki: she’s so happy to be cool with her Coolzy.

10 reasons Why Coolzy is the Best Air Conditioner for Seniors

  1. A Coolzy is the lowest-cost air conditioning solution, providing comfort at a fraction of the cost of upgrading existing systems or buildings and is equally applicable for residential, hospice or home care use.

    A Coolzy is so cheap to run that elderly people will no longer fear receiving a bill they cannot afford to pay. They will be less likely to avoid using air conditioning in dangerously hot weather.

  2. Portable and convenientCoolzy-Pro weights just 34 lbs (15.6 kg) and can be moved on wheels to take with you to be used anywhere, even outside in sheltered places.
  3. NO WATER, NO EXHAUST HOSES, NO INSTALLATION, NO MESS – just plug it in and go!
  4. Coolzy needs up to 70% LESS POWER to run than most standard air conditioners, dramatically reducing power costs and putting less strain on our planet’s resources.
  5. Standard portable air conditioners use up to 2,500 Watts of electric power and most require expensive installation, whereas Coolzy requires just 340 Watts to provide refrigerated air conditioning without any installation.
  6. Using fans can actually make dehydration worse, not better. Coolzy avoids the side effects of dehydration and users tell us they no longer suffer the eye and skin irritation problems common with standard air conditioners.
  7. Coolzy’s units are among the quietest portable air conditioners, so they are ideal to use in bedrooms. To enhance the cooling effect and also keep annoying mozzies out, especially in humid conditions, Coolzycom has created a unique Igloo Bed Tent that can be easily fitted over a double to king size bed.
  8. Coolzy’s portable unit can be used to cool people inside or outside with windows open or closed, so it fits in with people’s lives rather than needing to fit their life around an air conditioner. Seniors who love getting away can even take their Coolzys with them to use in caravans or while camping as it can easily run off a generator or off-grid power source.
  9. Coolzy can be used with room air conditioners too – reduce power bills by increasing the thermostat temperature while using Coolzy’s focused cooling for seniors who need extra cooling comfort.

Having an effective air conditioning unit can be life saving, especially when outdoor temperatures reach an unbearable high in summer. Our revolutionary patented technology is making the comfort of home cooling accessible to everybody.

Whether you have an elderly family member, or would like to enjoy Coolzy’s energy-efficient cooling comfort yourself, we have a cooling solution to fit your life. Order your Coolzy Personal Air Conditioner today.

For technical information on how our solution works click here.

For answers to frequently asked questions click here.