So I got the portable swamp cooler.... put water and ice in the appropriate places and it's hotter in my room than in the other rooms.... Tempeture rising one degree every half hour. 95 degrees in my room now, and the sun is due to hit the windows in another half hour. YIKES!!! I'm thinking that other than keeping things moist, these systems are incapable of cooling? I am curious what others have found with these systems. I have a few more days where I can return the device if necessary and use the money more effectively for my cham's comfort.