Evaporative coolers are more energy-efficient and sustainable than traditional air conditioners. Evaporative coolers consume far less electricity than standard air conditioners. They use seven times more electricity. The reason is that evaporative coolers need only to run the fan which draws airflow above the cooling pad. On the other hand, standard air conditioning systems rely on a compressor that compresses liquid refrigerant and moves it across a heat exchanging unit to draw heat from the air. The fan that blows cold air out of the room requires large amounts of electricity.
An evaporative cooling system uses less electricity which can help you reduce your carbon footprint, as well as lower your utility bills. It is important to note that evaporative coolers use only water and not chemical refrigerants which can be harmful to the ozone.
The Low Relative Humidity Is The Secret To Success
You’ve heard a lot about evaporative cooling systems. But before you decide to use them in your home, one thing you should know is that they work best in dry climates.
This is obvious when you stop to think about how they work. This is because these coolers rely on water being able to vaporize into the atmosphere. A house with dry air makes it much more efficient. Dry air can allow water molecules to separate from and float off into dry, unlike humid air which is already quite saturated with water. You will need to have “space” for all the water to be held.
Water evaporates and leaves the cooler, where it remains in the home. This is a great way to stay hydrated if you live in a desert area.
You can see how your body reacts to a humid day by examining the way it feels. Your body will naturally cool you down when it is hot. The process of evaporation occurs when your sweat evaporates into the atmosphere and cools you. You feel hot and miserable on humid days because your sweat cannot evaporate.
The same thing happens to evaporative cooler pads in a humid environment: It pumps more moisture, making the air more humid and less likely for water to evaporate.
Tips To Get The Best Out Of Your Evaporative Cooler
You’ll need to think about how to use evaporative coolers to get the most out of them. They work differently from standard air conditioning units. These are some tips to get cool, comfortable air.
Open The Windows
Evaporative coolers do not require constant airflow, unlike standard A/C where you keep your home sealed to keep out cold air. An open window close to the intake fan allows warm, dry air into the cooler to evaporate quickly. Open windows let the humidified airflow from the cooler escape to ensure your home is not too hot. It can take time to master the art of cracking your windows for maximum comfort. Feel free to play around with the indoor air until it suits you best.
Refresh The Water Supply
You should empty your cooler and clean it after you have used it for a while to prevent the growth of mold or mildew in the wet areas. This will help keep your evaporative cooler running smoothly and maintain clean air quality.
You Must Correctly Size Your Cooler
Be sure to measure your space before buying. One cooler may not be enough for your space. However, you might find that aiming the fan at where you are sitting will provide enough heat to keep you comfortable.