Are you looking to beat the heat you may wonder if evaporative cools are the right option for your home if it doesn’t have a central AC system?
It all depends.
Understanding the basics of how evaporative cooler work is essential to determine if they are right for your home. There is a lot you can learn about evaporative cool. This is everything you need about evaporative coolers and how to decide if one should be your investment.
Evaporative Coolers: What Are They?
The name “evaporative swamp cooler” is a colloquial term for a standard, evaporative cool. However, no one knows where it came from. The size difference may be what makes the difference. A swamp cooler refers to an entire-house evaporative AC unit. However, evaporative coolers can be any size, including portable, small-sized evaporative units.
Large units called permanent swamp coolers are used to cool entire homes. These large units use many large water pads and pump a constant water supply to them from your main water line. Cool air can flow down from roof-mounted systems, or it may be piped through to ductwork to be directed wherever you want.
Advantages Of Evaporative Air Coolers
Evaporative coolers have two main advantages over traditional air conditioners: sustainability and energy efficiency. Both these benefits are due in part to the fact that evaporative cooling uses far less electricity to work. A standard air conditioner can use up to seven times as many watts. Evaporative coolers do not require a fan to draw airflow over the cooling pads. The compressor is used to compress the liquid refrigerant within a smaller space. It then moves the heat exchanger across the heat exchanger to extract heat from the air. This process is powered by electricity and requires the fan to push cold air out.
An evaporative cooler uses less electricity. This will help reduce your carbon footprint and lower your utility bills. Remarkably, evaporative coolers use only water and do not contain chemical refrigerants. This is harmful to the earth’s ozone layer.
Low Relative Humidity: The Secret To Success
If you find everything about evaporative coolers to be great, you might want to learn one more thing before you commit to installing them in your home. Evaporative coolers work best when it’s dry.
This makes sense if we take the time to look at how they work. These coolers are dependent upon water being able to evaporate into the atmosphere. A house filled with dry air makes the process more efficient. The water molecules can separate and float off into dry, rather than humid, air that is already very saturated with it. To hold all that water, you will need “space” within the air.
Evaporative cooling systems are also more effective in the Southwest region than elsewhere. They raise the humidity level of your home. The cooler heats up and the water is vaporized. This can help you stay hydrated in desert areas and keep your skin in great shape.
This Can However Be A Deal-Breaker In Humid Climates
It is important to consider how your body responds to heat on a hot day. Your body uses sweat to cool down when you are hot. If it’s humid outside, your sweat won’t evaporate. This is why you feel so hot, miserable, and uncomfortable.
An evaporative cooling unit in a humid place does the same. It pumps more moisture into the air, making it humid. Water will evaporate less quickly and you feel cool.