Summer is a wonderful time for swimming, sunbathing, ice-cream runs, starry nights, and other summer activities. It can be very difficult to sweat when you are trapped indoors. Evaporative coolers, also called swamp cooling, are affordable and can be used to beat the heat. Evaporative coolers use water evaporated to cool and humidify the air. These coolers are up to 75% more energy efficient than air conditioning systems and require no chemical refrigerants.
Portable Evaporative Coolers: How Do They Work?
A fan that circulates air through wet cooling pads is an evaporating cool. As liquid water passes across the wet pads, the fan blows moist vapor into the room. Moisture reduces heat in the air and makes it feel cool. This is the body’s natural cooling process. The body’s natural cooling process is to sweat in hot weather.
These work best in dry environments, as they add humidity to the air. This helps with itchy eyes and dry skin.
A blower moves air down through the ductwork of an air duct system that runs from the roof of a commercial or home. They can be attached to walls, windows or floors.
How Effective Are Portable Evaporative Coolers?
Portable cooling systems work in all rooms: living rooms, bedrooms, and offices. These coolers can be used commercially in many businesses, factories, and offices. Because they take up less space, portable coolers are easier to fit into small spaces than rooftop models. These coolers are very lightweight and require little electricity and water. They can even come with wheels which makes them very mobile.
Evaporative coolers may be used for garages and covered porches.
Portable coolers offer several benefits:
- Extremely efficient in terms of energy
- Zero chemicals
- Prevent air pollution
- Lightweight and flexible
- Add moisture to improve air quality
An evaporative cooling system’s effectiveness determines how low humidity can be. The humidity will determine the temperature. High humidity is a hindrance to effective cooling. The best place to cool is one with a relative humidity of less than 70%. A temperature of 70-72°F is the ideal temperature for cooling.
It is vital to choose a cooler which can cool the area it will be used. CMH (Cubic Meters Per Hr) refers to the airflow rate.
These tips will make it easy to use your evaporative cooling system.
- Only use the cooler for dry days and seasons.
- Position the unit so that it can cool and circulate air.
- When the cooler turns on for the first time, the cooling pad will slowly absorb water. Allow the pads to soak in the water before filling the reservoir.
Use cool water or room temperature. Tap water can be used at 50 degrees.
Should Portable Evaporative Coolers Be Vented?
A ventless cooler can be described as a portable cooler. An electrical outlet is all you need. These units don’t require any air conditioning. When water evaporates, it creates moistened air in the cooled environment. Humidity levels rise and cooling becomes less efficient. Leave some windows open to allow dry air to pass through and humid air out. You only need to cross-ventilate and leave a few inches of windows open for cooling and airflow.
Considerations regarding portable evaporative cooler:
- A timer to stop the unit from running all night.
- A convenient remote control.
- There are many cooling pad options.
- The water tank. Another option is the water indicator.
- Filling, draining, and cleaning the tank with a water drain and inlet valve.
- Air circulation fan.