How to Keep your Home Cool with Evaporative Coolers

Evaporative coolers are more affordable and cost-effective than air conditioners. They come with a url capable of making plenty of cold air utilizing less energy. This is the reason people these days choose to have them in their homes to save money while enjoying cool and comfortable air. But the problem is if your evaporative cooler does not really make you cooler. To avert some heated crises, here are some troubleshooting ideas and hints to help you maximize the benefits that you can get from your evaporative cooler.

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Humidity is Evaporation’s Bane

As water evaporates, it makes use of the heat from the air as fuel to transform water to vapor. There will be heat absorption and evaporation in the water vapor reducing the surrounding area’s temperature. Faster water evaporation means more used heat and faster temperature drop. This is what takes place in an evaporative cooler. There will be pumping of water and pouring it into a specialized cooling pad with a high-powered fan blowing warm air through it. The heat is absorbed by water which then evaporates and cool air is blown out the other side of the cooler.

Humidity is Evaporation’s Bane

The evaporation’s rate is inversely proportional to the surrounding area’s humidity. If humidity is low, the capacity of the air store water is quite high and evaporation takes place quickly.  This is the reason humid weather is quote uncomfortable than dry heat.  The body sweat sticks to the skin rather than evaporating and cooling you down. Also, humid weather is not good for evaporative coolers. While humidity increases, the temperature difference between the cooler and the air around it decreases.

Evaporative coolers are not actually recommended for areas which experience plenty of humidity in the summer as evaporative cooling is not effective in such kind of environment unless users know how to use the cooler as a supplement to his central AC.

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Everybody Has to Vent

With a home AC, a room must be closed up tight for to maximize its effectiveness. The opposite of this is true with evaporative cooler which depends on a stable stream of fresh air to work. In case your evaporative cooler does not cool things down, ensure that it is placed near an open window or door. If it is already open, make sure you open the window on the room’s other side so you can create across breeze for drawing out the hot air.

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Adding Ice

Many homeowners prefer to add ice to the evaporative cooler’s water tank to increase its cooling capacity. It is actually reasonable. The cooler must be colder when added with ice. Indeed, a lot of coolers feature gel ice packs and special ice compartments to help in generating the cold air effect.

But the cooling effect of adding to evaporative coolers is actually limited. Yes, the fan blows out the cold air that radiates from the ice. However, it will not improve the evaporation’s rate or eliminate heat from the air the manner evaporation does. This is the combination of humidity and temperature in ambient air which determines the amount of boost ice can offer.

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Author bio:-Chris Thomas is an HVAC professional. He has been featuring the significance of a bonaire system in his blog posts.