Traditional air conditioners cool us down, but it’s an energy-intensive process and it leads to long-term consequences in terms of global warming. This, of course, leads to more of a need for air conditioners. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. There is an alternative.
Portable swamp coolers, also known as evaporative coolers, are an energy-efficient alternative to traditional air conditioner units or fans. They are dynamic devices suitable for outdoor patios, restaurants, bars, hangers, warehouses and loads of other spaces.
Portable swamp coolers work according to the principles of sweating and evaporation. Hot, dry air is drawn through water-soaked cooling pads, then diffused into the room. As the water evaporates, absorbing the heat in the air, the room temperature cools.
While air conditioners reuse the same air, swamp coolers take in fresh air from outside. Swamp coolers are considerably cheaper to install and operate. Swamp coolers don’t just cool the room, like air conditioners, they add two to three percent humidity. For this reason, they are most effective in hot, dry climates. Air conditioners, on the other hand, dehumidify the space wherein they are operating.
Portable swamp coolers, in the right environment, are more effective and energy-efficient than air conditioners. Visit us at Affordacool to check out our inventory of commercial and residential evaporative, or swamp, coolers.