Top 5 Reasons to Buy an Evaporative Cooler

PAC2K36HPVS Image4Evaporative coolers, commonly referred to as swamp coolers, are a low-cost cooling option designed to lower a room's temperature. Swamp coolers come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, allowing them to cool a wide variety of rooms and spaces, including homes, offices, garages, warehouses and even athletic fields.

Evaporative air coolers work by harnessing the power of evaporation to cool the air passing through the unit. The unit draws in warm, dry air and passes it through damp cooling pads. As the air passes through these pads, it evaporates the water, which in turn lowers the temperature of the air. That cool air is then directed from the swamp cooler into your room, resulting in a temperature up to 20 degrees cooler for your room. Because these air coolers utilize evaporative technology, they are most efficient when used in hot, dry climates, such as the southwestern United States.

Whether you're looking for a portable cooler to cool small areas around your home, or you're in need of a large-scale commercial cooler for your warehouse, there are a wide variety of reasons to purchase an evaporative cooler for your space.

Here are the top five:

AF-330 Image51. Cooling Power

The main reason that swamp coolers have remained so popular despite their relatively simple technology is because the work. In fact, the ancient Egyptians used a similar evaporative process involving damp cloth sacks to keep their homes cool in the desert heat. These coolers are extremely effective in hot, dry climates, and can provide cooling relief for almost any sort of home or office. In particular, these units are particularly useful in larger areas where a portable air conditioner or electric fan would not be as effective.

2. Cost Saving

In addition to the cooling power available from an evaporative cooler, these units are also quite inexpensive compared to other cooling options. Due to their simple evaporative technology, these air coolers can cost much less than air conditioning and can provide a similar cooling experience in the proper climate. In addition to being inexpensive to purchase, evaporative swamp coolers also operate for pennies when compared to other cooling options. Speaking of which...

3. Energy Efficiency

Evaporative cooling is one of the most efficient options available. The natural evaporative process requires very little energy to run, especially when compared to more expensive cooling options, such as air conditioning. These highly effective coolers typically use a quarter of the electricity that is normally used by an air conditioner. While the exact wattage of your evaporative air cooler will vary based on the size of the unit, these coolers on average use only 85 watts. Swamp coolers allow you to cool your home or office while still helping to protect the environment.

SPM20 Image104. Low Maintenance

Maintaining your new swamp cooler or evaporative cooler is very simple. Just keep the water reservoir clean by giving a thorough scrubbing once a season to remove build-up of any minerals or dirt. You should also clean the interior pads at least once during the season. For the most effective and efficient cooling power, these pads should be replaced every three years or so. In the event that it starts to smell musty, simply run a capful of vinegar through system and the smell will dissipate. You can also run the fan by itself after every use to help dry out the pads and prevent mildew or mold.

5. Air Purification

In addition to providing excellent cooling power at a much lower cost, evaporative coolers can also help to keep your air clean and fresh during the hottest months of the year. By circulating the air in a room, a swamp cooler can keep the air in your garage or warehouse from getting stale. Additionally, many newer swamp coolers can also double as air purifiers. These units come complete with HEPA filters and ionizers, making them a great option for people suffering from allergies and asthma, or just looking to freshen up the air in their space.

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