Ridiculously Useful Ideas for Evaporative Cooling

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Ridiculously Useful Ideas for Evaporative Cooling

2 April 2018
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If you want to keep your property cool and you've yet to use evaporative methods, you may want to learn more about how they work. With each of these useful ideas for evaporative cooling, you can transform how you maintain the temperature in your home or business. 

You can use evaporative cooling to save money

Do you want to live in a cool environment, but you're on a budget? Using evaporative cooling, you can achieve the ambient temperatures you desire while remaining cost-effective.

Each system only needs electricity to operate the pump and fan unit, making it around 50% less expensive than other cooling methods. As normal HVAC systems feature more parts, they also cost more to maintain in the long-term. As the peak-energy usage is lower in the long-term, you can use evaporative cooling throughout your home alongside a solar power system. By making the switch, you'll utilise more of the sun's rays and less power from your utility provider.

Reduce your chances of allergen and irritant exposure

When you use refrigerated cooling, you partially rely on chemicals to achieve the temperature you need. In contrast, evaporative cooling uses water to lower the air's temperature. Because of this, you won't come into contact with as many foreign chemicals, so you're less likely to irritate your skin. Additionally, the use of water means your eyes are less likely to dry out and you're not as likely to irritate your throat.

For those who suffer from asthma, there's evidence suggesting that living in a slightly more humid environment leads to fewer attacks. Evaporative coolers operate using similar mechanisms, so you may find that your respiratory health benefits too. 

You can use it to save the environment

While using evaporative cooling alone won't save the planet, it does bring you one step closer to making a positive contribution. They achieve this in the following ways:

  • A reduction in chemicals means you're less likely to harm the local environment
  • It doesn't recirculate the air, so you're not passing pathogens through your home repeatedly
  • By using less electricity, you're also using less coal and other natural resources
  • They don't use hydrofluorocarbons or chlorofluorocarbons, both of which damage the ozone layer
  • Each one pumps less Co2 into the environment, which further reduces your impact on the ozone layer

With a single evaporative cooler, you can make a productive impact. With time, you may want to switch your system entirely, leading to greater eco-friendly benefits.

Whether you're new to evaporative cooling or you already have an installation, knowing how to use each system to your advantage is helpful. If you want to know more about how an installation could benefit your home or business, contact a HVAC professional who installs them.