How It Works
An evaporative cooler actually sounds a bit more complex than its actual operation is. Basically, a cooling agent allows water to evaporate at lower than normal temperatures. When warm air moves over the pads in the evaporated cooler, which are soaked with this agent, the water promptly evaporates. This allows for the cooling of the air, at which point a fan blows the cooled air into the living space. Warm air is simply forced out through the windows of the home. No compressor is used, as in a traditional air conditioning system, and an evaporative cooler is a great fit for our generally arid climate.
Benefits of Using an Evaporative Cooler
As there is no compressor to power, an evaporative cooler uses far less energy than more traditional home cooling systems. Thanks to this, evaporative coolers are quite efficient, allowing homeowners to cool their homes with great affordability. This is a major benefit, considering how much we use our ACs in this area. Plus, an evaporative cooler won’t dry out the air in your home as much as a traditional air conditioner would, which is also very beneficial in this area, as our climate is already so dry.