For the last few years, evaporative coolers have been gaining popularity due to their working principles as well as their advantages over their much-used counterparts. While the conventional air conditioner units have been gaining some more smart-saving features and capabilities, some types of evaporative coolers can still beat them in terms of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
The Process of Evaporative Cooling
Understanding the working principles of evaporative coolers can help you understand why they can be much more efficient and cost-effective than other cooling systems.
Generally, the process of evaporative cooling starts by extracting sensible heat from the air. Take note, however, that the amount of sensible heat that can be extracted would depend on the amount of water that can be evaporated. Afterwards, the extracted air will be transformed into latent heat as the water in the cooler changes into water vapour. The process of sensible heat converting into latent heat allows the hot air to become cooler, which is then pumped into the property.
The sensible heat on the above process pertains to the heat that one can feel or sense. Alternatively, the latent heat is the hidden heat that will not be detected by a thermometer. The latent heat during the evaporative cooling process is responsible for the evaporation of water into water vapour. Without latent heat, the act of evaporation and the entire evaporative cooling would be not possible.
Evaporative coolers enable the evaporative cooling function through their key components. Their water-soaked pads enable them to cool air. Their fan, alternatively, helps pull hot air from the outside into their unit so it can go through a series of pads to make it cooler before blowing it out into the property.
Advantages of Evaporative Coolers
Give their cooling process, it is easy for evaporative coolers to be recommended on spaces that require huge energy savings. However, they can only be effective if these coolers will be used in places that have dry environments. Drier air tends to absorb cool moisture, which is great for one’s cooling needs.
But apart from this specific restriction, evaporative coolers can easily provide advantages that other cooling systems cannot provide. For one, these systems can easily cool and freshen up areas with dry climates. They can even increase the quality of air as they can effectively filter out particles that can cause itchy eyes, dry skin, and sore throats.
And since evaporative coolers mostly work and rely on the elements around the environment, they are guaranteed to help property owners conserve the environment. The dependence on natural elements likewise allows these evaporative coolers to consume less energy than others that rely heavily on chemicals and other energy-consuming elements. All these energy and environmental savings allow evaporative coolers to cut huge cost when it comes to energy consumption and even maintenance.
To know more about evaporative coolers and their processes, feel free to contact us at Peter Ross Enterprises.