Water is nature’s lifeblood, which is a fact that simultaneously encourages and worries engineers. Imagine a cool stream flowing along an aqueduct. The wetted coolness reduces the temperature wherever it passes, but it also works indiscriminately to feed a tangle of weeds, one that eventually clogs that same aqueduct. It’s this line of reasoning that has design engineers integrating leak solutions and mould guards when an indiscriminating water supply flows in our environmentally-friendly portable evaporative coolers.

Practice a Leak Awareness Attitude

As with any other major appliance, beware of electrical dangers. Water does not mix with electricity, we say, stating the obvious, so do periodically check the unit for damage. Housing defects and breaks are a potential cause for concern, especially since we’re talking about a device that’s designed moved around industrial locations, but a tough polyethylene built minimizes such incidents. Also, the fastened parts inside portable evaporative coolers are susceptible to misalignment issues. This, again, happens when the portable appliance is incautiously relocated. Reseat the water-soaked pads and check for loosened hoses to correct this last problem.

A Beginner’s Guide to Damp Prevention

If a responsible person fills the deep reservoir of a water-dependent cooling aid and discovers it almost empty at days end, then common sense says the evaporated water must have gone somewhere. It’s obviously been used to cool hot brows and keep the ambient air temperature comfortable, but what about excess humidity and dampness? Well, high-end models can be set to inject finite quantities of moisture into the local cooling area, but this function works best when the relative humidity level is known. Install meters to measure relative humidity, and adjust the appliance based on the monitored readout.

Tips That Prevent Mould

If the above tip isn’t observed, then out of control dampness will flourish. Mould then takes root. A musty smell is accompanied by an ugly stain, a growth that runs rampant on the walls. Prevent mould related to portable evaporative coolers by infusing electronic monitoring into the watery mix. The circuitry optimizes water flow and works in concert with the relative humidity readout to maintain a properly balanced dew point.

Finally, support the design features by always using filtered water, a fluid that’s free of minerals. Most fully-featured models incorporate a filter for exactly this purpose, but we should support this mechanism when possible. Hard water leaves a scaly deposit that can block tubes and aggravate leakage issues.