Portable evaporative coolers are endowed with some pretty cool features. Forgive the pun, but this nomadic climate managing appliance really does come equipped with an array of practical features. For example, shouldn’t livestock spaces deliver a temperate breeze straight away, not thirty minutes after the equipment is turned to the ON position? Like a scalpel seeking out a sore spot, portable evaporative coolers target hot spots now, not later.

Free From ‘Now-ish’ Cooling

Not only are air conditioners inherently inefficient, they’re also not built to deliver instant cooling power. Could that issue be corrected by putting the equipment on wheels? We think not, because the gear is loaded with chemicals and a compressor. On the other hand, evaporative coolers are packed with parts that are designed to roll over rough livestock ground. Indeed, the reservoir and water pump inside the machine won’t even hiccup when it’s wheeled over the cracked concrete inside a warehouse, nor will the absorbent sponge pause for a second while it issues its stream of evaporated water.

Built with Standardised Connections

If an HVAC engineer leaves the site of his repair for a few minutes, maybe to pick up an extra tool from his dispatch truck, the opportunity exists to examine the equipment. Take a look at all this gear. There are refrigerant chargers and leak testers, and a whole mess of tools strewn across the floor. Sure, the air conditioner is effective enough when it’s assembled, at least until it leaks again, but all of these parts require special attention. Now, just out of curiosities sake, spend a few minutes inspecting the mobile evaporative unit while it’s stationary. From a pragmatist’s point of view, this is a streamlined mechanism, one that can operate on nothing more than a garden hose and a regular power socket. There’s only water in here, not a questionable chemical soup that could harm the environment.

A livestock setting has been used as the hypothetical scene of installation. In here, air conditioner units choke with animal dander and dirt until they longer function properly. In here, that AC unit requires closed windows and doors, which isn’t a realistic operational mode, not on a farm. Finally, it’s the portability feature that really ticks all the boxes on a practical applications survey. Even if the chemical cooling method could be wheeled through the muck in a barn or greenhouse without incurring a poisonous fluid leak, the appliance form factor would be impractical. No, only a water-filled reservoir and a rugged evaporative cooler housing have the practical credentials to operate in this mobile manner.