Evaporative cooling has been around for centuries and has proven to be a solid cooling method with the passage of time. Before cooled air was generated by standard air conditioners, evaporative cooling was one of the few methods used by people to combat heat. Common evaporative cooling units were known by such monikers as 'swamp cooler' and 'desert cooler'. It is basically one of the earliest forms of air conditioning, and the fact that it is still widely used today is proof enough of just how effective the method is. Additionally, that evaporative cooling is being labelled as one of the few, if not the only, green cooling method available to consumers today should be no surprise at all. After all, the very process of evaporation that forms the basis of this system is a naturally-occurring one (e.g. when our body sweats to maintain body temperature). And, with the help of modern technology, evaporative cooling has vastly improved since ancient Egyptians and Persians laid out the blueprint for their invention of the wind catcher.
Simple but Brilliant Mechanism
Indeed, much praise should be given to the innovative way in which this technology makes use of something as inane as evaporation to result in an effective means of removing heat from an open space or room. Here is how modern evaporative cooling works. The hot and dry outdoor air is absorbed by the main cooling component using the unit's built-in fan. The cooling units are usually installed on the roof, especially if you want down draft or down flow cooling; otherwise, it can also be mounted on windows or outer walls. The drawn air then passes through moisture-filled pads that the main component comes with, which effectively removes heat from the air. The cooled, moisturised air is then circulated, back into the room significantly lowering and improving room temperature. The hotter and drier the air is in your surroundings, the more effective evaporative cooling becomes. This is in complete contrast with standard air conditioning, which only makes the cooled air dehydrated. That is as simple and efficient as it gets for this type of cooling system. Also, this technique makes it a very eco-friendly cooling alternative.
The same can't be said for a lot of other cooling technologies that many consumers and offices still rely on nowadays. While the risk posed by CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) on ozone depletion has long been addressed with the introduction of HCFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in most modern air-conditioning units, these alternatives are only better in the sense that they have significantly slowed down the rate of ozone depletion. However, increasing demand and widespread use of air-conditioners completely nullifies this advantage. With evaporative cooling, though, this problem is virtually erased simply because it does not rely on traditional means of air-conditioning. It also produces less greenhouse gases than standard air conditioning systems. For those who are prone to allergies, know that since evaporative cooling makes use of moisturised air, you will experience fewer irritations from dry air as well
Perfect for the Australian Weather
As in most gadgets that are environmentally friendly, evaporative cooling is not without its downsides. For one, there are only certain types of climates in which evaporative cooling works best. Since it needs dry air to properly convert into cooler air, the climate would have to be as such. What's good is that the majority of Australian states are prone to such hot and dry weather, especially during the summer months. These systems are effective do away with the need to consistently live or work in an enclosed space, with evaporative cooling, you'll have all the fresh air that you, without a doubt, would rather have than the recycled air that most standard air-conditioners give off. That it is a cheaper, power-saving and health-friendly alternative only makes evaporative cooling all the more deserving of being on top of the list that consumers make while considering the best air conditioning options for their homes or office spaces.
We at All Climate Solutions, being experts in the field of modern air conditioning methods, are aware of the efficacy of evaporative cooling and would be more than happy to ascertain whether this type of cooling method is compatible with your current home setup and design. When it comes to installing any air conditioning unit or providing our customers with any type of servicing or repair, we make it a point to use equipment from the best and trusted brands only. We stay in touch with you the moment we start rendering our professional services. If you need further help or information related to your cooling, heating, and air conditioning needs, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by calling us at (03) 9561 0220 or through our website's contact form