Evaporative Cooling uses evaporation for cooling the air. According to the principles of evaporation, hot and dry outside air is drawn through cooling pads that have been soaked with water. By pushing the air through these pads, water evaporates and heat is absorbed. A fan pushes cool air throughout the house through a network of ducts.
To ensure effective evaporative cool, make sure that every cooling pad is fully saturated. Also, make sure that the system fan and motor are correctly sized and designed for the space to allow for adequate airflow. The evaporative cooling system works by converting liquid water to vapor through heat. However, the total energy of the air is not lost.
The heat used for evaporating water into water vapor is known as latent heat. It is heated from the hot pavement which evaporates the water in the aftermath of a summer rainstorm. As liquid water changes into a vapor, the heat it absorbs from its surroundings is captured in the molecular architecture of the vapors.
This natural phenomenon called latent heat makes it possible to evaporate cool. This causes the air’s temperature to drop, as well as its sensible heat (which you can feel and sense). The humidity and latent heat of the air are increased when moisture vapor is added. Evaporative coolers cool the air using water vapor. Evaporative cooler pads are different from conventional air conditioning systems that use chemically vapor compression refrigeration cycles.
Evaporative Cooling and evaporative coolers are two terms that describe this natural phenomenon. However many other terms are often used with the same meaning such as adiabatic and evaporative cooling, evaporative air conditioning, swamp coolers, ducted and evaporative cooling, and desert cools.
How Does An Evaporative Cooler Work?
An evaporative cooler works by cooling nearby air temperatures using evaporated waters. The unit has a fan as well as a water tank. It also includes an internal motor. The motor passes dry air through an internal filter pad. It is quickly cooled to circulate the air throughout the room. Open nearby windows can help to freshen the air and replenish it every few minutes.
Evaporative coolers require dry and hot air for optimal functioning. Therefore, they work best in warm and arid areas. The cooler should be empty, disconnected, and placed in enclosed storage space during winter.
Swamp Cooler Vs. Air Conditioner
Swamp coolers vary from air conditioners by many things. Swamp coolers don’t circulate stagnant water, but instead, pull fresh air through open windows. They are usually less expensive to install and require less maintenance.
The cost to operate an AC conditioner is higher than the operating one. However, air conditioners can work in any climate. Also, unlike air conditioners which require open windows or doors to perform well, swamp coolers can be run in any kind of weather.
Swamp coolers, as well as air conditioners, are available in various configurations, including as a large central system, window unit, or individual unit. But it is important to know that while swamp coolers add moisture, air conditioners dry it out. It is not wise to have both. There are many benefits and drawbacks to both cooling systems. Be sure to assess your specific needs and select the one that is most appropriate for you.