Whether you’re working, playing games or just sitting in front of the TV watching your favourite shows on Netflix, air coolers can really help to keep you comfortable and cool. These handy machines are a bit like fans but with water tanks and they use the process of evaporative cooling to help lower the temperature of the air. So, let’s take a look at some things you should know about choosing the right air cooler for your needs!
Also known as swamp coolers, desert coolers and wet air conditioners, evaporative coolers are designed to work in hot, arid climates. They use the natural process of evaporation to cool the air and are much cheaper than traditional air conditioning. They’re great for desert areas, where humidity is typically very low, but can be used anywhere where there’s plenty of sunlight and a lot of water.
Evaporative coolers draw warm air in and pass it through wet pads, which helps the water evaporate. This air is then blown out through a fan to cool the room. In addition to their cooling function, evaporative coolers also act as humidifiers and can add moisture to the air. This can help to combat dryness, which can lead to breathing difficulties and cracked skin.
The cool air from a evaporative cooler isn’t only refreshing, it can actually reduce dust and pollen in the air as well. This is because the cooling pad absorbs the dust and pollen in the air before it reaches you, which can then be expelled back out into the atmosphere. This is an excellent feature to have, especially if you’re looking for an eco-friendly option!
In addition to evaporative cooling, some air coolers also offer a mode where the water pump is shut off and the unit becomes a regular fan. This is ideal for those who only need occasional cooling or for when you want to save energy. Many of our coolers have this feature and all you need to do is press the cool button to switch modes.
When shopping for an evaporative air cooler it’s important to pay attention to the size of the tank as this will impact how long you can run it for without having to refill. You should also check for a remote control, as this can make it easier to operate the machine and choose your desired settings.
Another thing to consider is the fan blade profile and how far it can throw cool air. Coolers with larger fans and higher angled fan blades tend to have longer air throw distances, which means they can cool more of your space at once. Orient Electric offers air coolers with high-quality AeroFan technology, which provides this long air throw distance.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that evaporative air coolers are not as effective as air conditioners when it comes to cooling a very hot and humid room, so you might want to pair them with an AC for those days.