As the name suggests, an evaporative air conditioner uses evaporation to help cool the air. Based on the principles of evaporation, hot and dry outside air is pumped through water-soaked cooling pads. As the air is pushed through the cooling pads, the water evaporates and the heat in the air is absorbed, which lowers the air temperature. A fan then pushes the cool air throughout a house via a network of ducts.
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Ever wondered why you feel cooler by the ocean or a river? You feel cooler because as hot air blows across the water, it causes some of the water to evaporate and absorb the heat. The air is cooled by this evaporation process and so becomes a “sea” breeze.
Our evaporative air conditioners work the same way. Hot air enters the cooling unit on your roof where it is filtered and cooled as it passes through specially designed moistened Chillcel® pads. A fan then blows this beautifully cooled air throughout your home. Hot air in the house is forced out through open windows and doors providing your entire home with a complete change of air at least every two minutes.
• Evaporative air coolers are excellent for health
• They provide basic moisture that the human body needs
• They remove unhealthy pollution from your indoor environment
• They supply 100% fresh, filtered air into your building that is NEVER recirculated
• They remove static electricity; they can assist in reducing the effects of illnesses such as asthma.
Yes, evaporative coolers are the same as evaporative air conditioners. The words have the same meaning with regards to types of air conditioning.
The following words also have the same meaning; Evaporative Coolers, Evaporative Air Coolers, Evaporative Air Cooler, Evaporative Cooler, Evaporative Cooling, Evaporative Air Conditioners, Ducted Evaporative Cooling and Evaporative Air Conditioning.
Evaporative air conditioning prices vary depending on the size of building, location and requirements. You need to speak with an authorised dealer to get an accurate price for evaporative cooling.
Evaporative air conditioners with MagIQtouch® controllers have a program mode feature that you can set to start before you come home. Remember, though, that you must leave a window or outside door open if you are going to have the air conditioner on. If you don’t open a window or door, you may find the house quite humid when you get home. This humidity will clear once you open the windows.
Yes, you can use your evaporative air cooler to remove unpleasant smells from your house. The best method to achieve this is to open the windows up a little more than usual and then start the evaporative air cooler in ‘ventilation’ mode on one of the higher fan speeds. This will exhaust the smells out of the building.
For an evaporative air conditioner to work effectively, some windows or outside doors must be open, or some other form of ventilation provided. This is to allow the hot air to escape from the building. The best approach is to open the windows or outside doors that are the furthest away from the evaporative air conditioning vents or ducts. In the rooms with air conditioning vents, try to have an exhaust area of an open window (or door) that is about twice the size of the vent opening. Note: when it’s humid and the air is very moist, evaporation levels are lower. This means that the cooling effect is reduced. In some situations, it may help to switch the air conditioner to “ventilation” mode increase exhaust area and run the fan on a high speed.
No, an alternative to opening a window or outside door is to install security vents, or up ducts, that exhaust the air from the building. Contact your dealer or installer for information about security vents.
It is fresh air being circulated through your home, it is not recirculated or recycled air. Hot and dry outside air is drawn through water-soaked pads. As the air passes through the pads, the water is evaporated and the heat in the air is absorbed, which lowers the air temperature. For best results, partially open windows or outside doors that are the furthest away from the air conditioning vents or ducts. In the rooms with air conditioning vents, try to have an exhaust area of the open window (or outside door) that is about twice the size of the vent opening. If there are very hot winds, you can reduce openings on the windward side of the house (where the wind is coming from) and increase the openings on the opposite side of the house.
No, the evaporative air cooler will not increase the humidity – provided that the design is based on a balanced ventilation scheme. Keeping doors and windows open, or using an exhaust fan will let any humid air out, avoiding condensation.
For a comprehensive list of FAQs about Evaporative Cooling visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.