Imagine a home where you don’t have to run an AC unit to stay cool. Imagine a home where you no longer have to lock yourself in during summer months. Even better, imagine a home where the air is always fresh. Sounds great right? Well you can turn any home into this type of home with Lakewood Evaporative Cooling systems. But what exactly are they? And how are they different from traditional air conditioning systems?
What is Evaporative Cooling?
Evaporative cooling happens naturally everyday. In fact, most of us experience it on a daily basis. Have you ever stepped out of the shower, just to feel cool or cold? Yes, that’s partially due to the change in temperature from the hot water to the cool air. But it’s also partially due to the process of evaporative cooling. It happens when dry air passes over water. When this happens, the water becomes absorbed by the air and the air around the water cools.
How does an Evaporative Cooling System work?
An evaporative cooler follows the same principles. The machine pumps the hot and dry outside air through water soaked pads. As air is blown through the pads, the heat in the air is absorbed, the water is evaporated, and the temperature of the air is lowered. This cool air is then pushed out of the machine with a fan and circulated throughout the surrounding area. The result? Cooler air.
What is the difference between a direct and indirect Lakewood Evaporative Cooling system?
The main difference between direct and indirect evaporative cooling systems is how they affect humidity. A direct evaporative cooling system is like the one discussed above where air is blown through water soaked pads. During this process the air also soaks up some of the water, thereby adding moisture to the room.
Indirect cooling, on the other hand, uses a secondary air stream that is cooled by the water. The cooled secondary air travels through a heat exchanger and is then circulated by a blower. In this process, no moisture is added to the air.
When not designed properly, there is one major downfall of direct cooling systems. Because the air comes into direct contact with the water, it often soaks up the water and releases it in the form of humidity. In return, the air in the surrounding room can become excessively humid. Luckily, indirect Lakewood Evaporative Cooling systems can make up for this deficit. Because the air never actually comes into direct contact with the water, there is no evaporation and the problem of humidity is resolved.
Why choose Evaporative cooling over AC?
They help to save energy
Did you know that heating and air conditioning account for 47.7% of the average US households energy bill? Unfortunately, without knowing the size of your home, how often you use air conditioning, and the size of your unit, there is no way we can tell you how much energy your unit consumes each day. What we can tell you with complete confidence is that if you are running an AC unit daily, especially if you aren’t using it efficiently, you are consuming a lot of energy.
Evaporative cooling systems can help to reduce energy usage between 20 and 60 percent! This can save you a lot on your energy bill!
They are environmentally friendly
The less energy a product consumes, the more environmentally friendly it is. So in comparison to traditional air conditioning systems, evaporative cooling systems are much easier on the environment. In addition, Lakewood Evaporative Cooling systems do not release any toxins into the air. Typical AC units pump refrigerant into the air, which is clearly not environmentally friendly. You can avoid this with evaporative systems.
They use fresh air
When you use an air conditioning unit, you basically have to board up your house. You have to shut all your windows and doors to feel the full benefit. In return, you get stale air. Evaporative coolers, on the other hand, thrive on fresh air. In fact, they work best when placed in front of an open window or door. There is nothing but 100% fresh air circulating throughout your home. In addition, evaporative coolers can be used to cool outdoor areas, while regular AC units cannot.
Unfortunately, evaporative coolers are not exempt from problems. Though they hold many benefits, they can, like any machine, run into issues. Here are a few of the most common issues associated with Lakewood Evaporative cooling systems:
- Your cooler will not start
- Cooler runs but doesn’t effectively release air
- The cooler releases air, but it is not cool
- Cooler seems like it uses an excessive amount of water
- Cooler is releasing an odor
Get In Touch!
So what can you do if you run into an issue? Call Torreys Peak Mechanical. At Torreys Peak Mechanical our knowledgable representatives can answer any questions you may have regarding evaporative cooling systems. What’s more, we can help you to resolve any mechanical errors you may run into. Many evaporative cooling system issues can be resolved without the help of a professional. At Torreys, we can help to walk you through step-by-step instructions to resolve common issues on your own. If the issue requires professional assistance, we can send someone to your home to have the problem resolved quickly and effectively.
At Torreys Peak Mechanical you can feel assured that you will always receive honest, professional, and affordable care. So call Torreys Peak today to learn more about Lakewood Evaporative Cooling systems!