|Evaporative cooling can be one of the most efficient ways to conserve electricity during summer heatwaves when your AC is unable to keep up. Swamp Cooler is the name of an evaporative cooling system. There are both swamp coolers large enough to cool entire homes and smaller swamp coolers that can be used in one room. You can even take a completely non-powered swamp cooler with you on your summer camping trip to beat the heat inside.|
All of this sounds great. You must understand the workings of swamp coolers before installing one in your home or on your campsite. Swamp coolers don’t work the same way as regular AC units. They also use different technology to cool a room.
Let’s now get to the point: This is a quick and thorough guide on how to put your swamp cooler into use.
Fill The Reservoir / Tank With Cool Tap Water
Fill the tank of your evaporative cooler. It doesn’t matter if you’re camping or keeping the cooler connected to your couch, water must be able to evaporate and soak up. Start with cold tap water. It should be at least 50 degrees. Cool water will evaporate and cool your swamp cooler. The fan can then blow the cooled air onto you.
While ice can temporarily increase the coolth, it does not improve the effectiveness of the swamp cooler in cooling a room. Ice can’t absorb or evaporate without melting, so it can slow down cooling.
Let The Pads Soak Up Water
After the reservoir has filled, allow the swamp cooler to absorb the water. The fan should then be turned on. This is how the cooler functions. The cooler works by the pads wicking moisture from the reservoir. They then act as fins that are exposed to the air to encourage cooling evaporation. You’re only blowing hot air if you start the fan before your swamp cooler pad is dry. The cooler will be ready for use if it is filled with cool air about 5 to 15 minutes before you fill it.
Priming The Pads
Priming the pads is a common practice among swamp coolers. To moisten the pads before cooling down, you can pour a little water on them. The pads are primed to get them wet before the evaporation process can start. This makes it faster and easier for the pads to absorb moisture from the reservoir.
Point The Fan To Get A Greater Effect
Although they aren’t as powerful as electricity-hungry coolers, evaporative coolers can make you feel cooler. The best way to optimize your swamp cooler’s performance is to direct it exactly where you want the cooling. Swamp coolers can be pointed at the sofa or other seating area to cool you and your guests, or at the dining table for cool summer meals.
Consider Cracking Windows
A swamp cooler’s ability to work more efficiently than AC is one of the differences between them. This is due to humidity. The cooler will add significant cool moisture to the air if it is efficient. This will raise humidity and decrease the cooler’s efficiency. You can keep your swamp cooler cool by opening a window. This will let the humid air out and allow for fresh, dry air to evaporate the water.