When the days are getting longer and the frosts are getting shorter, we could see summer on the horizon. Long, hot lazy days and evenings, spending quality time in the beer garden of your local pub with family and friends have been beckoning. Unfortunately, most of us have been still going to turn up for work throughout the summer months. Working through the heat of the day in a hot factory or workshop could make you dread the hot weather, especially when you are planning to install an expensive air conditioning unit would not be a financial priority.
Air conditioning units are not going to be practical in a majority of commercial environments for various reasons. The foremost is going to be cost, especially for SME’s. The air conditioner units are expensive, but running them could cause excessively high costs. They use up an excessive amount of energy and therefore produce higher bills. They are also impractical for warehouses and factories that need large doors or shutters to be left open as this enables the cool air being pumped into the building to escape. In case, air conditioning filters are not cleaned regularly, they could have serious health implications. Any germs in the air have a propensity to end up being pumped round the building.
An alternate to air conditioning units has been evaporative cooling systems. They would need 80% less energy than conventional air conditioning units that would not only make them more cost effective, but would also make them more environmentally friendly as well. They work by drawing air through pads that are kept moist at all times. As the moisture would be evaporated into the air, the temperature would be reduced.
Apart from being more cost efficient and energy efficient, evaporative cooling systems have various other advantages over various air conditioning units. The foremost being they lower the temperature of the environment instead of just blowing cold air into it. Doors and windows could be left open without putting at risk the overall efficiency. They need no structural alterations to buildings, as they could easily be mounted on the wall, window or roof. They do not need any chemicals to filter the air, as it would be taken naturally from outside the building. This would not only make it better for the environment, it is also healthier for those in the building. They would still be breathing in the fresh air from outside. Bacteria cannot form, as the temperature of the water in the cooler has been very low.
The evaporative cooling systems are cheaper than conventional air conditioning units. The times are hard in present economic environment, especially for SME’s.
Working of evaporative cooling systems
An evaporative cooler would be installed in the roof of your home. The cooler would be connected to a series of ducts that would be deliberately placed in your home. The unit would draw Aspen air from outside. The filter pads would then cool the air down. As a result, the cool air would be distributed throughout your home.2016-01-11