Nowadays, evaporative air conditioning is the most efficient method of home cooling. The main advantage of evaporative is the fact that it provides healthy and clean fresh air in each room. This new system of home cooling combines two ingredients that are almost incompatible; health and efficiency.
While the traditional air conditioning methods of the old generation provide fresh air, but also health troubles, like dry air, mold, and dust, the new generation evaporative air conditioning does not come with such troubles.
Works on Water
The operation of evaporative air conditioning is based on water. Regular air conditioning units use the surrounding air to create the cooling effect. Air conditioners have condensation or cooling coils that cool the surrounding air and then this cooler air is released from the unit into the building or home.
The non-evaporative air conditioning systems would pull air from outside to cool it. As the units became better and stronger, the use of inside air already cooled was a further option for the higher priced air conditioning units.
Instead of air being sent across the coils, the evaporative air units use water. A light mist of water is sprayed over the coils and it evaporates into a cool air that can then be forced into the residence or building.
Installation of evaporative AC for the home is similar to traditional units. The primary difference is that there is a copper line that needs to be hooked up to an outside water supply source, such as an outside faucet.
Additionally, there is a drain reservoir for the unit and you should consider where the drain will go to when placing the unit outside the home. Other than the water supply and draining, the evaporative air conditioning installs the same way as other traditional air conditioning units.
Low Energy Costs
You will find that evaporative air-con provides the same quality and even higher volumes of cooled air for the home. The good news is that because the unit is not taking hot air from the surrounding area and cooling it, you can save a great deal of energy costs. For traditional units when the temperatures hit over 100 degrees, they consume a great deal of energy to cool.
This is because the units were cooling 100 degree and above air to the desired cooled temperature creating a great deal of work on the air conditioning units. Since the evaporative units use water evaporation to cool the air there is a significant decrease in the amount of work required from an air conditioning unit.
The end result is lower energy bills even in climates that are normally very hot. Because the evaporative ac units are now available for private homes and residences, homeowners can take advantage of this technology to not only cool their homes but to save a great deal of money.
Air Quality Comparisons
There are many differences between refrigerated and evaporative air conditioners; one difference concerns the quality of the provided air. The refrigerated air conditioners use the recirculation of stale air, while the evaporating air conditioners provide clean natural fresh filtered air.
In the case of refrigerated air conditioning the doors and windows should be kept closed so that higher efficiency may be achieved.
The special installation of the evaporation air conditioning cools all the rooms of your house at the same time, while the refrigerated air conditioning works only in several rooms at the same time.
The refrigerated system uses or recycles the same air, while evaporation AC provides healthy, dust-free, fresh air with carbon dioxide emission much lower than in the case of refrigerated systems. Fresh air in your home is constantly recreated about once every two minutes.