As you learn about this type of cooling you will most likely
get familiar with the term evaporative cooler rather than swamp
cooler… after all who wants to cool their swamp. All bad humor
aside, this can be a very effective means of cooling in our
The Cold Facts of Evaporative Cooling
Evaporative cooling in not a new idea. In fact, it's as old
as nature itself. Did you ever wonder why you feel cooler by an
ocean or river? It's because of natural evaporation. A sea
breeze feels cooler because hot air is blown over the water
causing some of the water to evaporate and absorb heat. The air
becomes a refreshing breeze. In fact, the hotter and dryer it
is, the faster the water evaporates and the cooler the air
- Evaporative cooling is a type of air conditioning that
relies on the circulation of fresh air through a damp pad.
- As the air is pulled through the pad by a multi-speed
fan, the water evaporates drawing heat and dirt out.
- The result is healthier, fresh, cool, clean air in your
home or office!
Because evaporative cooling is a simple and is a
completely natural process, its benefits are many.
Unlike refrigerated air conditioning, it uses no CFC's that
harm the environment. It also uses far less electricity, thereby
saving energy, natural resources and as much as 80% on running
costs compared with refrigerated air conditioning.
And because evaporative cooling continually brings in air
from the outside, rather than recirculating the same stale, dry
air over and over again, it's much healthier and kinder to
sensitive noses, eyes and skin. Evaporative cooling filters the
air and provides a complete air change every few minutes,
guaranteeing a steady stream of fresh air.
If you are an Xcel Energy Customer, you may be eligible for a
$200 rebate when an evaporative cooler is installed in your