What is an evaporative air cooler?
Honeywell Evaporative Air Coolers are an environmentally-friendly and cost-friendly cooling option for your home or office. Much like a breeze flowing across a lake or the refreshing cool air you feel near a waterfall, air coolers produce a comfortable, cool breeze with the natural process of water evaporation.
How is an air cooler different from an air conditioner?
Air conditioners require a chemical refrigerant and an energy-consuming compressor to transform hot air into cool air. The hot air must be released outside the room, making them less environmentally friendly. The more complex composition of air conditioners also make them more expensive to purchase and they consume significantly more electricity during use.
How can I improve the performance of my Air Cooler?
- Ensure adequate cross ventilation
- Evaporative Air Coolers should not be used in enclosed spaces. Doors and windows should be opened to allow free air flow. An Air Cooler works best when placed near an open window, drawing outside air and circulating it in the room before exiting via a window or door. The maximum cooling effect is felt when a person is near the flow of air coming out of the Air Cooler.
- Check the humidity of your room
- Evaporative Air Coolers are more effective in environments with maximum relative humidity of 60% or less. If you live in a humid location, air coolers can still be a welcomed, energy saving cooling mechanism for your home by scheduling the air cooler to switch on at specific, drier times during the day. For example, during the hottest hours of the afternoon. Honeywell Air Coolers can also be paired with your air conditioner to extend air conditioner cooling so you can save energy by switching off the air conditioner and extending the cooling effect by switching on a Honeywell Air Cooler
How do air coolers work?
When warm air is drawn into a Honeywell Air Cooler, it passes through a wet Honeycomb Cooling Media. As it passes through it mixes with the water held in the Honeycomb, causing the water to evaporate and lose heat, resulting in cooler, moisturized air. A powerful fan then propels the cool air into the room (or outdoor area, if outdoors). The result is a constant flow of fresh, moisturized, cool air while old and stale air is circulated out of the room.
Why does evaporation cause lower temperature?
The temperature of dry air can drop significantly when liquid water transforms to water vapor (through evaporation).The process of evaporation happens all the time. Our bodies, for example, perspire in hot weather through evaporation – the sweat dries and drops our body temperature.
How is an air cooler different from a standard fan?
Normal fans use fan blades to circulate air around the room without offering any cooling. Air coolers use the natural process of water evaporation to cool incoming hot air and use a powerful fan to evenly distribute newly cooled air. The temperature of dry air can drop significantly when liquid water transforms to water vapor (through evaporation).
How is an air cooler different from a mist fan?
Mist fans simultaneously blow out air while spraying a fine mist of water droplets. In very hot and dry climates, these water droplets evaporate, but in most cases, the watery mist sinks to a puddle on the ground. Mist fans are mainly for outdoor use, unless you desire your fan giving you a surprise shower inside your living room.
Like mist fans, evaporative air coolers also employ the physical law of evaporation, except the process takes place internally, within the unit. The air exiting the unit contains water vapor and not water droplets. This makes air coolers suitable for indoor rooms as well as the outdoors.
What is Honeycomb cooling media and how does it help in cooling the air?
Honeywell air coolers use a proprietary Honeycomb Cooling Media. This matrixed irrigation pad is the powerhouse behind the evaporative cooler. Its extensive surface area allows for ample water saturation, which in turn offers plenty of evaporation and evaporative cooling.