Evaporative cooling and air conditioning units are both efficient methods to cool your business premises. The right solution depends largely on how your building is used. Find out more below.
Traditional Air conditioners use chemicals that easily convert from a gas to a liquid and back again. This chemical is used to transfer heat from the air inside the room to the outside air.
Evaporative air conditioning uses evaporation to cool the air. In an evaporative cooler, such as Breezair, a pump circulates water from the reservoir on to a cooling pad, which in turn becomes very wet. A fan draws air from outside the unit through the moistened pad. As it passes through the pad the air is cooled by evaporation. The key to effective evaporative cooling is ensuring that each of the cooling pads are completely saturated at all times during operation and that the systems fan & motor are sized and designed to deliver the appropriate airflow for the room.
Generally, the best use case for evaporative cooling is warehouses, factories and industrial premises – whilst air conditioning is suited better to offices, retail and domestic use.
|Air Conditioning||Evaporative Cooling|
|Windows and Doors||Must be closed to work effectively||You can leave your windows and doors open and still achieve optimal efficiency|
|Heating||Air conditioning units can be used to heat also – providing efficient energy and taking up minimal space||Single purpose, evaporative coolers don’t heat|
|Temperature control||You are able to set the exact temperature||Harder to control the exact temperature reached|
|Optimal Location||Offices, any commercial or domestic premises||Tend to be better suited to factories and warehouses|