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The Best Type of Cooling for a Dry Climate: A/C vs. Evaporative Cooling

In summers, it has become impossible now to live without air conditioning setup, thanks to the modern architecture and construction style. Global climate change has also added insult to injury. Right now, there are many options available to cool down the interior of our residential and commercial units. For instance, refrigerated air conditioning (A/C) is available in conventional HVAC systems, portable units, and ductless setups.

Aside from these conventional options, evaporative or swamp cooling is also used to offset the effects of soaring temperatures. However, evaporator cooling is more useful for areas with dry weather conditions.

Hot, Arid Climate and Evaporator Cooling

Dry and hot weather is a double whammy. You feel a constant blaze of the temperature while dryness in the air causes itchy skin and eyes. People suffering from sinus experience aggravation in their condition in arid conditions. In this situation, you want a cooling option that can lessen the heat of the temperature while simultaneously neutralizing the discomforting effects of dry weather conditions. Evaporator cooling is undoubtedly a good option to replace refrigerant cooling when humidity is not one of your concerns.

In Espanola and Albuquerque, where humidity levels can drop below 20 percent, evaporator cooling is a good home air conditioning option. Aside from making hot and arid conditions bearable to live in, there are certainly other benefits of evaporator cooling as well.

Inexpensive Option

Evaporator cooling units are low-priced as compared to refrigerant air conditioners. Moreover, their cycle of cooling consumes less energy as compared to conventional air conditioners. If you are on a budget and want a cost-effective air conditioning option, then go with swamp or evaporator coolers.

Need Less Maintenance and Repair Works

Evaporator coolers have a simple assembly of machinery inside. This means they don’t require frequent maintenance like regular air conditioning options. Similarly, you don’t have to spend on refrigerants after every couple of months. Water is the only ‘chemical’ that is used in evaporator coolers.

Easy Installation

Most of the evaporator cooling units come in a portable setting. So you can install them on your own and can easily move them around.

However, evaporator coolers are not always a good option, particularly if you are not facing extremely dry weather conditions. Additionally, evaporator coolers work best in ventilated settings. Therefore, for close off spaces, conventional air conditioners are a better choice.

If you are using evaporator coolers, then make sure that the humidity levels of the indoors are not exceeding the ideal levels (40-60 percent).

Humidity levels exceeding 60 percent starts to cause the moisture damages. Therefore for areas where humidity levels hang somewhere in between 50-70 percent, refrigerant air conditioners will provide more comfort as compared to evaporator coolers.

Before choosing between these two options, it is better to get a professional advice. Professionals rendering domestic electrical services in your area will guide you better as which air conditioning is best for your abode according to the level of aridness in the area.