You aren’t limited to just traditional air conditioning when you need to beat the summer heat. According to the Department of Energy, evaporative coolers cost less to install and operate than central air conditioning systems.
Evaporative coolers work with water, not chemicals. The cooler draws hot, dry exterior air into the unit and passes it through special media (or pads) soaked with water. The air is cooled by the evaporated water, then circulated into your home with a fan. As the cool air moves into your home, it pushes warmer air out through your home’s windows, creating a steady stream of fresh air into your home.
It’s a simple process, and it makes for a more natural and energy efficient way of cooling a home, according to the Department of Energy’s article. “Evaporative coolers cost about half as much to install as central air conditioners and use about one-quarter as much energy,” the article states.
Lower installation costs and lower energy bills are just two of the ways you save. By cooling with water rather than the refrigerants used by traditional air conditioners, evaporative coolers lessen your environmental impact. The energy evaporative coolers save also means power plants use less oil and produce less carbon dioxide.
See? Evaporative coolers make you feel good in more ways than one.