Does your water bill skyrocket during the summer months when your evaporative cooler is running? Do you really understand how your cooler works?
A new publication from Arizona Cooperative Extension can help. "Evaporative Cooling in Semi-Arid Climates" explains how homeowners and horticulture/agriculture users can improve performance and save water.
Swamp coolers, pad-and-fan systems, outdoor misters and high-pressure foggers are covered in the guide, including principles of operation and specific suggestions for improving performance and saving water. The advantages and disadvantages of forcing air through a wet pad, and forcing water into dry air are included, along with a chart outlining expected results for operating various cooling systems for a 1,500 square foot area under both monsoon and non-monsoon summer conditions.
The two-page guide folds up into a convenient brochure for quick reference. Download a copy now at the link below.
Gene Giacomelli, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center:
You may want too learn more about this argument: https://extension.arizona.edu/pubs/evap ... d-climates
Source: University of Arizona -> CALS Newsline Issue No. 70 06-Jun-08