One of the largest impediments to productivity in industrial areas and warehouses is inefficient temperature control. It can be bad enough in winter although workers often use their work to warm up and increase their activity to stay that way. It’s not so simple in summer. Oppressive outdoor temperatures are often even worse indoors depending on the material of the building. Efficiency is significantly reduced and profitability is threatened.
Buying an industrial evaporative cooler is not only the best and most efficient cooling system for large, open industrial spaces, it is energy and cost saving and less harmful to the environment than any other form of cooling. Evaporative coolers circulate fresh and clean air; require minimal maintenance and they have very low CO2 emissions, as well as being blissfully quiet.
Evaporative coolers use a natural process of motion and water to cool the environment. Water is circulated from a reservoir onto a cooling pad which saturates the moisture and becomes wet. A fan draws air from outside the unit through a moistened pad. Evaporation cools the air as it passes through the pad. Because the air is constantly flowing through the pad, evaporative cooling can feel as though there is a consistent breeze moving through your warehouse or industrial area.
Obviously there are costs associated with both the purchase and set up. Overall though, an evaporative cooler is about three times cheaper than other indoor air coolers and cooling systems. For smaller industrial areas or warehouses, you have the option of mounting a fixed unit by a window portable commercial evaporative cooler which means you can use any breeze, warm or otherwise, to circulate cool air.
Evaporative coolers also extract fumes, dust, odours and pollutants from the environment. They remove the likelihood of heat stress which in turn, reduces absenteeism and workplace mishaps. You are able to keep doors and windows closed while they’re operating and because they are circulating moisture they maintain a degree of humidity which reduces the chill factor that you get from air- conditioning. And because evaporative coolers naturally humidify the air, you won’t suffer from dry air symptoms like itchy eyes and throat and skin conditions.
Cleaning, storage and being cautious about shutting down your portable evaporative cooler will determine the health, longevity and performance of your unit. Filter and water curtains should be cleaned every 2 weeks with lukewarm water and a mild detergent so dust, dirt, mold, and mildew don’t build-up. This is even more important if you are planning to use your device for long periods of time.
If you are tossing up between an air cooler vs air conditioner, contact your Climate Australia cooling specialist for advice on which type of cooling solution is most appropriate to your needs.