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Port-A-Cool: Eco-Friendly and Effective
What is a Port-A-Cool evaporative cooler and is it right for me?
Nature's most efficient means of cooling is through the evaporation of water. Evaportaive coolers use this method of cooling to reduce ambient temperatures by as much as 20° F. It's an efficient, cost effective method of cooling that's eco- friendly.
The way a Port-A-Cool evaporative cooler operates is simple. There is a low horsepower motor which pumps the water from the floor of the cooler to the top of the cooler. The water falls down the sides and along porous filter pads. A second motor drives a fan which pulls air from the outside, through the cooler, and then out into the hot room.
The same way the human body cools itself by prespiring, the evaporative cooler cools the air. We feel cooler when sweat evaporates. Likewise, when we get out the swimming pool and the water starts to evaporative off the body we get chilled.
With an air cooler, the air around us feels better when warm air is pushed by a large fan though moist pads. Distribution lines supply water to the pads, which is then re-circulated by a pump. This is considered an open system that relies on airflow to significantly reduce ambient temperatures.
Where can they be used?
These air coolers are an effective resource for arid environments. Because they use the process of evaporation to cool, they add moisture to the air. Humidity levels increase with use, thus eliminating any dryness associated with living in an already dry area.
It even helps soothe health conditions like dry skin, eye, and throat irritations. So if you live in an area where humidity levels are low, an air cooler is a great way to reduce temperatures and enjoy the benefits of an ideal humidity level.
Evaportaive cooler benefits include:
Port-A-Cool product information:
Below is a sizing chart. Determine how much coverage you need and select a model based on that.
Port-A-Cool Sizing Chart