Deciding to Seek Help For Your AC Unit

By the time you finally get into bed at night, you might not want nothing more than to watch a fun television show in your cool, air conditioned master bedroom. Unfortunately, if you are experiencing trouble with your air conditioner, you might find yourself in a stuffy, uncomfortable space instead. However, air conditioning trouble doesn't have to come as a surprise. If you can learn to recognize the signs of trouble early, you might be able to call in the professionals before things turn sour. On my blog, you will be able to read through loads of helpful information on HVAC, so that you can detect trouble before it ruins your sleep.

Evaporative Cooling Systems 101: A Guide on the Basics

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When you are in the process of choosing a cooling system for your new home, you will come across an array of different options. From the traditional central cooling system to the window air units some homeowners use, each method has its own drawbacks and advantages. Perhaps one of the lesser-known cooling options is the evaporative cooling system. Even though the evaporative cooling system is fairly common in some parts of the country, you may feel a little in the dark when you run across one if you have never heard of such a home cooling system. Check out these common questions about evaporative cooling systems and the answers you should know.  

What exactly is an evaporative cooling system?

An evaporative cooling system is a unit that harnesses the power of water to bring down the temperature of hot air. These units withdraw hot air from your home, circulate the air over moistened pads inside, and then release the cooled air back out into the air. This process is repeated consistently in order to maintain a comfortable temperature. If you have ever felt a light wind blowing across your wet skin, you know that even though the air may be hot, it can drastically drop the temperature of the water on your body. Evaporative cooling systems use this same idea to cool your home. 

What climates do evaporative cooling systems work the best in?

One reason not everyone knows about evaporative coolers is the fact they are not ideal for every type of climate. These cooling systems work best in hot and dry climates and not in climates that have a lot of moisture in the air or experience high levels of humidity. This is because with the way the system works, excess moisture in the air would affect how efficiently the unit could cool the air circulating through it. Therefore, if you live in an area that is hot and humid, an evaporative cooling system will probably not be the best choice for your home. 

Where is the evaporative cooler installed in the home?

Evaporative coolers come in a myriad of different styles, sizes, and models. You can find totally portable evaporative cooling units that you simply move from room to room as needed. Most evaporative coolers are window mounted much like a regular window air conditioner, however. To cool your entire home with an evaporative cooling system, you will likely be more interested in those with higher CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) coverage capabilities, which are most often window units. 

For more information about evaporative coolers and other AC units that would work for your home, talk to a company like Northwest  Heating &  Air Conditioning Inc.

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19 January 2017