Portable Evaporative Swamp Coolers
Portable Evaporative Swamp Cooler Air Cooling Fans by Fujitronic and Schaefer Ventilation
Imagine sunning yourself on the beaches of Maui. The sun is just about to encourage a dip in the ocean with its persuasive rays. Already you feel a layer of sweat emerging on your newly bronzed skin. Just before you get up to greet the water, a breeze gives you a delicate kiss on its way down the shoreline. This kiss has an instant cooling effect throughout your person. This is the basic principal of how a swamp cooler works.
A swamp cooler uses evaporation to create cold airflow. One motor pumps water into extremely absorbent pads made of cellulose. A second motor powers a fan that pushes air through the water filled pads. When the entering air is hot and dry, water from the cellulose pads evaporate. This, in turn, cools the air. In perfect conditions, a swamp cooler can make reduce the temperature about 30° F (17° C).
Schaefer Ventilation, a leader in the "air movement" industry has entered the portable swamp cooler arena with several models of powerful and energy efficient evaporative air cooling fans. Now you can find cool relief in places where air-conditioning would never be practical or even possible. Evaporative Coolers from Schaefer Ventilation can often reduce surrounding air temperatures as much as 20 degrees F. Designed with powerful 1/3 and 1 horsepower centrifugal blower motors, the WayCool and New KoolPro Evaporative Cooling Fans can move cool air out to nearly 100 feet from their uniquely designed super efficient vent spouts. The Oscillating Vent Evaporating coolers feature a special rotating spout that swings within a 110 degree arc to provide maximum air cooling for the largest volume of air possible.
Sturdy aluminum frame construction with tough ABS plastic exteriors, Schaefer Evaporative Swamp Coolers are form meeting function in a design capturing maximum energy efficiency. Portable, compact, efficient, easy to care for and maintain, these portable swamp coolers can be ordered with pneumatic (inflated) wheels for easy mobility over outdoor terrain. Special wheel locking mechanisms will keep your evaporative swamp air cooler from rolling away. Schaefer even addressed the needs of Hazardous location cooling with the certified for Hazardous use Evaporative Cooler.
There is no longer any excuse for suffering in hot and humid environments, even large outdoor arenas and entertainment tents or hazardous sites. When your indoor or outdoor cooling needs can't be met with conventional air conditioners, look to Schaefer Ventilation and the mighty WayCool and KoolPro Portable Evaporative Swamp Coolers. Isn't it time you got yourself in the "way cool" mode?
Fujitronic and Whynter feature easy-to-use portable swamp coolers and dehumidifiers that are perfect for single rooms in your home or for use in a small apartment or cabin. Lightweight and affordable with handsome styling to match, these multi-use air coolers are a best buy.
A swamp cooler is an effective alternative to an air conditioner. They operate on simple physics: Dry air absorbs moisture through evaporation. Evaporated water absorbs heat. In a swamp cooler, a fan is used to increase evaporation; making the air cooler and distributing it throughout your home. However, swamp coolers are only effective in dry climates with low humidity. It is important to keep ample ventillation and air circulation when using a swamp cooler. They rely on exits, like open windows, to erradicate hot moist air. Evaporative coolers are super energy efficient, requiring only one-tenth the energy needed for a traditional air conditioner.
Bi-annual maintenance is essential for your swamp cooler operation to remain smooth. Exposure to the weather causes a collection of dust and debris throughout the year. High mineral content in your water will cause large deposits in the cooling pads during evaporation.
Luckily, regular maintenance is easy. You should prepare your swamp cooler at the beginning of spring and at the end of fall.
Usually, dry operation (fan only) is adequate in early spring so avoid filling the sump. The water pump should not be used when no water is in the sump. Wait until you are sure there will be no more freezes befir filling the sump and connecting the water line to avoid bursting and replacement. If you chould need to replace the water line, copper tubing is easy to install and will last many years longer than plastic tubing.
Turn off the circuit breaker to the swamper, if not already off.
Remove all side panels and replace the cooler pads. Aspen pads are reccommended for cost and because they are biodegradeable. Synthetic pads don't work any better, but they cost more and must be cut to size.
Clean any dust and debris from the water sump.
Remove the sump pump and make sure theimpeller moves smoothly. If minerals or mud accumulate in the impeller housing it could prevent smooth rotation. When this happens, the motor will eventually burn out.
Be sure that the drip-tubes at the top of the cabinet are firmly connected. A small, flexible "snake" can be used to be sure they are clear of any clogging.
Check the V-belt connecting the fan motor to the blower fan. It should be replaced if excessive wear is visible.
Check for free rotation of the blower fan and fan motor. Excessive noise means the bearings have probably accumulated dirt or minerals. Oil the pillow-block bearings at each end of the blower fan. Most fan motors have sealed bearings and will not need lubrication, but if yours has oil fittings, be sure to oil the fan motor bearings also.
Connect the water line to the water source and allow the sump to fill. The float valve should close when the level is about ¾ inch below the level of the over-flow pipe. The cooler pads will hold a significant amount of water during operation. When the swamp cooler shuts off, the water will drain into the sump. If your swamp cooler continually over-flows onto the roof, bend the float-arm down about 1/8th inch at a time and check again. If the water level is too low and your sump pump is sucking air, bend the float arm up about 1/8th inch until the desired level is reached.
Install all side panels and you should be set for the coming season.
Preparing for Winter
Preparing your swamp cooler for winter is basically the opposite Spring Maintenance.
Drain the pump.
Clear out any debris.
Disconnect the water line before the first freeze.
Cover your swamp cooler, or wrap it in a tarp to prevent winter drafts.
Turn off the circuit breaker.
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