Compared to air conditioners that use compressors and refrigerants, swamp coolers use only water, a fan, and pump to saturate the cooling media and cool your space.
The evaporative cooling process naturally humidifies dry air - reducing dry air symptoms such as itchy eyes, throat, or skin in dry climates. Don't add water and use your evaporative cooler as a heavy-duty fan indoors or outside. Evaporative coolers are also easily portable to different locations and even help keep bugs away when used outdoors.
KayBee coolers are efficient and effective cooling solutions in any environment when used in outdoor or semi-outdoor spaces.
Evaporative coolers tend to work best when relative humidity is less than 60% when being used indoors. They're not recommended for indoor use in humid climates.
However, in some conditions, they can be used in basements, bedrooms and other living areas as long as there is a fresh air source. You can also use it as a strong fan in any environment.
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Note: Using an evaporative cooler indoors requires a fresh air source like open door or window.
Evaporative coolers can work in humid conditions when they are used in semi-outdoor areas like garages, patios, docks, pool decks and more.
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If you're using your cooler outdoors, it works in any humidity. In fact, you can simply run your evaporative cooler as a fan without adding water for high-power air circulation. Common applications are sporting events, tailgating, backyards and festivals.
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Evaporative coolers are popular in commercial areas because they are powerful, large, inexpensive to run and easy to move. You'll find them cooling down warehouses, loading bays, barns and more.
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MaintenanceEvaporative coolers are low maintenance cooling options. Keep these three basic things in mind:
Wipe the outer housing of the portable swamp cooler periodically with a damp cloth.
Cooling Media Cleaning and Replacement
The evaporative media should be cleaned at least once a month with lukewarm water and a mild detergent to avoid dust, dirt, mold, and mildew build-up. You may eventually need to replace the media depending on which model you purchase.
Seasonal Shut Down
When you have finished using your swamp cooler for the season, drain the tank and water line, disconnect the water line, and cover the cooler. Operate the fan-only function (if available) for 30 to 60 minutes to completely dry the device and media before storing.