Ducted evaporative air cooling is a type of central air conditioning system that uses evaporative cooling. It’s an alternative to conventional ducted split systems and is known as “swamp cooling.” This article will explain how it works, what the benefits are and what downsides there might be.
What is ducted evaporative air cooling?
Ducted evaporative cooling is a way of cooling air using the same principle as a swamp cooler.
Ducted evaporative air cooling machines take in warm, dry indoor air and blow it through an array of wet pads, often made from a material such as canvas or cloth. As the warm, dry air passes over these wet pads, it picks up water from them which then evaporates into tiny water droplets that cool down the airstream before being exhausted back into your room or home. This process uses less energy than traditional AC options and can help you save money on your power bills!
How does it work?
The basic principle behind ducted evaporative cooling is simple enough: The machine pulls cool outside air through a hose and blows cooler indoor air into the house via another hose. This way, the device will still provide some cooling even if you don’t have any windows open.
The machine uses refrigerant to increase its effectiveness – so in general, these are more efficient than other methods (such as swamp coolers). However, when the device first starts up, there are about 30 seconds where the system runs at only half power. This is normal and does not affect performance once things get running again.
For this concept to perform well enough that you get anywhere close to absolute comfort (as opposed to just helping keep your room warm), you need an efficient transfer rate between indoor and outdoor air for this central AC method to work correctly. With most systems today, this is unfortunately low – typically around 15%, but with ducted systems. This number can be much higher depending on how many pipes are involved in the system setup. It should also be noted that these systems could be more efficient at lower temperatures due to large temperature gradients inside/outside buildings.
Benefits of ducted air conditioning
Ducted air conditioning central units are typically much quieter than their conventional counterparts, which makes them ideal for homes with children or pets. This can also make your home more appealing to potential buyers who want to buy a new home but don’t want to live next door to an air conditioner running 24/7.
One of the significant benefits of ducted evaporative air cooling is that it’s incredibly environmentally friendly. Because it doesn’t use any chemicals or refrigerants, there are no ozone-depleting emissions produced by this type of system.
Another benefit is that these systems won’t need as much maintenance because they use less energy and require less frequent cleaning than traditional ACs. They also last longer than their counterparts because they’re made from higher-quality materials and parts.
You can also control the temperature of your ducted air conditioning unit from anywhere in your home using an app on your phone or tablet. This is particularly beneficial for those who don’t like being hot or cold, as it allows them to adjust the temperature at any time of day (or night).