September 17, 2019
Now is the time to think about how you’re going to keep your workplace and your employees cool and comfortable this coming summer.
Depending on the climate in your region and the size of your building, evaporative coolers can provide a cost-effective solution for industrial settings.
Evaporative coolers generally cost less to install, run and maintain than air conditioners, and produce fewer emissions. They continuously bring fresh air inside rather than circulate indoor air, and they cool the air without chemical additives.
Let’s take a look at five key factors you should consider when purchasing evaporative coolers.
1. Region and climate
Since evaporative coolers use water to cool the air, they are best suited to drier and more temperate climates. The benefit of evaporative coolers is you are still bringing in fresh air and changing the air within the environment or workspace.
You need to consider what you want to achieve with your cooling system – for example, whether it will be used for spot cooling or for cooling a large space. This will help you decide what kind of system to install.
3. Size matching
The unit you select needs to match the size of your space. If it’s too large, it can leave the work environment damp. Too small, and it may not be powerful enough to cool the whole area.
4. Portable or fixed?
Evaporative coolers can be portable or fixed. Portable units are versatile in that they can be moved from one area to another, while fixed units with ducting are ideal for larger spaces that need a permanent solution for the summer.
The externally-mounted Ouber IDDAC-670 fixed unit for example can draw in air from all four sides, in turn increasing the air volume and making it well-suited to a larger industrial environment.
There are evaporative coolers on the market to suit a range of budgets. Costs range from a few hundred dollars for smaller units up to several thousand dollars for larger equipment designed for industrial complexes.
Making your decision
Installing industrial cooling is a good investment, as it not only keeps employees more comfortable, it can also protect equipment and improve workplace productivity.
The best place to start is consulting with an industrial cooling professional to discuss the most suitable solutions for your warehouse or workshop.