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Can a swamp cooler be used outside?
Some swamp coolers can be used outside, but their effectiveness will vary depending on the weather. It's best to be prepared for the worst weather in your area. Most swamp coolers can be used outdoors if they are not too powerful (typically, 300 to 600 CFM) and if they're not used in a location that is near the house or in direct sunlight.
What is the difference between a swamp cooler and an evaporative cooler?
Evaporative cooling is the most common type of air conditioning. It is inexpensive, easy to install, maintain, and operate, and is completely self-contained.
There is no difference between a swamp cooler and an evaporative cooler, except for their name. The use of the term evaporative cooler does not imply that the system uses water, and the name swamp cooler does not imply that the system is used for cooling swamps.
Do swamp coolers work better in sun or shade?
If you're looking for a cool, shady place to cool something, and you don't have access to a swamp cooler, the best way to cool is with evaporative cooling. The best way to do that is to build an air-conditioned area in your house, so that when you open the windows, the cool air that's just outside the house will come inside and fill that space.
How big of a swamp cooler do I need?
A swamp cooler is a good option if your space is large and there is a lot of use going on at once. If the ceiling height is not that high, you may want to consider the ceiling mounted option. A good rule of thumb here is to use a 40% capacity factor to determine the size of your evaporative cooler. For example: If the space is 250 square feet and the ceiling height is 8 feet, then the capacity factor is at least 25% (250 square feet / 8 feet).