Win a Free Misting Fan!

misting fan contest enter nowIs the recent heat a little too much for you? We’ve got just the thing – a free MF18W  Misting Fan!

Check out our Summer of Style contest we’re running in conjunction with Air & Water, Inc for your chance to win a free misting fan. Entry is simple, just follow the link below and “Like” on Facebook. That’s it!

Good luck!

Luma Comfort – Summer of Style Giveaway

How to Clean Your Evaporative Cooler

Evaporative Cooler PadOur team put together a definitive guide to cleaning your Luma Comfort evaporative cooler. Check out the details for cleaning and maintaining your cooler at the link below, including a great overview for flushing out the water pump:

To really clean the pump, as well as some of the internal tubing of your evaporative cooler, you can use a diluted vinegar solution, however you might end up with some leftover vinegar smell afterwards. You can also use a more powerful cleaning solution, such as CLR. Found at any local hardware stores, CLR is designed to quickly and safely remove calcium and lime deposits, as well as surface rust.

 

Simply fill the water tank with CLR – unlike vinegar, there’s no need to dilute it – and let the inside of the tank as well as the water pump soak for 10 to 20 minutes.

See the link below for this and many more tips and tricks for cleaning your evaporative cooler.

How to Clean your Evaporative Cooler

Save Money on Air Conditioning this Summer

Saving-MoneyWe’ve all seen just how fast electric bills can rise – particularly when using an air conditioner for extended periods of time.  ConsumerAffairs posted a great article on their Web providing tips and tricks for reducing your cooling costs during the hot Summer months.

Included among the great selection of money-saving tips is a nod to one of our favorite Summer products – the evaporative cooler!

 

Evaporative coolers, also called swamp coolers, have been used for decades in Arizona and other low-humidity states. But newer versions are much more efficient. They work by cooling outdoor air by passing it over water-saturated pads, causing the water to evaporate into it. The 15°- to 40°F-cooler air is then directed into the home, and pushes warmer air out through windows and vents.

By using much lower levels of electricity, evaporative coolers are a great alternative to air conditioning in the proper climate. For example, a 10,000 BTU portable air conditioner draws nearly 1,000 watts of power to cool a 300 square foot room. In contrast, a standard portable evaporative cooler would only draw 100-150 watts for cooling a similar area.

And if you’re curious about what exactly the proper climate is, be sure to check out our post on evaporative cooler climates.

Check out all the great tips from ConsumerAffairs below, and if you have a great tip of your own, be sure to share it with us!

Keeping Air Conditioner Costs Under Control (ConsumerAffairs)