If you want to extend the lifespan and durability of your portable evaporative cooler don’t just switch it off at the end of the season. Take some time to clean it your portable evaporative cooler and winterize it so it will be ready to go again in the spring. Continue reading
Evaporative cooling is one of the most cost-effective ways to stay cool in warm, dry climates. Evaporative coolers – also known as swamp coolers – can cool your home at a fraction of the cost of an air conditioner and come in a variety of styles. The sleekest are evaporative cooling towers, a perfect blend of style and convenience. Their compact design means they can be placed anywhere you need a cool breeze without becoming a burdensome or obstructive eyesore. Continue reading
Without proper care, portable evaporative coolers, sometimes called swamp coolers, can become breeding grounds for mold and fungus. These infestations thrive in dark, damp areas with stagnant air and can cause a wide range of respiratory problems for people exposed to them. The good news is keeping your portable evaporative cooler mold-free is easy with some simple maintenance and preventative measures. Continue reading
Every summer, the winds shift in Arizona. The hot weather creates low pressure zones along the desert floor that draw air and moisture up from the Gulfs of California and Mexico. This is the cause of Arizona’s monsoon season. Using an evaporative cooler during Arizona monsoon season requires some extra care. The storms last from June through September and can cause a lot of problems. Your cooler may not function right and it can get clogged with dust and debris. If you want to keep using them, here’s what you need to know. Continue reading
One of the challenges for dude ranches is keeping their guests comfortable while they experience the great outdoors. Many rely on air conditioners and shade to cool down their guests, but there’s another option that often gets overlooked: evaporative coolers.
Portable evaporative coolers keep guests cool both inside and outside. They can be used to cool guest rooms, dining rooms, patios, porches, pools, barns, lookouts, dance floors, shooting ranges, swimming pools, and cattle corals, and they’re perfectly suited to the American west. Continue reading
Last month, we were contacted by an angry customer. The evaporative cooler she’d bought for her office wasn’t doing anything. Her office was 77°F when she switched it on and it was still 77°F two hours later. The only difference was the humidity. It had risen from 29 to 50 percent.
The problem wasn’t her cooler, however, it was her office. All the doors and windows were sealed, and evaporative coolers can’t operate without good home ventilation. Once she opened a window and let in some fresh air, the cooling mechanism finally started to operate temperature began to drop. Continue reading
Our friend Teri at Mommy, Wife, & Life is talking about how hard it is to stay cooling during Ohio summers. Weather in Ohio swings between two extremes. In winter it’s extremely cold and in summer it’s extremely hot. It’s murder on her electricity bills, but she’s found a new tool to help her out and keep her bills under control: the Luma Comfort Evaporative Cooler EC110S. It’s an easy way to get her house nice and cold, just they way she likes it, and she even loves the added humidity cuts down on pollen and other allergens, so she’s clear headed and refreshed during even the worst of the summer heat. Continue reading
When it’s hot, most people only think about buying an evaporative cooler for their house or yard. They understand how important it is to be comfortable at home, but rarely consider how important it is to be comfortable at work. The average American spends 40-49 hours a week working, and how well they work depends on maintaining a comfortable office temperature. Continue reading
One of the most common questions Luma customers have is about the noise level of our evaporative coolers and whether it will interfere with conversations, television, or normal home routine. The good news is evaporative coolers are remarkably quiet. Few customers ever complain about the noise. Once they’re plugged it in, most of them forget they’re on. Continue reading
The principle of evaporative cooling was discovered by Ben Franklin in the 18th century. He found that the faster a liquid evaporated, the colder the surrounding area became. When he dipped a thermometer in ether and blew on it with a pair of bellows, it froze in the middle of summer. If you live in the right place, you could see similar results when you switch on your evaporative cooler. Continue reading