Keeping Industrial Areas Cool with an Evaporative Cooler

Although it’s going to be pretty mild in Southern California this Memorial Day weekend, it looks like it will be a hot one all over the rest of the country. Anywhere east of Nevada will be looking at temperatures in the 90s for the next few days, and if you live in the south, get ready for almost record high temperatures in the middle to upper 90s. Overall, it looks like the heat will setting records in many parts of the country and there’s no sign of it letting up any time soon.

Like many people, our favorite way to stay cool is to stay home with the air conditioner turned on full blast with a cool, refreshing drink in hand. But what happens if you happen to get stuck in the middle of a heat wave while you’re at work?

If you’re fortunate enough to work in an office, you’ll probably be in an air conditioned environment anyway. However, if you work in a manufacturing, industrial or commercial setting such as a warehouse, large commercial building, factory or jobsite, staying cool may not be so simple.

Since these types of commercial properties usually have large numbers of people and equipment, they add a lot more heat to the property, which means you’d need a very powerful (and costly) system to adequately cool the entire area. Plus these areas are subject to abrupt temperature changes, so installing industrial-sized air conditioners may not even be a feasible cooling solution.

A more effective and less expensive way to keep employees cool in commercial and industrial environments is to cool individual workspaces separately. Another benefit to this is that it keeps the remaining environment at room temperature, which may be important if there’s temperature-sensitive machinery or merchandise being stored.

We recommend using evaporative coolers in these situations because they offer a mobile, installation-free climate control solution that’s both inexpensive and eco-friendly. The Luma Comfort EC220W is designed for commercial/industrial settings and brings instant cooling to areas up to 650 square feet for just a few cents a day.

The EC220W works without a compressor yet cools the air in your workplace naturally – maximizing energy efficiency and keeping operating costs low. When warm air first enters the cooler, it’s passed through a dust and odor-reducing carbon filter. This filtered air then enters a rigid cooling pad where water channeled from the water tank absorbs heat from the warm air. This cools and humidifies the air before it’s propelled back into your immediate area. By using an evaporative cooler like the EC220W in your warehouse or job site, you’ll not only prevent heat stress and other health issues such as dehydration and exhaustion, but you’ll also feel more comfortable and experience increased productivity!

The Luma Comfort EC220W is currently available through our network of authorized dealers.

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