Now that climate change is considered fact by scientists and the majority of sensible free thinking people, consumers and entrepreneurs are clambering to find low carbon, none green house gas and environmentally safe replacements for a wide selection of energy hungry, toxic gas spewing and none eco friendly household products.
You may have noticed the weather getting more extreme due to the impact of climate change and summer days getting hotter, stickier and sometimes unbearable sweltering nights becoming more and more common, but your morals prevent you from switching on your earth damaging air conditioning. Luckily, there are some comparable and much greener alternatives to air conditioning systems on the market. Let’s take a look!
Air conditioning equivalent substitutes?
Cooling your home with through a HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system may not be your best choice. Some better alternatives include: Ductless or mini split, window unit or portable, evaporative cooler or swamp cooler, attic fan, air cooling fans and geothermal cooling air conditioners.
In this article were going to concentrate on reviewing swamp coolers, as I feel they provide the best proportionate representation to standard HVAC household air conditioning systems. It make environmental and economic sense to move towards using a product that cools a smaller area of your home at any given time, instead of reducing the temperature of an entire building.
Why these air conditioning alternatives are better?
In a recent U.S. Department of Energy report, private and industrial HVAC systems account for up to 10% of national electrical energy consumption and with almost 75% of American homes being fitted with HVAC air conditioners, it’s easy to see this an area we can save money on utility bills and help reduce the drain on global resources.
With nearly 200 countries signed up to regulate the use of HFC’s (hydrofluorocarbons) which are the active chemical compounds used to cool homes through air conditioning units governments are taking significant steps to reduce the reliance on HFC’s for cooling as they contribute negatively to greenhouse gases and effects on global warming.
1. Hessaire MC37M
The Hessaire mobile evaporative cooler works on exactly the same rules. The low energy fan pulls humid outside air through the specialized damp cooling pads, where the air temperature is reduced by water evaporation and is then circulated through the given room by the Hessaire cooler.
The MC37M is considered (for it’s compact size) one of the most effective air cooling products you can buy today. It’s surprising that such a small unit can produce such a powerful blast of cool air. This is down to the unique three panels of high-density rigid media and winged prop design.
The cooling unit is super easy to move around the home with its four base casters and includes oscillating louvers allowing the cold air to reduce the temperature of small to large rooms in a quiet and energy efficient manner. The easy to use controls makes adjusting for optimal cooling with the four temperature settings.
2. Frigidaire EC200WF
With 2 air cooling products for the price of one you’ve got options. This 2-in-1 Evaporative Cooler delivers economic highly efficient home cooling and with Frigidaire being a world leader in household appliance development you can trust that these cooling units will be build to a reliable high standard.
The wide-angle oscillating fan can cool up to 250 square foot and is expertly designed to maximize cooling coverage, leaving your room at a consistent comfortable temperature . Feeling that lovely cool breeze everywhere in spaces of up to 15 by 15 feet, which is much better than most swap coolers.
The digital display has a intuitive, simple to use and convenient design which includes easy-touch controls making it a breeze to select the your ideal cooling preference. You can pick from 4 different fan speeds, 3 comfort settings and 4 timer settings. The EC200WF also includes a handy remote control allowing you to alter the temperature while relaxing.
3. Honeywell TC09PEU
This low energy consumption and powerful system provides cooling exactly where and when required. Evaporative air coolers for are great for spot cooling sticky rooms, gently fanning a fresh cool breeze during summer’s months. Start enjoying the summer again without crazily high energy utility bills! This mobile compact evaporative spot cooling unit also humidifies and warms you during winter.
The Honeywell cooler’s modern silhouette and clean curves fits the decor of any room, is the most energy-efficient swamp cooler on the market which is great for the environment and due to weighing only 15lb is easy to move around your home or office on it’s base caster wheels.
This model comes with a useful digital control panel allowing intuitive operation and also includes a remote control letting you operate the device from anywhere in the room. You get several fan power options that alternate between gentle humidity and precise spot cooling.
How do evaporative coolers work?
Are you still scratching your head on how swamp coolers work? Then check out this short video explaining in simple terms the science behind these innovative products.
So, do you want to save a huge amount of money and help protect the environment at the same time? Yes, that’s a very silly question! Now is a great time to invest in a replacement for your old energy hungry air conditioning system (HVAC) and swap to a modern energy efficient equivalent.
With so many fantastic alternatives for air conditioning your home on the market it really is a no brainer! An ethical way to keep your cool in the ever increasing hot summers and a great way to go green reducing your carbon footprint… As they say “every little helps”.