This looks tempting. Don't know if it's been shared before.
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- Aug 30, 2016
- Known as "swamp coolers" in the USA, evaporative coolers take advantage of the heat transfer involved in the process of evaporation. You end up with slightly cooler, if more humid, air. They sell those only in the Western part of the USA, as it's only there where you're likely to find humidity levels low enough for the device to be effective. Needless to say, I don't know of an area in the UK where they would be worthwhile. Am I mistaken?Aug 31, 2016
- October is the driest and worst month for me in Mumbai. November and December are almost as bad. And ACs don't suit me so I hardly ever use one, in spite of the heat in humidity in the summer months. Even when I do use one, I keep a humidifier on. So this tiny thing looks promising.Aug 31, 2016
- I've got one of these arriving soon, I'm in the crowdfunding roundAug 31, 2016
- humidity in Bombay does not drop below 50% for most of the year. These things are useless for people living on the coasts. If the temp is 35°C and it pumps out air at 30°C, what good is it?
Had one with 5 gallon reservoir and all it did was make the room still more humid. Sold it years back, buyer shipped it to Delhi. Now that is a place these 'swamp coolers' will work better.
Fans, ceiling fans work great, shift a huge volume of air, keep mosquitoes away, create an ambient noise that hopefully equalises with the din outside. Cheap.Aug 31, 2016
- and in spite of the humidity, I need to use oil on my skin daily. 35°C to 30°C is a welcome drop for someone who can't use the AC.
I've lived in North India most of my life, coolers are a blessing there.
Fans are sometimes not enough.Aug 31, 2016