Come sweltering summer season, humid air, whopping temperature increase and unbearable heat, the need of the hour in every Indian household is the precious air cooler. Irrespective of the area you’re from, here are a few tips to use air coolers efficiently this summer.
First, let us understand the basic functionality of a cooler.
Air Cooler should have a tank full of water and it should be connected to a power supply. When the cooler is turned on, it starts the motor, which in return pumps the water from the tank to the cooling pads through pipes connected to each cooling pad. Now, the wooden fibres start absorbing the water. This pad has a high water-absorption capacity with a fast diffusion rate. When air comes in contact with water, it becomes damp because it has absorbed water. Hence it is continuously supplying cool air. Therefore, when we turn the fan on, it pulls the humid air inside through the vent, consequently cooling the air.
So, how do you make it more efficient?
Ice Can Do Wonders
Adding some ice in the water tank can also add to the cooling effect of a cooler. The latest models actually come with compartments specifically dedicated for adding ice. When you add ice, the cooling pad becomes cooler and release cooler air.
Proper Ventilation Ensures Effective Cooling
It is often a misunderstood fact that air coolers, like air conditioners, run efficiently in closed-door spaces. This is not true since they operate on the principles of evaporation, by streaming hot air through cooling pads dipped in water. Preferably, place the cooler in front of a window. Continuous airflow is vital for cooling.
Servicing and Maintenance of the Cooler
Step 1 is cleaning dust from the cooling pads with a brush. If theres too much dirt eventually resulting in clogging, it is better to replace it. You can also choose to get professional help for the same.
Soak the cooling pads
Switch on the water pump for some time before switching on the fan of the cooler. It supplies instantaneous cool air. You can also sprinkle some water on the cooling pads, be mindful and avoid getting the electronic components in contact with water.
Lubrication is key
For the effective running of the motor and pump, lubrication is necessary. Use a little lubricating oil to ensure the steady, smooth performance of your air cooler.
Also, ensure to:
● Switch off unnecessary lights and other appliances.
● Keep the exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom running after cooking or showering, to make sure that hot air is automatically driven outdoors.
If you are planning to get an air cooler or haven’t replaced your air cooler in a long time, get an air cooler on rent. If your budget allows, you can get an ac on rent during the summertime season only and save up quite a lot.