BENEFITS OF EVAPORATIVE COOLING
Evaporative coolers are here to stay. They are the present and future. And no one doubts the benefits of evaporative air cooling. Wet-air cooling systems let you eliminate fumes and odours, obtain new, fresh, filtered air, and have constant ventilation in your warehouse, plant or company.
Biocool Eco Cooling Solution is a benchmark in the evaporative air cooler market. Our experience developing ecological and healthy innovations for energy use has enabled us to become the leaders in our field. The perfect marriage between technology and the environment is the key to our success in air coolers.
Our team of professionals have expertise in air units for homes and businesses. We know the difference between an air cooler and a portable air conditioning unit, and place this knowledge at our customers’ service, resulting in a product that offers the benefits of both systems.
Exploiting the benefits of evaporative cooling is Biocool’s hallmark. Achieving comfortable temperatures in different situations and atmospheres is our best calling card. We study and analyse the characteristics of installations before putting a solution in place. This explains the 100% satisfaction our customers feel.
IT LOWERS THE TEMPERATURE BY BETWEEN 5 AND 12 DEGREES DEPENDING ON EXTERNAL CONDITIONS
IT CONSUMES 80% LESS ENERGY THAN AIR CONDITIONING
NO NEED TO CLOSE DOORS OR WINDOWS
IT IMPROVES AIR QUALITY BY REMOVING DUST, FUMES AND UNPLEASANT ODOURS
IT ENABLES THE COOLING OF SPECIFIC ZONES
100% RENEWAL OF FILTERED, FRESH, OUTSIDE AIR
IT REDUCES STATIC ELECTRICITY
INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Evaporative air coolers are highly competitive both in capital outlay and purchase, and in running and maintenance costs, especially if compared to an equivalent air conditioning installation using a compressor. In this way, running costs of evaporative air handling units are similar to those of a fan. Their installation cost is low, since they only need a water source and electrical power supply without any complementary installation. Their maintenance is highly economical and since they have few moving parts the probabilities of failure occurring are lower. Another feature is the ease of maintenance of the filters and water distributors. All the advantages in energy efficiency that characterise eco-air cooling systems translate to significant financial savings in the profit and loss accounts of firms using the system. Though no studies exist in Spain in relation to the overall energy savings that massive use of evaporative air cooling could produce, data do exist on its application in the US, where it has been used for over 50 years in a massive fashion. In the southern USA alone, 4 million evaporative coolers were installed in homes, signifying approximate savings of 11.8 million barrels of oil annually and 3 billion kilos of carbon dioxide emissions, in comparison with the equivalent in compressor air systems. To these figures should be added the savings provided by the use of evaporative coolers in industry, trade, agriculture and livestock farming, which were not evaluated in the report, but are even greater.
80/20 rule: cooling a plant or premises
The Pareto principle offers keen insights concerning the decision to choose air cooling for a plant or premises, in view of the profuse information on compressor air conditioning available and widespread ignorance about evaporative air cooling systems.
Sometimes, a specific design temperature is imposed that is not always needed. An example to demonstrate this idea: It is not possible to maintain premises at a constant temperature of 25ºC 100% of the time using evaporative cooling in some geographic zones, but it can be done 80–90% of the time.
So multiplying energy costs by 5 to cover those 10–20% of times when the temperature demanded is not attained, is doubtless neither profitable nor necessary.
Main differences compared to compressor air conditioning
Evaporative cooling is an example of effective non-polluting technology that offers numerous advantages over compressor air conditioning. We can highlight its lower energy consumption, which is similar to a fan’s, estimated at close to 80% less compared to compressor air conditioning. Furthermore, it does not use coolant gases so it is ecological and can be used in open spaces, without the need to close doors or windows.
It does not dry out the atmosphere but maintains the optimum humidity level. The main disadvantage or limitation of evaporative cooling is that you cannot always demand a specific temperature, since it is always dependent on outdoor air conditions, which vary constantly. Nevertheless, in 90% of cases, comfortable conditions can be attained with minimal energy consumption.
Healthy and ecological
Evaporative cooling is not only a highly economical cooling method, but also healthy and ecological. This evaporative air cooling system enables constant air renewal, improving air quality since the air enters clean and is filtered within the space, removing unpleasant odours, fumes or gases, and letting you leave doors and windows open. In this way, you permanently breathe fresh, renewed air, with a balanced humidity level that is beneficial for health, without drying out the atmosphere. So you avoid problems such as alteration of respiratory mucous membranes or skin dehydration, eczema, rhinitis or conjunctivitis, among other ailments. So we can also highlight the fact that it avoids sudden changes in temperature, and so all the illnesses this can lead to: colds, sore throats, loss of voice, etc. From an ecological viewpoint, evaporative cooling does not use coolant gases like CFCs or similar, since it functions using natural water, which it also returns to the atmosphere as vapour.
Compliance with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Vision for the future The benefits for companies that adopt measures of social responsibility related to caring for the environment are many and fall into different spheres. Global warming is a worldwide problem that moves consciences not just in governments but also of consumers and international markets. So the trend is increasing for customers who prefer to choose products and services from companies with a commitment to the environment. The EU’s Green Book or the UN International Covenant on Environment (principles 7, 8 and 9) are international documents of free adhesion for companies that voluntarily want to take on the commitment of implementing principles of environmental responsibility, opting, among other measures, for energy efficiency. An increasing number of multinationals and SMEs are becoming actively involved in following policies that contribute to halting climate change, to grow economically in a sustainable manner with a decrease in consuming resources and limiting polluting emissions to reduce impact on the environment.
Main advantages of CSR in environmental management
Increase in business profitability and competitiveness
Savings in energy consumption, and therefore improved profit and loss
Good public image, identification of the company with positive values
Positioning with regard to competitors, which signifies a differential advantage
Increase in satisfaction of professionals in a corporate context
Contribution to and encouragement of comprehensive benefits for the environment, nature and the planet.