The quality of air on the outside
Switching on an air conditioner in South Australia is a must when the heat of the summer months is at its highest. There is nothing quite like the relief that you feel from cool air filling a hot room, but have you ever taken time to consider what it might be doing to your health? Most people are aware that the quality of air on the outside can have a major effect on the health of the general population, but that same issue may well be seeping into your home or your business through your air conditioning unit. Consider evaporative filter pads to filter the air you breath.
The evaporative units use outside air passed through wet evaporative filter pads
Evaporated and refrigerated air conditioning units are the most commonly used in Queensland, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and other parts of Australia. The evaporative units use outside air passed through wet evaporative filter pads which allows the room to have a moisture content of around 45 degrees, which is not only recommended, but also incredibly healthy. The refrigerated units do not deliver that moisture level, and use gas to send recycled air through the room over and over again. You are now looking at dirty, recycled air that greatly reduces the indoor air quality in your space, and that can be dangerous.
The reason why this has happened for as long as air conditioners have been on the market is because consumers are really only concerned with how cool their space is. The fact of the matter is that air quality is generally never even considered, and is at best an afterthought. Given that this is the case, there really is no reason for the manufacturers of refrigerated air conditioners to change the way that they do things. If people were more aware of the potential health issues caused by poor indoor air quality, they might not be so ready to suck in that dry, dirty air every day.
Evaporative units do a much better job
Most air conditioners are either mounted in a window or on the wall, which also contributes to the air quality problem. We all know that hot air rises, which means it is impossible for current AC units to remove that air because of their placement. The ideal scenario would see air conditioning units at ground level, and the extraction unit at roof level. This would ensure that the cool air would remain in the room, and that all the impurities would be sucked out as opposed to be left to hang around in the warm air left behind.
Evaporative units do a much better job of delivering cooler, cleaner air at a lower cost to the consumer, but there is a feeling that hybrid models may be the wave of the future. There is the possibility of humidity levels rising when using a full evaporative unit, and a hybrid model would be able to switch to refrigerated cooling until such times as the levels were returned to normal. Indoor air quality would be addressed, and the consumer would save even more money on their energy bills because of the level of efficiency.