Pros And Cons Of Evaporative And Refrigerated Air Conditioners


Evaporative air conditioner and refrigerated air conditioner units are both beneficial and powerful air conditioning systems. They are both deployed in central locations to ensure maximum cooling effects. They both have their pros and cons, and the choice to make between them may eventually depend on specific needs.

  1. Advantagesof evaporative air coolers:
    1. Eco-friendly cooler:Evaporative coolers are eco-friendly. They use water as a coolant instead of the CFCs and Freon and emit less carbon (IV) oxide than other air coolers.
    2. Clean, fresh air: Evaporative coolers come with special air filters that remove dust and other contaminants from the air, leaving clean, fresh air to circulate. People who suffer allergic reactions benefit from this absence of airborne allergens.
    3. Cooling efficiency:Evaporative coolers use far less energy than refrigerated coolers. Given the smaller amount of electricity needed to operate the water pump and fans, they have higher cooling and energy efficiency than other cooling systems.
    4. Lower costs:Generally, evaporative coolers cost less than refrigerated coolers in terms of installation and maintenance.


  1. Dependence on water: The availability of water greatly impacts the cooling capacity. Water is the coolant used to moisten and lower the temperature of the air. Evaporative coolers need a constant water source to work.
  2. Regular cleaning:While refrigerated conditioners can stay for a long time without being cleaned, evaporative coolers must be cleaned regularly to remove debris like minerals, bacteria, and mold from the water tank and cooling pads.
  3. Advantagesof refrigerated air conditioners
    1. They are unaffected by weather conditions: Rain or snow, hot or cold, dry or humid air does not affect the cooling performance of refrigerated systems. An evaporative air conditioner, on the other hand, may be affected by humid conditions.
    2. Dual function: Refrigerated air conditioners can serve dual purposes, either as air coolers or air heaters. The ducted system allows a reversal of function where warm air can be circulated instead of cool air. This flexibility removes the need to purchase heaters alongside cooling units.
    3. Temperature control improves efficiency and saves energy.


  1. No outdoor use: Refrigerated coolers can only be used in closed conditions. The doors and windows must be closed to achieve air cooling.
  2. Expensiveness: It requires high costs to purchase, install and maintain one or more of these units.
  3. Noise: The outside unit of this cooling system may be a source of noise pollution.


Robert Killin

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