Beat The Heat, But Not With An Air Conditioner

Not everyone, in the present day scenario, can put up with the extremely high expense of using an air conditioner, henceforth; they are always keen on finding better and less costly alternatives. One such alternative is the evaporative air cooler, better than the ones that were used earlier, with the added advantage of portability. This cooler is a great thing to have at home as it is not only portable, but also saves us a lot of money, when compared to the spending done while using an air conditioner. Another name given to these coolers is “swamp coolers” as the older versions of this kind of coolers produced algae in the water and also an odor to give it a swampy feeling. Even though it is called as a swamp cooler, this newer version does not face the “swamp” problem.

How does an evaporative air cooler work?

The science behind the working of the portable evaporative air cooler is fairly basic. Air, when buzzes past water at a very high speed, it evaporates. This passing air draws out the heat mandatory for evaporation which in return cools down the air. It mind sound technical, but in reality, is basic science. Link here is another good cooling materials that can suit your needs.

How is the evaporative air cooler better/worse than the air conditioner?

Advantages over the air conditioner:

– The installation cost of the portable evaporative air cooler is almost absolutely nothing in comparison to the air conditioner, which has a pretty high installation cost.

– The power consumption is only subdued to the water pump and the fan hence the operating cost is minimal, unlike the air conditioner. Also, the coolant used is water which is absolutely inexpensive.

– The maintenance of an evaporative air cooler is very easily done as it has very few mechanical parts that are easily repairable by self, unlike air conditioners that require you to summon professionals for maintenance and repair!

Disadvantages over the air conditioner:

– Using the evaporative air cooler may lead to discomfort due to the increased level of humidity. It may lead to the decrease in the evaporation rate of the moisture in our skin.

– There is no way of dehumidifying the room, unlike such options being available in the air conditioner.

– Mosquitoes may breed in this water and that may cause a problem as mosquitos are the bearers to many diseases like Malaria and Dengue.

– People suffering from chronic air borne diseases may suffer if the cooler isn’t well maintained.

We therefore conclude that there are both pros and cons to the evaporative air cooler with a slight bend towards the positives. With all the information above, you now know if the air cooler is for you or not!

The Elements Of A Good Wall Clock

If you want quality you have to seek it out. That goes for most things in this life and it is very true when it comes to clocks. People have come to accept subpar clocks made of poor materials with bland designs. This works for some but if you take interior design seriously and want every element of your home to make a statement then you need to take a little more care when you buy wall clocks.

Ease of use. This is one area that may be extremely important or not important at all given your taste. For many people wall clocks just have to make it easy to tell the time at a glance. This is a totally legitimate concern and if you are one of these people you should always ask yourself how easy it will be to actually use the clock when it’s in motion. On the other hand, many people today use clocks for fashion statements or room accessories rather than tools for telling time. This is why there are now many clocks that aren’t even labeled with numbers, they aren’t the point. Before you buy a clock you want to decide where you fall on this spectrum because it will help you decide between plain and ornate.

Design. As electronic clocks has become more and more prevalent clock designers have reacted by coming up with more experimental designs. They know they can’t win based on telling time alone, now clocks are like sculptures, 3D works of beauty that can accent a room or act as it’s centerpiece. This is one of those things you can recognize for yourself, people can see quality design at first glance although the best design work gets better with further examination. So take some time to quickly glance at a wide range of wall clocks and see what your eye naturally gravitates to. Then picture how it would fit in with the rest of your room.

Quality construction. Clocks are rather remarkable devices when you think about it. They are designed to work all day long for years at a time without slowing down, speeding up or stopping. Long before there were computers or even electricity people were building clocks to this specification. These days we have batteries, electricity and digital displays but there’s still a lot to be said for good old fashioned quality. if you get the cheapest clock you can find you shouldn’t be surprised if it stops working soon. If you’re serious about this always check the brand and search for reviews as you look at clocks for sale. You can buy a clock that you can pass down to your children or you can buy one you’ll replace in a year or two, the choice is yours.

Now that you have considered what makes a quality clock it’s a matter of finding a clock that is high quality and meets your needs. For example, you may want a fine, hand-crafted Swiss wall clock but those don’t come cheap. It’s especially hard to stomach high prices considering cheap, plastic clocks have lowered expectations. Fortunately there are more balanced wall clocks for sale and if you look online you will find some that are nicely designed and produced, and won’t require you to take out a loan. For some this may seem like a lot of bother but if you really want to say something with your home and say it clear it is all worth it.