As temperatures starts to rise with the often-long-awaited summer, it gets hotter, even as the summer gets longer and people then turn to cooling appliances to keep themselves and their homes and offices cool. Nothing brings more peace on a hot summer day than sitting in an air-cooled room, however, this cooling comfort comes at a price especially when you resort to air conditioners to stay cool.
Summers and skyrocketing electricity costs go hand in hand which is no less than a nightmare for most home and office owners. This is where air coolers come to the rescue as they are far more energy efficient, provide fresh & healthy air, cost-effective and environmentally friendly in comparison to the power-hungry air conditioners.
With that been said, it is important that you invest in the right air cooler based on your requirements. While buying an air cooler may seem a simple task, people are often seen confused while making the selection given the different types, features and functionalities of air coolers available in the market.
It is simply a portable device that has air cooling and humidifying capacity. First on its size: It’s quite a portable unit that is made with the intention of enhancing mobility. Some may refer to it as personal, with regards to the size
On cooling: It causes evaporation that results in cooling. The major resource it needs to work is water or ice. Simply fill the tank with water and allow it to work naturally. Because the unit does not require chemicals or any high voltage electric coils as seen in air conditioners, it is eco-friendly and natural. It can operate well with the doors and windows open as it does not recycle the circulating air.
It is efficient in bringing down the ambient temperature by some degrees but definitely does not offer extreme cooling as may be seen in conventional conditioning systems, but this nonetheless, is the real deal for people who want it cool but not cold. It’s also important to mention the air filtering capacity of this portable device. It has a detachable and cleanable air filter that functions to block out particles carried in the air that may turn out hazardous to the individual and this, definitely is a big plus. For people who struggle with allergies, it may even be a bigger plus.
On the humidification: From the working principle, this can be easily deduced. Fill the tank in the device with water, it is made to evaporate which in turn increases the humidity in that area. How is this beneficial? In hot and dry days, the air being circulated can be short of moisture which is not friendly to the respiratory system, especially the upper airway that need to be kept constantly moisturized. Technically, this can prevent a lot of harm and is therefore beneficial.
On it’s features: It has all the unique features of a modern air cooler, which will be discussed in details eventually in this review.
How does the Chillbox portable AC work?
In trying to discuss the working principle of this device, it is important to make a distinction alongside, though briefly, between an air conditioner and a cooler as most people tend to be confused with the real meanings of these terms, and especially because, most times they are both referred to as portable AC in description.
The major difference however, is the working principle.
An air cooler works on the principle of evaporative cooling wherein evaporation of water is used to cool the air. A simple example of evaporative cooling is sweating in humans. As sweat starts to evaporate, it extracts the extra heat absorbed in it from the skin in the form of gas thus resulting in a cooling effect. In case of air cooler, warm yet fresh air from the environment passes through an evaporating media, cooling pads in this case through which water is moved with the help of a water pump.
The flowing water extracts the heat from the warm air and starts to evaporate leaving behind cool, fresh and moistened air which is thrown via a fan into the room. Many air coolers today come with dedicated trays for adding ice cubes which helps in chilling the water and thus resulting in fast and powerful cooling. The best thing about using an air cooler is that you can keep the doors and windows partially open to ensure a constant circulation of fresh air.
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