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Swamp/evaporative air conditioner question? Answered

Does it matter where the air out flow is? Seems to make more sense to have an opening in the front of the ice box unit than on the top.

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Burf
Burf

8 years ago

Actually, a top or bottom draft for an evap cooler makes more sense than a side draft because they give you more cooling surface.
With a side draft, only three sides are available for the cooler pads. Using the top or bottom as a draft exit frees an additional side giving it a 25% increase in cooling area.