Any way to make my Evap cool better?

Old 06-21-07, 06:37 PM
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Any way to make my Evap cool better?

For two summers I have lived in my rental home that has an evaporative cooler. For two summers I have suffered miserably. I live in Phoenix so for most of the summer it isn't bad because of our "dry" heat but when it gets humid, it can get up to 93 degrees in my house. This is not good.

Management has insisted that the cooler works just fine and that nothing further can be done to make it cool more than that. I don't think that's an acceptable answer and I want to try and find a solution before it gets in the 90s in the house.

Someone told me yesterday that there is a "tent" that can be put over the cooler so that it will draw the air off of the roof surface. Supposedly this is supposed to help the cooling. Has anyone else heard of this? Minimal searches so far only provide cooler covers and do not say if it helps with cooling at all.

Any advice that can be given is greatly appreciated. I don't want to melt! I would like to see the winter. Thank you.
Old 05-23-08, 02:17 PM
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This is an old thread but the issue is still timely.

There just isn't any way to make an evap cooler work well when there is anything but extremely low humidity.

When I lived in a house in Tucson with only evap, I installed a window ac in my bedroom. Best money I ever spent! I at least had one room I could sleep comfortably in during the humid monsoon season.

The only other thing you can do is have plenty of fans blowing on you.

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