How to Use Greenhouse Evaporative Cooling Pads

Evaporative cooling pads are essential if you have a greenhouse in a warm climate. These pads will keep the greenhouse at a cool temperature naturally. Here's how to use evaporative greenhouse pads.

Step 1 - Know How They Work

An evaporative cooler can also be called a swamp cooler, desert cooler, and wet air cooler. This type of device cools air by evaporating water. It uses a very simple and natural process that works well in greenhouses. This type of cooling is different from air conditioning and refrigeration.  

Step 2 - Do You Need Cooling Pads?

Evaporated cooling is best for climates that are hot and have a low humidity. There are many regions in the United States where this type of greenhouse cooler is ideal. States lake Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and California are great places to use evaporative cooling pads because of the hot climate and availability of water. Installing and using evaporative pads is much less expensive than air conditioning.

At the same time, you can use a combination of both if required.  

Step 3 - Install

In the past cooler pads were usually made of wood wool inside a containment net. Today, more modern materials are being used in the construction of cooler pads. Plastic and melamine paper are becoming more common.
When a wood cooling pad is installed, the wood absorbs and cools water in the air and then passes it throughout the greenhouse, lowering the temperature in the room.  

Wood tends to work better than synthetic materials, although strides are being made with the use of plastic. The thickness of the padding material is very important to the efficiency of the cooler. For example, a cooler pad with a larger surface area will cool a greenhouse more efficiently than a smaller pad.

Step 4 - Let the Cooling Pad Do its Job

Cooling pads are the most natural way to cool a greenhouse. They are effective at dropping the temperature significantly and creating the right amount of humidity in a greenhouse. Cooler pads work very well for cooling and humidification, making them perfect for application in greenhouses.  

Most cooling pads are treated to last many years. Cooling pads are an efficient and economical way to keep a greenhouse cool in the hot summer months.

Once the cooling pads have been installed in the greenhouse, they do their job automatically, so you don't have to worry about keeping the greenhouse cool.

This type of cooling system is ideal for greenhouses because it works without any need for outside assistance. The cooling pads follow a natural process to cool the room, so you don't have to worry about making adjustments.

You don't have to worry about installing electrical wires to the greenhouse or changing batteries either. And because cooling pads are made of natural materials, they won't cause a hazard in the greenhouse. Any device that is connected to wires may cause problems, while this type of cooling system is relatively problem free.