Is an evaporative cooler or air conditioner more effective? Is an evaporative cooler or air conditioner more effective?

An evaporative cooler is an old-fashioned way of cooling air that is regaining popularity in this environmentally conscious age. It works on the principal of adding cool, moist air to the room and creating moving air in the room to make it feel cooler to the skin. This type of cooler can reduce temperature in the room 20 degrees or less than the outside temperature. An air conditioner draws humidity out of the room and creates a cooler dryer feeling. Both types of units are equally effective in cooling a room in moderate heat. In high heat areas, an air conditioner would probably be more apt to create a comfortable level of coolness.

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