coolair4000

Our central a/c doesn't do much for our upstairs rooms and i am thinking of buying a coolair4000 unit to supplement.
we live in the Wash DC area where the humidity is high - will the coolair4000 unit help us cool the bedroom areas upstairs?
Somewhere i read that evaopratif coolers shouldn;t be used in high humidity
Ken
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On Mon 09 Jun 2008 05:18:42a, ken told us...

Evaporative coolers can cause many problems when used under high humidity conditions, as they add additional humidity that can be soaked up by your drywall, carpet, furniture, etc., and can cause damage. Not to mention that everything will feel damp to you and it can cause mold growth.
Operating an evaporative cooler in conjunction with air conditioning just makes the a/c work harder to remove the humidity from the air.
If you need a cooling boost in your upstairs bedroom, consider a window mounted a/c, or one of the newer portable models that sits in the room and uses a duct to the window to exhaust the hot air and condensate.
Having said all that, evaporative coolers work quite well in very low humidity conditions, such as Arizona where I live.
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A window AC is not an "evaporative cooler". Go ahead, and buy it.
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I am not familiar with the "Coolair 4000" but window mount evaporative coolers using water do exist. They work very well in the desert Southwest and other areas of very low humidity. You would not be happy with one in the DC area. Either get an air conditioner or save your money and get a fan.
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