If you’re in either of these camps, you’re likely there for good reason – if you’re not so sure which suits your lifestyle & home better, then this post is for you.
Evaporative Coolers work by way of bringing warm air over a series of soaked pads, which effectively cools the air down. They are particularly effective in drier climates, and provide constantly changing, fresh air. They are also simpler to service, and more environmentally friendly.
Evaporative Coolers require a door or window open in order to remove the warm air, and to avoid a build up of moisture.
In terms of budget, Evaporative Coolers are much lower in initial setup cost, and the running cost is almost equivalent to running a simple light bulb. The overall purchase and install cost is roughly half of the cost of a Split System.
Split System units cool (or heat) the air inside a space, and continuously recycle it via filters. These systems works in all climates, and are excellent options for those with allergies.
They require all windows and doors to be closed for the best efficiency, but are much more convenient to use in any weather.Split Systems can also be zoned to separate parts of the home, increasing efficiency even more.