An Industrial Swamp Cooler Improves Employee Health

Temperature control

There are a several key health benefits to using swamp coolers in the workplace. The first and most obvious is temperature control. Reducing a 90°F shop to a more manageable level is a big deal. (Actual results always vary with swamp coolers. They reduce temperatures by as much as 26°F in hot, dry climates.)

Along with best practices in safety, a swamp cooler can help reduce workplace injuries due to fatigue, dehydration, heat exhaustion, etc. While temperature can always be controlled at work with an A/C system, these are expensive to install and maintain. In fact, even if you’re having HVAC installed in a massive complex, you’re going to need a means to keep your crew safe and cool in the heat. A swamp cooler will do a lot of that cooling with none of the hassle.

Negative ion production

The benefits of negative ions sometimes comes as an afterthought for purchasers of portable air coolers, but this feature is a big hit in workspaces that get cluttered, dusty and otherwise dirty. Negative ions are produced during the evaporation stage. These ions stick to little particles of dust and dirt that otherwise float willy-nilly in the air and make their way into your lungs. The ions make the yucky dirt particles stick to walls and floors.

Dirt and shop grime make a breeding ground for bacteria, and they can negatively impact your pulmonary (lung/breathing) system over time. Cleaner air is healthier air. A swamp cooler can help ensure your shop stays clean, so you can stay healthy. (We’re not pushing any greasy kid stuff.)

Old leaking faucets are a breeding ground for bacteria

Prevent spread of Legionnaires’ disease

If you’re worried about this nasty airborne disease, let’s start off with some good news: swamp coolers have never been associated with Legionnaires’ disease.

The legionella bacteria is a form of pneumonia that can be fatal. It doesn’t spread through human contact, like many other forms of bacteria and disease, but rather gets transported in water droplets and later breathed in and absorbed through the lungs. Older individuals and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk.

The bacteria grows in water supplies, such as those in fountains, water outlets, A/C units, atomizers, etc. HVAC ducts, for instance, need to be inspected and kept clean. Longer pipes and duct systems are at a higher risk of carrying the bacteria; dirty pipes might also spell trouble. While swamp coolers have a water reservoir, there are no known cases of the bacteria breeding there and spreading to individuals.

IOHO, that’s a big win for the big, bad Cool Boss swamp cooler.