Here in the US in addition as many other developed countries, we are in the habit of being in conditioned air throughout the day during the hot months of the year. But many of us have to work, or play, in areas that air conditioning would be illogical. This might be in private garages or workshops, or could be commercial areas such as a warehouses, dry cleaners or carpentry shops. A lot of the time we see large fans set up that move around hot air that keeps us very uncomfortable and humid depending on where you live. Wouldn’t you rather use a fan that drops the air temperature from 15 to 25 degrees? Instead of having 95 degree warm air blowing on you, how about a 75 degree cool breeze while you work? This requires an evaporative cooler. With so many evaporative coolers on the market, which one should I choose? I will first give you an overview of the various Cool-Space Portable Evaporative Cooler models and then tell you why Cool-Space is the best brand to buy.
Cool-Space CSW-10LV “The Wave” is their smallest cooler designed to cool individual or small workshop areas. This form has a waterproof totally enclosed 1/8 HP, 2 speed, direct excursion (no belt) motor delivering 845/1300 C.F.M. It has a 10 gallon water reservoir and the cooling media is 4 inches thick (many coolers this size use 2 inch thick media) to provide greater evaporation and cooler air.
CSW-12HV “The Wave” is the only form using a direct excursion blower (not a propeller kind fan) with a ¼ HP, 2 speed motor delivering 2700/3600 C.F.M. This form has a 10 gallon water reservoir and 4 inch thick cooling media.
CS5-16-2D is a very popular form also used for small workshop areas. This cooler has a 1/3 HP, 2 speed, direct excursion motor delivering 1480/2200 C.F.M. The water reservoir is 16 gallon. This form has 8 inch thick cooling media and a 5 square feet intake area making it the coolest air delivery for it’s size.
CS5-36-1D is a larger commercial form for cooling up to 2700 square feet of work area. The motor is ½ HP, single speed, direct excursion delivering 9500 C.F.M. It has a 46 gallon water reservoir and also comes with 8 inch thick cooling media and a 25 square feet intake area.
CS5-36-3B is also a larger commercial form for cooling up to 2700 square feet of work area. The motor is 3/4 HP, 3 speed, belt excursion delivering 5900/7500/9500 C.F.M.. It has a 46 gallon water reservoir and also comes with 8 inch thick cooling media and a 25 square feet intake area.
CS5-36-VDis also a larger commercial form for cooling up to 2700 square feet of work area. This form has a.675 HP variable speed, direct excursion motor delivering from 2740 to 9600 C.F.M.. It has a 46 gallon water reservoir and also comes with 8 inch thick cooling media and a 25 square feet intake area.
CS5-48-2B is their largest cooler cooling up to a 4000 square feet work area. The motor is a 1 HP, 2 speed, belt excursion delivering 12,400/19,400 C.F.M.. It has a 64 gallon water reservoir and also comes with 8 inch thick cooling media and a 36 square feet intake area.
What makes Cool-Space superior to Port-A-Cool and other brands?
*Port-A-Cool brags they have increased their water reservoir to 40 gallon. – Cool-Space 64 gallon
*Port-A-Cool cooling media is 6 inches thick. – Cool-Space 8 inches thick cooling media, cooler air
*Port-A-Cool has a 1 year warranty with option to buy 2nd year – Cool-Space 2 year warranty
*Cool-Space has a thick rotomold housing – Twice as thick as other brand
*Cool-Space has Low water Shut-Off – protects pump if water reservoir goes dry
*Cool-Space has Edge Coated Cooling Media – Longer Life and Prevents Mildew and Algae Growth
*Cool-Space has an Inline Water Filter – Slows Mineral Buildup on Parts and Cooling Media.