Q: How much will I really save?
A: The average will be no less than 30%. Tests have exceeded 70%, on older Air Conditioners. Reducing the wear on equipment, extending the life of your compressor up to several years, will have reduced manufacturing pollution, land fill waste and harmful gas release. Unfortunately, such savings will reduced monitory circulation that feeds our economic environment's "financial life cycle".
Q: Can I install this myself?
A: Yes but we must advise you to use a specialist. If you follow every precaution, the installation is very easy. One common mistake is not disconnecting the electricity. For example: If your tool shorts the high and low voltage terminals that are very close to each other, you will destroy the thermostat that can cost more than the professional installation.
Q: How much money does my energy savings relate to?
A: By example: The cost of electricity in Florida may be half of the cost of electricity in New Hampshire while the cooling season is twice as long in Florida. The net savings would be relatively the same.
Q: How much water will this use?
A: Depending on the size of the home and AC, municipal water will cost about $3 - $6 per year.
Q: Why is there water on the ground?
A: Reaching the entire cooling fin surface area is important, meaning it will be more efficient to extend beyond the fins rather than not reaching all of it. Over spray is negligible but we are providing various size tips so the installer and home owner can chose or change at any time. Fine fog nozzles are not efficient.
Q: Can I use irrigation water?
A: We prefer that you use treated water. If your water smells bad, it will smell worse when pushed into the air. A fair rule is, "If you drink it, cool with it".
Q: How will minerals in the water effect the cooling fins?
A: Minerals can actually assist in cooling by creating a capillary action, combining water with the fins and assisting evaporation. The air passages must not be obstructed from passing air. Irrigation water will likely have more minerals. Remember that a wick consists of tiny particles that draws liquid. Minerals are tiny particles that do the same. If you moisten a rust spot on steel, for example, the moisture will travel across the rust stain, right in front of your eyes. You can't argue with that! Large deposits can be removed with white vinegar or other products.