Coolerado Corporation case study
Coolerado uses Weather Analytics’ climate data to demonstrate to clients the energy-efficiency of their air conditioners in places around the globe.
Coolerado offers an alternative to conventional air conditioners through unique energy-efficient technology that has won multiple industry awards including R&D Magazine’s “100 Award” and Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New in Green Technology”.
Coolerado prides itself on producing “the most efficient air conditioners made” and estimates its evaporative air conditioners use 50 to 90 percent less energy than traditional compressor based air conditioners - providing a significant cost savings and environmentally friendly alternative to customers.
Most air conditioners are condenser-based and use a lot of energy and chemicals - converting warm air to cold during the refrigeration cycle.
Coolerado sells innovative evaporative cooling units that lower the temperature in buildings through the evaporation of water. Because of the way that the evaporative air conditioning unit works, the size of the unit is based on the amount of water it needs to process in the area it is being installed.
Coolerado air conditioners rely on a patented, proprietary indirect evaporative cooling technology that doesn’t add moisture to the conditioned air that is delivered to the space to be cooled. Ambient temperature and humidity affect the coolers’ ability to evaporate water and create a cooling effect.
For example, in high humidity areas, the water does not evaporate as quickly, but in low humidity areas, the water evaporates very quickly, which means that it is able to cool buildings faster.
Coolerado units work best in climates with high dry bulb temperatures, low wet bulb temperatures and a high number of Cooling Degree Days.
The energy-efficiency of convential air conditioning systems, such as direct expansion or vapor compression systems, goes down as the ambient dry bulb temperatures increase. On the other hand, the energy efficiency of Coolerado units increases with higher dry bulb temperatures.