The higher the humidity, the less effective evaporation will be as a cooling method. For example, while the air is at 10% humidity, the swamp cooler can drop temperatures by up to 20 to 30 degrees, while at 50% humidity, the swamp cooler can drop temperatures by about 10 degrees.
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What is an evaporative cooler?
An evaporative cooler (also swamp cooler, desert cooler and wet air cooler) is a device that cools air through the evaporation of water. Evaporative cooling differs from typical air conditioning systems, which use vapor-compression or absorption refrigeration cycles. Evaporative cooling works by exploiting water's large enthalpy of vaporization. The temperature of dry air can be dropped significantly through the phase transition of liquid water to water vapor (evaporation). This can cool air using much less energy than refrigeration. In extremely dry climates, evaporative cooling of air has the added benefit of conditioning the air with more moisture for the comfort of building occupants.