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Your cooling tech guide to summer survival

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May 09, 2024
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Don’t let the rising temperature outside your home, dictate the comfort inside it

It’s time to officially say goodbye to winters and welcome the infamous summers where stepping outside feels like a surprise sauna visit, and humidity clings to you like an affectionate friend. As the mercury rises and humidity levels soar, the battle against sweltering temperatures gets real. Thankfully, advancements in technology have birthed a range of innovative solutions. And we have got you covered with a tech-savvy arsenal to outsmart the scorching sun. Here goes:


What are the Types of Devices Used to Beat Heat and Humidity?

  • Air Conditioners 
  • Air Coolers
  • Dehumidifiers 
  • Air purifiers with cooling functions
  • Smart ceiling fans




The most commonly used product to beat the heat, air conditioners are devices designed to cool and dehumidify the air in a specific space providing relief from hot and humid conditions. There are various types of air conditioners ranging for home, office and commercial solutions. Here are some common types:

  • Central Air Conditioners
    These cool the entire building by distributing cooled air through a system of ducts and vents. These are typically part of a building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

  • Split Air Conditioners
    Split air conditioners are a type of air conditioning system that consists of two main components: an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. This configuration allows for greater flexibility in installation and is commonly used in residential and commercial spaces.
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Central Air Conditioner

Air conditioners excel in providing comprehensive and customisable cooling solutions for various indoor environments. The ability to control both temperature and humidity makes them a go-to choice for those seeking reliable and effective relief from heat.



They work on the principle of evaporation, and they are known as evaporative coolers or swamp coolers. These devices are designed to cool an indoor space by utilising the natural process of water evaporation. They draw warm air through water-saturated pads or media, and as the air passes through, the water evaporates, absorbing heat and cooling the air in the process. A few salient features of air coolers to know before making your purchase decision:

  • Energy Efficiency: Air coolers are generally more energy efficient than traditional air conditioners. They consume less electricity, making them a cost-effective cooling solution.

  • Low Initial Cost and Operating Expenses: Air coolers are often more affordable to purchase and install than air conditioning units. Additionally, they have lower operating costs, contributing to cost savings over time.

  • Increased Humidity: Unlike air conditioners, which can dry out the air, air coolers add moisture to the indoor environment. This can be beneficial in arid climates where low humidity levels contribute to discomfort.

  • Portability: Many air coolers are portable and come with wheels, allowing users to move them to different rooms or areas as needed. This flexibility makes them suitable for various living spaces.


It's important to note that air coolers may not be as effective in areas with high humidity, as the cooling efficiency is influenced by the evaporation rate. Additionally, they are more suitable for localised cooling rather than cooling entire homes or large spaces. 

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Dehumidifiers are electrical appliances designed to reduce the humidity level in indoor spaces by extracting excess moisture from the air. They are commonly used in homes, basements, bathrooms, and other areas where high humidity can lead to discomfort and damage to furniture. Some of their key features are:


  • Humidity Control: Dehumidifiers are equipped with a humidistat, which measures the humidity level in the air. Users can set the desired humidity level, and the dehumidifier will work to maintain it within the specified range
  • Portability and Size: Dehumidifiers come in various sizes, ranging from compact units suitable for small rooms to larger models capable of dehumidifying entire homes or basements.

  • Benefits: They help alleviate discomfort associated with high humidity, such as stuffiness, musty odours, and condensation on windows and walls. By reducing humidity levels, dehumidifiers help prevent mould and mildew growth, which can cause respiratory issues and damage to property.


While traditional air purifiers focus solely on cleaning the air by removing pollutants and allergens, air purifiers with cooling functions offer the additional benefit of lowering the ambient temperature in a room. Like standard air purifiers, these devices use filters and other technologies to remove airborne pollutants, such as dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Some models use evaporative cooling, similar to swamp coolers, where water is circulated and evaporated to reduce the air temperature. When choosing an air purifier with cooling function, consider factors such as room size, air purification technology, cooling efficiency, to find the best option for your needs.

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Air Purifier

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Smart Ceiling Fan


Smart ceiling fans are modernised versions of traditional ceiling fans that incorporate technology to offer enhanced control, automation, and connectivity features. These fans are designed to be compatible with smart home ecosystems, allowing users to control them remotely via smartphones, voice commands, or other smart devices.

Let us acknowledge the simple yet profound truth technology represents that in the face of adversity, human creativity knows no bounds. Through the power of technology, we have transformed stifling heat into moments of cool relief, and oppressive humidity into whispers of fresh air.

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