I thought I would report back on the evaporative cooler in my garage. This week it has been as high as 103į in my garage; I hear my freezer motor groaning! I did order the evaporative cooler, it was under $200 and itís bigger than I expected. Itís about 3 1/2 feet tall. I plugged it in and filled it up with cold water, added an ice block and it started right up. It blows very cold air. Unfortunately, itís not up to the heat or the space.
I realized that a cooler rated for 200 ft.≤ would be too small for a two car garage. But I did hope that it would cool down the area around the refrigerator
. I donít think it even does that, thereís simply too much heat around it. I do think this would work very well in a small space. If it werenít so big, I would keep it and use it in my little bigfoot
. Unfortunately, I think itís just too big for that space. So it would be handy if I had purchased one from Home Depot, because boxing this one back up and sending it back Will be a chore.
As I mentioned originally, I didnít want to do a window unit as it will stick out on the side of my garage into the driveway area. And I didnít want to cut a hole in the wall to do some sort of wall unit. But now Iím rethinking that decision as itís bloody hot out there and Iím getting pretty desperate.