Evaporative cooling vs reverse cycle air conditioning
This video summarises the main differences between Evaporative Cooling and Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning. Evaporative cooling works best in hot and dry climates, and the cooling effect is achieved through evaporation of water across the cooler pads.
Reverse Cycle air conditioning achieves its cooling effect utilising a compressor and the refrigeration process, which also has the ability to heat your home. With the many differences which include both cost and functionality the preferred choice is a certainly a personal preference, and this short video will help point out some of these differences.