Tips on Keeping Your Barn Cool During Summer

Tips on Keeping Your Barn Cool During Summer

No matter its purpose, it’s essential to maintain a comfortable internal environment in a barn during summer. When selecting a cooling solution for your barn, the choice depends on various factors, such as the size of the barn, the climate in your region, and the specific needs of your livestock. 

Take Your First Steps Wisely

If you are building a new barn, choose a suitable location that makes it easier to keep the interior cool during summer. For instance, build your barn next to a tree that will provide and assist cooling equipment in keeping the inside temperature low. Additionally, make provisions for future upgrades just in case your cooling needs change. That said, here are some popular cooling equipment options for barns:


  • Fans


Fans can be an effective way to increase airflow and reduce heat stress. You can opt for box fans, wall-mounted fans, or ceiling fans, depending on the barn’s layout and needs. Choose fans that are appropriate for the size of your barn. Industrial-grade fans or agricultural fans designed for barn use are often more powerful and durable. They are capable of moving a significant amount of air and can withstand the barn environment.


  • Evaporative Cooling Systems


Evaporative cooling works by using water evaporation to lower the air temperature. These systems are particularly effective in dry climates. Evaporative cooling systems work by drawing in outside air through a series of pads that are saturated with water. As the air passes through the wet pads, the water evaporates, cooling the air. The cooled air is then circulated throughout the barn, reducing the overall temperature.


  • Misting Systems


Misting systems spray a fine mist of water into the air, which provides a cooling effect as it circulates in the surrounding area. These systems are often used in combination with fans to enhance the cooling effect. Misting systems are suitable for both open and enclosed barns. While you might need to install a new duct system for the water, misting systems can be quite effective at keeping your barn cool during summer. 


  • Natural Ventilation


Proper ventilation is crucial for maintaining airflow and preventing the buildup of heat and humidity in the barn. Natural ventilation can be achieved through strategically placed windows, vents, and louvers. Mechanical ventilation systems, such as exhaust fans, can also be installed to remove stale air and bring in fresh air.


  • Air Conditioning


Similar to residential HVAC systems, central air conditioning provides even cooling throughout the barn. It requires ductwork and an outdoor condenser unit. This option is more expensive initially but offers efficient cooling for larger barns. On the other hand, portable air conditioners and spot coolers are suitable for smaller barns or temporary cooling needs


  • Spot Coolers


Spot coolers can be a useful option for providing localized cooling in specific areas of a barn where it’s needed the most. They come in various sizes and configurations. Portable spot coolers are popular choices as they are easy to move and require minimal installation. If you are having a wedding ceremony or other event in your barn, spot coolers can be a great cooling solution that does not break the bank. 

Best Cooling Solutions for Your Barn

If you are looking for reliable cooling solutions to keep your barn/s cool during summer, Cooling Power Corp can help. Whether you need a temporary cooling solution (for a wedding or an event) or a backup for your existing cooling system, our commercial-grade rental cooling equipment is a great fit. We offer spot coolers, air conditioners, air handlers, and power equipment like generators, transformers, and more on rent. We also provide emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us today to get a quote!