Originally Posted by astephen11
I put in a new float, new pads and basically checked everything to make sure it was working. Now correct me if I am wrong but it works on evaporation and with it being in the garage and no direct sunlight then it really is just passing the hot air from the garage through the pads and that air is being blown into my house?
The water in a wet rag or pad will evaporate fast in dry air and the rag/pad will thereby cool down.
With forced air the process works faster and the cooled air is distributed.
You must be overlooking something very basic.