If you’ve considered converting your evaporative cooler – often referred to as swamp coolers, desert coolers, or wet air coolers – you’ve come to the right place. There are many benefits that you gain when you upgrade from evaporative coolers to refrigerated air. Swamp coolers, while having many benefits, also come with some serious flaws. This is why there has been a major ongoing trend among homeowners and those who use evaporative coolers in Albuquerque and surrounding regions to convert their evaporative coolers to refrigerated air.
Swamp coolers’ basic principle of cooling is pretty straightforward. The fan inside of the cooler draws in air, which is then passed over water-moistened pads that then create evaporation. As the water is evaporated, energy (heat) is lost from the air, which results in reducing the overall temperature of the space being cooled. Pretty easy concept and one that certainly has its advantages. The overall cost of the equipment compared to typical HVAC systems are significantly lower. So are operational costs. However, when costs are factored alongside the health and safety risks associated with evaporative coolers, the dynamic changes considerably.
Evaporative coolers use water evaporation in order to cool the air. This means that when you use this type of system, you are pumping moisture into your living or work space where this system is being used. Not only can this lead to problems like clogged pipes over time, but moisture in the air can also lead to issues with your indoor air quality and can even expose you to risks of mold and other health hazards.
Beyond health hazards, evaporative coolers are also heavily reliant on the surrounding environment in order to provide indoor air comfort. Inconsistencies and extreme weather can sometimes lead to inadequacies and uncomfortable temperatures in your home or work space. This is another reason why using refrigerated air conditioning systems becomes a much better option for you. You are no longer at the mercy of the environment and can fully control the cooling of your home and business, and do so consistently, with comfort, and peace of mind.
If you are interested in learning more about the advantages to upgrading your swamp cooler to refrigerated air, call the professionals at Bosque Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today. We offer free in-home consultations and will provide you with a detailed analysis and review of your upgrade.