Swamp coolers are becoming a thing of the past. Homes built within the last 10 years are all built with air conditioning. But that doesn’t mean that those existing swamp coolers don’t need repairs. And, many people want to know if they’re a candidate to convert their swamp cooler system into air conditioning. Lots of factors play into that—ductwork, electrical, and the layout of the home. So the best way to figure out if you’re a candidate for a swamp cooler conversion is to give us a call and let our technicians come out and take a look!
By the nature of a swamp cooler (or evaporative coolers), they’re only able to cool a home to about 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. Obviously, this isn’t ideal when it’s 100 degrees outside and you can only get your home to 80 degrees!
That’s the main reason people consider swamp cooler conversion. A question we get a lot with this is, will it be cost-effective to switch to air conditioning? This depends on several factors. Some homes with swamp coolers need ductwork installation to convert to AC, while others might need an upgrade on the electrical side. Our technicians will be able to tell you cost per square foot of each cooling solution so you can make the choice that is right for you.
For some buildings, continuing to operate on a swamp cooler is the best option. This is often the case for older builds that don’t have ductwork because they were built with a swamp cooler and baseboard heat. While ductless systems are always an option, some people choose to continue using their swamp coolers, and we are happy to help service them when they aren’t functioning correctly.
This is a common complaint, and truthfully, your swamp cooler just might not be able to do the job in the hottest days of summer. If you’re interested in converting your swamp cooler system to refrigerated air, we’d love to help you see what that would entail and how we can get started.
Looking to convert your swamp cooler to AC, or needing repair to your current swamp cooler? Either way, Bosque Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help! Give us a call today!