Swamp Coolers and Evaporative Coolers

swamp coolerIf you live in an area that has relatively low humidity, a swamp cooler (also known as an evaporative cooler) is a reasonable option to help cool your home.

Swamp coolers add evaporated water to air passing through it, cooling air up to 30 degrees. The cooler air is then sent into the house, allowing warm air to escape through a window. This is a little bit different than a centralized air conditioner that recirculates the air in your home.

One of the biggest advantages to installing a swamp cooler over a traditional centralized air conditioner is saving some cold hard cash—both for installation and ongoing energy costs.  

Xcel Energy states that evaporative coolers can be up to 75% more energy efficient, using one quarter the energy of central AC.

Installation costs average about $2,000 to $2500, and can range from around $1000 on the lower end to $5000 depending on the type of system you choose, where it’s installed, whether you need additional ducting or equipment, and how you’re going to use it.  This is relatively affordable compared to a centralized air conditioning unit, which could cost tens of thousands of dollars for a large home, but averages around $3,500 to $4,000.

There are several different types of evaporative coolers to choose from:

  • Portable Coolers are ideal for small spaces or rooms under 300 square feet.
  • Mobile Coolers work well for open spaces, patios or job sites—they cool much larger, open spaces, like warehouses or garages.
  • Window or Through-the-Wall Units cool entire houses, one room, or a garage depending on how big the space is.
  • Down Discharge Coolers are typically installed on the roof, and pass cooled air downward into the
    home. These systems can cool thousands of square feet.
  • Side Discharge Units are installed on the side of a building, and typically are connected directly into the attic, allowing it to cool an entire house.

No matter what system you choose, evaporative coolers are a cost-effective way to cool your home as long as the humidity in your home isn’t the same as the humidity outside.

 

Benefits of Whole-Home Swamp Coolers:

  • evaporative coolerIf you have allergies, an evaporative cooler will help reduce dust, pollen and pollutants in your home.  All air that comes through the system is filtered and cleaner than traditional a/c units, which can be a huge relief to anyone who suffers through allergy season.
  • Do you have a smoker in the house, or do you cook onions frequently?  Evaporative coolers help to eliminate smoke and cooking odors.
  • Are you looking for an environmentally-friendly system?  Swamp coolers are your best bet.  They don’t use refrigerants that could harm the ozone layer.
  • If you have strict covenants or close neighbors, an evaporative cooler is usually quite a bit quieter than a normal a/c unit.

No matter what system you’re interested in, Pro HVAC Service can help!  We’ll help you find a reputable HVAC contractor in your area that can help you select and install the right swamp cooler for your home.

 

Get Free Estimates on Swamp Cooler Installation Today!

Let Pro HVAC Service increase the efficiency of your system and reduce the amount of money you spend on your energy bill every month by helping you find the right evaporative cooler for your home.

To get free estimates on your swamp cooler system today, simply fill out the form to the right, or just give us a call at (844) 769-5995. Within minutes, we’ll contact you with a list of local HVAC Contractors that can help you.