Swamp coolers, sometimes known as Evaporative Cooling Systems, are not suitable for all areas and work best in hot and dry climates. Colorado fits the bill.
When used correctly, they are very efficient and effective. Here is how it works; basically, a motor pumps water into water-soaked, fibrous pad, while a fan powered by another motor pushes air through the pad, and that’s it!
Here are some comparisons between a swamp cooler vs an air conditioner unit.
- Swamp cooler is generally more economical to operate than AC.
- Swamp coolers are more energy efficient than AC.
- Swamp coolers are best used in hot and dry climates, whereas AC can be used anywhere.
- Swamp coolers use fresh air, whereas AC uses recirculated air.
- Swamp coolers are less expensive to install than AC units.
- Swamp coolers have very low CO2 emissions compared to AC.
- Swamp coolers add moisture to the air, while AC takes it out of the air.
- Swamp coolers can run with windows and doors open, while AC functions better in an enclosed space.
- Swamp coolers are generally quieter when running than an AC unit.
Maintenance is very low key in a swamp cooler vs an AC unit. Have your swamp cooler checked over and cleaned once a year as a seasonal service. An AC unit, on the other hand, will require checking the filter system often, especially in a dusty environment, as well as at least twice yearly service and maintenance checks.
Let’s talk about air quality. If you’re an allergy sufferer, have asthma or any respiratory related illnesses, you may want to opt for the open air qualities of a swamp cooler. It functions best by taking in fresh outside air, this allows all the doors and windows to be open, offering your lungs a cleaner environment every day. No more stale air recirculated if you have a swamp cooler. That also means great news for your eyes and skin because you will find that there will be more moisture in the air.
If you are concerned about the environment, swamp coolers will also get an A rating in that department because not only do they eliminate noise pollution, they emit less CO2 than traditional air conditioners, and they are more energy efficient all around. There are many different types, brands, and options out there, depending on your household needs and cooling desires, so be sure to get a professional opinion from Aspen Creek Heating & Air.
Now that you know more about a swamp cooler vs AC unit for your home and the significant differences they offer, call Aspen Creek Heating & Air for a reliable and honest opinion, installation or purchase. We have all the answers you need, provide outstanding customer service and value for our clients. Call us today for a free estimate and great advice.