Why a Swamp Cooler Might Be Right for Your Home

During the summer months, you need to keep the interior of your home cool. That means having a whole house air conditioner that can withstand the high temperatures and also perform efficiently. After all, you don’t want your comfort to come at too high a cost. If you don’t want to go broke keeping every cubic inch of your indoor air crisp and refreshing, then you may want to consider an alternative system. The majority of air conditioning systems—from heat pumps to central air units and ductless air conditioners—use a refrigerant cycle in order to produce drastic changes in temperature through shifts in pressure. While effective, this method of cooling the air can also lead to high energy costs throughout the cooling season.

Why You May Want To Consider a Swamp Cooler

Swamp coolers are not designed to work in swamps, despite their name. In fact, they would work fairly horribly in a swamp or high humidity climate. They are designed for relatively dry climates like ours. The swamp cooler is also known as an evaporative cooler because of the way it cools the air. Whereas a conventional air conditioner works by a complex refrigerant cycle, involving the evaporation and condensation of a chemically designed refrigerant, a swamp cooler works by passing incoming outdoor air through moist pads. As the water on the pads evaporates, it causes the air to cool. A swamp cooler is a relatively simple device, consisting of a box with cooling pads, a pump to keep the pads wet at all times, a water tank, and a ventilator motor to keep air flowing into the device.

What Are The Benefits?

The benefits of swamp coolers are excellent. A swamp cooler may use up to 75% less energy than a standard air conditioning unit. When you consider how money you spend on a monthly basis during the summer, that’s a fair amount of cash that you could keep in your wallet. They are also an environmentally friendly device, which does not require the use of chemical refrigerant, and which cuts down on your electricity needs.

Let APC Plumbing & Heating know if you’d like to learn more about the benefits of swamp coolers in Denver and what they can do for your home. Call us today.


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