“Swamp coolers” (otherwise known as evaporative cooling systems) wouldn’t really work well in a swampy area, despite the name. Evaporative coolers actually work best in hot and dry climates rather than areas of high humidity. That’s why so many homes are outfitted with evaporative cooling systems in our hometown of Farmington, NM…and why so many homeowners think about switching to refrigerated AC once monsoon season hits.
I have an evaporative cooler. Why is my home so hot?
Unfortunately, many homeowners eventually run into problems with their evaporative cooling systems, especially as heat and humidity begin to rise outside. Running an evaporative cooler may seem cost effective, but the lack of comfort has caused many homeowners to throw out those noisy, drippy swamp coolers for a more effective option.
Dry air is a necessary condition for the operation of an evaporative cooler because water must evaporate in order to cool your home. When there is too much water vapor in the air already, it cannot evaporate, and your cooler either won’t work at all, or it will only be able to lower the temperature about 20 degrees at the most. Some homeowners decide to install a backup AC; others decide to get rid of the old unit altogether.
Doesn’t refrigerated AC cost more to operate?
It is true that evaporative cooling systems cost less initially, and that they use less energy than conventional split-system air conditioners. However, the added maintenance costs may surpass the cost of running a refrigerated AC.
Have a professional help you to select a new central air conditioning system with a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). Purchase a high-efficiency system, and you’ll likely notice that the monthly costs are comparable to evaporative coolers. And the added comfort of refrigerated AC is worth the price tag—trust us.
Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will make sure that your new air conditioning system operates smoothly and efficiently. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!