Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Evaporative Coolers’

Will Temperatures Be Warmer than Average This Year? Be Prepared

Monday, May 8th, 2017

We’ve got relatively mild temperatures coming up this week, which we welcome with open arms. Last year, the Farmington Daily Times reported record highs within a June heat wave that many of us remember as being one of the most stressful in recent memory. What should you expect for the months ahead this year?

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s better to be safe than sorry. When your air conditioner is in good condition, you can be ready for whatever temperatures come your way. Check out our take on the heat waves to come and what you can do to prepare your home for spring and summer in the guide below!

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Starting Up Your Swamp Cooler before Summer

Monday, April 10th, 2017

swamp-cooler-maintenance-shingled-roofWhen you have a swamp cooler, conventional advice for maintaining an AC just doesn’t work. Refrigerated air conditioning systems run a lot differently than swamp coolers (or evaporative coolers), and they may be less convenient to use, but you can usually do the requisite preseason maintenance on your own.

The following article describes our advice for cleaning out, inspecting, and reassembling your swamp cooler (assuming it’s been winterized all season). For more information, reach out to our friendly team!

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What’s the Difference between Swamp Coolers and Traditional AC?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

AC-fan-top-coverEvaporative coolers, known as swamp coolers, are more common here than in most parts of the country, but there’s still some confusion about how they actually work. Most people are accustomed to either a swamp cooler or a traditional central AC, so they’ve never really needed to think about the components involved in the cooling process.

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How to Shut Down Your Evaporative (Swamp) Cooler for Winter

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Evaporative coolers (sometimes known as swamp coolers) are really common in our area because the typically-dry air actually makes them an ideal cooling installation. With too much humidity in the air, they won’t work properly, but in our climate, they tend to be efficient, durable, and the ideal cooling installation.

But when winter comes, you must get your evaporative cooler ready in order to prevent freezing, mold, and damage to the system that may mean more work and money for you in the spring. This also helps your evaporative cooler to last longer. Here’s what you should do:

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Soft Water and Your Evaporative Cooler

Monday, April 11th, 2016

An evaporative cooler is an excellent system to have in a dry climate. If you live in an area where it’s often humid, it could struggle due to the moisture in the air. But if your hometown is typically dry, you can benefit from a swamp cooler, an economical choice—though it may require more maintenance than other systems over the years.

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Will Upgrading to Central AC Raise My Bills?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Conventional central air conditioning is the standard in most parts of the United States. But in our area, a lot of homeowners have not yet taken the steps to get a whole-home refrigerated AC system for their cooling needs. Many people still rely on evaporative coolers, window units, or both to get through the summer, which may not offer the comfort they really need.

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