Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Swamp Cooler’

Will Your Swamp Cooler Work Once It Gets Hot?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

fan-hot-office-manAh, the swamp cooler: a fixture in homes in our part of the country and virtually unheard of elsewhere. A swamp cooler wouldn’t work in some climates. Its name is a bit deceptive, as a damp swampy area would not be ideal for its installation. Rather, a swamp cooler is perfect for a dry, hot climate like we have in New Mexico.

But a swamp cooler isn’t perfect. Unfortunately, there are certain circumstances, even in our dry climate, in which a swamp cooler can struggle to work properly. Can you count on your cooling system to work when you need it most?

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Electrical Costs of Running a Swamp Cooler vs. Refrigerated Air

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

AC-unit-and-moneySwamp coolers aren’t found in swamps; it’s quite the opposite. A swamp cooler can really only function in a place where the air is dry, which is why most people in our area of the country are somewhat familiar with them. Evaporative coolers are popular in New Mexico for a few different reasons.

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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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Get Ready to Start Up Your Swamp Cooler

Monday, April 25th, 2016

It’s been an exceptionally long spring, and you might not have had much use for your evaporative cooler (swamp cooler) yet this season. We are just about to get ready to start up a bunch of our clients’ swamp coolers for the summer, so we’d like to overview the process for those who may require this service. If you need help starting up your swamp cooler this spring, give us a call!

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