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

Understanding Evaporative Coolers

Monday, July 11th, 2022

There are a few different air conditioner options out there. The one that people tend to overlook sometimes though is the evaporative or swamp cooler in Farmington, NM. These are cooling systems that operate a bit differently than the refrigerant-based units that seem to have become the standard in the market. Why? Because evaporative coolers don’t use refrigerant.

An evaporative cooler offers an effective method to cool your home that also happens to be somewhat environmentally friendly. If you are considering a switch, read on to learn more about evaporative air conditioners to see if this may be the right choice for your home.

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The Benefits of Retrofitting Central AC if You Have a Swamp Cooler

Monday, July 17th, 2017

dog-on-floorA swamp cooler is an excellent cooling solution if you live in a climate that’s as dry as it is hot. We service air conditioning systems in New Mexico, so a lot of our customers have swamp coolers, otherwise known as evaporative coolers. While we’re happy to provide services for any home, we’ve had a lot of customers ask us about upgrading to a conventional refrigerated central AC system.

Why would so many people choose to make an upgrade if a swamp cooler is ideal for dry climates? The fact is, an evaporative cooler does have its limitations. We want to help you understand these limitations and help you to decide whether upgrading to refrigerated AC is right for your home. Read on to find out more!

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De-Winterize Your Swamp Cooler

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A swamp cooler, or an evaporative cooler, is an excellent home comfort system for many people, especially those who live in climates that are particularly dry. Swamp coolers can run into trouble when there’s high humidity, but many New Mexico residents keep their swamp coolers on most of the year and switch out to temporary units when the air is muggy. They also require more maintenance than other systems, including winterizing, covering, and disconnecting in the winter, as well as putting everything back into place come spring. Learn about de-winterizing your swamp cooler below!

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What’s Wrong with My Evaporative Cooler?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

In our area of New Mexico, a lot of homes have evaporative coolers installed to help homeowners keep cool. An evaporative cooler (also known as a swamp cooler) is an ideal system in dry areas, since it efficiently cools homes by moving air over damp pads. The water must be able to evaporate as this happens, however, which is why evaporative coolers are ineffective when humidity levels are high.

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