Evaporative Cooler Service and Repair
Keeping your indoor environment cool and comfortable during warm summer months can be a frustrating and often expensive task, to say the least. Evaporative coolers – also known as swamp coolers – offer an eco-friendly, healthy, and cost-effective alternative to traditional air conditioning systems.
Evaporative cooler, also known as swamp cooler — no matter what you call it, this kind of cooler works best when outside humidity is low.
WHAT IS AN EVAPORATIVE COOLER?
An evaporative cooler is usually a square framed appliance with three sides having a porous surface that can absorb water and allows air to pass through it. There’s a fan inside that pulls air from the outside through the pads to inside the home. Which in turn produces cool air, each side is fitted with a water absorbing course material that air can be pulled through. There is a pan full of water at the bottom of the cooler with a small pump that lifts the water to the top of the pads on each side of the cooler.
To cool your home, each pad needs to remain damp but not soaked. A damp pad creates the most evaporation and therefore the most cooling. The flow of the pump may occasionally need to be adjusted to properly dampen the pads.
EVAPORATIVE COOLING VS. AIR CONDITIONING
Evaporative cooler cools the air by filtering it through water, which lowers the temperature of the air. The evaporative cooler produces humidified air because the air absorbs water during the cooling process. Central air conditioning, on the other hand pulls humidity out of the home producing cool dry air and works best in an airtight home.
THE PROS AND CONS
One of the biggest selling points of an evaporative cooler is that the operating costs is about half of what a central air-conditioning unit runs. Perfect for the Denver summers.
- Simple installation
- Lower operating costs
- Lower original equipment cost than air conditioners
- Need to open windows or vents to outside
- Requires more maintenance than an air conditioner
- Air is not cleaned as well as with an air conditioner
- Reduced control over temperature in house
- Damp air can cause doors and wood furniture drawers to swell
- Our experienced HVAC experts can determine and recommend the right system for your unique requirements.