Why Choose a Swamp Cooler?

question-markThere are areas in the country where air conditioning is more of a luxury than a true necessity. This is obviously not the case around here, though. The heat of the summer season sticks around in our geographic region, and it is very intense most of the time. Plus, even our “cooler” weather still tends to be pretty warm. It is obvious that homeowners around here really need an air conditioning system than they can count on.

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, then we strongly recommend that you consider the use of an evaporative cooler in Las Vegas, NV. These systems are also called “swamp coolers,” and they have much to offer homeowners — particularly those in regions such as are, with a tendency for hot, dry weather. 

How Does an Evaporative (Swamp) Cooler Work?

A swamp cooler utilizes the cooling effects of the evaporation of water in its operation. Basically, the cooler will draw hot air from outside over a series of wet pads. Doing so allows that air to be cooled, much like the cool air that you’ll feel coming off of a lake on a hot day. These pads must be saturated in order to facilitate the cooling of the air, but they are fed water directly so that you don’t have to worry about adding it on your own.

When using a swamp cooler, you will leave windows in your home open somewhat to give hot air an escape route as cooler air is distributed throughout the house. You’ll want to experiment with which windows you open and close to maximize the benefits of the swamp cooler’s operation. A fan is used to draw air into the system and to redistribute it throughout the house.

What Benefits Does This Type of Cooling Offer?

Quite a few, actually. First of all, because the system is not relying on a refrigerant cycle in order to cool your home, it is able to operate with great energy efficiency. Plus, because windows are left open and you are not circulating the same air over and over again, as you would with a central AC, you can maintain better indoor air quality, as well. There is also the matter of humidification to consider. It can be quite dry in homes throughout this area, and a lack of sufficient humidification is a serious problem. Using a swamp cooler actually adds some humidity to the air in homes, so it can help to combat issues associated with very dry air.

If you have any further questions about how swamp coolers work or why you may want to use one, just give us a call. We’re happy to help you find the right cooling system for your home. At Goettl Air Conditioning, your 100% satisfaction is always our top priority. We know that keep cool can be tough around here, but we’ll find the solutions that you need to do so successfully.

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.