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What Is a Swamp Cooler?

People have been using water to cool themselves for a long time. In fact, there are artifacts and paintings depicting ancient Egyptians and Romans using wet cloths and porous clay items to cool themselves during warm weather. So how can this help you? If you have wanted an alternative way to cool your home, then a swamp cooler, also known as an evaporative cooler, may be just the system you need for your Vail home.

How Does It Work?

A swamp cooler is a relatively simple system since it doesn’t use any kind of coolant to generate cooler air. The key components of an evaporative cooler are the fan, the water and the saturated pad inside the cooler. The cooling process starts when the cooler’s fan pulls in the dry, warm air from the outside; this air is sucked through a horizontal, saturated pad. As the warm air passes through the cool, wet pad, it loses its heat; the resulting cooler air is then blown into your home. Swamp coolers are not effective in areas where heat is moist, which is why they can be a great option for homes in our area.

Benefits of a Swamp Cooler

There are several benefits to using a swamp cooler in your home:

  • Great energy efficiency – swamp coolers can use up to 75% less energy than that of a whole-home air conditioner.
  • Very environmentally friendly – not only do swamp coolers use less energy, lowering your carbon footprint, they also do not use any kind of refrigerant.
  • Add needed humidity – our climate is very dry and swamp coolers can seamlessly add much-needed moisture to indoor air.
  • Don’t need ductwork – swamp coolers don’t distribute the cool air via ductwork; the cool air blows directly from the unit, so you don’t have to worry about installing or maintaining ductwork with this kind of system.
  • Continuous fresh air – swamp coolers provide a stream of continuous fresh air, providing excellent ventilation for your home.

If a swamp cooler sounds like it could be a good fit for your home in Vail, call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.


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Stephanie VegaStephanie Vega
17:23 15 Jun 24
Andrew was great and knowledgeable!!
Ferlyn MallariFerlyn Mallari
17:19 15 Jun 24
The company was very quick to respond. They came in the same day and got our AC fixed within an hour! Our tech Matthew Lopez was great at walking us through the whole process. Also had great customer service! Definitely would recommend!!
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17:14 15 Jun 24
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13:58 15 Jun 24
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17:03 07 Jun 24
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02:41 07 Jun 24
Technician was very good. Answered all my questions and was very patient.
00:39 07 Jun 24
Matthew did an amazing job ! He was very fast and super helpful. I highly recommend getting services through Goettl !
Rebecca GarzaRebecca Garza
16:43 05 Jun 24
Matthew Lopez’s service was top notch!! Quick and very attentive. He was thorough and explained everything that was taking place. I will always refer to Goettle for my AC needs and ask for Matthew!
Enrique SaucedaEnrique Sauceda
16:39 05 Jun 24
Matthew Lopez was our tech and he had the absolute best manners and great work ethic. Clear as could be with issues and repairs, couldn’t ask for a better tech!!!
Melissa AhumadaMelissa Ahumada
01:12 05 Jun 24
Husan “Sam” was knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful when providing our AC maintenance care. He was very thorough in his inspection of our equipment and responded to my questions in a candid and professional manner.
Payton Bolden (Beau)Payton Bolden (Beau)
00:42 05 Jun 24
Goettl has been my choice of A/C and plumbing even before becoming Goettl. Have always gotten excellent service at reasonable prices. They will continue to be my “go to” guys.
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00:37 05 Jun 24
Very nice and prompt, found the problem.
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17:44 28 May 24
Great service. Miguel B did a great job and took the time to discuss everything with me.
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15:56 28 May 24
Amy HallAmy Hall
15:46 28 May 24
Absolutely fantastic! Our AC unit went out unexpectedly. We called Goettl and they were here so quickly. The technician immediately knew what was wrong, didn’t try to upsell sell on anything and fixed the problem within a few minutes. Will absolutely call them again. I was super impressed by the responsiveness and professionalism of Josue.
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15:29 28 May 24
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15:19 28 May 24
Came home from work to an 85 degree house and a broken AC. Called at 0800 and they sent Matt Lopez out by 0915. He quickly diagnosed the issue and gave me the news that no one wants to hear, it needed replaced. He was extremely professional and kind with this news and assured me that we could figure this out. He called Tony Vizzone who helped get together estimates and drop the price to something that I was able to afford. Matt and Tony made this awful experience bearable and I can’t thank them enough for all that they have done for myself and the community. I’m a customer for life now!
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