When researching ways to cool your house during the summer, you have probably seen a swamp cooler mentioned. These units are also called evaporative cooling systems. Let us take a look at how swamp coolers compare to AC units.
How Do Swamp Coolers Work?
The basic concept of a swamp cooler is that air that flows over a wet surface is cooler. So, a swamp cooler uses wet pads and forced air to cool a room. They do not require ductwork like an AC. Instead, you open or shut windows to direct the flow of air into certain areas of the home. Moist air is blown into the room, cooling it off.
Which Climates Are Best For a Swamp Cooler?
A swamp cooler is best used in a very dry climate. The air that is blown in from a swamp cooler is moisturized. If you live in an area of Kansas that is already very humid, you may not want to add more humidity to the air. Some furnishings require dry air, while others do well with a bit of moisture in the air. Depending on what type of furnishings are in your home, you may or may not want to use a swamp cooler.
Swamp Cooler vs. Central AC
There are pros and cons to both types of cooling systems. A swamp cooler is easier and less expensive to install than a central AC unit. However, it does require regular maintenance, as does a central AC unit. The technicians at Graber’s are knowledgeable about all types of cooling systems and can help you make the right choice. They can sit down with you and discuss your home, and they can talk about the pros and cons of each unit.
Give Graber’s Plumbing and Heating a call today to learn more about the various cooling solutions we have available in Newton. We can also assist with plumbing services as well as heating and cooling repair, installation, and maintenance.