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Could You Use an Evaporative Cooler this Summer

Apr 21, 2020

Evaporative coolers have been around for a while, but homeowners aren’t exactly sure why. Well, by utilizing the power of evaporation and the technology of a dehumidifier, evaporative coolers can be an incredible way to provide cooling to your home at an incredibly low cost. That’s because they don’t utilize refrigerant in a way that air conditioners do, and technically they’re not air conditioners. They’re hyper-efficient cooling systems that only really work in dry environments.

Lucky for us, the temperature in Albuquerque is as dry as it comes!

So, if you’ve ever wondered how an evaporative cooler works or whether or not it’s right for your home, then we implore you to keep reading. Down below, we’ve outlined just how efficient these systems are, and more importantly, why they’re so efficient. If an evaporative cooler looks like it could be perfect for you and your home, then contact us for evaporative coolers in Albuquerque, NM.


The Science Behind Evaporative Coolers

Evaporative coolers might not be technically considered air conditioners, but they’re not magic. They function using humidity, or the lack thereof, to produce a cooling effect that can be environmentally friendly and highly effective in dry environments. They’re sometimes called “swamp coolers,” but we assure you that they’re perfect for dryer, less humid, environments like ours. Let’s take a look at how.

By utilizing a wetted pad of water, the air is cycled through the system and moisture is drawn out of the air through the pads, allowing the air to be effectively removed of humidity and cooled. This doesn’t require any more energy than a minor appliance in your home.

The Bonuses of Evaporative Coolers

Evaporative coolers have some unique advantages over conventional cooling machines. Whether you’re comparing it to a central air system or a heat pump, an evaporative cooler is an alternative form of cooling that’s got different parts to take advantage of.

  • Lower cooling costs. As we mentioned earlier, evaporative coolers don’t use pressurized refrigerant to function. This means they don’t need complex evaporative coils or condensation coils to pump heat. An evaporative cooler just utilizes water and a fan to gently pump the dehumidified, cooled air into your home. You could see decreases of up to 50% by using evaporative cooling technology.
  • Environmentally friendly. Refrigerant leaks in a normal air conditioner can be a hassle and pretty bad for the environment. This has gotten so bad that R-22, or Freon, has been effectively banned by the US Government as of January 2020. With an evaporative cooler, you don’t need to worry about refrigerant since these systems don’t need them!

Contact Us Today

Take advantage of what this kind of system offers. Not every contractor in the Albuquerque area offers evaporative cooler service, which is why we have a team full of experts. Our climate is uniquely dry, which means coolers that function via dehumidification are exceptionally effective, and it’s about time we started using the heat and dry air of our climate to our advantage.

If you’re looking for quality work, experience, and technical know-how to correctly install an evaporative cooler, then our team should be your first stop.

Call the pros at First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc. Quality work, exuberant service.