The name “swamp cooler” sounds like this machine would cool humid, swamp-like conditions, but it is quite the opposite. These units would actually be useless in warm and humid climates because the air there is overfilled with moisture.
If you live in a dry climate, swamp coolers (in other words, evaporative coolers) are a perfect way to stay cool in unbearable heat – and they are more affordable in terms of price than the standard hydro AC system.
The Principle of Swamp Coolers Operation
Swamp coolers are an open system. To comfortably and steadily cool your home, they use a fan to drag hot, dry air inside the unit, where it goes through water-moistened pads in order to be cooled. During this process the air temperature lowers up to 20 degrees. The cooled, refreshed air is then circulated throughout your home environment. This cool air is repeatedly circulating around your rooms, creating a breeze, that’s why the temperature you feel is four to six degrees lower than the real temperature.
The essential condition in order to successfully cool your home by means of the swamp cooler is hot, dry air such as what is often found in Pomona Valley. The evaporative coolers are actually the most efficient during the hottest times of the day and when humidity levels drop below 50 %.
Swamp coolers are a perfect solution for keeping fresh and chilled without harming the environment. Conventional AC units use refrigerants to cool your home and the swamp coolers employ a natural process that cools the air using motion and water. This process is not spreading ozone-harming pollutants or other chemicals into the environment. They also work best when fresh air comes from open doors or windows, because such a continuous movement ensures better indoor air quality in comparison with the traditional AC units that need airtight space for their operation. On top of that the evaporative cooling process naturally moistens dry air – eliminating dry air signs such as itchy eyes, throat, or skin.
However, swamp coolers can fail as any other equipment, that’s why it is important to have a team of professionals check your unit before the cooling season. Call Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning – your full-scale plumbing and HVAC contractor and our skilled technicians will get your system back on track and running again. We are your swamp cooler installation, maintenance and repair specialists! We can install, repair and upgrade your residential or commercial cooler to enhance its cooling and comfort potential. Regular maintenance will also extend the life span and effectiveness of your unit. This process typically includes draining water to get rid of mineral sediment and reduce bacteria growth, adapting the belt and water levels. Water pads also require checking, cleaning or replacement.
Maintaining your home environment cool and comfortable during hot and dry seasons can be a challenging and often expensive task. Swamp coolers (aka evaporative coolers) present an eco-friendly, healthy, and cost-effective alternative to conventional AC units. If you want to find out more about these systems and whether they will be suitable for your home or business, give Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning a call today!