A swamp cooler, also known as an evaporative cooler, cools the air via water evaporation. This method of air cooling is often more efficient than using traditional air conditioning systems. Also, in areas with dry climates, the swamp cooler adds moisture to the air, which makes the room more comfortable.

Dry climates are the ideal region to use swamp coolers. In humid, muggy areas of the United States swamp coolers do not cool as efficiently. Swamp coolers work best in areas where the relative humidity is less than 60%. There are some exceptions to this. If the area that needs to be cooled is at least partially outdoors, a swamp cooler may be a good solution. This is because the outdoor area allows moisture to evaporate.

Benefits of Swamp Coolers

Swamp coolers are a less complicated cooling system than traditional air conditioners. They do not use refrigerants or compressors. They only need a fan, pump and, of course, water. They are also very affordable to operate. Using a swamp cooler to cool your home in the summer will not drive up your utility bill as often happens with air conditioning.

On average, it is about 50% less expensive to operate a swamp cooler as opposed to a traditional air conditioner. Finally, a swamp cooler makes the air in your home more comfortable. If you suffer from dry, itchy skin or eyes, or find yourself constantly clearing your throat, the addition of a swamp cooler may provide the moisture needed to make your home more comfortable.

If you want the most efficient cooling system for your home it makes sense to talk to the professionals. MD Air Conditioning & Heating and Heating is San Antonio’s most trusted air conditioning contractor. Whether you know you want a traditional air conditioner, you are positive you want a swamp cooler or are not sure what is best suited for your situation, the pros at MD Air Conditioning & Heating are ready to help. We offer heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services. Give us a call today for a more comfortable tomorrow.

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