Evaporative Coolers, also known as swamp coolers, are an energy-efficient way to cool your home when outdoor temps begin to rise. They can cost as much as 50% less to operate compared to a central air conditioner unit—making them an attractive alternative for those looking to save money. However, because they rely on evaporating water to cool the air, they’re best used in regions with low humidity. Some areas of Colorado have higher humidity than others, so it’s best to discuss this option with an HVAC professional before purchasing. Our team at Vectra Mechanical Residential and Commercial HVAC would be happy to talk about our region and how to best utilize this cooling system.
Sometimes called swamp coolers, evaporative coolers rely on pulling the warm outdoor air into the system. Unlike central air conditioning units, which recycle the same air, evaporative coolers bring a steady stream of fresh air into the home. The air is pulled across continually saturated water pads, which then causes the water to evaporate. The unit then directs the cooler air into the home, while pushing the warmer air out of the home. Two-stage evaporative coolers can be even more efficient than single-stage evaporators, as they utilize a pre-cooler, better pads, and more efficient motors. But they do come with a slightly bigger price tag. However, if the temps continually exceed 100°F, they are the preferred evaporator for home use.
Are you considering an evaporative cooler? If you have questions about whether or not it’s the right choice for your Denver home, give us a call at (303) 479-4940. We’ll walk you through the pros and cons of this cooling system and help you determine if it’s a suitable choice. If you already have one that’s in need of repairs or maintenance, Vectra Mechanical Residential and Commercial HVAC has experienced professionals who are ready to go to work for you. Contact us today!