What Are Swamp Coolers?

McFarland Indoor Comfort Services understands that not every home can use a traditional air conditioner to keep temperatures down during summer. A swamp cooler is a great option for homes without a central air conditioning system. They are inexpensive, energy-efficient, and don’t have any harmful refrigerants in them. They work especially well in dry climates and can keep indoor temperatures reasonable. Many homes are suitable for swamp coolers, especially in desert climates.

How Swamp Coolers Work

Swamp coolers use evaporative cooling to reduce the temperature in your home’s air. This is the same concept as putting a wet shirt on while running on a hot day to try to stay cool. Swamp coolers work by passing air through a wet filter. In the past, wet towels would be put up in front of fans or doorways where air was passing through. These were early versions of swamp coolers. When the hot dry air comes in contact with the wet surface, it cools down. Through this process, large amounts of heat can be extracted from the air in a room.

Areas with low humidity are great candidates for swamp coolers. In humid environments, the air that passes through the wet filter is already wet and won’t cool down. You’ll end up with an overly humid house that is still hot.

Swamp coolers can be used to cool entire homes or to add extra cooling to a smaller space. Compared to normal air conditioners, they’ll save you money on your energy bills. They are also much less expensive to have installed in your home.

Cooling Technicians Ready to Serve You

McFarland Indoor Comfort Services is a locally owned and operated company prepared for any type of cooling job. We’re a Factory Authorized Dealer of Carrier products and offer comprehensive cooling repair, installation, and maintenance services. We also offer a full range of heating services. We were given the Carrier President’s award in 2018. Learn more about the cooling services we offer in Granite City, IL, by giving McFarland Indoor Comfort Services a call today.

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