• Howard Gallagher

Swamp Cooler Guide


Comfort is what you want as a homeowner. As temperatures start increasing you want to ensure cool air is circulating in your house. Most people have a central cooling system in their home. In certain states in the country like Nevada,Arizona , and Texas, many homes use a swamp cooler.Swamp coolers aka evaporative coolers are units that cool air within your home. They work differently than a conventional air conditioner. The process is simple. Water evaporates in the swamp cooler and cools the surrounding air. Swamp coolers use this principle to lower the temperature of the air in your home. Swamp coolers generally are cheaper to install and use less energy than air conditioning. They also perform the same job as humidifiers. They are environmentally friendly. However they work only in less humid areas. Swamp coolers aren’t efficient in humid areas. There are a few disadvantages with use of swamp coolers. They require more maintenance than Air Conditioners, and windows in the home need to be slightly open. This is to prevent mold and mildew growth.

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Common Swamp Cooler Problems

Just like an air conditioner, a swamp cooler can break down. The most common problems are ruptured water lines, excess dirt, and open damper. Ruptured water lines can happen early in spring. Frozen water lines can cause property damage. Excess dirt can be prevented by replacing your pads. The damper effects your energy usage. An open damper can shorten the lifespan of your swamp cooler.

Swamp Cooler Coverage

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The components of a swamp cooler don’t last forever. When your swamp cooler you want the peace of mind knowing a home warranty is covering your unit. When it breaks down all you have to pay is a small service fee.