When it comes to home cooling, there are a lot of choices available to homeowners. Living in a relatively low-humidity climate gives our Bell Plumbing & Heating Co. customers an additional choice when it comes to cooling their properties: evaporative coolers. Known also as swamp coolers, desert coolers and wet coolers, evaporative coolers use a simple law of physics to cool your home without use of refrigerant. So should you choose an evaporative cooler over a traditional air conditioning system when it comes time for replacement in Englewood? The best way to answer that question is to understand what an evaporative cooler can offer you and your home.
How Does an Evaporative Cooler Work?
Simply put, evaporative cooling is cooling with water. An evaporative cooler adds cool water to the warm air; when this happens, the water changes states from liquid to gas by using the energy of the heat, known as sensible heat. The sensible heat changes to latent heat, a process that lowers the temperature as the sensible heat gives up energy. Two simple examples of this kind of cooling is body sweat or the feeling you have when you emerge from a swimming pool; an evaporative cooler uses the same principle to cool your home.
What Are the Benefits of an Evaporative Cooler?
There are several benefits to installing an evaporative cooler for your home:
- Significant reduction in electricity usage – evaporative coolers use approximately 75% less electricity to operate than refrigerated systems.
- No greenhouse gases – since no refrigerant is needed for an evaporative system, no greenhouse gases are produced.
- Easier maintenance – there are only two parts of an evaporative cooler that warrant any type of repair (not including ductwork): the fan motor and water pump. Both are easily accessible in the unit and can be repaired by a trained technician.
- Adds humidity – low humidity can contribute to problems with splintering and shrinkage of wood products, including furniture and wood floors, as well as paint chipping and peeling. The addition of humidity from an evaporative cooler may help with this issue.
- Consistent fresh air – an evaporative system needs constant fresh air in order to cool, eliminating the possibility of “stale air”.
- Breezair coolers provide 25 year guarantee of life with a 10 year guarantee for all structural components
Is an Evaporative Cooler Right for You?
The best way to determine whether or not an evaporative cooler is a good replacement for your air conditioning in Englewood is to work with a trained professional. Your needs will determine the best way to cool your home, and with the help of an expert, you’ll be able to identify those needs and install a system that works for you.
For more information about how an evaporative cooler can work in your home, call Bell Plumbing & Heating Co. today and schedule a consultation.