Making the Switch From A Swamp Cooler to a Refrigerated Air Conditioner

While swamp coolers are a popular option for cooling a home in dry and arid regions of the country and have their advantages, there are many reasons why someone might choose to replace their swamp cooler with a refrigerated air conditioner. 

Cooling Control

Air conditioners are generally more effective at cooling the air compared to swamp coolers because they can cool a home to a desired temperature and maintain that temperature, providing consistent cooling regardless of the humidity levels in the area. 

Humidity Control 

Swamp coolers add moisture to the air as part of the cooling process, which can be beneficial in dry climates. However, in humid areas, this added moisture can contribute to discomfort and promote the growth of mold and mildew in the home. Air conditioners, on the other hand, help control humidity levels and can dehumidify the air, creating a more comfortable indoor environment. 

Can Help with Allergies

Swamp coolers draw in outdoor air, which may contain allergens, pollen, and other particles. These allergens can be circulated indoors, potentially triggering allergies and respiratory issues in sensitive individuals. Air conditioners, with their filtration systems, can help remove airborne pollutants and allergens, contributing to better indoor air quality.

Noise levels

Swamp coolers tend to be louder than air conditioners due to the fan and water pump operation. If noise is a concern, air conditioners may be preferred for their quieter operation.

Less Maintenance and Upkeep

While both swamp coolers and air conditioners require maintenance, swamp coolers typically need more frequent attention. This includes regular cleaning and replacing cooling pads, checking water levels, and preventing mineral buildup. Air conditioners generally require less maintenance, with tasks such as filter cleaning or replacement being the primary focus.

No Seasonal Change Over Required

Changing over a swamp cooler from summer to winter involves preparing the unit for the colder months when it won't be used for cooling.

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