Here in Greater El Paso, Texas the summer temperatures are in full force these days. The heat you feel when you simply open your front door can be overwhelming. The good news is that modern technology allows us to keep our houses cool still during these hot summer months. The bad news is that the power bill that comes along with a cooler house can be a force to be reckoned with. When you get those power bills in the summer you may be wondering what on earth you can do to lower those bills. One option that you may have considered is an evaporative cooler (also knows as a swamp cooler). Today Rush Maintenance Heating and Cooling is going to give you the details about evaporative coolers so that you can decide if this is a good option for your home.
What is an Evaporative Cooler?
If you have not heard of a swamp cooler you may be wondering what exactly we are talking about. We want to start out with what a swamp cooler even is. A swamp cooler is a device that uses evaporation of water to help cool the air. Swamp coolers use an open system. This means that in order for your swamp cooler to work effectively it relies on the flow of air through your house to cool the air.
Cost To Run an Evaporative Swamp Cooler
The main reason that people begin thinking about installing a swamp cooler is the cost. Swamp coolers do not use as much energy as a traditional air conditioning system. The less energy that you utilize in your home each month the lower your utility bills will be. In addition to being cheaper to run, swamp coolers are also cheaper to purchase and to install.
Do Evaporative Coolers Work in Areas with High Humidity?
Swamp coolers work best in areas like Greater El Paso, TX that do not have high humidity. Swamp coolers use the humidity in the air to cool your home. If it is too humid in your home already the swamp cooler will not work effectively. In addition, when the temperature is between 80-95 degrees a swamp cooler can effectively cool your home. Statistics show that most swamp coolers can reduce the temperature in your home by about 20 degrees when the outside temperature is under 95 degrees.
Evaporative Cooler Installation, Emergency Repair, Preventative Maintenance & More in Socorro, Horizon City, Canutillo, Clint, & Greater El Paso, Texas
Most local residents will run their swamp cooler when the temperatures start to rise in the spring giving them the ability to save money and still keep their homes cool for the entire summer. If you think having a swamp cooler installed in your home is a good fit for you give us a call today. One of our technicians here at Rush Maintenance Heating and Cooling can talk to you about all of your options and get it installed for you!