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Swamp Coolers or Refrigerated Air: Factors to Consider

If your home has been cooled by a swamp cooler, you may wonder about the costs and benefits of changing to refrigerated air conditioning. At Affordable Service, many customers ask if they should convert to refrigerated air, or continue to use their evaporative cooler. This list of questions may help you decide if converting your swamp cooler to air conditioning is right for you:

  • What’s the condition of your existing system? An older swamp cooler or a unit that hasn’t been regularly maintained is probably not working efficiently. Newer units, both evaporative coolers or A/C units, will use less energy and save on your monthly electric bill. Swamp coolers do take more time and maintenance, needing start up and shut down service each year, and replacement of the pads, belts and pump can add up.
  • What will benefit you in the future? If you plan to sell your home in the next several years, a refrigerated air system will add more value than a swamp cooler. If age or health issues limit your accessibility to your rooftop swamp cooler, a conversion to refrigerated air would eliminate the need for servicing a rooftop unit.
  • What roles do comfort, health, and security play in your decision? Traditionally, swamp coolers have been thought to cost less to operate, although with large increases in the cost of water recently, that may no longer be true. Swamp coolers add humidity to your home, so they do not cool well on humid days. Because of the moisture, people with allergies or asthma or who are sensitive to mold may not do well with a swamp cooler. And because swamp coolers push cooled air into the home, you must leave windows cracked to allow the air to flow. That may create a concern for security. Refrigerated air conditioning systems alleviate these concerns.

Affordable Service offers conversions to air conditioning for Albuquerque area homeowners. If you are considering a high-efficiency air conditioning system, schedule a free estimate today. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer your questions on our financing options. Call 255-COOL or fill in the Schedule contact form.

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