If you are considering making the switch to refrigerated air, there are lots of factors that should go into this decision. There is utility costs, your current ductwork, installation and financing options will all need to be considered. There are several pros and cons to keeping your current swamp cooler, also known as an evaporative cooler. With the El Paso climate you want to consider humidity and the rainy season as well.
Switching From an Old Swamp Cooler
If your swamp cooler is fairly new and isn’t causing you any trouble you can consider keeping it for a few more years. However, if your evaporative cooler is more than seven to 10 years old or has several problems functioning properly, this puts you in the right position to replace it. Purchasing a refrigerated unit is a definite upgrade, but does come with a larger price tag. However, most establishments do offer financing options.
Pros and Cons of Evaporative Coolers
Swamp coolers are must less costly than refrigerated air units in several ways. Since they run on rather simple systems, parts replacement and repairs tend to be less expensive. Energy costs tend to be much less as well. Evaporative coolers simply don’t use as much electricity and refrigerated air conditioners.
On the downside, swamp coolers will not function too well on humid and rainy days. Homeowners often complain that the house only feels more moist than usual, but not any cooler. Another con is the fact that this coolers require a few cracked doors or windows to function properly.
Upgrading to Refrigerated Air
The biggest benefit to refrigerated air is much more efficiency. These air conditioners just work much better than their counterpart. You can set your thermostat to the desired temperature and forget about it. There’s no need to continuously turn your system on and off. Secondly, refrigerated units do not pull outside air into the house to cool your home down. This is good for allergy sufferers. This means you will benefit from cleaner air quality. A refrigerated unit doesn’t require any doors or windows to be cracked either. These units also last twice as long as evaporative coolers.
Whether you are considering keeping your swamp cooler or replacing it with a refrigerated unit, the experts at Scott Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help. We can visit your home and assess your current ductwork and air conditioner. We provide quotes, financing options and excellent residential and commercial service. Contact us today for more info.