Here in Northern California, it can get quite hot, despite the close proximity to the ocean. In fact, in the late summer months, it’s not uncommon to see temperatures as high as the 90s, and sometimes we exceed 100 Evaporative Air Cooler illustrationdegrees!

Fortunately, here at White Glove Chimney, we have the perfect solution for our customer base – swamp coolers!

Swamp coolers, or evaporative coolers, provide the cool air you so desire this time of year, while saving you money on monthly bills. Get the full scoop on these top-notch products below, then reach out to us right away. We’re eager to do all we can to make your life more comfortable!

History of Evaporative Cooling

Believe it or not, evaporative cooling is as old as the pyramids. Older generations used this simple science to cool their living spaces year after year. In fact, some customers may remember their grandparents or relatives hanging damp sheets in windows and doorways on warm evenings. If so, you’ve already experienced this process first hand!

But it wasn’t just in homes this technique was used. Before electricity was invented, even the most refined spaces utilized this method to get some relief from the heat.

Eventually, air conditioning units were brought onto the scene, but as we pointed out above, operating these systems can wind up costing homeowners quite a bit when temperatures get especially high. That’s why swamp coolers have risen in popularity, and we are proud that our team is qualified to get them installed quickly and efficiently for you.

How They Work

So, what makes these appliances so effective and cost-efficient? Well, just like the sheets in the windows, as the air moves through the unit, the water cools the surrounding air molecules, which then lowers the temperature of your living space.

A swamp cooler is made up of three main parts:

  1. a reservoir, which holds water and distributes it through evaporative pads by a pump
  2. a blower, which pulls air through the pads
  3. pads, which clean and cool the air as it moves through the system

They usually come with two settings including a vent-only setting in which the pump doesn’t run, allowing the fan to circulate air through the home. This is particularly nice for mild weather during the spring and fall. When the heat is particularly bad, you can then initiate the pump, which sends water from the reservoir into the evaporative pads. As water is pulled through the pads by the blower, the air is cooled and distributed throughout the house.

Benefits of Evaporative Coolers

Now. before you make an investment, you want to know exactly what you’ll gain from it, right? We get it, and we’re happy to share the many benefits swamp coolers offer folks throughout our service area. After having your new system installed, expect to experience the following:

  • Lower utility bills. Since the cooling process occurs naturally with a swamp cooler, it uses less electricity, resulting in lower bills for you.
  • A lower carbon footprint. Like we said, the air is cooled naturally, thus creating fewer greenhouse gases. No chemical coolants either!
  • Quiet operation. You won’t have to worry about being annoyed or unable to sleep due to a loud, clanking machine.
  • Easy maintenance. Evaporative coolers are both easy (and inexpensive) to install, and they’re easy to maintain, too, so don’t worry about a headache on your end.
  • A more comfortable living space. Is your A/C unit making your home dry and hard to tolerate? Because swamp coolers use evaporated water to cool the air, this will no longer be a problem.

Along with all that, the units that we sell and install here at White Glove Chimney are the best on the market and come with a 25-year warranty on the body. They are also self-draining, self-closing, and the pads only need changing every 5 to 10 years.

Our Breezair units are the best, and they can be combined with ductwork for whole home cooling to save you even more. Ask our team about your options today!

How Swamp Coolers Compare with A/C Units

About three-quarters of American homes have air conditioners, and they account for 6% of the electricity produced in the United States. The cost? $29 billion to homeowners collectively and the environmental cost is even greater.

You’d think all the extra costs would mean better air quality, but that’s not the case. Air conditioners circulate the same air, which means only recycled air enters your living space. With evaporative coolers on the other hand, fresh air will continuously circulate the home every day. For homeowners with respiratory issues, asthma, or seasonal allergies, this is definitely ideal!

Additionally, air conditioners only continue to work up to a certain temperature, then stall out and freeze up. Evaporative coolers, however, work better in extreme temperatures. Higher temperatures mean the air is less humid, and even if the water in the tank is warm, the science still works the same.

Swamp coolers also look similar to A/C units, both in size and overall appearance, so you won’t lose out on the versatility you get with air conditioning. Overall, they are much more energy efficient, as well as easier to install and operate.

Don’t waste any more time settling for less than you deserve. The time to reach out to our team is now!