Northern California endured a very mild winter this year, and in places like Sacramento this brings a variety of concerns including mosquitoes and the threat of a very hot summer. If you are a homeowner, it is important to be as prepared as possible for the coming hot months that lie ahead for much of the Golden State. You want to be as prepared as possible by having your cooling systems in place and in top working order before summer rolls in.
Start Thinking About A Swamp Cooler
A swamp cooler, or evaporative cooler is a method of cooling the inside of a home. These units differ from traditional air conditioners because they rely solely on the vaporization of water, rather than a refrigeration cycle. Swamp coolers cool water down and use a fan to move the cool air around the home.
Benefits Of An Evaporative Cooler
There are a variety of benefits to using a swamp, or evaporative cooler. Firstly, many homeowners prefer them because they are more affordable than window unit air conditioners or HVAC units. Similarly, these units are easy to install and easy to maintain, making them desirable for many homeowners and renters. Another benefit to using this type of unit is that they are better for the environment because they do not use a chemical coolant as some window air conditioning units do. No ozone damaging chemicals means a safer cooling appliance and many homeowners appreciate that.
Evaporative Coolers use about one-quarter of the energy to cool a room than it would take an air conditioner to cool the same room. They are simpler appliances than air conditioners and fewer parts. They are cheaper to install as well and bring in a fresh steady stream of air from the outside into your home. They are very effective in dryer climates, like that of that we have here in Northern California, and can save energy and use less power. That contributes both to a better environment and cost savings to you.
One of the biggest benefits of investing in a swamp cooler is that the act of evaporating water creates a moist environment inside the home. Many homeowners complain that traditional air conditioning units make the air inside the home dry and uncomfortable, and this can lead to sinus discomfort and headaches. However, because swamp coolers use evaporated water to cool the air, it creates a moist atmosphere that is often more comfortable. Additionally, the addition of moisture inside the home also diminishes dust and allergens, which is great for allergy sufferers, children and the elderly. Because this type of air conditioner uses moisture to cool, it works best in hot and arid climates, like California as opposed to hot and humid climates that already battle moisture in the air.
White Glove Chimney & Duct in Northern California is passionate about helping homeowners not only find the best ways to cool their homes but also maintain the appliances that keep homes comfortable. We are in for a long, hot summer and it is important to have the best cooling appliances installed and ready to go before the hot weather settles in. Contact White Glove today for all your air duct needs.