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Evaporative Coolers in Turlock, CA and the Central Valley Area
There are a variety of ways in which to cool a home. The refrigerant-based air conditioning system is the one that most homeowners think of and the one that most depend on. The central air conditioner is a very effective means of cooling down your Central Valley area home, but it’s not the only method.
In the right home, there is an alternative that can help lower energy costs drastically. One alternative that All American Plumbing Heating & Air installs and services is the evaporative cooler, also referred to as a swamp cooler. Could an evaporative cooler be right for you? Contact us to find out, and to learn how we live by our motto of “In the Service of Excellence.” Give us a call to schedule service on evaporative coolers in Turlock, CA and the surrounding Central Valley area.
How Are Swamp Coolers Different?
You may be wondering what it is exactly that a swamp cooler does. The simple explanation is that it uses water to cool down the air entering your home. The standard centralized AC uses refrigerant to remove heat from your indoor air and turn it into cool air that comes back through your vents.
There is no chemical refrigerant in an evaporative cooler or swamp cooler, however. Rather, the system uses dampened pads that are kept wet through the action of pumps. A fan pulls in outside air and as the warm air moves over the pads, it loses heat to the water—much like the breeze you feel coming off a large body of water such as a lake.
The Benefits of Evaporative Cooling
The primary advantage of evaporative cooling is that these systems cost less to run than more traditional air conditioning system types. Running your evaporative cooler requires powering the fans and the pumps, which consumes less electricity than running the compressor in a central AC. If your home is well suited for an evaporative cooler, it can substitute a standard AC on many days, and lower your energy costs.
Another great benefit of evaporative cooling is that it helps combat dry conditions, which we get our fair share of in Turlock, CA and the surrounding Central Valley communities. The moisture from the pads enters the air and helps raise the humidity level, increasing your home comfort on dry summer days.
Call Us for Air Conditioning in Turlock, CA and the Central Valley Area
It bears mentioning that evaporative coolers are not the right solution for every home. To make sure that installing one of these systems is the best way to lower your energy costs and not raise your humidity levels too much, you should reach out to our experienced service professionals. If we don’t feel an evaporative cooler will benefit you, we’ll be honest, and we’ll make recommendations for other types of cooling systems that could be a better match.
We have extensive training here at All American Plumbing Heating & Air and have handled many types of air conditioning systems. From installing a brand new swamp cooler to ensuring that an existing system has proper maintenance each year, you can rely on us! We’ve been in business since 2001 and have earned a reputation for quality customer service. Reach out to our team today. Lifetime Heating and Air Conditioning Repair Guarantee Available to our AMP club maintenance program members.