If you have never heard of a swamp cooler, do not despair, you are not alone. A quick tutorial: a swamp cooler is an, evaporative water based cooling system that uses far less energy than a traditional air conditioner to cool your home. While it is effective, as well as a greener choice to consider, there are some limitations.
- Like the traditional air conditioner, the swamp cooler will only cool an area in relation to its own size
- The swamp cooler is not appropriate for areas that have consistent high humidity.
If you think that the swamp cooler might be good for you, and you are ready to check into installing one- it is time to consult a professional HVAC installer or contractor for advice and to have the project completed. The swamp cooler is a little bulky and not meant for a single person to install on their own.
Hiring someone to install your swamp cooler for you requires some questions to be asked. Interview the contractors in Grand Rapids, Michigan by asking:
- Do you know what a swamp cooler is?
- Is appropriate for our area?
- Do you have experience in installing one?
- Do you have references and do you mind if I check them?
- Do you provide written estimates?
After ascertaining that you can actual use the swamp cooler in your area and that you can find someone to install one, it is time to find the unit that is right for your needs. Make sure that you take the advice of the contractor who can help you decide based on actual cooling needs, square footage and other factors. Also, make sure that after the unit is installed and secured that you know how to use it, how to care for it and what to do during the months when you will no longer need the unit at all.
Swamp coolers are becoming more and more popular as people seek ways to save the environment whenever possible. Because they use less energy and do not use harmful coolants, a swamp cooler can be a far better choice in certain areas of the country than a traditional air conditioning unit. If one is right for you, it might save you money in operating costs as well as the satisfaction of being friendlier to the environment.