Swamp Cooler vs. Air Conditioner

By: Lindsay Parker

It's that time of year again. It's perfect for going to the beach or the local lake or swimming pool, but it's not always the best time to stay in your home. If your finding your home to be uncomfortably hot I'm sure you've thought about getting either a swamp cooler or an air conditioner.
Swamp coolers work by using a fan inside to draw in outside air. Inside the swamp cooler are some pads that absorb the water that you pump through it. When the air comes in from outside it works through these pads that cool the air down.
All you really need is the money to pay for the water pump and fan. It will only take a few gallons of water too. This is why they are known as being so cost efficient.
There are a few cons to swamp coolers. First, there are some that are louder, be careful that you buy a quieter one. Second, some don't allow circulation of the air through the whole house. Third, It won't dehumidify your home.
Also, if you don't constantly keep a window open you can have humidity problems. The air temperature will also begin to rise.
Air conditioners on the other hand work through compressing cool Freon gas. The gas then goes through a process that makes it into liquid, cools it down, and humidifies it. The air is then circulated well throughout your home.
Sometimes money can be pretty tight and you might think the only options you have is to buy a swamp cooler. Before you do anything, call your local retailer and find out how they can help you. Find out from them if a swamp cooler or a air conditioner would be best for you.
Call your local retailer to find out which is right for you, an air conditioner or a swamp cooler. They will be able to help you make the decision that's right for your home.

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