Swamp coolers are a great alternative for those living in places like the southwest desert, where humidity rarely falls below 60%.
Also known as “evaporative” or “desert” air coolers, the way they work is simple. Swamp coolers use a fan to draw the dry air out of your home and pass it over several moistened pads. As the air collides with the pads, it absorbs the moisture and the “chill” of the water along with it. A second fan then circulates the now cool air back into your home. Think about how cold you feel after leaving the pool on a hot day – the principle is the same.
For those living in Las Vegas or Phoenix, these ecologically friendly systems are perfect for low-cost home cooling. The dry desert air allows swamp coolers to not only provide air conditioning for your home, but it also acts as a humidifier, making your home both cool and comfortable.
Of course, even the most efficient machines still need repairs, and swamp coolers are no exception. If you are experiencing problems with your cooling unit, require maintenance, or even just have questions, the experts at Dwellness are here to help.
Even if your swamp cooler is still technically functioning, it could still need repairs. If you notice that your unit is exhibiting any of the following problems, it’s time to call for professional help:
- Not cooling enough: If you’re cooling unit isn’t cooling, then there’s obviously something wrong. The pads inside the unit could need more moisture or perhaps the distributor is clogged and preventing airflow.
- Constant starts and stops: From sizing issues and loose electrical components to motor malfunctions or improperly installed parts, any number of reasons could cause a unit to suddenly start or stop.
- Dripping or leaking: Typically, when the reservoir levels in the cooler start running too high, it can create excess humidity, dripping, or runoff. There could also be a leak somewhere in the system’s tubing or fittings.
- It smells: When stagnant water inside the machine produces mildew and mold, it can create a terrible rotting smell. Cleaning the unit or replacing its pads is often the quickest fix.
- It’s noisy: When components inside a swamp cooler bend, loosen, or otherwise break down, the unit tends to produce a lot of noise.
For over 34 years, Dwellness has been installing and fixing swamp coolers for countless local homeowners from Phoenix, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada. Our experts are the fastest in the industry, arriving right on schedule virtually every time. We also handle more than just air conditioning, and over 60% of our first-time customers end up calling us for other needs like plumbing and electrical help.
Our experts are available seven days a week from Monday-Friday 7AM to 11PM and Saturday & Sunday 8AM to 4PM. Simply fill out the “Request Service Now” form to the left or call 702-641-8888 to get started, and we’ll help ensure that your swamp cooler is working perfectly.