By diazservice30317722, Feb 6 2018 08:36PM
When it is time to replace a faulty or broke down swamp cooler, also known as evaporative coolers, homeowners always pause to ask themselves, is it time to upgrade? Making the switch to a refrigerated air conditioner is a big commitment that can pay off in the long run. But because of the costs and other factors, many people in El Paso do decide to purchase another swamp cooler. It all boils down to a matter of budget and preference. If you are wondering if you should make the switch we have a bit of information listed here to help you decide.
Continuing on With Swamp Coolers
Most people that decide to purchase another swamp cooler do so for several reasons. Most often times, these reasons are related directly to costs. A refrigerated air conditioner can cost anywhere from $2,000 - $5,000 depending on the size of the home and the model that is chosen. Evaporative coolers on the other hand cost $800 on the high end. In addition, maintenance is fairly light on these types of units. The rudimentary system is easy to troubleshoot and replacing parts comes with minimal costs. On the same note, these coolers do tend to break down more often than refrigerated air conditioners.
Some homeowners choose not to upgrade to refrigerated due to their ductwork. This is especially true when it comes to older homes. There are some cases where the home needs new ductwork in order to change over. Because of the added costs and construction, some choose to stick to evaporative coolers.
Making the Switch
Switching to refrigerated air does come with many benefits. A refrigerated system is connected to a thermostat for easy temperature control in any home. They are also much easier to winterize and switch over to heat in the fall. This is especially true for El Paso where we experience little adverse weather. Many people like to switch from swamp coolers because they don’t work in humid weather. This means if it is rainy or cloudy yet hot, the evaporative cooler will simply not bring the temperatures down in the home. A lot of homeowners also don’t like the idea of opening windows and doors to give the cooler the proper venting it needs.
Contact Diaz Services Today
Whether you want to continue on with an evaporative cooler or you want to make the switch, our certified HVAC technicians can help. If you need your home inspected to see if what options are best for you, give us a call. We can provide advice that is customized to your situation.