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Evaporative Air Cooler Installation and Maintenance in El Paso

Evaporative air conditioners, also known as swamp coolers, use a fairly simple system. A pump circulates water from a pan onto special pads, which become very wet. From there a fan pulls the air from outside and through the wet pads into the ductwork system and into the house.

Maintenance to an Evaporative Air Cooler

Because the evaporative air cooler system is so simple, maintenance and upkeep are easy as well. Problems are easy to troubleshoot and fix. The usual problems are needing to change the pads, leaks, the pump going out, or clogged lines. These are all issues that our experts have plenty of experience with.


Swamp coolers do need regular and seasonal upkeep to ensure they run smoothly during the hot summers. They have to be prepped and inspected as spring arrives. This may include cleaning, buying new pads, and opening the air duct. In the winter, they should be drained and covered. We offer a maintenance program in which one of our certified technicians visits your home on a regular basis. They can inspect your HVAC system to ensure it is always running smoothly. They will also switch your system over during season changes and perform cleaning and prep work. If any problems arise, they will always notify you before doing any repair work.

Why Do I Need to Have Windows Open With a Swamp Cooler

A refrigerated air unit works by taking moisture out of the air producing cold, dry air. They work best in an airtight environment. This can be troublesome if your windows, doors and other openings in your home aren’t properly sealed. A refrigerated  air system just won’t work as efficiently and utility bills may be a bit higher.


An evaporative unit, on the other hand, pushes cooled moist air through the home to produce cooler temperatures. Therefore, proper airflow is needed for the cooling process. Cracking a few windows will help raise the efficiency of the swamp cooler. People with older homes don’t have to worry about old windows, doors, and other openings not being properly sealed. Homeowners with pets don’t have to be concerned over doggy doors or leaving backdoors cracked.

Contact Diaz Services Today

Many homeowners in El Paso choose to switch from evaporative air coolers to refrigerated AC. For many, this is a beneficial change. However, if a swamp cooler is best for your home, there are many benefits to using this system. Here at Diaz Service, we have knowledgeable and experienced experts that can help you either way. Contact us today for more info today.

Evaporative Coolers Vs. Air Conditioners

Both systems will definitely cool your home down to a comfortable temperature for the long El Paso summer months. Depending on what you are looking for, evaporative coolers can offer plenty of benefits for homeowners. When you compare this cooler with an AC that uses refrigerant, a swamp cooler can cost up to 50 percent less when it comes to utility bills. For homeowners that are concerned with environmental issues, an evaporative cooler is a better choice. The swamp cooler only uses water and electricity to cool the home. A refrigerated AC uses chemicals that are emitted into the environment that many believe harm the ozone.


Not only that, an evaporative unit doesn’t require an airtight home to run at its best. In fact, it’s best to have a few windows cracked while you cool your home. This type of air cooler will also naturally provide more humidity into your home, which can be great for those that suffer from itchy eyes and throat due to dry air.