What is the Difference Between Swamp Coolers & ACs?

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Colorado business owners are faced each year with the important decision of how to keep their commercial space at a comfortable temperature during the hotter months. That’s why it’s essential to be aware of the differences between commercial swamp coolers and air conditioners. This way you can ensure a cool temperature, while also keeping factors such as cost, maintenance, and environmental impact in mind.

Here we’ve outlined the key differences between commercial swamp coolers and air conditioners so that you can choose the most appropriate cooling system for your business.


Commercial Swamp Cooler

How it works: This system which has been used since ancient times, makes use of a wet pad which evaporates moisture, therefore cooling the space by approximately 10-15°.

Limitations: For a commercial swamp cooler to work, the outside air must be dry, meaning it may not be suitable for businesses that operate in humid climates.

Installation and maintenance: The commercial swamp cooler operates at a lower price than the traditional air conditioner, however regular maintenance is required. It must also be shut down and replaced by a warming system during the colder months. The technicians from Springs Heating and Cooling can ensure the proper shutdown of your commercial swamp cooler as the seasons change. With the expert knowledge of commercial swamp coolers available at Springs Heating and Cooling, you can be confident that your cooling system will be well-maintained during the hot weather.


Air Conditioner

How it works: Air passes over an evaporator coil inside the building, where the air is refrigerated and heat is transferred to the refrigerant inside the coil. The refrigerant then passes to an outdoor condenser coil where it transfers the heat from the refrigerant into the outside air through a powerful fan.  This cycle repeats as long as the thermostat is calling for cooling inside the building.

Limitations: For those looking for a cooling system at a low cost, the air conditioner may not be the best option. For environmentally conscious business owners, this system also requires significant energy for it to work, which may be considered a drawback.

Maintenance and installation: Although air conditioners require less maintenance than commercial swamp coolers, installation and repairs are more expensive as it is a more complex electrical system with many parts.

Learn more about the products and services offered by Springs Heating and Cooling for top-notch maintenance of your air conditioning system. Contact us today for a free estimate to add or replace your air conditioning equipment today .

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