The goal of both of swamp coolers is to cool your space. However, swamp coolers vary in their operation compared to air conditioners.
More importantly, many swamp coolers require only minor to moderate setup, such as placement of air filters or window mounting.
- Basic Cooling Technology: Compared to air conditioners that use compressors and refrigerants, swamp coolers use only water, a fan, and pump to saturate the cooling media to create cool air.
- Cost-Effective: A 36-inch evaporative air cooler operating for eight hours typically costs less than one dollar, because the only costs associated with operating it are just water and electricity. This is almost three times cheaper than traditional cooling costs, as operating swamp coolers costs up to 50 percent less.
- Environmentally-Friendly: For environmentally-conscious consumers, swamp coolers are an ideal solution for keeping cool without use of refrigerants to cool your home, swamp coolers use a natural process that cools the air using motion and water. This process won’t add ozone-harming pollutants or other chemicals to the environment.
- Humidifies: Plus, the evaporative cooling process naturally humidifies dry air – reducing dry air symptoms such as itchy eyes, throat, or skin.
Furthermore, swamp coolers actually work best when fresh air is available, such as from an open window or door. This constant circulation ensures that your indoor air is fresher than it would be with traditional air conditioners that require an airtight space to operate.