Swamp Coolers

Phoenix Swamp Cooler Repair & Installation

What to Know About Evaporative Coolers

Swamp coolers, known technically as “evaporative coolers” are a great way to beat the heat in Arizona and save money on utility bills at the same time. Rainforest Plumbing & Air can help you start reducing those utility bills now by installing a Rainforest-approved, quality evaporative cooler today! Call for a free estimate, and remember, despite our name, Rainforest Plumbing & Air is your go-to source for swamp coolers in Phoenix.

For more information about Phoenix swamp cooler repair or a new swamp cooler installation, call today at (602) 755-2995 .

Why Is an Evap or “Swamp” Cooler the Perfect Solution for Cooling Arizona Homes?

While Arizona is certainly hot, it is also a very dry climate. And a hot dry climate does one thing really well: evaporate water quickly. Our low humidity allows us to take full advantage of everything that an evaporative cooler has to offer for pennies on the dollar over a traditional, refrigerant-based air conditioning unit. Evaporative coolers are also less expensive to install and much easier to repair than air conditioning units. This allows swamp coolers in Arizona to not only save homeowners money on energy expenses, but cool the air more effectively than in other more humid regions of the country.

The benefits of installing a quality swamp cooler in Phoenix, AZ are:

  • They use a lot less energy than traditional air conditioners, making them a great option if you want to reduce your energy costs over the summer.
  • They are natural cooling systems, (i.e. they only use a cooling pad, water, and a fan,) which means they are chemical-free and better for the environment.
  • They do not require significant repairs or maintenance—just add water occasionally and remember to replace the cooling pads.
  • They can increase indoor air quality in your home and reduce symptoms for allergy-sufferers by increasing humidity levels, thus improving air filtration and even acting as natural air-purifiers.

What’s the Difference Between an Evaporative Cooler & an Air Conditioning Unit?

A traditional air conditioning unit uses a compressed refrigerant to cool the air. The complex compressors and coils in AC systems simply require more energy to operate. Evaporative cooling, on the other hand, is simple in that it cools air by the natural evaporation of water. A swamp cooler unit contains two or more cooling pads that are made up of wood wool, wood fibers, or synthetic material. These pads are soaked with water and air is allowed to flow through them. As the air passes through the soaked pads, the vapor from the evaporation cools the air and a fan pushes the cooler air through a duct and into your house.

There are different kinds of evaporative cooling options outside of the traditional residential units, such as wet cooling towers, misting fans, and outdoor misting systems. At Rainforest Plumbing & Air, our cooling pros can take care of a full range of residential swamp cooler installations and repairs in Phoenix, Mesa, and surrounding areas, and may be able to service your commercial evaporative cooler as well.

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How To Tell If You Need Swamp Cooler Repair

1. It won't start - First check the evaporative cooler's fuse as more often then not starting troubles come from a blown fuse. It could also be that the breaker has tripped so look at the wires to see if there's any sign of damage, but it may be safer to call in our swamp cooler repair team.

2. Something smells off - As there's sometimes excess water that's laying around, swamp coolers can get mold or mildew growth. It's best to clean your swamp cooler somewhat regularly and changing out the water every now and then.

3. The airflow is different - The exhaust ducts sometimes can get a little dirty which can block the airflow you've grown used to. If your airflow is any different, contact our Phoenix swamp cooler repair team to get it back on track.

4. Water leaks - Water can leak from a few different places, but if your swamp cooler is stored properly, it shouldn't leak. Always drain the unit when you're putting it away for the winter time after removing the pads in order to clean the tank.

Phoenix Swamp Cooler Repairs & Installations You Can Trust

At Rainforest Plumbing & Air, our technicians have many years of experience in repairing and installing evaporative swamp coolers in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding communities. We believe that everyone should be able to afford top-notch cooling equipment, which is why we offer various financing options and specials. We are known for being honest about our work—with our up-front guarantee, you’ll always know you’re getting a good deal before the service process begins. Call today to see if a swamp cooler is right for your home, and get ready to find out why Rainforest Plumbing & Air has been trusted by local property owners for over 20 years.

For a new installation or swamp cooler repair in Phoenix, Rainforest Plumbing & Air is available by phone at (602) 755-2995 or you can just fill out our online request form.