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Switching from an Evaporative Cooler to Central AC? Contact Our Team

central-air-conditionerHas your swamp cooler seen better days? You can contact our team to upgrade your home to a central air conditioner. This isn’t an easy process. Swamp coolers are pretty common here in the Southwest but that doesn’t mean that every HVAC company specializes in conversions from evaporative coolers to central air conditioners—our company does, though.

Having an effective cooling system is incredibly important here in New Mexico. If you’re looking for a responsible team for your air conditioning services in Albuquerque, NM make sure you contact our team to schedule an appointment today.

Evaporative Coolers 101

Evaporative coolers (more commonly referred to as swamp coolers) are a great alternative indoor cooling system for homes here in the Southwest. Evaporative coolers work to lower the temperature of your home through the evaporation of water. A fan draws air into the cooler, passes this air over a water-saturated pad, and then the water loses heat. The system sends cool air into your home and pushes out the warmer air through partially opened windows.

For the most part, evaporative cooling systems are a great way to keep your home cool throughout the hot months. If you’re like many homeowners though there are certain downsides that might make you switch to central air conditioning when your evaporative cooler gets older.

Why Make the Switch to Central AC?

Many homeowners come to the technicians on our team ready to make the switch to central air conditioning for a few reasons.

  • Avoid Water Damage: If you have an evaporative cooler system for your home it’s also likely that you have a cooling box on your rooftop. While this system is integral to the function of your swamp cooler, it’s hard on your roof. You might notice hard water stains and even hard water damage that affects your roofing over time.
  • Increase Your Comfort: Evaporative coolers have that humidity advantage that we need here in our dry, desert climate. The only downside is that evaporative coolers don’t always have the same amount of temperature control. They simply don’t have the same level of cooling capacity. If your evaporative cooler can’t seem to keep you comfortable it might be time to make the switch.
  • Decrease Your Maintenance Efforts: Central air conditioners are much easier to maintain than swamp coolers. Evaporative coolers are great, but they require their fair share of winterizing and maintenance work that occurs on top of your roof. Central air conditioners are a lot easier to access because they’re placed on the ground. In addition to this, you can do a lot of your central air conditioning maintenance on your own by replacing your air filters.

Most homes here in Albuquerque already have centralized ductwork. If you’re thinking about making the switch from evaporative cooling to central air conditioning, it won’t be too difficult or time-consuming. Contact an expert from our team today to learn more about the conversion process.

If you want to convert your home from an evaporative cooler to a central air conditioning system make sure you contact our experts. Contact Desert Suns Heating & Cooling Inc. today to schedule an appointment.

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