Depending on your home and your family’s preferences, it’s important to consider all the factors before choosing either a swamp cooler or refrigerated air to cool your home.


Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative cooling units, or swamp coolers are common for many homeowners because the cost is typically less expensive to install & operate. When the weather is dry, swamp coolers work well but lose efficiency once the humidity rises. If you live in a frequently humid environment, Refrigerated A/C may be a better option.

  • Cheaper to run, but depends on cost of water
  • Produces moist air, ideal for dry weather conditions
  • Excessive moisture can cause wall & doorway swelling
  • Ineffective in temperatures about 95 degrees or high humidity


Refrigerated A/C

Refrigerated air conditioning has many benefits over that of a swamp cooler, and may be the ideal choice for you if you’re considering a cooling system replacement. Humidity and temperature are easily maintained with refrigerated a/c, so for those living in high humidity environments this is an optimal solution for staying cool.

  • Colder air than swamp cooler
  • Consistent temperature
  • Filters air & removes bugs, dust, pollen & smoke
  • Electric expense is higher