Swamp Coolers Colorado Springs

What is a Swamp Cooler?

Swamp coolers, another name for evaporative coolers, are a machine that allows people to cool air in warm climates with low humidity. It can be used as an independent cooling system, or in conjunction with an air conditioning system to create a more comfortable indoor climate. 

If you’re interested in installing a swamp cooler in your home or business, the experts at Polar Bear Mechanical are here to take care of you! Our team will take care of everything; from discussing which type of swamp cooler would be most efficient in your space, to installing your swamp cooler and educating you on how it works. If you’re ready to learn more about your options, reach out today!

How Does a Swamp Cooler Work?

Swamp coolers lower indoor temperatures using an intricate system of mechanisms that includes a fan, water tank and internal motor. The motor of the swamp cooler passes dry air through a wet filter pad. The pad cools the temperature of the air, which is then circulated throughout your space. 

Types of Evaporative Coolers

The friendly team at Polar Bear Mechanical will work with you and your space to come up with the perfect cooling system product and installation plan. Whether you want a window-mounted swamp cooler, or are more interested in having a cooler installed on the roof, we’ll take care of all of your swamp cooler needs! Swamp coolers differ by the location they reside in and the types of pads they use.

Portable Swamp Cooler

These coolers are ideal for smaller spaces and work best in rooms up to 300 sq. ft. They are also usually lightweight and fairly easy to move around from room to room.

Down Discharge Cooler

As the name suggests, this type of cooler is installed on the roof, and pushes cooled air downward into the desired structure.

Window Swamp Cooler

A window-mounted swamp cooler is used for one room, such as the garage. So, if you’re interested in dedicating a cooler system to cool the air in one room of your home, then a window swamp cooler is perfect for you! Window swamp coolers are also called through-the-wall coolers. This is due to the fact that because of their specific installation requirements, when they are completely set up, part of the system is on one side of a wall while the other part resides externally on the opposite side.

Side Discharge Coolers

Side discharge coolers can be used as a cooling system for an entire house. They’re typically installed on the side of a building, where the cooled air is directed into the attic. If you prefer, the Polar Bear Mechanical team can also install the cooler on the roof and use a duct elbow to direct the cooled air through an opening in the roof.

What are the Pros of Installing an Evaporative Cooler?

Using an evaporative cooler, or swamp cooler, as your primary cooling system has many benefits Some of these include:

  • Lower installation and maintenance costs
  • Cleaner indoor air
    • The pads of the swamp cooler act as a filter. While air passes through, the filter removes harmful particles such as allergens and dust. If you have allergies and install a swamp cooler, you should notice a huge improvement in your allergies while you’re inside. This is a considerable benefit for commercial spaces and factories that may deal with materials that tenants and employees are somewhat allergic to.
  • Utility cost savings
    • Swamp coolers can use up to 75 percent less electricity than a traditional air conditioning system. If you use a swamp cooler independently, or in conjunction with an AC unit where you’re using the air conditioner less frequently, you should see a substantial reduction in your electricity bill.
  • Helps sustain the quality of materials such as fabric and wood
    • This can be especially beneficial if you are running a business such as a furniture store. Installing a swamp cooler will help you maintain the quality of your goods.
  • Environmentally friendly
    • During a time when residents are trying to incorporate more eco-friendly solutions into their daily life, swamp coolers are an awesome option! Because swamp coolers use less electricity to operate, the power plants emit a lesser amount of CO2 and other harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.

Chill Out With The Polar Bear Mechanical Team

Ready to find out why the people of Colorado Springs say that we provide the best HVAC services in town? Set up an appointment today and find out what it’s like to team up with a locally-owned-and-operated company who prioritizes your needs. We look forward to working with you!