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What You Need to Know About Evaporative Coolers

Evaporative coolers are a great solution to cool your Albuquerque home because of the low humidity levels in this area. They essentially cool outdoor air by passing it over pads that are saturated with water—causing evaporation.

During operation, warm indoor air is allowed to escape through partly opened windows and is replaced with cooler air. New Mexico homeowners choose evaporative coolers for their affordability and energy efficiency. Unlike other HVAC systems that recirculate the same air, like central air conditioning units, evaporative coolers offer a consistent supply of fresh air into your Albuquerque home during operation.

If you have questions about the benefits of an evaporative cooler installation, contact us online or call us at 505-225-3016 today! 

Benefits of Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative coolers offer a wide range of benefits for your New Mexico home. When compared to a conventional air conditioning system’s operating costs, evaporative coolers can be up to 50% less to operate!

Additionally, since the moist pads at the center of operation are continually wet, simple operation helps to flush dust and other allergen-inducing particles within the wet pads to the bottom of the cooler—preventing them from being circulated throughout your home.

Many homeowners also appreciate the additional moisture that evaporative cooling adds to your home, which helps to protect things in your home—like wood furniture and fabrics—from drying out over time.

How to Balance Your Home’s Air

Unfortunately, one of the most common mistakes homeowners make with evaporative coolers is not opening their windows enough to properly cool the home. So, how do you know how wide to open your windows? Here is a step-by-step guide for a better understanding on how to balance your home’s air.

  1. Grab a piece of tissue paper and cut it lengthwise into three equal strips.
  2. Turn your cooler on high cool.
  3. Choose one window in each room you want to cool and open it at least six inches.
  4. Take your tissue paper and put it against the screen of the opened window furthest from the cooler discharge opening:
IF THEN
The tissue falls off the screen Close all windows one inch and repeat step 4
The tissue is plastered to the screen Open all windows one inch and repeat step 4
The tissue lightly stays on the screen Stop.  You have successfully balanced your home’s air!

It’s important to remember that when switching to low cool, you will need to re-balance the air in your home. Additionally, once your home’s air is balanced, you can add increased cooling to desired rooms by opening those windows more and closing the others in respective increments. With each window adjustment, step 4 should be repeated until your home’s air is, once again, in balance.

Evaporative Cooler Services in Albuquerque

For superior evaporative cooler services in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas, choose the trusted professionals at B. Carlson. Our wide-ranging, fully comprehensive evaporative cooling services include:

Our highly-trained and experienced professionals are ready to listen to your exact needs and budget concerns. From there, we will work diligently to find the best solutions that will suit your home and family’s needs at an affordable price.

If you have questions and would like more information about an evaporative cooler for your home, or would like to schedule evaporative cooler services in Albuquerque, simply complete our online form or give us a call at 505-225-3016 today! 

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