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Evaporative Cooling in Albuquerque

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Evaporative Cooling Systems & Services - Albuquerque, NM

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When you’re looking for reliability, efficiency, and green comfort solutions, you can count on B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing! Our evaporative cooling systems can help you save on energy costs while also getting the superior comfort options you deserve. The certified heating and cooling team at B. Carlson can help you choose the ideal system to suit your unique needs.

When you’re in need of top-class cooling professionals to help you choose your Evaporative Cooling system in Albuquerque, NM, contact B. Carlson or call (505) 349-4409.

What Is Evaporative Cooling?


The principle is a simple one, but some folks are still somewhat unfamiliar. In essence, evaporative cooling (also known as “swamp cooling”) is a system that takes advantage of a natural process (evaporation) in order to produce cool air and reject hot air. In a home evaporative cooling system, warm air is drawn into the system where it contacts moist cooling pads. Here, cool air is produced by the action of evaporation, and this cool air is sent into your home, while the drawn-in hot air is rejected to the outside.

The Benefits of Evaporative Cooling Systems

An Evaporative Cooling System installation in your home can provide you with a lot more than just top-class comfort. When you choose evaporative cooling services with B. Carlson, you’ll get:

  • Superior energy savings. Evaporative Coolers use as little as a tenth of the energy of a traditional central HVAC system. This means you get all of the comfort you need at a mere fraction of the cost!
  • An environmentally friendly cooling system. Evaporative coolers use no refrigerants and are a wholly natural solution that can help preserve our environment.
  • Super-simple maintenance. Maintaining an evaporative system is simple and easy.
  • No concern about open doors and windows. You don’t have to worry about the door being closed in the summer “letting out all the cool air out”. An evaporative cooler requires relief air in the form of open windows, doors or vent to exhaust the hot air from your home or business. Some people enjoy the “open” feeling of a home in the summer. In fact, evaporative coolers are great for warehouse applications where doors are opened frequently.
  • Naturally adds moisture. Many people appreciate the fact that evaporative cooling adds moisture to the air, which helps to keep wood furniture and fabrics from drying out. The moist pads through which the outside air flows are also fairly efficient air filters, trapping some dust and pollen. Since the pads are continually wetted, trapped particles are flushed out and trapped in the bottom of the cooler.
  • Easier installation. For the most part, evaporative cooling doesn’t require as much ductwork as air conditioning. For a newly installed system, a short duct can direct the cooled air to a central point in the house. From there, air can be directed through the various rooms by simply opening and closing doors and windows to allow the cooled air to flow.

The Drawbacks of Evaporative Cooling

While some people prefer an evaporative cooling system during the summer season in New Mexico, others take issue with various aspects of these coolers. Because we care about the comfort and satisfaction level of each one of our customers at B. Carlson, we wanted to compile a thorough list of possible drawbacks you might find in an evaporative cooler. Some cons include:

  • They depend on dry, outside air to operate effectively. Therefore, on hot, muggy days in the summer, evaporative coolers can blow humid, soggy air into the house.
  • If the humidity levels stay high for several days, the moist pads that make the evaporative cooler work can begin to smell, and the musty odor can also blow into the house.
  • Evaporative coolers cannot be used when there are freezing temperatures outside. When the temperatures start to significantly drop in the fall, you have to turn the evaporative cooler off and you won’t be able to use it again until the last freeze in the spring has passed. Being at the mercy of Mother Nature like this can be tricky and, for many people, frustrating.
  • Evaporative cooling systems require water to keep pads wet, which can be a water consumption issue during drought years. You’ll typically consume between three and 15 gallons of water a day, depending on the size of the cooler and whether or not the water is collected and pumped through the pads more than once.
  • They can also be unreliable at times since their cooling medium, water, is corrosive and can lead to dirty or clogged pipes. This can also impact the overall cooling efficiency.
  • Evaporative coolers require ventilation in order to operate, which means you need to open your windows or doors to create some airflow in your home. This poses safety issues, noise concerns, and the risk of indoor air quality issues, especially during a heavy dust storm.
  • Although evaporative coolers can connect to existing forced air duct systems, they may require larger ductwork to handle the volume of air they require to cool your home since the air delivered by an evaporative system is warmer than the air supplied by an air conditioner and will produce more air flow.

Despite the drawbacks listed above, evaporative cooling can still be a great solution for many homes, depending on your specific preferences. If evaporative cooling is not the right choice for your home and you prefer the more conventional kind of HVAC equipment, consider making the switch to refrigerated air!

Evaporative Cooling Installation & Repairs

As a leader in cooling services throughout New Mexico, our team strives to provide you with the best solutions and products in the business. Our skilled and expertly trained experts can help you choose the ideal evaporative cooling system for your home or business, and our job is never done until we’ve exceeded your every expectation! Plus, we maintain, repair and replace evaporative coolers.  

Call Albuquerque’s evaporative cooling experts at B. Carlson today at (505) 349-4409!

Service Area

B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and serves the following areas: Bernalillo, Corrales, Los Lunas, North Valley, Placitas, Rio Rancho, Sandia Heights, and Tanoan.

To schedule evaporative cooling services near you, call B. Carlson at (505) 349-4409!

Choose B. Carlson for AC Replacement in Albuquerque

For further information, we invite you to speak with one of our many AC replacement experts. At B. Carlson, we are prepared to handle your home’s unique AC needs, even if this means servicing your air conditioner at odd hours of the night. That’s right, we offer 24/7 emergency service to our customers!

Give us a call today at (505) 349-4409 or schedule an appointment to find out more about air conditioner replacement and to select the best option for your Albuquerque home or commercial space.

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