Evaporative coolers are almost the perfect cooling system for homes in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area because they work best in climates with high temperatures and low humidity levels. However, there is an exception to their high functioning success in this region—Monsoon Season. Every year between mid-June and late September, New Mexico is at risk of potentially hazardous weather that can cause property damage, serious injuries, and even death. Lightning, flash floods, and dust storms can all occur during Monsoon Season, where the temperatures and the humidity levels are also typically higher than normal. These elements will make it harder for your evaporative cooler to successfully cool your home, which is why an evaporative cooler control could make a major difference in overall home comfort.
Contact the professionals at B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing for all of your evaporative cooler needs in the Albuquerque area!
Impacts of Monsoon Season on Evaporative Coolers
In addition to the higher humidity levels that we often experience during Monsoon Season, there are several other factors that could prevent your evaporative cooling system from cooling the air like it normally does. For example, since your cooler adds moisture to the outside air before pumping it into your home, the higher humidity levels could mean hot, sticky air flowing through your house. Also, the dust that monsoons often blow through an area can easily cover or fill your unit with dirt particles. The monsoon climate can also promote mold growth in your evaporative cooler. If you start to notice a weird smell coming from your cooling system, or you physically see mold growing, you should:
- Drain your system
- Remove cooling pads
- Clean the cooling pads with fresh water
- Allow them to dry thoroughly before replacing them
One way to monitor the humidity levels during this season is with a hygrometer. These devices can notify you when there is a drastic change to the humidity in your home so you can take the necessary steps to readjust the levels. This will keep you and your family more comfortable and will help your evaporative cooler to work at optimal capacity.
Having trouble with your evaporative cooler? Call us today at 505-225-3016 for repair, replacement, and installation services!
Breezair SensorTouch Evaporative Cooler Control
The Breezair SensorTouch wall controller is designed to control the climate in your home in a way that is both easy to use and easy to understand. This device has a convenient wall mount and a back lit screen display that gives you the power to monitor and adjust the temperature throughout your New Mexico home. In addition to offering this evaporative cooler control, the NATE-certified technicians at B. Carlson can also walk you through the settings and features to ensure that you know how to get the most out of this device. Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature for you and your family is our priority all year long, but especially during Monsoon Season when inclement weather is more of a possibility.
Digital Evaporative Cooler Controller
The Digital Cooler Controller automatically controls the operation of your evaporative cooler to keep you comfortable without the stress of trying to monitor the temperature. All you have to do is set the temperature and relax—it does all the rest! This evaporative cooler control works with most conventional brands like Mastercool, Champion, and Ultracool. We install these brands, along with Breezair evaporative coolers, to battle the heat and humidity of a New Mexico summer.
Schedule a service call today to learn more about the benefits of evaporative cooler controls!
Evaporative Cooler Services near Albuquerque, NM
Whether you need an evaporative cooler installation, repair, or replacement service, or you want to take advantage of an evaporative cooler control, like the Digital Cooler Controller or Breezair SensorTouch wall controllers listed above, you can count on B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing! We understand the climate needs of the Albuquerque area and our trained technicians can assess your home’s specific heating and cooling needs to help you make the best decision for you and your family. While evaporative coolers work very well in our area, they do require some special care and attention, plus regular maintenance, to perform optimally. This is especially true during Monsoon Season.
Give us a call at 505-225-3016 now to schedule an evaporative cooler service!