Record winter rainfalls and lower than normal temperatures have lead to a surge in inquiries around evaporative cooling systems for residential homeowners across the Las Vegas valley. The most common questions come with some concerns about whether they will cool your indoor climate to comfortable levels when excessive heat hits. Next are whether they’re a good investment if they’re only used for a limited amount of time. If you are considering putting an evaporative, or swamp cooler, system in your home or auxiliary building, No Sweat Air Conditioning can order, install, and service your system.
How Evaporative Cooling Systems Work
Evaporative coolers, also known as swamp coolers, work by blowing air across water-absorbing material similar to a sponge. It is the evaporation of the water that cools the air. The cooled air is then pushed through your space. A simple system, they are often considered a low-cost way to keep climates cool during hot, summer months.
Why Choose An Evaporative Cooler
In many situations an evaporative cooler makes sense without any supplemental air conditioning. Other situations may offer the best comfort with a combination of closed system and evaporative cooling systems. For many homeowners in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City, they may be able to reduce electric bills while keeping their indoor climate cool. Here are the answers to the most common questions homeowners ask when they are considering evaporative coolers for their property.
Temperature & Humidity
Ideal temperatures and humidity levels for operating evaporative coolers is under 100 degrees and less than 27 percent humidity. With so many days above this ideal temperature, can an evaporative cooler still offer comfort? The short answer is, yes. Operating a swamp cooler above this temperature and humidity level just means that you should be prepared to switch to your closed air system.
Many people choose evaporative coolers for warehouses, auxiliary buildings, and even their homes due to their energy saving benefits. Running your evaporative cooler during the off-peak hours, and the spring and autumn seasons may dramatically reduce your annual cooling costs. In some instances this may be substantial enough to pay for the system in a few short seasons. While energy savings may vary it is not uncommon for evaporative coolers to use 75 percent less energy than their central air conditioning counterparts.
Cooling Auxiliary Buildings & Warehouses
While barns aren’t commonly seen around the Las Vegas valley open air buildings like warehouses, garages, and even detached residential workshops may benefit from evaporative cooling systems. This is especially true when considering a space that is sparsely or inconsistently used. When considering climate control in these spaces a swamp cooler is usually attractive due to initial investment, operating costs, and maintenance.
Evaporative Coolers For Desert Homes
At No Sweat Air Conditioning our team can discuss your climate control needs to determine if an evaporative cooler makes sense for you. You can trust that our technicians will give it to you straight, pointing out both the positive benefits and potential pitfalls of an evaporative air system. They may look over your current system, ductwork, or building plans.
Requirements in Southern Nevada
Restrictions proposed on installing evaporative cooling systems in Southern Nevada may be at the top of your mind when considering a new system. Current recommendations and requirements set forth by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) do not set limits on single-family residential homes in regards to evaporative cooling systems. The same can not be said for industrial or commercial buildings. We do keep our eyes on legislation to ensure that we can provide the best and most honest answers to all your questions.