When most people think of swamps, a cool, comfortable environment is probably the last image that comes to mind. So, with a name like “swamp cooler“, you are probably a little wary of this appliance’s proposed cooling potential. When used properly, swamp coolers—also known as evaporative air coolers—can lower the air temperature in your home up to 20 degrees. Most effective in dry, arid climates like the Southwestern United States, these cooling appliances are great for keeping your bedroom, den, patio, deck, garage, or even workshop comfortable during the hot summer season.
Swamp coolers are fresh air systems, so unlike traditional air conditioners, they do not use ozone-depleting refrigerants. The technology behind these appliances is actually based on the naturally occurring process of evaporative cooling. The chill that you get after stepping out of the ocean or standing near a waterfall is the result of evaporative cooling. To cool your space more efficiently, swamp coolers use a fan to draw warm, stale into the unit. The air passes over moistened pads, and the cool, rejuvenated air is then distributed throughout your environment. Since swamp coolers work best when a window or door is slightly opened, the ambient temperature in your room can feel four to six degrees cooler than the actual temperature thanks to consistently circulated air. Plus, the simple cooling process—requiring just water and air—makes evaporative cooling exceptionally eco-friendly.
We offer a wide variety of evaporative coolers—from space-saving window units to heavy-duty portable models—to keep you cool and comfortable. Our top-selling Champion UltraCool CP18 Portable Evaporative Cooler is a great choice for cooling areas up to 300 square feet. This 2-in-1 portable swamp cooler can also be used as a fan, and it comes with great features such as a three-speed motor, a convenient water level indicator, and casters to help you easily move it wherever you need additional cooling power.
If you are interested in a space-saving design, our window-mount evaporative coolers, like the Essick Air RN50W with Remote, are ideal solutions. These swamp coolers are delivered to you fully assembled and ready to install in either vertical or horizontal windows. Our window-mount Essick Air evaporative coolers are available in a variety of sizes and can effectively cool spaces up to 1,600 square feet.
Sunpentown evaporative coolers are the perfect choice for those wanting a smaller evaporative cooler with great extras at an even better price. These compact, portable air coolers have a wide variety of features such as multiple operating modes, automated airflow, remote controls, and 3-D cooling pads.
If you are interested in learning more about evaporative coolers, visit our Learning Center and read our helpful 5 Thing to Consider When Buying an Evaporative Cooler article. Still not sure if a swamp cooler is the best solution for your needs? Give one of our knowledgeable air treatment specialists a call at 1-800-934-9194.