The average cost to install a swamp cooler is $2,513 and ranges from $1,564 and $3,740. Labor will run about $70 an hour. Materials, or the unit itself, will cost anywhere from $40 to $2,300. A larger house will have more air to cool and will therefore require a larger unit.
Does a swamp cooler use a lot of electricity?
Swamp coolers will use 15% to 35% of the energy that most traditional AC units would use. They also do not require any chemicals in the way that traditional AC does. This can be better for the environment. However, it should be noted that they do require a constant supply of water in order to operate.
Does a swamp cooler really work?
Swamp coolers are ideal for cooling the air in a home located in a low humidity area. They work by passing air over a wet pad. The water in the pad evaporates into the air, cooling the air and adding some moisture, or humidity, at the same time. In fact, theyre only effective in areas where the humidity is around 15%.
How long do swamp coolers last?
They are each designed to last a certain length of time, likely either for one season or for three to five years. If you dont remember what kind of evaporative cooler pad you purchased, dont fret. There are other ways to determine whether or not it needs to be replaced.