Adding a swamp cooler to a home can deliver benefits including lower indoor temperatures, ample fresh air flow and reduced operating costs versus air-conditioning systems. Swamp coolers can also work with air conditioner... More »

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A swamp cooler, also known as an evaporative cooler, is an appliance that cools an area of low humidity by increasing the moisture content of the air. The heat in the area evaporates the moisture, making the area cooler. More »

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The University of Arizona recommends replacing swamp cooler pads rather than attempting to clean them. Aspen wood pads are a good choice for most swamp coolers. To extend the life of pads that are intact, owners should r... More »

The process of replacing of an evaporative cooler, also known as a swamp cooler, with an air conditioner varies based on the type of cooler being replaced. Portable, window unit and central swamp coolers can be replaced ... More »

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If choosing natural fiber pads for a swamp cooler, aspen is a good choice. Units with metal pads use corrugated metal to distribute the water for evaporation. Metal pads require less frequent changes but are often subjec... More »

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There are several types of swamp cooler problems that require repair, so the process first involves diagnosing the problem and then purchasing parts and making the repair. Swamp coolers are simpler to operate and repair ... More »

As of 2015, the price of a portable swamp cooler, or portable evaporative cooler, at Lowe's ranges from $140 to $1,083. The price of a cooler varies based on factors that include brand, features and cubic foot per minute... More »

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