When we talk air conditioning, the first images that come to mind are most likely central air conditioners and ductless mini-split systems (you know, the rectangular ones that hang up on the walls). These are both refrigerant-based systems, and they’re well-known for good reason—they’re versatile and reliable.
But these aren’t the only types of air conditioners around. A lesser known but surprisingly effective system is the evaporative cooler, also known as the swamp cooler. However, it’s not for everyone. In this post, we’ll explain what makes a swamp cooler work for some and not for others.