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Old 04-26-2014, 07:42 PM  
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Does anyone have any experience or opinions on evaporative coolers?


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Sorry not sure what that means?


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Can you be more specific as to what you are looking for and what you already know or think about evap coolers? A third of the US could be using these things.
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Sure. I would like feedback on experiences with them and any educated opinions on whether or not they work/don't work.


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Partial answer: "Before the advent of refrigeration, evaporative cooling was used for millennia."

Anybody who sweats uses this method to maintain body temperature.

Some of the units take up to 1500w.

Not for use in humid areas.

Gotta' go.

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Since you haven't shared with us where you live (trust us, no one here will come and track you down), it's not possible to say if they would work for you. Too much humidity in the atmosphere, and they won't work--just like you never cool down when outdoors on a hot, muggy day. I've lived with them for decades in NM, and they are simple and efficient at keeping indoor temperatures very comfortable and livable. And they cost and operate at a small fraction of what a conventional AC unit does.

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I live in Georgia. It is very humid here. Trust me I'm not worried about anyone tracking me down.


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Trust me, a swamp cooler won't work when you live in a swamp. Or even a swampy climate. Go with standard air conditioning, and pay the price.

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