Evaporative/Swamp Coolers

Lamas Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers Longmont and the surrounding area with cost effective evaporative and swamp cooler systems, installation, repair, and service.  Our team of evaporative cooler technicians are trained in servicing all brands and types of  evaporative cooling systems.

Swamp coolers are a very effective and also a very cost effective cooling solution for Longmont and the surrounding front range area, as we have a very dry climate.  The evaporation process can reduce the interior temperature of a house by over 15 degrees vs the outside temperature. The average swamp cooler can effectively cool a 1600 sq ft home for as little as $30/month (depending on use).  That is a big savings compared to the initial cost and operating cost of an air conditioning system. There are a few down-sides to an evaporative cooler  as they are limited in their effectiveness on those 100 plus degree days. They typically require more frequent cleaning and seasonal maintenance, and swamp coolers also create a tremendous amount of air movement where they vent into your home. Swamp coolers can also be a bit noisy during operation.

Evaporative/Swamp Cooler Inspection and Service

Your evaporative/swamp cooler should be inspected and serviced at least bi-annually (spring and fall)  for efficiency and longevity.  Ideally, the Cooler should be inspected every month.  Swamp Cooler  wet cells (filters) can become plugged with air borne particulates such as cotton from trees and other debris common in the Longmont area.  The swamp cooler wet cells can also accumulate minerals from the water which can decrease the cooler’s efficiency.

We offer a comprehensive inspection service that  includes the inspection of:

  • Flush and clean entire cooling system.
  • Inspect the cooler’s wet cells for debris, mold or algae growth.
  • Inspect the cooler motor and belt to ensure proper speed and to make sure the belt isn’t cracked or damaged.
  • Inspect the squirrel cage bearings for damage, and lubricate.
  • Inspect water reservoir for rust or chips in paint where rust can develop.
  • Inspect water pump and water lines for damage or inefficiency in pumping water to the wet cells.

Before purchasing new evaporative cooler, make sure you check with your HOA to see what restrictions there may be for swamp coolers.  Some HOAs require that they cannot be seen from the street, or front of the house and others don’t allow them at all.

Call us today for a free estimate.