Refrigerated and Evaporative Cooling in Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico is a very unique climate and one of the few areas where evaporative cooling works well. However, it is important to note that there are usually a few months out of the year that evaporative cooling simply doesn’t get the job done. June and July can be miserable if temperatures and humidity are high, and in August and September there can be days that you want cooling and days you want heating. With all of this information in mind, we have put together a list of the respective benefits of Refrigerated Air and Evaporative Cooling.
Refrigerated Air 101 – The Benefits of Refrigerated Air Conditioning
Refrigerated air has become an increasingly popular way to cool the home in New Mexico. Commercial and home air conditioning benefits include:
- Consistently cool temperatures regardless of outdoor humidity.
- Little maintenance when switching from heating to cooling.
- Air that re-circulates through a filter to control dust and pollen allergens.
Refrigerated home air conditioning systems can lower the temperature in your home by about 20 degrees.
Not sure if you need an AC replacement? Call TLC Plumbing at 505-761-9873 to schedule an in-home assessment of your heating and cooling system!
Swamp Coolers 101 – The Benefits of Evaporative “Swamp” Coolers
Evaporative coolers, also called “swamp coolers”, are the classic method for cooling homes in the Southwest. Evaporative coolers can lower the temperature in your home by about 10 to 12 degrees. Evaporative systems:
- Use less electricity than refrigerated air conditioning.
- Use technology that is simpler and less costly to install and maintain.
- Use wet pads that act as air filters to keep dust and pollen out of the home.
While both evaporative and refrigerated air conditioning systems have benefits, more and more homeowners that use swamp coolers are converting to air conditioning in Albuquerque, NM.
Are You Considering the Switch to Refrigerated Air?
Ductless air conditioning, heat pumps, central air systems—deciding which refrigerated air system is right for you can be difficult, but the HVAC technicians at TLC are here to help. There are two main types of refrigerated air systems:
Split Systems. Most homes have a split system that includes an outdoor unit installed either on the roof or on the ground outside of the house. Depending on the age of your furnace, you may need to upgrade it to install a split system. Furnaces older than eight years usually need to be upgraded to support the new air conditioning unit.
Package Systems. Also known as single unit systems, package units are unique, all-in-one systems that supply cooling and heating equipment in one package. These units sit on the ground or rooftop outside your home or business.
TLC provides honest, accurate estimates for our work. To do so, we gather information about your home or business, considering measurements and system requirements like whether repairs, modifications or ductwork will be needed to support installation. Electrical upgrades are also considered.
Contact Us for a FREE Estimate!
The great thing about TLC is that we have electricians and HVAC technicians all under one roof to provide you with a seamless installation, conversion or upgrade. Contact us to speak with a technician at our commercial and home air conditioning company in Albuquerque, New Mexico.