Compared to cities like Phoenix or Las Cruces, Albuquerque is actually somewhat temperate, thanks in part to the river and the mountains which help cool us down.
Still, it can get hot here.
And even though people somehow lived here for centuries without evaporative cooling, you can bet if they had had the option, they would have taken it. Evaporative coolers—also known as swamp coolers—just make life in the desert better.
Water Saving Tips for Your Home
There are ways to make your swamp cooler more efficient, to save water, to save energy, and to save money.
- Use your swamp cooler less. If you can cool down some alternate way—with open windows on a breezy day, eating cold food, swimming, and so on, do it.
- Use your swamp cooler at the right times. For instance, start it early in the morning when the air is cooler. Or run it at night to ensure your home will be cooler and need less to get it cool the next day.
- Properly maintain your swamp cooler. Take a look its filters, pads, pump, and reservoir at least once every month. Replace your cooler’s pads every summer at least once, preferably twice—or at the very least, clean them with soap and water. If you don’t want to do this yourself, take advantage of TLC’s affordable swamp cooler maintenance services.
- Install a digital thermostat. Digital thermostats allow you to use much less water than you would otherwise, because once your home gets to your desired temperature, it will automatically shut off. The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority says installing a digital thermostat can save a consumer a significant amount of water a year and they are offering a $25 rebate to every homeowner who makes the effort to install one.
Our HVAC technicians can install digital thermostat for your home. All parts and labor during your installation are covered by our comprehensive one-year warranty.
Call us today at 505-761-9644, to start saving money and water in your New Mexico home