However, with a swamp cooler, there is no humidity balance like with the modern HVAC technology like a heat pump.
I can still remember Summers at my grandparents. My mom raised us by herself and she often worked a couple of jobs to do it. So while she was inside the commercial HVAC of her work, we were at our grandparents during the day. It was really pretty awesome as they lived out in the country. There was a lake, woods and all sorts of stuff for a young lad to get into. My sister stayed pretty close to my grandma. But I was out of the cooling and into the heat of summer all day, every day. I think back to the cooling method my grandparents used. It was not the heat pump or any sort of central air conditioning. They had what we call a swamp cooler. That’s a colloquial term from this region to described an evaporative cooler. This sort of cooling method uses the evaporation process to lessen the temperature inside a home. It’s fairly effective at dropping the temperatures a bit. And around here during the Summer, any relief is good relief when it comes to the heat. However, with a swamp cooler, there is no humidity balance like with the modern HVAC technology like a heat pump. A heat pump reduces the humidity level as part of the air conditioning process. That’s not the case with an evaporative cooler. I can remember that house always having a bit of a bleach smell because my grandma was always fighting the mold and mildew from all that heat and humidity. When I reflect on those days, it makes me all the more grateful to have great residential HVAC and perfect air conditioning.