0 Anonymous Asked: June 15, 2020In: Business Should I run a swamp cooler together with my air conditioner? 0 evaporative air cooler evaporative air coolerswamp cooler Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent christypereira22 0 Questions 32 Answers 0 Best Answers 94 Points View Profile christypereira22 Added an answer on June 15, 2020 at 1:46 pm The two types of cooling work in cross purposes to cool the air. Swamp coolers work better in drier to desert climates. They blow air through a water saturated sponge or something like that. As the dry air blows through, the water evaporates, cools the air and adds humidity as well. The added humidity isn’t an issue in a dry climate. Where I live, humidity can be 80% or higher. Many people here have never heard of a swamp cooler because they are very inefficient in this climate. Standard A/C works by cooling a gas in a closed system by compressing to a liquid then pumping it through a radiator much like the ones in cars. As the cooled liquid is pumped through the tubing in the radiator the air in the house is blown through the outside of the radiator. This cools the air and then the room, or house in the case of a central A/C. A positive side effect in climates like mine is that humidity is reduced by condensation. Just as water condenses on the outside of a cold drink glass, it forms on the radiator of the air conditioner and it drains away. Then the heated liquid expands back into a gas and is routed through another radiator to release accumulated heat outside and be compressed once again. Since what you wrote in the details says that you have a indoor swamp cooler, I’m going to assume you live in a drier area. In that case, I would run the air conditioner in your bedroom with the door shut at night, for maximum comfort when sleeping. Then, during the day, open the door and put a fan in the doorway blowing into the rest of the house. I’d also have the swamp cooler running day and night in a strategic area in the greater part of your house. This should maximise the cooling effect of the two. Of course, if sleeping is comfortable without shutting the door you won’t need to. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.