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Swamp Cooler
Maintenance & Repair

We provide affordable Swamp Cooler/Evaporative Cooler maintenance and repair in the following Arizona cites: Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, and Queen Creek.

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Evaporative Cooler
Pros and Cons

An evaporative cooler, also known as a swamp cooler, does not work like an Air Conditioner, but the concept is the same. Coolers work by passing large volumes of air through pads that have been saturated with water in order to condition your air.

This kind of cooling is very efficient and costs much less to run than an air conditioner.

So let's learn about the advantages and disadvantages of operating a cooler.

A Swamp cooler is especially well suited for climates where the air is hot and humidity is low, such as Phoenix AZ. In dry climates, the installation and operating cost of an evaporative cooler can be much lower than refrigerative air conditioning.

Comparison to air conditioning:


Less expensive to install.

Estimated cost for parts and installation is less than half compared to refrigerated air conditioning.

Less expensive to operate. Estimated cost of operation is 1/4 that of refrigerated air. Power consumption is limited to the fan motor and water pump compared to compressors, blower motors, and condensing fan motors found in ac units.

Ease of repair. The only two mechanical parts in most basic evaporative coolers are the fan motor and the water pump, both of which can be repaired for very little and often by a mechanically able homeowner.

Adds moisture to the air and brings in a constant breeze of fresh outside air.


Performance - High temperature, high humidity, and high dew point conditions decrease the cooling capability of the evaporative cooler.  (This usually occurs during the months of July and August in the Phoenix metro area) 

No dehumidification - Traditional air conditioners remove moisture from the air.

The air supplied by the evaporative cooler is typically 80–90% relative humidity. Very humid air reduces the evaporation rate of moisture from the skin, nose, lungs, and eyes.  (This could be considered advantageous for those with dry skin)

Swamp coolers require a constant supply of water to wet the pads. Water high in mineral content will leave mineral deposits on the pads and interior of the cooler, unless you install an inexpensive purge pump. 

The water supply line needs protection against freeze bursting during off-season, winter temperatures. The cooler itself needs to be drained too, as well as cleaned periodically and the pads replaced.

Pollen, odors, and other outdoor contaminants may be blown into the building unless sufficient filtering is in place.

Cracked windows that allow air to exit the building may pose a physical security risk if you don't provide some sort of locking mechanism. 

People with asthma may need to avoid evaporative cooled environments.

AC Handyman
Air Conditioning and Heating
Repair, Service, and Maintenance Contractors
104 S Pomeroy
Mesa AZ 85210

Open 7 Days a Week, 5am to 7pm

Call: 480-343-2530

Types of systems we service: Air Conditioner, Heat Pump, Gas Heating, Furnace, Evaporative Coolers, and Electric Heat.

Brands we service: All major brands including: Mastercool, Aerocool, Adobe Aire, Trane, American Standard, Amana, Ruud, Goodman, Carrier, York, Goettl, Payne, Lennox, Rheem, Bryant, Heil, Kenmore, and Coleman.

Return from swamp cooler to air conditioning Arizona

We provide affordable Swamp Cooler/Evaporative Cooler maintenance and repair in the following Arizona cites: Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, and Queen Creek.

For evaporative cooler repair click here.

For evaporative cooler maintenance click here.

A/C Handyman - 104 S Pomeroy, Mesa, AZ. 85210

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Customer "Reviews"


Easy to work with great service

by George Arechiga

I manage 2 duplex units a total of 4 homes in Arizona and when I need service I call the A/C handyman. He is easy to work with and I don't feel like he is over charging me he has very good rates. And he shows up when he says he will. I really like his service.


Honest Air Conditioner Repair

by Ethel Duplisea
(Mesa, AZ)

Bradley was recommended to me by a family member. It was one of the best reommendations I have received in some time. A/C Handyman is on time, proffesional and charges a fair price. Thank you Bradley.


Quick and Excellent Service

by Russ
(Mesa, AZ)

My A/C wasn't blowing cool, so I called at 7:00 am on a Friday. He showed up at 8:30 (when he said he would BTW) the same day! Added freon, and didn't try any hard sell tactics. Would highly recommend his services.


Delivered on his Promises

by John Birch
(Chandler, AZ)

I saw Bradley's company in a comparison against most all the other Hvac companies in my area... while others sounded good, I was not impressed with what customers wrote about their service and fairness on pricing.... I think Bradley is extremely honest and you really do get pricing that is half of the other HVAC companies... Nice! Bradley is also the owner which I like. Nothing like dealing directly with the person that owns the business that you are buying from!!


Honest Work!

by Leah Vega
(Gilbert, AZ)

We have two air conditioning units in our home, and every year before the hot weather hits we like to get our air conditioning units serviced to make sure they are working in the most optimum condition. The gentleman that came out to service our units was very courteous and professional. I will definitely be using this company in the future for all of my a/c service needs.


Fair, Honest, and Responsive

by Les
(Scottsdale, AZ)

I called Brad early sunday AM. By 10:00 AM, the air was cold and I was relieved not to have a ridiculous bill. I have had some bad experiences with AC companies in the past but his timeliness, friendly manner, and fair prices were a huge relief. Brad's my AC guy from now on... thanks Brad!


Found my AC guy! Thanks

by John Shumway
(Queen Creek, AZ)

I do IT consulting on my own so I thought that there must be smaller companies with hard working honest guys around that do AC work. Google brought up Bradley's web page, and actually read the testimonials and thought I would give him a shot. Bradley came and diagnosed the problem to be a motor, he spent an hour making sure, and returned after obtaining the part and finishing up the other work he had scheduled that day which ended up being 11:00pm to replace it so my family could get some sleep. NO WAY would a large company have come that late, at least not without extreemly heavy fees. Thanks for the fair price and Excellent service!


Quick and good service!

by Joe Andreyka
(Gold Canyon, AZ, USA)

We got fast service when we needed it, and our a/c problems were solved, and our service rep was courteous and dependable.

Thank you! Joe and Janice Andreyka


Quick Service!

by Valerie & Don
(Apache Junction, AZ)

Brad had all the parts necessary for fixing our unit quickly. I would highly recommend his services. The charges were very reasonable.

Thank you for your expertise and very Quick Service!


Excellent Service and Knowledge

by Randall Thompson
(La Habra, CA)

I live in California and own a rental in Mesa, Az. I have used Brad as my A/C guy for a few years now because he is always there when I need him and I feel that he is honest and upfront with all details of the job. He knows A/C repair very well and gets right to the problem. Being from out-of-state I feel vulnerable to unreputable servicemen. I feel lucky to have found Brad.


Quality Service That is Reliable and Dependable

by Laura Foster
(Phoenix, AZ)

Brad is the AC expert that I rely on for all repairs and questions. In fact, we are buying a new A/C unit through Brad and he will be installing it this month! I recommend him to all of our friends. He is honest, extremely knowledgeable and reliable. He comes when you need him and you can always bank on what he tells you!


Dependable, Professional Service

by Doug Hersho
(Houston, Texas)

Having a rental property in Gilbert Arizona while living in Houston Texas requires reliable contractors that you can depend on for servicing. A/C Handyman has filled this requirement beyond expectations. One phone call is all it takes and you know that you don't have to worry about constant followup. Bradley will see to it that the problem is analyzed, reported back to you and repaired as required professionally. I highly recommend their service.