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Air Conditioning Albuquerque: 2 Best Cooling Systems for Albuquerque’s Climate

Finding the Best Cooling System for Albuquerque’s Climate 

Albuquerque enjoys an average of 310 days of sunshine each year. With beautiful outdoor attractions and mood-boosting weather, Albuquerque brings out the best in us. The high desert climate can be very enjoyable, with low humidity and summer temperatures ranging in the high 80s to low 90s. Although Albuquerque’s non-stop sunshine motivates us to enjoy the outdoors, the extreme sun can overheat your home or business quickly. When it’s time to upgrade or install a cooling system for your property, it’s important that you do your research. Finding a cooling system that can stand up to Albuquerque’s climate is essential. 

Updating Your Old Air Conditioner System 

Did you know that the air conditioning systems today are 50% more efficient than those installed 10 years ago? When it comes to energy usage, you don’t want to be stuck losing 50% efficiency. If your air conditioning unit was installed prior to 2013, it’s time to look at an upgrade. You will be shocked by the amount of money you can save on your summer utility bill with this simple upgrade. 

Condensers, or air conditioning units, have come a long way in the last 10 years. When you’re looking to upgrade, it’s important to understand the differences between single-stage, two-stage, and variable air conditioners. The most important difference between these types of AC systems is the type of compressor that they use. Single-stage air conditioners’ compressors operate on just one setting to cool your home, while two-stage air conditioners have a high and low setting, so you have more control over your indoor temperatures. Variable speed air conditioners take it a step further so you can enjoy optimal indoor comfort and lower energy costs. If the air conditioning system in your Albuquerque home is not equipped with these money-saving features, it’s time to find an upgrade. Trust the pros at B. Carlson to help you decide on the right air conditioning system for our Albuquerque climate.   

Evaporative Cooling vs. Air Conditioning 

Evaporative Cooling 

Evaporative cooling, or swamp cooling, uses the natural process of evaporation to produce cool air and expel hot air. Here in our desert climate, evaporative cooling has been used for many years as an effective way to keep homes and businesses cool during the summer. There are many perks to installing an evaporative cooling system in your home. 

  • Cost effective: Evaporative coolers use as little as a tenth of the energy that traditional air conditioning uses. This means your family can stay comfortable for a fraction of the cost. 
  • Environmentally friendly: Because they don’t use any refrigerants like air conditioning systems do, swamp coolers are a natural solution to cooling your property. 
  • Add moisture: In our low-humidity climate, many people appreciate that evaporative cooling systems add moisture to the indoor air. 
  • Easy to install: In most Albuquerque homes, swamp coolers require little ducting work, which can make installation faster and less expensive. 

On average, swamp coolers cost less to install and less to operate than typical air conditioning units. Pricing is affected by the model and installation costs, but on average a swamp cooler can cost $3,500 to $4,000. At B. Carlson, we carry many different evaporative cooling systems to meet the needs of any property owner. For the highest quality, we recommend the Breezair TBQI. This unit comes with an excellent warranty, and our B. Carlson team is fully certified to install and repair. For more information on pricing, please contact a B. Carlson representative. We would be happy to discuss the different price points for different units and help you find the best one for your home. 

Air Conditioning 

While swamp coolers have many perks, traditional air conditioning offers many features that swamp coolers can’t. Air conditioning units are used by homeowners and commercial property owners alike because of their consistency and reliability. Here are a few reasons property owners choose traditional air conditioning systems. 

  • Power: With extensive ductwork, air conditioning units are able to cool large spaces much more efficiently than swamp coolers, making them ideal for larger homes or large commercial properties. 
  • Not effected by humidity levels: On a humid day, a swamp cooler will not work efficiently, leaving you and your family uncomfortable. An AC unit will work properly, no matter the humidity levels. 
  • Exact temperature control: With a two-stage air conditioning unit, you can control the temperature throughout your home to be exactly the degree you and your family are most comfortable at. The temperatures can also often be much lower with an air conditioning unit instead of an evaporative cooler. 
  • Low maintenance: Swamp coolers require extensive daily and weekly maintenance that exhaust many homeowners. Aside from a check at the beginning of the summer, an AC unit requires very little maintenance throughout the warm season.  
  • Reliability: Swamp coolers can easily become corroded or clogged, leaving you to suffer in a hot home. Traditional air conditioning systems are much more dependable. 

While an air conditioning unit may cost more than a swamp cooler to install and operate, it is often much more reliable. With less headaches and maintenance hassle, you can enjoy cooler temperatures all summer long. Traditional air conditioning units cost close to $5,000. At B. Carlson, we are dedicated to quality and craftsmanship, which is why we carry the Coleman brand of air conditioners. We offer many different models, depending on your cooling needs.  

Choose B. Carlson for Quality Installation and Repair 

No matter what cooling system you decide on for your home, you can count on the experts at B. Carlson to provide exceptional installation and repair services. We provide same-day services, so you and your family don’t have to suffer when your air conditioning goes out. Our goal is to keep our clients in the Albuquerque area happy and cool throughout the summer months, no matter the temps. With over 40 years of experience providing condenser services, B. Carlson is the name to know when you need to install or repair your AC unit. Contact us today to set up a consultation with one of our air conditioning experts. 

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