Millions of Americans use evaporative cooling rather than air conditioning to cool their homes. There are quite a few cooler manufacturers to choose from. The most common coolers are made of sheet metal materials. Even though the metal has a galvanized coating and then is painted, the water mixed with a high concentration of minerals eats away at the metal. Usually within the first few years rusting begins to deteriorate the metal water pan and side panels. Years ago when the paints contained lead the coolers would last longer. Now it seems that most Evaporative Coolers, or Swamp Coolers as some call them, only last about five to seven years. Often times by this point the side panels and water pan has rusted beyond use. What can a person do? Change materials!
With some products plastic has been used to substitute for formally metal products. This is sometimes the case with car bumpers or many other items. With a five mile per hour bump, the bumper crunches and has to be replaced. But with a product like an Evaporative Cooler, when rusting due to water contacting it is the largest problem, plastic is the perfect choice. But who makes a plastic Swamp Cooler?
Check out Tradewinds Coolers. They have an attractive low profile cabinet design for residential use. But more important they are made of a superior material – Polypropylene. Plastics and PVC products are greatly affected by the UV rays in sunlight. After several years they become brittle and crack or break easily. Polypropylene is resistant to sunlight and will last for many years. Even better the water and minerals that deteriorate metal coolers do not affect the Tradewinds Coolers.
Tradewinds Coolers come in down draft models and side draft models. The Tradewinds TC451 is a down draft model that delivers 4500 CFM and will cool up to 1200 square feet of living space. The side draft model is Tradewinds TS451 and delivers the same 4500 CFM. For a larger model you can choose the Tradewinds TC571 which delivers 6000 CFM and will cool up to 1800 square feet. For the side draft model of this cooler you will need the Tradewinds TS571 unit.
Most people that have used the Tradewinds Evaporative Coolers will never go back to the old rusting metal type of coolers. I have noticed that Tradewinds Coolers are usually not found in most hardware and do it yourself stores. You can find them these coolers online by either going to Google or Yahoo and typing in “Swamp Coolers Online” or you can type in Tradewinds and the model that you choose. Either way will bring up a number of dealers that sell these quality units. One of these dealers only charges the same price for delivery that you would normally pay for sales tax. Since you are buying from out of state you do not pay sales tax. This way you can have the Cooler delivered to your home for the same price that you would pay to drive and pick it up. I hope this article will give you some ideas to think about the next time that you go shopping for an Evaporative Cooler.