Cooler checklist


Before hiring a company to install an evaporative cooler, ask these questions:

  • How many years has the company been in business?
  • Is there a rebate available from utility provider for a new evaporative cooler?
  • How many evaporative coolers does the company install each year?
  • Does the company have liability insurance? (Ask to see a copy of the policy.)
  • Does the company possess a contractor’s license from the city? 
  • Are the installers on staff trained in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), or are they contract workers?
  • How many vents inside the house will be connected to the cooler? (Multiple vents may mean a decent rebate from your energy provider.)
  • How does the company estimate the size of the cooler, relative to the size of your home or business?

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