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Swamp Coolers May Not be Able to Take the Heat

Swamp Coolers May Not be Able to Take the Heat

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Mary Richards, KSL NewsradioThis weekend is going to be a hot one, making some people worried their swamp cooler isn't going to cut it. But others say they won't make the switch to air conditioning.

Jacob Strack is the president of Swamp Tech Inc. He says he actually likes his swamp cooler. He says, "It gives you nice humidified air, and it's good for your skin. You breathe better."

His cooler is top of the line with a thermostat and it's well-maintained, but many people with swamp coolers don't do that. "They also make newer swamp coolers that work ever better than the older ones," says Strack.

He says if you like it cold in your house, you'll want an air conditioner once it hits 100 degrees outside. But if you update and take care of the swamp cooler, you should be fine in 90 degree weather.

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