There’s a handful of options on the market for purveyors of air conditioning systems. For those who want a tried and true staple of A/C appliances, the forced central air conditioning system is a solid option. As the name implies, central forced air brings chilled air into the house from an air condenser that sits outside the home. This is a wonderful, well-rounded method to cool the air in your home no matter the climate, but this system is also more expensive to purchase, install, maintain and run. If the forced central A/C system isn’t for you, the evaporative swamp cooler could be more your fit! Built to provide cool, humid air to a house, evaporative coolers pull air through wet, cold pads before circulating it into the home. With the evaporation working in favor of the user, this system can cool a room dramatically without using as much energy as a central A/C system. However, this approach only works in areas that are hot and dry. In areas with higher baseline humidity, the evaporative cooler does virtually nothing to cool down a home – or even a single room! The last popular option for air conditioning indoors is a heat pump system. Just as it sounds, a heat pump system takes the heat inside of a home and pumps it outside. By pushing the hot air outside, negative pressure is created in the house. This causes the colder high-pressure air to be pulled into the house, effectively cooling the home by removing the heat instead of trying to convert it.