When my family moved to the middle of the desert region of the Southwest, I was not glad. I was just finishing up my very important Junior year in High School and the last thing I wanted to experience was to be the “new kid” for my final year. I tried to so hard to arrange to stay with friends for that last school year however my parents seriously wouldn’t hear of it. That was five years ago, and nowadays I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I just finished my college degree from a local trade school, found a good job, and I am currently in the process of buying my first house. My parents recommended that I go ahead and hire an independent inspector to go over the house and make sure each and everything was superb before I signed any papers. I did take their advice and hired a girl that came highly recommended by a associate of mine however whenever she handed me her list of things that she felt needed to be fixed, I almost cried because I had to laugh. In large letters at the top of the list was, “swamp cooler needs to be immediately replaced”. I guess she could see that I was perplexed because I had never heard that term before in my life and I knew both of us didn’t have a “swamp” in our area. Every one of us barely got any rain where we lived throughout the year let alone had sitting water. She laughed and explained that it was a term used to describe the particular type of a/c unit that I was inspecting at the house. This unit cools the air through the efficient evaporation of water. In drier climates this type of method can significantly manage to cool the air by using this process and adds tons of moisture back to the air in your home too.