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    After many years in DR, today I saw for the first time a Swamp Cooler for sale in a compraventa on San Vicente.

    When I lived in New Mexico, my house was fitted with a Swamp Cooler and it worked great. It also uses less electricity than an air conditioner.

    I always thought these types of air cooling units were ill suited for humid environments, which is why I was surprised to see one in DR.

    I would be very happy to hear of anybody's experience with Swamp Coolers in DR?

    Thanks.

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    I think that these are called Texas Coolers here, also. There are a few of them around.
    Trouble is, Dominicans like COLD a/c and these coolers only go down between 5 and 10 degrees F from ambient temps..It is a big difference but apparently not sufficient for many people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Trouble is, Dominicans like COLD a/c and these coolers only go down between 5 and 10 degrees F from ambient temps..It is a big difference but apparently not sufficient for many people...

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    No kidding.

    It had to be under 70 degreesF in La Sirena in Santiago last Sunday afternoon...I haven't been that cool inside a building in years...

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Ten degrees drop in temperature seems to be very comfortable for sleeping at night.

    Maybe I'll try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    No kidding.

    It had to be under 70 degreesF in La Sirena in Santiago last Sunday afternoon...I haven't been that cool inside a building in years...
    I wish the La Sirena in my neck of the woods would follow the Santiago example. It must have been +80 degrees F when I was shopping yesterday.

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