Originally Posted by Zoidberg
One thing that would be constructive in RE is a company selling a combined swamp cooler and heater thermostat for homes in mountain regions that use swamps (or swamps and A/C depending on the conditions). I have yet to see a swamp cooler controller with anything better than 1980 technology and any bells and whistles to save energy.
We have two coolers, one of which is an auxiliary unit and just has simple controls.
The other is controlled by the same thermostat as our heating system. For us personally,
the thermostat is something of a joke as we only crank the unit up when it's hot enough
that it's going to need to run all the time, anyway, but it does have one and it does function.