The most convenient, comfortable, healthy way to cool your home using your existing swamp cooler.
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Using one of these?
Keep your cooler
Replace the control
Get more comfort and convenience
Installs in minutes
Works with existing coolers
Active Temperature ControlTM
Controls blown air temperature (others just switch cold air on & off)
Continuous ComfortTM: reduced hot and cold spots, less temperature cycling
Easy network and on/off time setup
Eases installation and service
Complete control is yours
Colorful and intuitive
Touchscreen controls, function by color
Efficient evaporative cooling pairs well with heat pumps
Repairable construction, designed to last
Fewer temperature extremes, less dryness
Save $$$$ by NOT switching
Keep your cooler, save 80% on cooling cost each year (and thousands on installation)
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Designed & made in Los Ranchos
Local installation, service and support
Limited quantity available NOW from TLC Plumbing
We have an iPhone App and awesome Support
Our enclosure is 3D printed of PLA from Hatchbox.
The Roadrunner Comfort controller is much more than a thermostat, but this still applies: How a Swamp Cooler Thermostat can make your home more comfortable
by Nangeroni Design with help from New Mexico Tech and Los Alamos Labs
Ready for some history?
Evaporative cooler controller evolution
These old controllers are all still being used in many homes throughout the US southwest.
Early evaporative cooler (EC) controllers used individual switches to turn on the water pump and the fan, with a third switch to select hi/lo fan speed.
The Rotary Knob
This rotary control offers simplified operation and labeling of switch positions (imagine that!). An improvement on separate switches, it uses a single knob to select fan and pump combinations.
An early thermostat for evaporative coolers, it uses existing high voltage wiring and a mechanical sensor to control the temperature. It works by turning on and off the cooler, so the air coming in goes back and forth between none and the coldest temperature possible.
Dial Cooler Controller
This digital thermostat uses individual relays to switch the pump and fan motors. It installs easily in place of rotary or toggle switch controls. But the tiny display can be hard to read. And it’s still just switching the system on and off.
This controller provides a larger display but requires the installation of a relay box, usually at the cooler itself, plus new low-voltage wiring between the cooler and the controller. It puts circuits and relays outdoors, likely shortening their lifetime. And it still switches everything on and off.
An improved version of the same thing. A remote thermostat with an outdoor weatherproof box looks more modern and has more buttons but still requires expensive installation. And it still switches everything on and off.