How much could I save by switching from evaporative cooling to RCAC?

How much could I save by switching from evaporative cooling to RCAC?

This question is unclear about what is being compared. If we are comparing a ducted evaporative cooler with a single space RCAC, SV figures will see the RCAC cheaper to run than a ducted evaporative cooler. Otherwise a ducted evaporative cooler is cheaper to run than a ducted RCAC (of course the evap cooler does not do heating as well!). 
A portable evaporative cooler is cheaper to run than a single room RCAC. 

Cost

Single Split System

Ducted Evaporative System

Initial Purchase (incl install) approx.

$2000-$4000

$3500-$5000

Installation

Single day, only needs a licensed electrician/plumber (less expensive)

Multi-day, professional installation team needed (more expensive)


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