When you live in a dry place, the swamp cooler is an alternative source of cool air than any air conditioning unit. The swamp cooler produces cool air by taking the dry air outside and adding humidity on it. The cool air then circulates around your house keeping it cool and fresh. If you want to keep your swamp cooler at its best performance, of course it helps when you do proper maintenance to the unit.
You can read here some quick and helpful maintenance tips to keep your swamp cooler working best:
1.) Always clean the outside swamp cooler parts.
- This is an easy task to help extend the life of your unit. Also, it helps to see your cooler very clean when first seen.
- First, make sure that the unit is turned off before you start wiping it with cloth.
- Do not use any harsh chemical or detergents when cleaning the outside unit.
2.) Next, inspect the evaporative cooling pads.
- See if they are still in good condition or need replacing.
- The pads are usually made in materials that resist mild dew such as the aspen wood shaving.
- It is best to replace the pads once in two seasons at minimum. The ideal season to replace the pads is at the start of summer season.
- Poor quality of water is the major cause why the pads get damage.
- Make sure also that you clean the belts and that it is free from cracks when you also inspect the pads.
3.) Then, you clean the water tank.
- When your area uses hard water, this procedure is very essential.
- Inspect if the water level, while the unit is working, if it’s too low or high. If it’s not equal you can correct the water level by adjusting the float valve.
- Low water makes the cooler not to work on its maximum level while having too much water will result to water leakage.
4.) Check the swamp cooler parts if they produce proper air ventilation.
- Make sure that there is adequate air circulating to keep the humidity continuously producing and also the temperature outside the unit.
5.) It must have proper storage.
- The air filter and the pads must be removed before you can store the unit.
- Make sure that you have drained and dry the tank from water.
- Find a place that is dry and far from the foot traffic.
- You can store back the unit to its original back in times of winter season.