How To Maintain Your Evaporative Cooler

An evaporative cooler is not a closed system, meaning that its pads can have bacteria, mold, and mildew that can mix with the water and be blown into the house. Conducting regular maintenance and cleaning can help keep these potential hazards out of your ductwork. Our HVAC contractors at Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning are able to perform routine maintenance on your evaporative cooler.

Routinely Clean & Fill Your Evaporative Cooler Water Tank

Part of your routine maintenance should include changing the water in your standalone and window units once a week. While you are cleaning, you can clean the water tank using a cloth, warm water, and soap, or you can use a solution of water and vinegar to help remove any hard water build-up. If you are noticing or are worried about rust, you can use zinc anode tablets to treat your unit's water tank.

Change The Cooling Pads In Your Evaporative Cooler

If you are noticing a smell coming from your evaporative cooler, it could be an indication that mold and mildew are growing on your unit's pads. We recommend changing these immediately as mold and mildew can cause serious health issues if left unchecked. We recommend inspecting your pads and replacing them if you are noticing mold or if they are cracked or broken in any way.

Beginning Of Spring Evaporative Cooler Care

Before the hot weather of spring and summer, it is important to conduct regular beginning of spring maintenance. During this, make sure all the connections are tight and lubricate the cooler motor and blower bearings. We also recommend cleaning the filter and ensuring that the fan belt and pads are in good shape with no damage or cracking.

End-Of-Season Evaporative Cooler Care

After the warmer months and you are ready to finish using your evaporative cooler, the unit should be winterized, which includes turning off or unplugging the window or standalone units. The motor and pump should also be disconnected, and the water should be drained and allowed to completely dry. Then store the evaporative cooler in a cool, dry place. If you need some help winterizing your unit, contact Spoor's Heating & Air so we can help you get ready for the colder months.

Other Swamp Cooler Maintenance & Service Tips

If you are hearing any strange noises coming from your evaporative cooler or you are noticing any water leaking, contact our HVAC technicians at Spoor's Heating & Air for repairs! We'll work with you to help ensure that your unit is all set and ready for the warmer months.

Get An HVAC Checkup

Periodic HVAC tune-ups and maintenance save you money by allowing us to repair potential issues early and making sure the system operates at peak efficiency. Call Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule a checkup!

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