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Winterizing Your Swamp Cooler

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Winterizing Your Swamp Cooler

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  1. Winterizing Your Swamp Cooler

  2. There are things that you should do to winterize your Swamp Cooler. Winterizing your swamp cooler will save you extra money for cooler maintenance. Winterizing will also help make your swamp cooler last several years longer. Below are some simple steps that you should do to winterize your swamp cooler during fall season:

  3. Be sure to turn off the power supply before doing anything on your swamp cooler. When winterizing your cooler, you should power off your unit. It is recommended to disconnect the unit or any appliance from the power source before testing and working on it.

  4. Switch off the regulator that supplies water to your cooler. You must also drain the water line to avoid freezing throughout the winter. Unplugging the water line at the swamp cooler and the supply valve can do draining water. Be sure that the water line is in sloping position to drain the water by itself. To drive the water out of the water line, you must go to the uppermost end and blow past the line.

  5. All swamp cooler are designed with a drain in the water pan. The water pan must be emptied before winter and the drain must left open to let rainwater to seepage in the duration of the winter. After draining the pan, you will find mineral sediment and dirt in the base of the water pan. The pan must always be washed and cleaned out.

  6. The water in your swamp cooler has been evaporating during summer time while the minerals and sediments continue to develop in the pan of your cooler. You can use a vacuum to get rid of the minerals and the dirt. Hose out the cooler pan with water while the drain remains open. It will completely remove the sediments and minerals out of the water pan and will help prevent the metal pan from rusting throughout the winter.

  7. It is recommended to change the cooler pads of your unit when winterizing. You should change the pads in the fall and not during spring. Always remember that old cooler pads have had dirt and minerals developing in them all throughout the summer. Louver panels can sometimes speed up the rusting of the pads because they are pressed against the metal louvers. To avoid rusting throughout the winter, you should install fresh new pads in the fall.

  8. Last but not the least is the cooler cover installation. Installing a cooler cover will stop the rainwater from rusting your unit. More importantly, the cooler cover installation will prevent the outside air from getting into the building or home being brought by the swamp cooler.

  9. Many home coolers include a damper, which can be opened and closed. This damper can stop the air from getting into the ducts and entering the building. A cooler cover is required if you don’t have a damper. You will also need a cover if the damper cannot effectively stop outside air from leaking in.

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