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Strategies to Optimize the Performance of Your Evaporative Air Cooler

In USA’s high-and-dry climate, homeowners prefer to use an electric cooler. Kuul evaporative cooling has HVAC technicians who can install and repair your air conditioner. This is because air conditioners offer superior cooling and are much more cost-effective than evaporative coolers. They keep you cooler and don’t require as much maintenance.

An evaporative cooler, also known as the “swamp cooler”, lowers the temperature in your home through the use of special pads. The temperature drops as the air pass through the damp pads. The system then distributes this air throughout your home.

Although evaporative coolants can be effective in this climate, you may have trouble cooling your home due to rising temperatures. It can be frustrating if your swamp cooler doesn’t cool enough. That is why we recommend AC conditioners. You won’t waste your time trying to improve evaporative cooler efficiency.

Don’t be afraid to upgrade to an AC unit. Check out our five tips to optimize your swamp cooler.

1. Pick the Right Time of Day

Evaporative coolers work by relying on significant temperature differences among your cooling pads and water to produce a cooling effect. Your unit should be used at its highest heat to achieve the best results.

2. As Needed, Clean and Replace the Cooling Pads

For cool air to be produced, your cooling pads must function correctly. You must keep the pads intact and clean. Cooler pads should be changed at least once every year, at the beginning of summer.

Make sure to rinse out any debris from your unit after you have cleaned it.

3. Keep Your Unit Clean

Evaporative coolers are water-based and can get dirty very quickly. It may be time for cleaning if you notice any changes in your unit’s performance. Look at the frame of your unit and take out the pads. Clean the unit’s frame with a wire brush.

You should clean your unit at least twice each year. One before you turn it on the first time, and one at the end. A professional should service your unit at least once a calendar year to minimize the risk of electrical problems.

4. Be Sure To Maintain the Correct Water Level

Cooling pads should be kept damp and not wet. You should check the water level every few weeks. A tank that holds around three inches should be sufficient to keep most coolers cool.

Refer to the user manual and any markings in the tank for information on how to determine your unit’s optimal water level.

5. You Can Do the Unit Smarter and Not Harder

Older evaporative coolers have two switches, one for each fan and the pump. If you have more than one switch, make sure you turn off the fan after you have run the pump for a couple of minutes. This gives your unit the chance to fully submerge the cooling pads.

You can reduce the time spent checking on your thermostat by installing one. An evaporative thermostat detects when your house reaches the desired temperature and turns off your unit. This prevents the cooler from blowing warm, if necessary, air outside and inside your home.

These evaporative cooler and swamp cooler pad tips will make your unit more efficient and effective during the summer months. So you don’t have to waste your time looking for ways to make a swamp cooler work better.