How to do swamp cooler maintenance, when to replace it, and what to replace it with, part 4

24th May 2018 Comments Off on How to do swamp cooler maintenance, when to replace it, and what to replace it with, part 4

This post is the fourth in a multi part series on swamp cooler maintenance, repair, and replacement. If you haven’t read parts 1, 2, and 3 yet, I recommend you do before continuing. How to winterize your swamp cooler (continued) Shut off, drain, and/or disconnect the water supply. First, locate the water shut off valve. The valve should be far enough down the line that there’s no chance of the water on the supply side freezing. For roof mounted units, […]

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How to do swamp cooler maintenance, when to replace it, and what to replace it with, part 3

18th May 2018 Comments Off on How to do swamp cooler maintenance, when to replace it, and what to replace it with, part 3

This post is the third in a multi part series on swamp cooler maintenance, repair, and replacement. If you haven’t read parts 1 and 2 yet, I recommend you do before continuing. Swamp cooler maintenance Like any other appliance or mechanical system, swamp coolers need maintenance. Since they live outside and only do work in the summer, their maintenance cycle is seasonal. Every fall they need to be winterized, and every spring they need to be de-winterized. Failure to do […]

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How to do swamp cooler maintenance, when to replace it, and what to replace it with, part 2

12th May 2018 Comments Off on How to do swamp cooler maintenance, when to replace it, and what to replace it with, part 2

This post is the second in a multi part series on swamp cooler maintenance, repair, and replacement. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing. If swamp coolers are so efficient, why doesn’t everyone use them? (continued) Many people who have lived their whole lives east of the Mississippi don’t even know what a swamp cooler is. They are used in parts of Texas, where they have a reputation as a low budget option that […]

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How to maintain swamp coolers, when to replace them, and what to replace them with, part 1

6th May 2018 Comments Off on How to maintain swamp coolers, when to replace them, and what to replace them with, part 1

Swamp coolers are great for the high desert. They’re inexpensive, relatively simple to maintain, and they give us moist, cool air for our homes. However, if you talk to many people about them, you’re bound to encounter some people who down right hate swamp coolers. They’ll complain about their cooling capabilities, their smell, their maintenance, and more. So, what’s up with this discrepancy? Well, like any other mechanical system, swamp coolers require upkeep to stay working at their best. There […]

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