Signs You Need to Change Out Your Swamp Cooler Pad

November 21, 2017 2:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Swamp coolers trace their roots back to ancient Egypt, and use the very simple principle of evaporative cooling. Way back in the day, this kind of cooling was accomplished by getting blankets wet and then hanging them up in doorways. Then, as the breeze blew, the cold air evaporating from the damp blankets was pushed into the home. If you’ve ever tested which way the wind was blowing by licking your finger, or noticed how freezing you are when you got out of a pool, you’ve experienced evaporative cooling. It’s simple, it’s effective and it’s a great way to keep cool in our modern times, too—albeit with more advanced technology.

There’s one very important component of your evaporative cooler system that needs regular attention: the cooler pads. How do you know when it’s time to change them? Premier Industries Inc. hears this question a lot, so we’ve put together a little tip list to help you learn more. As always, give us a call if you need any help with your cooling system and swamp cooler pads in Maricopa County, AZ.

Check your system annually

It’s easier to keep something going with routine maintenance than it is to repair it after it’s already broken. Save yourself the cost of expensive repairs—not to mention the inconvenience of being terribly overheated in the summertime—by checking your swamp cooler at the start of each season throughout the year. You might not need to replace your pad every season, but you won’t know unless you check it regularly. If you see your pad is getting thin or starting to fray, replace it promptly.

Take note of airflow

Like any other piece of technology or machinery on which we rely, coolers can sometimes experience breakdowns or become less effective due to faulty parts or environmental factors. If you notice that the airflow in your home is lower than usual, or if your cooler isn’t blowing cool enough air, you might have a problem with your pad. It could also be some other part of the system, but the easiest way to narrow it down is to replace the pad first. If your problem is solved, you’re done. If not, call Premier Industries Inc. for a closer inspection.

Know your material

There is a variety of swamp cooler pads in Maricopa County, AZ, and which type you have depends on your type of cooler system. Some pads will need to be replaced on a yearly basis (such as plastic or melamine paper), while others might last several years (such as wood wool). Check your user manual for more information about what type of pad you have.

Work with a reputable cooling company

Finally, you should find a reliable cooling company to come out and inspect your unit regularly. They’ll get to know your machine and be able to diagnose problems quickly, and can make suggestions for even better performance or preventative repairs, so you never have a breakdown when you need cool air the most.

If you’re in need of new swamp cooler pads in Maricopa County, AZ or have other questions about your evaporative cooler, get in touch with the experts at Premier Industries Inc. today!

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This post was written by Mike Nicolini

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