Three Reasons to Regularly Replace Swamp Cooler Pads

June 21, 2017 10:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Often—when it comes to HVAC-related upkeep—the simplest maintenance items are often the most important. This is perfectly evidenced by the task of changing evaporative cooler pads in Phoenix, AZ. This simple task can yield big results for the efficiency and effectiveness of your swamp cooler. Ultimately this means a higher level of comfort for you and better operation for the unit itself.

What exactly makes changing swamp cooler pads so important, and what effects does the change bring with it? Take a look at three of the top reasons to replace your pads at regular intervals and what benefits you’ll gain by doing so:

  1. Airflow: The entire airflow operation of your swamp cooler feeds through the pad. Over time, the pad will collect dirt, dust, debris and anything else floating around in your air or in your water supply, trapping it within the fibers of the pad. Over time, these buildups will decrease your airflow and can lead to less air being circulated per hour. Ultimately, this means lower efficiency. Your cooler won’t cool as fast as you need it to, and it’ll have to work harder to maintain cool temperatures.
  2. Air quality: Along the same lines as increasing airflow, replacing evaporative cooler pads in Phoenix, AZ will also keep your air cleaner. Because the air is being sucked in from outdoors, it’s going to bring with it contaminants and pathogens. These things will generally be caught in the pad before they can reach your home’s breathable air, but if the pad is ineffective, you might find that your home’s air quality drops slightly over time. Replacing the pad will restore your first line of defense against air quality detractors.
  3. Energy efficiency: With better airflow and little debris trapped in the pad, efficiency of your swamp cooler will be increased. This means lower energy bills for you while you rely on the unit to keep you chilled in the hot summer months. Furthermore, your unit’s overall life will be increased because it won’t have to work as hard to maintain comfortable temperatures. It’s a win-win-win for you!

The very best thing about replacing swamp cooler pads—apart from the benefits listed above—is that they’re cheap! You can buy pads for $20 to $100, depending on the density of the fibers and brand. Plus, they last for 2 to 5 years, depending on the quality of water they’re being saturated with.

When you consider that the average cost for swamp cooler repairs in 2016 was $181, making the investment in a simple evaporative cooling pad is a much smarter way to keep your unit in good working condition!

If you can’t remember the last time your evaporative cooling pad was replaced or you’re not sure of what condition it’s in, make the call to Premier Industries Inc. and have your pad looked at. A contractor can tell you if the pad is in good condition, if it needs to be cleaned or if it needs to be replaced entirely to benefit your system further.

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This post was written by Mike Nicolini

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