Utah Swamp Cooler Repair



Utah Swamp Cooler Repair and Evaporative Coolers



How do Evaporative Swamp Cooler Systems Work and when do they need Utah Swamp Cooler Repair?

Evaporative coolers, also known as swamp coolers, are commonly used in hot, dry climates. According to the Department of Energy, they use about one quarter of the energy as a typical air conditioner. Swamp coolers work well in a non-humid environment because of how they work to cool the air. Water flows into the bottom of the unit. It is then pumped through water distribution tubes to saturate the cooling media pads. Outside air is cooled by the passing of air through the saturated media pad which blows through the duct, directly communicating into the conditioned space.

Troubleshooting Tips for Swamp Coolers
Some basic Troubleshooting Tips for Swamp Coolers :

Inspect the media pads from the swamp cooler and inspect them for damage, wear, or signs of mold or algae growth.

Check the float control valve. This valve regulates the level of the water reservoir. Push the bulb float into the tank to open the valve. Water should fill the water tank. If it does not, then you need to replace the float valve assembly and check the water source or a broken line.

Turn the circulation pump on to observe the flow of water through the distribution tubes. If the pump fails to operate, you may have to replace it.

Check the tension of the fan motor belt to the circulation fan (squirrel cage). If the belt is worn or cracked in the evaporative cooler, you need to replace it.

You can add approved evaporative conditioner cleaner  into the reservoir tank and turn on the circulation pump. The conditioner cleaner should flow through your entire system. This will clean and deodorize it to help prevent growth of algae and mold.

Drain the swamp cooler and scrub the swamp cooler pan with a brush. Then rinse and drain the swamp cooler pan.
Refill the swamp cooler with fresh water using the float control valve or a hose.
Replace the evaporative cooler media pads with new ones if needed.
Check for leaks on complete water supply system.

A few items that the homeowner may need on hand before conducting any troubleshooting activity on their swamp cooler are a few household common tools, pump pliers (slip joint pliers), small crescent wrench, flat blade and phillips screw driver and a 1/4″ nut driver. Good items to have on hand is a float control valve, a circulation pump, cleaner conditioner block , a scrub brush, a fan belt and new media pads.

It is necessary to prepare your evaporative cooler for seasonal changes. Uni-West can help you summarize (start up) your system by performing necessary start up activities. They can also help you winterize your unit by performing shut down activities.

Uni-West, Inc. Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning offers Utah Swamp Cooler Repair services.

Uni-West, Inc. is licensed in the state of Utah with Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

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Uni-West Inc.
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2896 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah  84109
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