You likely won’t be giving your swamp cooler or any kind of cooling service a thought when you’re preparing to focus on the ways you can best stay warm at home over the Winter, but you should be. It’s always good to plan, and “winterizing” your swamp cooler will help ensure it’s properly functioning and ready to go when the warm weather in the Spring finally rolls around. Follow these swamp cooler tips below and you shouldn’t have any problems when you first turn your swamp cooler on after Winter!
1. Drain and clean out your swamp cooler
Before it gets too cold for you to comfortably go outside and spend some time cleaning out your swamp cooler, carve out some time to give it a thorough clean and drain. To drain it, just open the drain at the bottom of your swamp cooler and make sure to dry excess moisture with a rag to prevent rusting! To clean out all the dust, dirt, and other gunk that’s accumulated in the last year or more you’ll want to take a cloth soaked in white vinegar to use while cleaning the evaporative cooler. After cleaning it sufficiently, remove all the sticks, leaves, trash, and other debris that have potentially collected around it. This cleaning can prevent your swamp cooler from breaking down and getting clogged when you first turn it on in the Spring.
2. Cover your swamp cooler
You’ve just cleaned off your swamp cooler and you don’t want to do the same process all over again when the warmer weather comes around so protect it from debris and the elements with a cover. Be sure to get a waterproof vinyl or plastic cover, as it will insulate your unit and prevent it from cracking because of the cold Winter weather. Taking these precautions can save you a lot of time and money in swamp cooler repair. These can be found at most home improvement stores but if you can’t find one or just don’t want to buy one you can use a waterproof tarp and bungee cords or tent stakes to secure it to the ground.
3. Check for cracks in your swamp cooler
After you’ve cleaned your unit, but before you cover it up, inspect it to make sure it’s in good condition. There are a few small steps like this that are important for swamp cooler maintenance. You’ll want to look for cracks or rust in the casing, leaks, and anything that looks out of the ordinary. While small cracks may seem like a minor issue, they could get worse over the Winter, so give the experts at Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling a call to ensure it doesn’t cause major problems in the future.
If you’re in need of more tips on how to winterize your swamp cooler or have encountered any problems that need fixing, there’s no one better to call than Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling for swamp cooler repair in Denver! We have the experience and expertise necessary to ensure your swamp cooler is protected all Winter long and ready for you to use come Spring. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!