Evaporative cooling is also known as Swamp Cooling. We offer seasonal changeovers, repairs and general maintenance on all types of water coolers. We also install new coolers for many reasons. Some customers enjoy larger systems that offer faster cooling, some customers look forward to switching to refrigeration systems. We can help you with any type of conversion, install, repair or replacement.
A Seasonal Changeover is where we switch the comfort systems in your home from Heating to Cooling for the summer or from Cooling to Heating for the winter. There are over 100 types of coolers and each one is serviced differently to make it operate correctly. Below are some examples of what might be included in a service of your unit.
With a summer changeover, on a standard evaporative cooler we perform most of the following:
- Change the pads
- Sweep/Vacuum/Clear the pan of dust, dirt and debris
- Oil bearings or manage broken bearings
- Clear the distributor of dust and debris
- Connect water and inspect or change the supply line
- Check the coolers water stop for function and replace if necessary
- Manage functions of the thermostat if there is one connected
- Suggest a thermostat if you are currently using an on/off switch (This will keep your home more comfortable and be more efficient than running a cooler when it isn’t needed. A thermostat can keep your pets more comfortable through the day too, when you aren’t home to turn it on or off.)
- Remove and store any damper (also known as a Cookie Sheet) or unit cover. See below for details.
*To manage all aspects of a cooling system, our plumber will need access to the unit, electrical system and water system connected to the unit.
*We commonly store the slide damper in your mechanical room, either along side the water heater or the heating unit. This is a good habit to have so you know where it is at the end of the cooling season. We do not recommend unit covers because they can trap warm air that is escaping from your home and trap it in your unit. This can cause rust and shorter unit life. Slide dampers are a more efficient way to keep the heat in your home during the winter months and it stops the air from getting to the unit.