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Winterizing Your Swamp Cooler

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Swamp Cooler Winterizing your swamp cooler

We are sure you have noticed the weather has changed, it’s been cold outside. All this means is that it is time to winterize your swamp cooler.

When you winterize your evaporative cooler properly, you prevent the water line from freezing, unnecessary damages from condensation and rust, and heat loss from the vents. Heat loss from your vents alone can save you money on your monthly gas bill. However, when pipes freeze, they burst, which can lead to water damage. So let's make sure you've taken care of your cooler to prevent damage to your home. 

To properly shut down your cooler, follow the below steps:

  1. Disconnect the water line
  2. Drain the water from the base of the cooler
  3. Clean the cooler
  4. Change the evaporative pads
  5. Install a winter cover
  6. Block the vent

Want an additional tip, once you have cleaned the drip pan at the base of the cooler, put a waterproof sealant on it to prevent future leaks. You can also complete the step when Spring comes back around. 

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