Extending the Life of Your Swamp Cooler

HVAC Technician on Roof Albuquerque

Keeping your home cool in the summer is important in Albuquerque, and swamp coolers are a popular choice for residents. You want to make sure that you get the most out of it, and that includes making sure it has a long lifespan. Thompson Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help with all your swamp cooler needs, from installation to maintenance and repair. We can help ensure your swamp cooler lasts for many years to come—learn about some tips to help increase the lifespan of your swamp cooler in Albuquerque.

Seasonal Maintenance for Your Swamp Cooler

Overall, one of the best ways to extend the lifespan of your swamp cooler is by providing seasonal maintenance. This includes preparations such as shutdown and storage during the winter months. Winterizing your swamp cooler involves turning off the water connection and cleaning the different parts, such as the water pan to prevent future damage. Another part of regular maintenance is changing out the cooler pads, as they can build up with hard water and minerals over time. The best time to do this is before winter, to avoid the acceleration of built-up rust. Having soft water in your home can help reduce the amount of buildup which can work toward reducing maintenance needs. 

Preventative Swamp Cooler Maintenance

Swamp cooler preventative maintenance involves noticing and addressing concerns before they become serious problems. This includes checking various functions, such as rust, repainting any rusted reservoirs, looking for leaks, checking for noise issues, and more. The motor, fan belt, and bearings should also be inspected, as well as running the swamp cooler to make sure there are no dry spots on the cooling pads. This can help ensure that the unit is receiving the right amount of water so that it provides optimal cooling. 

Thompson Heating & Air Conditioning provides high-quality HVAC service to the residents of Albuquerque and expert maintenance for your swamp cooler. Our experienced technicians do thorough inspections and repairs to your swamp cooler to ensure it keeps running for many years to come. Schedule an appointment with us, or if you need repair right away, we offer after-hour service for our customers. Get started with your swamp cooler maintenance today!