The pads that keep water in your swamp cooler are essential. The pads don’t last forever. There are some things you need to know, including the size of your system’s pad.
What Are Cooler Pads For Evaporative Coolers?
The swamp cooler pad, which is the heart of an evaporative cooling system, is essential. The pad will be covered by the airflow from your evaporative cooler as soon you turn it on. You should keep the pad soaked to ensure your system completes the evaporative process.
It will not function effectively if the pad becomes damaged. It can result in problems with moisture and cooling the hotter air temperatures. This can also cause issues with air quality.
You need to pay attention to three measurements when purchasing evaporative cooling pads: width, height, and length. It is essential to select the correct size for your air conditioner’s make and type. Too small and it won’t fit properly inside the unit. Too little and the airflow won’t be sufficient.
Water is required to keep the cooler pads hydrated. Incorrectly sized pads can lead to premature rusting and corrosion.
To eliminate mineral buildup, it is recommended that the pads be changed once a calendar year. You may need to replace your pad more often if there is hard water.It will increase the cooling efficiency and make sure you are getting colder temperatures.
Portable Air Coolers: Benefits
It can be very difficult to clean evaporative air cooler pad pads if one doesn’t know how to do it properly. Some models are easier than others.
No matter which unit you have or what model, it is important to know the size of your pad before you start changing it. Here are some steps:
- Disconnect power
- Remove cooling pads
- Examine the condition of the pads
- The pads can be replaced or cleaned.
- Place pads back in the swamp cooler
- Insert the system again
Despite this, there are many parts to consider.
The use of portable air coolers is easier. They’re designed to be low maintenance so it’s easier to change out the pads. While you still need to change the pads now and again, the pads are generally easier to find and less cumbersome. Some portable air coolers also have water reservoirs that can be connected to a water source.
There may be panels on large air coolers that need to be removed for the pads to be accessed. It is important to pay attention to distribution tubes, which allow water to reach pads.
Portable coolers may not offer all these features. All you have to do is locate the pad on your cooler and change it.
Additionally, the pads are more affordable because they are smaller. It is easy to purchase packs of pads to ensure you have enough replacements. It makes the process much easier so that if your pad is not performing as well as it used to, you can change it out in a matter of minutes.