Swamp cooler shutdown season has arrived

During the hot summer months in northern New Mexico, it’s difficult to be comfortable in your home without your swamp cooler running. But, as summer ends and autumn brings colder months to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, it’s time to start thinking about swamp cooler shutdown for the season.

Wagner Mechanical offers swamp cooler shutdowns, and in this post, we’ll review some of the reasons you need our professional shutdown service this fall.

Swamp Cooler ShutdownWhy do I need to have my swamp cooler shut down?

Unlike air conditioners, an active ingredient in the operation of swamp coolers is water. Left to its own devices over the winter, water will freeze, rust metal, and become a future house for insects of all types in the spring. A professional swamp cooler shutdown has multiple steps, but a main task is removing this water from the system.

If you don’t remove the water, it could destroy your evaporative cooler over the course of the winter. Albuquerque is no stranger to freezing nights, and any water left in the water line will freeze, most likely causing the pipe to burst and need to be replaced the following spring when it’s time to start your system back up.

Water can also rust, causing essential mechanical parts to wear down and stop working. In short, failure to remove water from the swamp cooler prior to the fall could lead to the complete destruction of the evaporative cooler—which means you’ll have to pay to replace it next summer.

What does a swamp cooler shutdown include?

As a part of our swamp cooler shutdown process, the HVAC technicians at Wagner Mechanical will:

  • Remove all water from the pan, lines, and system as a whole.
  • Disconnect the water line.
  • Thoroughly clean the swamp cooler and seal any leaks.
  • Install a protective cover over the swamp cooler.
  • Seal the vent to the house.

Why should I have a professional company do this work?

You don’t want just anyone working with your evaporative cooler, especially when you’re winterizing it. To be properly ready for winter, all water needs to be removed from the line, components, pan, and more. An HVAC professional has the best equipment and expertise to get this job done, and it’s less hassle for you as a homeowner.

Our NATE-certified technicians are swamp cooler professionals who will not only winterize your unit, but also give it a tune-up to make sure it’s ready for startup in the spring. As part of our current special in Fall 2016, they’ll also get your furnace tuned-up while they’re there, making sure that you don’t have any problems with your heating system. It’s a great deal and can really help you knock two items off your home maintenance list at once.

Ready to have your swamp cooler shut down?

If you’re ready to winterize your system, contact us online or give the team at Wagner Mechanical a call today at (505) 884-2822. We’ll help you prepare your home’s swamp cooler for the colder months ahead, so that it’s ready to rock-n-roll again in the spring when things begin to heat up.

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