Most homeowners know how important it is to winterize their swamp coolers, but many don’t realize it’s just as important to dewinterize your swamp cooler in the spring before using it again. This essential swamp cooler startup service preps the cooler for heavy use and helps it run optimally.
Before you attempt to dewinterize your cooler yourself or neglect this step altogether, here’s what you should know about the process, why it’s important, and why you should have a professional take care of it for you.
What could happen if you don’t dewinterize your swamp cooler?
Expecting your swamp cooler to work well during its first startup of the year without any preparation is unrealistic. After being inactive the entire winter, your cooler needs some TLC before it can handle the rigorous demands placed on it during the warmer months.
To put this need into perspective, imagine you were getting ready to participate in your first-ever triathlon. What if you didn’t prepare at all in advance? Do you think you’d make it through the entire course, or would you likely collapse somewhere along the way?
Expecting your swamp cooler to perform at its best without any preparation is a similar scenario. Without adequate preparation, it will probably peter out at the most inconvenient time. Fortunately, dewinterizing it can help extend its life and make it more reliable.
What’s included in a dewinterizing service?
Getting a swamp cooler ready for warmer weather typically includes a variety of services, such as:
- Removing the protective cover
- Changing the pads
- Cleaning out the area beneath the pads
- Removing dust and debris from the exterior and interior of the unit
- Connecting the water line
- Making sure the drain plug is securely connected
At Wagner, we also do a thorough check of your swamp cooler to make sure all parts are working correctly. If we notice any problems, we’ll make you aware of them right away. We’ll also let you know if any repairs are needed to ensure that your cooler is ready to meet summertime demands.
What could go wrong if you did it yourself?
If you aren’t familiar with the different parts of your cooler, it can be challenging to make sure they’re all clean and working properly. Additionally, if you dewinterize your cooler yourself, you may not notice signs of problems.
Our HVAC specialists know exactly what to look for in a properly functioning swamp cooler and can spot common indications of problems with their highly trained eyes. Hiring a professional to perform dewinterizing services each year helps ensure that minor issues are caught and addressed before they have the chance to get worse (and more expensive!).
Remember, it’s always better to have professionals catch problems while they’re still able to be repaired. The last thing you want to deal with is needing to replace your entire swamp cooler because you didn’t maintain it correctly or catch problems early.
Call Wagner to schedule your swamp cooler startup
It doesn’t cost much to dewinterize swamp cooler, and it’s well worth what you pay. To schedule your swamp cooler startup here in Albuquerque, contact our team.