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How to Clean an Evaporative Air Cooler

Many of us have a evaporative air cooler in our homes but they can be a nightmare to clean because if you have one of these evaporative air coolers then you are going to need to properly clean and maintenance these.  If you look after these then you should be cleaning regularly and making sure that all parts are still in perfect working order.  It can be done if you know what you are supposed to be doing.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED;

  • Hose with squirt nozzle
  • Scrub brush

Evaporative Air Cooler1 How to Clean an Evaporative Air Cooler

    Step 1 – Open

    The first step you need to do will be to open up your air cooler; this part is simple, everyone of these air coolers are different really but there is an easy way to find out how to open them up.  All you need to do is to locate your manual that came with the air cooler and that should tell you how to open the air cooler up.  Not opening up the air cooler properly could actual damage the cooler if not done right.

    Step 2 – Inspection

    You are going to inspect the air cooler; you might have some mildew or mould building up on the inside of the air cooler and if you have then you are going to have to replace any part which is not in proper condition.  You are going to have to clean the parts up or if you can’t then it may be best to try to replace the parts instead.

    Step 3 – Float Valve

    Your float valve should be found; this should be clear and if it is not then you will need to try to clean it properly because a lot of debris can stick to the valve which could be harder to clean.  Most of the times it water deposits that have stuck to the valve, if you cannot get the valve clean or think it is not in good working order then you should think about replacing the float valve.

    Step 4 – Belt

    The belt on your air cooler should be tightened as much as you can get it to be; if not you might get a lot of problems associated with your air cooler so you should try to make sure you don’t have the air cooler loose but as tight as possible.  If the belt is in a bad condition then replacing it at once is the best idea.

    Step 5 – Oil

    Oiling the air cooler parts is vital for your cooler because they need to be kept oiled so they can continue to work and move properly.  It could mean that you get a quieter machine also.

    Step 6 – Clean

    You are ready to clean to your heart’s content; you can remove all of the part to the air cooler and begin to carefully wipe down all of the parts to the air cooler.  It is crucial that you get all dirt removed from the cooler before you start to dry them off and replace them back into the cooler itself; taking off all dirt and then you can dry the parts back again.

    How to Add Window Screening to an Evaporative Air Cooler

    Many of us have an evaporative air cooler system in our homes; they are a great alternative from air conditioning; they are great to have around your home but sometimes you should have a window screen so that you can get the right amount of air coming into your home.  It could be that you could save yourself some money as the temperature of the room can be turned to your perfect setting.  You are also going to be saving energy that you don’t need to use.

    If you do add a window screen to your evaporative air cooler is a great thing that you could ask but it can be simple also so you don’t need to worry about having to put a lot of money or time into making one of these screens.

    Evaporative Air Cooler How to Add Window Screening to an Evaporative Air Cooler

    What you are going to need;

    • Measuring tape
    • Screwdriver
    • Screws
    • Wood
    • Saw
    • Caulk
    • Mesh
    • Your first step;

      Measuring your window.  Now before you even think about making a screen you are going to have to know the size in which you are going to need the screen to be; you are going to have to measure.  You take your tape and start to measure the area of the window but remember to note the area down; try to do this a few times so you don’t make a mistake.  You are going to need to create your frame so that it is going to fit the window perfectly.

      • Your Second Step;

      You are going to have to construct the actual frame.  You are going to need a long piece of wood and cut it into the same length vertically and horizontally but you are going to need two of each length so if you measured out thirty inches by fifteen then you are going to have to measure and cut out two thirty inches of wood and then fifteen inches of wood.  Sometimes you are going to need more than one piece of wood but they are easy to pick up though.

      When you cut the wood try to make it a little bigger and place them up to the window and make sure you can fit them into the frame of the window until they are tight enough.  Take all of your wood and affix them together; you could do this by screwing them into place that would be the easier option.

      • Your third Step;

      You are going to have to cut the mesh once you have constructed the frame together.  You should make sure that the mesh is going to be big enough so that it is going to cover the frame.  You should measure it out and make it a little bigger just in case before you cut; place the mesh over the frame and then cut the amount of the mesh you are going to need.  You want the mesh to be a great fitting for your evaporative air cooler.

      Take your mesh tool and then place the mesh into the frame and make sure it stays there by using screws.

      Evaporative Air Cooler 1 How to Add Window Screening to an Evaporative Air Cooler

      • Your fourth Step;

      You are going to need to fit the frame; this is simple, pick up your frame and push it right into the window frame as much as you can and then put the mesh over your evaporative air cooler.  You can put it into the frame by using some screws to securely place it; take your caulk and outline all around the edge of the screen.

      • Your fifth and last step;

      Your screen for the evaporative air cooler should be easy to do; you take the previous steps but taking the lengths shorter than before.  You should take the length of the air cooler and work from that.  It could mean that you don’t get any cold air or drafts into your home.

      How to Use an Evaporative Air Cooler as a Humidifier

      Many of us will have an evaporative air cooler in our homes but you don’t just have to use this as a cooler like an air conditioning system but you could also use it is an humidifier.  Now this would be a fantastic thing that you could do when it comes to your cooler; now some people would think it is not possible but it really is and it would be a great thing that you could do to make your air cooler a humidifier which would be a great option for you to do.

      There are many people that have already done this to their cooler but if you have not as yet done this or don’t know how to then read on and you will find a few hints to help you along the way when it comes to the cooler being used as a humidifier in your home.

      Evaporative Air Cooler How to Use an Evaporative Air Cooler as a Humidifier

      What you are going to need;

      • Watering pads or filters
      • An evaporative air cooler
      • You should also live in a moist climate for this to really work.

      What you are going to have an air cooler in your home or buy one; it is very easy to buy this and should be able to install this within a few hours.  So that is not the difficult part, you are going to have instructions and a manual that should be with your unit which will help you set your unit up.  You are going to have to make sure that you can install this unit easily but you have to also remember that your circulation coming from in and outside the home should be properly working.

      You want the air coming into your home to your cooler to be filtered into the home so that the air can be cool at summer and warmer at winter.  You could even use this air cooler as a humidifier in your greenhouse if you have got plants or vegetables growing.

      You are going to need to put in some new watering pads.  You need to make sure that you have the right ones for your evaporative air cooler as if you don’t then you might find that they don’t work well as a humidifier.  You need to get the right watering pads so that you can get the water to be soaked into them and then moisten it and when the air is circulating it can be either cool or warm for you.

      The only thing with these pads will be that you are going to have to buy these quite a lot in fact because they can get worn out quite a lot in fact so you should think about buying a few of these at the same time as you are buying them because you are using these for the humidity side of the cooler.  You want these to be warm at times and cool also so you need to change these quite a lot because they are prone to getting mould and dirt clogging them up.

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