Installing and Maintaining Your Air Cooler

Last updated Jan. 07, 2018


Cooling systems are among the most common systems in the home. In the summer months, they can keep households comfortable and eliminate the risk of heart-related diseases.

While trying to stay cool, people are also looking for ways to get cooling in the most affordable way. This is one of the major reasons the popularity of air coolers is on the rise once again.

There are different types of air coolers but industrial air coolers are among the best options.

They are efficient cooling solutions for homes and business environments. To get the best from the machines, however, proper installation and maintenance are very important.

There are factors to consider before installing air coolers in your home.

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They draw fresh air from outside and needs to be installed outside, in your window, in attics, on roofs or at a ground level depending on the type and size of the cooler.

Talking about the types, two major types of coolers are recognized: the direct evaporative cooler and the indirect evaporative cooler.

While the direct coolers are recommended for areas that are really dry, the indirect air coolers are recommended when humidity is in a comfortable range.

Another important factor you need to consider before installing an evaporative air cooler is the size of the machine.

The size normally determines the capacity of the machine to cool a certain space. You also need to consider the features of the machine.

Some interesting features to look out for includes air filter, vent only, and multiple fan system.

After deciding on the type, the size, and the features you need, it will be a lot easier to find the particular unit(s) for your home or commercial space. After finding the right machine, the next step is installation.


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Tips for Installing Your Air Cooler

Installation involves all it takes to set-up your evaporative cooler and power it up.

It is always a straightforward process but there are some things you need to keep in mind. Here are some tips that will be helpful:


1. Mounting Position

You need to find the perfect place to mount your air cooler. For industrial air coolers, it is ideal to mount the unit outside your house.

There are a different possible location for mounting. You can mount the machine on the roof, on the window or wall, and even on ground level.

You can consult with a technician to determine the best mounting position.


2. Install At the Right Height

Installing your cooler on the wall has lots of advantages. When you decide to take this option, it is important that you install at the right height.

It is important that you install the units at least ten feet away or three feet below plumbing, combustion, and appliance vents.

For safety purposes, you also need to keep fuel, yard chemicals, and solvents away from the air cooler.


3. Provide For Maintenance Distance

While installing your industrial air cooler, it is important that you provide for maintenance distance.

This should be about 3ft space beside the equipment where technicians can use when carrying out regular maintenance of the air cooler.


4. Use Closed-Eye Hooks to Hang the Unit(s)

When trying to hang your industrial evaporative cooler, using closed-eye hooks will ensure that you do it in a safe and secure manner.

You also need to be careful so that you don’t lift the open-eye hook from the chain and leave your equipment without support when removing the frame.


5. Connect the Water Line Properly

Your air cooler is never going to work without water; steady water supply is needed to drive the evaporative cooling process. 

When you are installing an industrial air cooler, it is important that you connect the water line from an outside source with cut-off valves. 

The cut-off valve will be most useful when it is time to drain your air cooler for regular maintenance or for winterization.


6. Be Sure the System Is Ready Before Powering Up

After your air cooler has been installed, it is important that you check to see that everything is in order before you power it up. You need to make sure there are no leaks. Double-check the water line to ensure that it is in order and make sure the electrical connections are right too. Power up your system and enjoy your newly installed air cooler.


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Tips for Maintaining Your Air Cooler

Like every other appliance in your home, your air cooler needs to be maintained. Here are some important tips to keep in mind after installing an industrial air cooler:


1. Change the Cooling Pads Regularly

The cooling pads are among the most important parts of the air cooler. They are the media where evaporative cooling occurs. When they are damaged or in a bad condition, your machine is going to be inefficient. The quality of the air your air cooler will produce when the cooling pads are in a terrible condition will be terrible too. You can change the cooling pads at the beginning of the cooling season as well as during mid-season maintenance. You can also check the pads from time to time to know their conditions and change them when it becomes necessary.


2. Winterize the Air Cooler to Prevent Damage

Aside from your regular maintenance routine, your air cooler needs special care for the winter period when you are not going to be using it. Proper storage of air coolers during winter months is an improtant part of maintenance.

If they are left unattended to during the off-season, air coolers will surfer different sorts of damages. Water may freeze in the pump system and cause some damages.

It is important that you disconnect the machine from the water source, drain the water tank, clean all the important parts and cover the unit(s) appropriately when winter comes.

Don’t forget you need to disconnect it from the power source before all these. This will keep your machine in good condition until the next cooling season.

From the installation process to using your air cooler, you need to make the right decisions if you want to get the best out of the machine.

The tips discussed here will help you to install and maintain your industrial air cooler the right way.

If you have any further questions, contact us and we would be pleased to help you.

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