The evaporative cooler has become quite popular in Australia. It has an easy layout, low price, and effectiveness offer significant gains. For those looking at a practical replacement to traditional air conditioners, the evaporative cooler is a great choice. However, this device will need regular pad & evap filter maintenance to function well.
What is an Evaporative Cooler?
Unlike a typical main air conditioning system which recycles the air inside, an evaporative cooler actually pushes out the warm air and brings in air from the outside to cool. This creates a steady stream of fresh air fills the interior of the room or building. Costing about half as much as a traditional air conditioner and using only one-quarter of the energy, they are quite an attractive purchase.
However, they are subject to more preventative maintenance compared to a traditional air conditioner.
When installed, it is recommended that they be placed on the side of the home with a window or other access. Roof installations are generally not recommended because of the water present in the evaporative cooler may affect the structure of the ceiling and walls.
Evaporative Coolers Australia
Evaporative coolers in Australia are not well-suited in areas of high humidity. This is because the added moisture is brought into the home. In addition, in areas with a limited water supply, the evaporative cooler may not have the water needed to run correctly.
If you want to reduce your maintenance time and costs, be sure to drain and clean the evaporator frequently this removes the sediment that builds up inside the unit. A big clean should be carried out once a year and several smaller cleanings throughout the year by a evaporative cooling technician. An experienced technician will have the correct equipment to carry out the maintenance and will also have access to any spare parts that will be needed for any repairs.
Evap Filter Maintenance & Pad Maintenance
Regular maintenance of the Evap filters and pads to see what buildup exists is advised. If you clean frequently, then it may be a case of shaking out the filters and pads every so often to reduce buildup. Soap and water should be used to clean the pads and filters when needed. Basically, when you change or clean out the pads, the filters should be well cleaned.
At some point the filters and pads will need to be replaced. Doing so one per year or when the buildup can no longer be easily removed will help keep the evaporator running efficiently. Frequent cleaning may help you avoid purchasing new pads or filters for quite some time depending on the conditions.
Regular filter & pad maintenance will keep your evaporative cooler functioning properly. Even when the heat in Australia is excessive, maintenance of the cooler will keep the temperatures down inside.
Contact Evaporative Filters with all you questions.