The pads in your swamp cooler are what keep the water in the system. Because these pads don’t last forever, you need to know a few things, like what size pad your system needs.
What Are Cooler Pads For Air Coolers That Use Evaporation?
The cooler pad is one of the most important parts of a water-based air cooler. The air will blow over that pad as soon as you turn on your evaporative cooler. So that your system can finish the evaporation process, the pad should always be wet.
If the pad is broken, it won’t work as well as it should. It can cause problems with the amount of moisture in the air, the way hot air cools, and even the quality of the air.
When it comes to evaporative air cooler pads, you need to pay attention to their length, width, and height. It is very important to get the right size for the make and model of your air cooler. If it’s too big, it won’t fit inside the unit right. Too short, and it won’t be able to add enough moisture to the air.
You have a water source that will keep the cooler pad wet. If your pad is the wrong size, you may have too much water, which can cause your unit to rust and corrode faster than it should.
If possible, you should change the pads once a year to get rid of the minerals and other things that have built up on them. Changing the pad more often may be a good idea if you have hard water.
When you replace the pad, it will make the cooler work better and make sure you get the colder temperatures you need.
Portable Air Coolers Have A Lot Of Pros.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, cleaning the pads on an evaporative air cooler can be a lot of work. There are some models that are easier to use than others.
No matter what unit you have, make sure you know the size of the pad before you start to change it.
You will need to do the following:
• Turn off the electricity
• Take away the ice packs
• Check the condition of the pads.
• Clean the pads or get new ones.
• Return the pads to the swamp cooler.
• Reconnect the system.
Even with all of that in mind, there are still a lot of things to worry about.
It’s easier to move around with a portable air cooler. They are made to be low-maintenance, making it easier to switch out pads.
Even though you still have to change the pads, they are usually smaller and easier to get to. Also, many portable air coolers don’t need to be hooked up to a water source because they have their own water tanks.
On bigger air coolers, you may have to unscrew some panels to get to the pads. You should also be aware of the distribution tubes. This is how water gets to the pads.
Not all of those things are found in portable coolers. You just have to find the pad and swap it out.
Also, because the pads are smaller, they are less expensive. You can usually buy pads in packs so that you always have extras. It makes the process easier so that you can change the pad in minutes if you notice that the air quality or efficiency isn’t what it used to be.