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Swamp Cooler Repair Denver, CO

Swamp Cooler Repair, Maintenance & Installation Services

Applewood offers fast and professional swamp cooler maintenance, repair and installation services for homeowners in the greater Denver-Boulder-Longmont metro areas. If you have an existing swamp cooler in need of repairs, or if you’re looking to install a new whole house swamp cooler, our licensed technicians are ready to help. If you simply want to learn more about how a swamp cooler can keep your home cool during hot Colorado summers, give us a call.

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What is a Swamp Cooler?

Swamp coolers are also known as “evaporative,” “desert” or “wet” air coolers. They’re a popular alternative to traditional home air conditioners due to their lower cost, higher efficiency and environmental benefits.

How Does a Swamp Cooler Work?

Swamp coolers work on the principle of evaporation. They use a fan to suck the warm, dry, outside air across several wet, evaporative pads. In the process, the air absorbs moisture and “chills” instantly while the water uses the heat to equalize into its gas form. After cooling the air in the central unit, the cooler uses another set of fans to circulate that cold air back through your home.

What Type of Swamp Cooler Service Do I Need?

As with conventional air conditioning systems, you’ll want to perform regular maintenance and repair so that your swamp cooler continues to cool your home properly.

To keep a swamp cooler from smelling, clean it out regularly and change the cooling pads as needed. At the end of the season, you’ll want to disconnect and clean your system to prevent winter temperatures from damaging it. Read our full blog on how to winterize your swamp cooler.

If your swamp cooler isn’t working, Applewood is available for maintenance or repair calls anytime from 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Look for these common swamp cooler problems and give us a call right away:

  • It’s not cooling enough: If your swamp cooler is not cooling your home sufficiently, this could mean that  the pads inside the unit may not be moist enough, the distributor could be clogged or something could be preventing proper airflow. ‌
  • It starts and stops constantly: A swamp cooler that frequently starts and stops could be the result of sizing issues, improperly installed parts, loose electrical connections, or motor malfunctions. If the swamp cooler itself is sound, the issue could be tied to a problem with your thermostat.
  • It’s dripping or leaking: A swamp cooler dripping water or creating excessive humidity could indicate high reservoir water levels. It may also be due to a leak somewhere in the unit’s fittings and tubing. ‌
  • It smells: Stagnant water or mildew growing on the cooler’s pads could begin to produce a musty, rotten smell. Cleaning the unit and/or replacing the pads should help. ‍
  • It’s noisy: Noise issues are one of the most common swamp cooler problems , and they happen whenever a component of the system loosens, bends, breaks or wears down.
  • It’s not blowing air: A swamp cooler not blowing enough air is often the sign of a faulty pump. Clean the pump and restart your cooler. If it still doesn’t work, it may be time to have one of our experts replace the pump. Additionally, check and reset the circuit breaker if it was tripped and check and replace the fuse in the unit if necessary.

Why Choose Applewood for Swamp Cooler Repair?

Applewood has provided expert swamp cooler service to the greater Denver-Boulder-Longmont metro area for over 50 years. In that time, we’ve responded to over 300,000 home service calls. 

Applewood believes in providing the best customer service possible on each and every service call, following our Code of Ethics. When you contact us, you can rest assured we’ll:

  • Show up on time.
  • Treat you with respect and courtesy.
  • Get the job done right. 

For prompt and reliable swamp cooler repairs near me in Denver, CO, contact Applewood today. Fill out the Request Service form at the top of the page or give us a call at 303-328-3060. We look forward to earning your repeat business!

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Swamp Cooler Frequently Asked Questions

Why are swamp coolers right for Denver & Boulder?

Swamp coolers work best in any region where the relative humidity hovers below 60%. They’re also a great option if you want a cooling system that costs less and is ecologically friendly. Swamp coolers use between 60-80% less electricity than a traditional AC but do use more water. They work as both AC units and natural humidifiers to make the air in your home cool and comfortable all at once.

Why is my swamp cooler leaking water?

Water leaks could be the result of a faulty connection at the swamp cooler’s water line fittings or other connection point. It may be due to a cracked float valve or even a puncture in the reservoir itself. Give us a call, and we’d be happy to diagnose the issue.

How can I maintain my swamp cooler to ensure its longevity and efficiency?

By keeping your swamp cooler clean, changing out the evaporative pads regularly and following proper seasonal maintenance, your swamp cooler should last 10-15 years. To avoid major evaporative cooler repair issues, schedule an annual check with a licensed Applewood technician.

How often should swamp cooler maintenance be performed?

Seasonal maintenance in the spring to set up your swamp cooler and in the fall to winterize your swamp cooler are necessary to keep your unit working properly. If you don’t have a professional perform these duties, consider a tune up once per year for optimal performance.

Does Applewood provide emergency repair services for swamp coolers?

Our heating and cooling technicians are on duty every day from 6:00am to 10:00pm. For “emergency swamp cooler service near me”, call Applewood for a fast response.

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