Applewood offers fast and professional swamp cooler repair, maintenance, 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, we can help. If you simply want to learn more about how a swamp or evaporative cooler can keep your home cool during hot Colorado summers, give us a call.
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, good efficiency and environmental benefits.
How does a swamp cooler work?
Swamp coolers work on the principle of evaporation, much like you experience after swimming or bathing. Think about getting out of a pool on a hot day. You feel a chill immediately as you get out of the water. That chill happens when cold water absorbs the heat from your body. Swamp coolers rely on that same “chilling” phenomenon to absorb heat out of warm air.
Swamp coolers use a fan to suck the warm, dry, outside air across several moistened pads. In the process, the air absorbs moisture and “chills” instantly as 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.
Why are Swamp Coolers Right for Denver & Boulder?
Swamp coolers work best in any region where the relative humidity frequently falls below 60%. We probably don’t have to tell you how often that happens around Denver and Boulder. They’re also a great option if you want a cooling system that’s ecologically friendly and less costly. Swamp coolers use between 60-80% less electricity than a traditional AC but do use a lot more water.
Swamp coolers are a great option for people looking for ecologically friendly, low-cost home cooling. They’re also great for places that have a lot of fresh, natural air that can be pulled from open windows. Since Colorado has classically dry air, the evaporative cooling process cools and humidifies the air in your home. Swamp coolers work as both A/C units and natural humidifiers, making the air in your home cool and comfortable all at once.
How Can I Tell If My Swamp Cooler Needs Repairs?
Just like with conventional air conditioning systems, you’ll want to perform regular swamp cooler maintenance and repair. Even if it’s still technically functioning, your home swamp cooler needs regular attention to continue cooling your home properly.
To keep a swamp cooler from smelling, you’ll want to clean yours 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. Applewood can help!
If you’re worried that something’s wrong with your swamp cooler, Applewood is available for maintenance or repair calls anytime from 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week. If your unit seems to be exhibiting any of these common swamp cooler problems, give us a call right away:
- It’s not cooling enough: Obviously, if your swamp cooler isn’t keeping you cool, then something’s wrong. 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: This could happen for a variety of reasons including sizing issues, improperly installed parts, loose electrical connections, or motor malfunctions.
- It’s dripping or leaking: If you notice any dripping, runoff, or even excessive humidity, then the reservoir levels in the cooler may be too high or there could be 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 its pads should help.
- It’s noisy: Noise issues are one of the most common swamp cooler issues, and they happen whenever a component of the system loosens, bends, breaks or otherwise wears down.
Why Should I Choose Applewood for Swamp Cooler Services?
Applewood has provided expert swamp cooler service to the greater Denver-Boulder-Longmont metro area for over 48 years. In that time, we’ve responded to over 300,000 home service calls. Across all those service calls, we’ve arrived on time to our appointments 96% of the time. 60% of our first-time customers keep calling us back whenever they need plumbing, heating, cooling or electrical help.
Applewood believes in providing the best customer service possible on each and every service call, which is why we always follow our Code of Ethics during your service. When you contact us for swamp cooler repair, maintenance, or installation, you can rest assured we’ll:
- Show up on time,
- Treat you with proper respect and courtesy.
- Get the job done right, every time.
For prompt and reliable swamp cooler services in Denver, CO, contact Applewood today. Fill out the Request Service form on the left or give us a call at 303-328-3060. We look forward to earning your repeat business!