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My Evaporative Cooler Isn’t Working

While New Mexico generally has a hot, dry climate, the heat is no joke in the summer. With triple digit temperatures across the Albuquerque area, you want to make sure your home is cool—not just for your comfort, but also for your health and safety. If you think your evaporative cooler isn’t working, don’t endure the heat a moment longer. The professionals at B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are ready to help! All of our technicians are NATE-certified and trained to install, repair, and replace the evaporative cooling system in your home.

Contact us today to see how an evaporative cooler could lower your bills and increase energy efficiency!

Why Isn’t My Evaporative Cooling System Working?

There could be many viable reasons to explain why your evaporative cooler doesn’t appear to be working. One thing to keep in mind is that, unlike central air conditioners, evaporative coolers use a lot of water to operate. On average, your cooling system could use between three and 15 gallons of water on a daily basis. While this is great when it comes to adding some necessary moisture to the air in your New Mexico home, it can also cause some problems, including:

  • Moldy or worn moisture pads
  • Worn water feed line
  • Mineral buildup
  • Water leaks

Since evaporative coolers rely on water to operate, the moisture pads need to be changed on a regular basis, depending on the type of pads and the model of your cooling system. If you smell something weird, or discover mold inside your cooling system, we recommend you change the moisture pads immediately. If you notice some mineral build up, you should consider some form of water treatment, like a filtration or water softening system. This will reduce the amount of hard water your evaporative cooler is consuming and will help to keep pathways clear and clean.

If you’re interested in an evaporative cooler for your home but you’re not sure which kind would be best, check out our buying guide for more details!

How Can I Make My Evaporative Cooler More Efficient?

In addition to water, evaporative coolers utilize air flow to work at optimal capacity. This means you should open your doors or windows to allow more air into your home and, ultimately, into your cooling system. If there are certain rooms in your home that generally get hotter than others, a best practice is to open windows in those rooms. You can read more about how much to open your windows on our FAQ page.

One additional step you can take is to regularly clear out stagnant water in your evaporative cooler and replace it with fresh, clean water. This will help with the indoor air quality in your home and help to prevent mold.

Evaporative coolers are a great home cooling alternative for New Mexico homeowners because of the dry, heat. Call us today at 505-225-3016 to learn more!

Evaporative Cooler Installation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

If you think your home could benefit from an evaporative cooling system—you’re absolutely right! The New Mexico climate is perfect for these coolers because they can help the humidity levels in your home, the indoor air quality, and they can save you money on your energy bills! If you’re still uncertain, read through some of the benefits of an evaporative cooler.

With customer satisfaction and quality service at the top of our priority list, our highly-trained technicians will guide you through the installation process and help you determine which kind, size, and model of evaporative cooler would be best for you and your family.

Schedule an evaporative cooler installation today to start experiencing the benefits of an firsthand!

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