Summer held on tight this year, with oppressive heat carrying over into fall in many parts of the country. The extended periods of heat led many homeowners with evaporative coolers to leave them running through the first full month of fall. But now that the season has finally changed, it’s officially time to winterize your swamp cooler. Here’s a quick run through of the steps you need to take to shut down your MasterCool evaporative cooler each fall. First, make sure to di
The long, hot summer is finally drawing to a close, and it’s time to put your evaporative cooler to rest until next spring. While there are fewer steps involved than in spring start-up, it’s still important that your shutdown maintenance is performed correctly in order to extend the life of your evaporative cooler. First, shut off the water and disconnect the water line to your cooler. Disconnect the line from both ends, drain it and blow out the extra water, and store for
This summer has been one for the record books, and you’ve probably had your evaporative cooler working overtime (while enjoying lower energy bills than your AC neighbors)! But fall is fast approaching and it will be time to shut down your cooler. Using this shutdown time for a deep cleaning will prevent build-up, help prevent rust, and add years to your hard-working cooler’s life. So what cleaning products are safe for your cooler? It’s important to know what is and is no
While the summer heat is sticking around for now, before long, it will be time to close down your evaporative cooler until next season. While the steps to shut down your cooler are less intensive than spring start-up requirements, they’re still important. Here’s a refresher so you can prepare for what’s to come! Before beginning any cooler maintenance, it is important to remember to turn off all electrical power to the cooler and to unplug it. Also, disconnect the motor.