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Common Problems with Swamp Coolers

Does your swamp cooler need repair? They can be a bit complicated but use water and power to create airflow. You can use these tips to check out different issues with your swamp cooler, or call the swamp cooler experts in Salt Lake City at Neerings.


Staying cool at home in Salt Lake City

If you live in a humid area, swamp coolers can become less effective over time. Excess moisture can cause the evaporative pads to become saturated with water or the internal belt can break or slip off and need to be replaced.

Wiring or Parts

Faulty wiring can also cause the swamp cooler to break down. It can trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. If a fan motor stops working, you will need to replace it. Call Neerings for electrical repair.

Thermostat Setting

The swamp cooler might not operate if the thermostat is set too high. It may be that the room has already achieved the temperature. Try during down the temp.


Your swamp cooler needs airflow for efficient operation. There needs to be a pathway for warm air to be expelled from the interior of your home. You can do this by opening a window.

If your swamp cooler is not blowing cold air, one of these several problems could be causing the issue. Check if you have the thermostat set at too high a level, if there is a blown fuse, or a tripped circuit breaker. Looking for frayed wires or if the evaporate pads have too much water.

For help with your swamp cooler in Salt Lake City, call Neerings today.

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