Did you know you can save many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on cooling your home in the summer? With hot weather approaching, it’s no wonder more people are looking for swamp cooler DIY to help keep the house cool all the while saving money.
A swamp cooler is also known as an evaporative cooler and can be made as a DIY project or you can purchase one at your local retail chain store like Walmart, Lowes, or Home Depot.
Swamp coolers are popular in dry, hot regions as they help throw cool, moist air around your home without the expense of a traditional air conditioner.
In the photo, the swamp cooler sits at the front of the home with a pot of colorful flowers on top. This is a larger unit, where most of the swamp cooler sits outside the house.
Inside the house, all you have is basically a flat panel with vents and the dials to work the unit.
Today I’m going to share some tips to help you learn how to cool your home with one of these evaporative coolers so that your home can be comfortably cool and cost-effective.
How to Cool your Home with a Swamp Cooler
First, know that there are different sizes of units. As in the photo, some units are large with the majority of the unit outside.
You can also get smaller units; some work inside a house window.
Those are the units I recommend, because you do not ever have to fill the back compartment with water or ice. Hooking it up to a hose with an adapter is by far THE best way to go.
Select a Shady Spot for your Swamp Cooler
The best location to cool your home with a swamp cooler is to place it in a shady spot in your home. This will keep the water cold in your swamp cooler so that it can throw the coolest air possible.
Place the Cooler Opposite a Window
For the best use of your swamp cooler, you’ll want to have it placed in a location that is across from a window. You’ll want to open a window on the opposite side of the home to help create a cross breeze to cool your home down.
Clean Your Filters
Make sure to check the swamp cooler’s filters as often as possible to remove any dust or debris that’s collected on the filter. Keep an eye out for mold build up as well, if you find mold then you’ll need to replace your filters immediately.
Check Water Level
Always keep your swamp cooler full of water to the appropriate level. If the cooler is going through water too quickly, then find a way to help with water flow so that there’s constant water in your unit. This will ensure your unit runs as efficiently as possible.
Saturate the Cooling Pads
You’ll want to make sure the cooling pads are saturated in cold water before turning your fan on to circulate the air from your swamp cooler.
The colder the cooling pads, the colder the air that will flow through your home thus helping to maintain a cool home during the height of summer heat.
This is the material we used for the cooling pads, it is a natural fiber. You can also buy it by the small roll and cut to fit.
Whether you opt to buy a ready made unit or consider a swamp cooler diy, just follow my tips to cool your home with a swamp cooler.
These tips will help you make the most out of your use of your swamp cooler for long term comfort indoors. If you want to find DIY swamp coolers, searching for the term swamp cooler homemade will do the trick.
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