Do You Know How Swamp Cooler Works?
The following are few parts that will make up your evaporative cooler:
- Water supply valve
This valve remains connected to the swamp cooler with copper tube and brings water into swamp cooler. The swamp cooler will not work without this water supply valve.
On swamp cooler’s bottom, this float is found that controls the water level. If this float fails to work, swamp cooler will either not work or can overflow.
Pump is found at the unit’s bottom and pumps water through water distribution lines, by keeping evaporative pads fully wet.
- Evaporative pads
These evaporative cooling pads need to be wet for proper working of swamp cooler.
- Blower and its motor
This blower motor brings cool air inside the ductwork and then forces out of home and cools the air.
How swamp cooler works?
If you make comparison between swamp cooler Vs air conditioning, swamp pump works little differently. Following are the 4 main steps on how it works:
- Water supply valve will bring water into swamp cooler’s bottom
After you turn on the swamp cooler, water supply valve will bring water into the bottom of swamp cooler. Water will continue to pour into swamp cooler till the float reaches certain level and this will signal supply valve of water to switch off.
- Pump will bring water to evaporative cooler pads
Pump of swamp cooler will bring water from the bottom of evaporative cooler up to the pads. When there will be enough water at the bottom of evaporative cooler, pump will begin to pull the water through water distribution lines.
If the homeowner is not happy with the cooling, then they may turn their pump switch on, so that more water will be pumped into evaporative pads.
- Warm air will be pulled through evaporative cooler pads
Swamp cooler will then take warm air through wet pad and then cools it and blows it all throughout the home.
As the evaporative pads will be wet, blower motor will begin pulling the warm air into swamp cooler, through pads. As warm air goes via the pads, moisture will cool the air, and will clean it.
This is known as evaporative cooling and works the similar way when you exercise, and sweat, and after that if you blow fan on you then it will cool your skin.
- Blower will force cool through the vent and cool your home
As the air will be pulled through evaporative pads and will cool, the blower will take the cooled air to force it through ductwork and vent then into the house.