Asked by: Coman Barret
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th April, 2020

Why does my evaporative cooler dump water?

Causes of Leaks
There are a handful of common culprits behind a leaking swamp cooler: Float valve: Similar to the float valve in your toilet, this ensures that the water levels in the pan stay low. If it breaks or is set incorrectly, it can lead to the reservoir overflowing.

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Considering this, how often should evaporative cooler dump water?

Water overflow due to levels needing to be reset. If your evaporative cooler has a dump style drain valve, the water will be dumped every 6-12 hours (depending on what your coolers setting is) and then again after it has been turned off. This controls the quality of the water that is being used.

One may also ask, how can I make my evaporative cooler work better? Here's what you need to know.

  1. Use Your Swamp Cooler in a Dry Climate.
  2. Use Your Swamp Cooler Seasonally.
  3. Open the Windows.
  4. Run a Dehumidifier.
  5. Cultivate a Green Thumb.
  6. Experiment With Positioning.
  7. Prime the Pads First.
  8. Use Cold Water.

Likewise, does evaporative cooling use a lot of water?

Evaporative coolers use both electricity and water. How much water is used depends on the humidity of the day and the fan speed that the unit is set to operate on. A portable unit might use up to 4 litres per hour while a central system could use as much as 25 litres per hour.

How long can you run an evaporative cooler?

For evaporative coolers working for more than 12 hours per day all-year-around, it is necessary to follow the instructions described in the Owner's Manual for your evaporative air conditioner. Of course, the frequency of the cleaning depends on the quality of the water used and on the conditions of the environment.

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