How Does A Swamp Cooler Work?
You may have never been to high-humidity areas. Perhaps your hair was curled or your skin felt softer. However, you may have noticed that your sweat production increased. Your body used the moisture from the air to make sweat and cool you down. This is called an evaporative cooler. This is the same principle that’s used in Swamp Coolers. Swamp coolers are common in areas with less moisture. What does a swamp cooling system do? How does a swamp cooler work?
A swamp cooler uses moisture to cool the air. A swamp cooler, also known as the evaporative cooling system, works by cooling warm air using wet evaporative pads. The cold air is then blown through a vent to a home using a blower motor.
These are the parts of an evaporative cooler:
Water Supply Valve
This valve is located inside your home, usually where your water heater connects to the rest. Copper tubes connect this valve to your swamp cooler. This valve draws water into your swamp cooler. This valve is essential for the swamp cooler to function.
The bottom of the swamp cooler houses the evaporative cooler flotilla. The swamp cooler’s bottom water level is at a certain point when the float rises to the surface and closes the water supply valve. This float may stop working and cause the swamp cooler to overflow.
It is located at the bottom. It pumps water through water distribution lines and keeps the evaporative pads hydrated.
The inside of swamp cooler is lined by evaporative cool pads. To make the swamp cooler work properly, they must be moistened. You must clean and cool the air.
Blower And Blower Motor
The blower motor is that turns the blower. This brings cool air to the ductwork and forces it out of the home. Cooling the air, the blower also cools the air.
How Does A Swamp Cooler Work?
Four main steps are required to cool down your home’s air with a swamp cooler. These are:
Water Supply Valve Allows Water To Enter Bottom Of Swamp Cooler
You turn the swamp cooler dial to on position. The water supply valve draws water down into the swamp cooler. The water continues to pour into your swamp cooler until the float (which is on top of it) reaches a specific level. This is when the water supply valve will turn off.
The Pump Cools The Evaporative Cooler Pads By Bringing Water In
The pump starts to draw water from the bottom of the evaporative cooler once there is enough water. These water distribution lines are located on the top of the Evaporative Pads and water is poured through them. If homeowners feel that the air is not cooling enough, they can switch the switch on their swamp cooler to “pump” and pump more water into their evaporative pads.
Warm Air Pulled Through Evaporative Cooler Pads
Once the pads have been wetted with water, the blower motor pulls warm air through the pads into the swamp cooler. The heat from the hot air flows through the pads, where it is cooled by moisture. This is called “evaporative cooling”. This happens when you sweat while exercising and then have a fan blow over you cooling your skin.
Blower Forces Cool Through Vent And Cooling Home
After the air has passed through the pads, it is cooled and the blower cools it. The blower then forces the cooled air through the vents and ductwork to the house.