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Installing an Evaporative Cooler

 
 
Evaporative coolers, also called swamp coolers, are well suited for climates where the air is hot and humidity is low. They cool by pulling in fresh outside air through moist pads, where it is cooled by evaporation and circulated through the house by a large blower. Installing a window-mounted unit is relatively simple.
 
This project guide provides the steps required to install a window-mounted unit.
 

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Step 1: Install Hanger and Support Assembly

Step 1: Install hanger and support assembly

1.  Mount the support hangers then assemble and install the support brackets 
     following the manufacturer’s instructions.


 2.  Build up the outside windowsill if needed to support the cool-air vent that goes 
      through the window.  

  

Step 2: Install the Cooler

Step 2: Install the cooler

1.  Place the cooler in the window, resting the vent on the support assembly.


2.  Attach the cooler to the brackets as directed by the manufacturer's instructions.  

  

Step 3: Run a Water Line to the Cooler

Step 3: Run a water line to the cooler

1.  Tap into the water line and run a water supply line to the cooler.
 
2.  Install a cut off valve that you can easily drain in the winter.
 
3.  Attach a hose to the overflow drain line of the cooler and run the hose on the 
     ground, well away from the foundation.  

  

Step 4: Turning on the Cooler

Step 4: Turning on the cooler

1.  Attach the air vent to the front of the cooler.
 
2.  Plug the power cord into any grounded 120-volt circuit inside the house.