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Evaporative coolers, also known as swamp coolers, work by pulling in fresh outside air through moist pads, where it is cooled by evaporation and circulated through the house by a large blower. These coolers typically are used where the air is hot and humidity low.
This guide outlines the steps for installing a window-mounted evaporative cooler. It is a DIY option to professional evaporative cooler installation.
INSTALL HANGER AND SUPPORT
- Mount the support hangers then assemble and install the support brackets following the manufacturer instructions.
- Build up the outside windowsill if needed to support the cool-air vent that goes through the window.
INSTALL THE COOLER
- Place the cooler in the window, resting the vent on the support assembly.
- Attach the cooler to the brackets as directed by the manufacturer’s instructions.
RUN WATER LINE TO THE COOLER
- Tap into the water line and run a water supply line to the cooler.
- Install a cut off valve that you can easily drain in the winter.
- Attach a hose to the overflow drain line of the cooler and run the hose on the ground, well away from the foundation.
TURN ON THE COOLER
- Attach the air vent to the front of the cooler.
- Plug the power cord into any grounded 120-volt circuit inside the house.