Help keep your house cool with a window-mounted evaporative cooler
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.
What You'll Need
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Attach the air vent to the front of the cooler.
• Plug the power cord into any grounded 120-volt circuit inside the house.