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Useful Tips on Installing and Maintaining Industrial Swamp Cooler

Useful Tips on Installing and Maintaining Industrial Swamp Cooler

28 Dec 2021

During the hot summer seasons, most people are looking for cost-effective evaporative coolers to keep their homes and offices cool and comfortable. Well, Siboly evaporative air coolers provide you with effective and efficient way to cool homes and business premises. However, to make air coolers work efficiently, proper installation and regular maintenance are required.

We believe there are at least six things that you should know before installing a Siboly air cooler.

First, it is essential that you choose a right cooler that suits your actual requirements. You also need to consider the following factors when installing one for maximum performance:

•  Climate

There is one drawback to an air cooler that should be considered before you bring it home. This equipment is not suited for humid areas as it works best with dry air. Hence, for you to buy one, you need to be living in an area with a dry climate condition.

•  Location

Since these coolers draw outside air in, they need to be installed outside of the building. You can have it mounted on windows or walls, especially if you have a particular room that you want to cool. You can have it installed in attics, on roofs or at ground level for cooling an entire building system. Industrial cooler also needs water to function well, so you will need to choose a location that is close to a water source.

• Water exchange

To prevent the system's water from becoming too saline, install a bleed-off system to ensure that the cooler is only infused with fresh water. Installing the bleed off system helps to reduce the maintenance required for your system. However, it calls for about five additional gallons of water every hour.

•  Size


An evaporative cooler's capacity is measured by Cube Meter Hour (CMH). A small evaporative cooler system can be 6000 CMH (Model: XZ13-060C) while a whole house unit is usually 20,000 CMH(Model: XZ31-20X-1) or larger. To know what CMH your house needs, you will need to take the size of your home into consideration. For instance, the average three-bedroom homes sit on 80 square meters of floor space with a ceiling of 3.5 meters. This equals to 280 cubic meters multiplied by the exchange that occurs 20 times. In this case, the 6,000CMH cooler (Model: XZ13-060C) can replace 100% of the air in the house every minute.

•  Features

Another important thing you need to take into consideration when purchasing a cooler is its features. Preferably, go for an evaporative cooler with multiple fan speeds and a vent-only option. This way, you will be able to vary its operation based on the weather. You may also need to find a cooler with an air filter system to keep dust, debris, and pollen out of your home.

• Where is the industrial air cooler applicable?


An industrial air cooler’s function is to lower the temperature and moisturize the air through evaporation. It is more cost-effective, efficient, and eco-friendly than the traditional air conditioners. It is also more powerful than the typical outdoor fan. You can use this equipment to cool warehouses, workshops, manufacturing plants, hangars, and construction sites. You can also use it to cool gyms, garages, barns, patio area, athletic events, loading docks, and large tents.

7 Tips for installing a Siboly air cooler

1. Mounting the cooler

An industrial air cooler needs to be installed outside your home or premise. You can fix it in different locations, depending on the type of cooler you have chosen.

• Roof-mounted: These are the most common air coolers, although they are more difficult to maintain.


• Wall / Window Mounted: It is easy to carry out maintenance on a wall/window mounted unit. They also reduce the chance of house leaks. However, it is important to note that wall/ window mounted coolers blow chilled air in the house into a central area. They are highly recommended for small homes or bigger apartments with specially installed ductwork.


2. Installation height

Industrial air coolers should be installed at least 10 feet away or 3 feet below plumbing combustion appliance vents, plumbing vents, exhaust fan vents or clothes dryer vents. Make sure to keep fuel, yard chemicals, and solvents away from the cooler.

3. Check Float

Always check the float valve after every pump cycle. This way, you will ensure that the float is not set too high, causing the reservoir of water to overflow.

4. Maintenance distance

Provide at least 3ft of clearance on the side of the equipment that requires access for maintenance. This is a code requirement for all sides with electrical parts.

5. Use closed-eye Hooks

To hang your Siboly air cooler safely and securely, use closed-eye hooks. However, take care not to lift the open-eye hook from the chain and leave your equipment unsupported when removing the frame.

6. The water line

An industrial air cooler needs a steady supply of clean water. Do make sure to connect the water line to the system from an outdoor water source with cutoff valves. A cutoff valve is highly useful when you need to drain your system at the start of the winter season to minimize damage from harsh weather.

7. Power up

Before powering up your cooling system, confirm that there are no leaks. Also, fill any void spaces around the cooler to prevent cooled air from escaping the system. Once you have confirmed all these parts are set, you can switch it on. If you are unfamiliar with the electrical connections, it is highly recommended that you seek the services of a certified electrician.

Tips to maintain Industrial cooler

If you are looking for a cooling system for commercial buildings or industries, opting for industrial evaporative coolers would be a great option. Listed below are some tips that can help maintain industrial air coolers.

• Winterizing Your Siboly Evaporative Cooler

To ensure that the cooler does not rust, turn off the water supply connection, hose out the water pan and clean all the dirt and minerals that have settled in the cooler during the winter months.

• Regular Change of Cooling Pads

Change Cooler pads regularly. Pads are pressed against the cooler. Leaving old pads that have dirt and minerals accumulated on them can cause the cooler to rust whenever rainwater flows down the cooler and runs down to the pad. To avoid rusting it always good to change pads during the fall instead of spring. Most people who fail the change the pads to save money ultimately must spend more in the long run as they may have to change the entire cooler instead of just the pads.

• How often should you replace the industrial evaporative air cooler pads?  

1) Reduced air flow

If your commercial air cooler is not cooling as much as it did in the past, a possible reason for this problem could be due to the particles that get caught in the pads. To solve the problem, an economical solution would be to replace the pads. However, it does not solve the problem; it is recommended to move on to more troubleshooting.

2) Types of materials 

The type of materials used in the pads is one of the factors that decide whether a pad need to be replaced yearly or can last for years. While cellulose pads need to be replaced less often, pads made of cheap materials such as aspen may be required to be replaced each season.

3) Yearly Maintenance

Generally, pads may not be required to be changed every year. However, if the pad has lost its thickness or if the material has become frayed, it is best to get a new pad.

• Protection for Your Siboly Cooler

Keep Your Siboly Cooler protected investing in a cooler cover will help prevent outdoor air from entering your home or building. Sometimes coolers have dampers. However, if your cooler does not have one, installing a cooler cover will help increase the life of your cooler and save you money.

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