The main reason why swamp coolers stop cooling is that the outside air is too humid. Such conditions cause units to be less efficient, but in arid regions like New Mexico, other factors are likely contributing to the problem. Rest assured, the professionals at Affordable Service are available to aid you in identifying and promptly resolving the issue. We’d like to note that if you find yourself uncomfortable handling tasks involving electricity or climbing onto your roof, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will dispatch a qualified technician to promptly restore your system and get you up and running promptly.

In the meantime, here are a few possible issues you may be experiencing:

  • Blown Fuse or Tripped Circuit Breaker – This is one of the most common reasons why swamp coolers fail. Walk over to your breaker box and see if this is the issue. Although a common occurrence, this is one where you’ll most likely need a professional to receive a proper and accurate diagnosis, especially in the case of a blown fuse.
  • Cooling Pad Maintenance– An easy DIY option is to ensure your cooling pads are soaked and are continuing to retain moisture while your swamp cooler is running. If this is not happening, then chances are it’s the cause of unpleasant hot air in your home. Alternatively, your pads could have excessive debris build-up. Throughout the life of your unit, sediment builds up and can essentially ‘block’ the pads from working properly. Try giving them a cleaning to see if that solves the issue. If not, then they may need to be replaced.
  • Proper Circulation in Your Home – To achieve optimal cooling efficiency, you’ll want to turn your inside fans on and open a window in your home. This simple action facilitates the expulsion of hot air and the intake of cold air, ensuring a refreshing circulation throughout your living space. Otherwise, stale air will build up inside and cause an uncomfortably humid living space.

As alluded to above, swamp coolers are most effective in high-temperature, low-humidity climates. When working properly in those conditions, temperatures can be cooled by as much as 28%.

If none of these solutions seem to be the problem or you’d like to review other options, such as converting to refrigerated air, don’t suffer in the heat any longer and contact us today at 505-255-4328! We have been in the HVAC repair industry for over 30 years! We offer unmatched technical expertise and 24/7 response times. We also continue to focus on budget-friendly options because we, after all, ARE Affordable Service!