WHY & HOW Should You Clean An Evaporative Air Cooler Regularly.

Good hygiene is the most important factor that you need to consider when it comes to living a healthy life.

And it applies everywhere like what do you consume in your food, which type of food you consume, your habits, cleanliness around you etc.

But do you have ever thought that the air quality of your air conditioner or cooler can also affect your health?

Many of us know it but we ignore it too. So, in this article we are going to discuss about the steps of cleaning an evaporative air cooler.
First Of All Let Us Know Why Should You Clean An Evaporative Air Cooler.

  • To Maintain Hygiene
  • To Prevent Bad Odour
  • To Keep It As Effective It Was When You Bought It.
  • To Make It More Effective During Summers.

Here’s, How To Do It?

First Of All, You Should Clean the Water Tank.

If you use a portable air cooler for a long time without changing the water, it will lead to bad smell and it will even affect the health of its users because the old water will turn unhygienic.

Do you know, during the hot and humid climate dirty water tanks is the best place for bacteria to live and grow.

This is why you should clean it from time to time. We suggest to clean the water tank maximum in 4 days.

Make sure that the new water you put in, is also clean.


Step #1 : Remove the panels and cooling pads.
Unplug the cooler and turn off the water. Then take out the panels and air cooler cooling pads.

Step #2: Take the water out of the air cooler.
Open the drain plug if the portable air cooler has one. If a detachable water tank, it would be an easy job.

Step #3: Brush out the inside of the cooler
Usage of a soft cloth or sponge to sweep the inside of the air cooler is preferred. Some Debris can get inside it. As it will cause blockages that stop up the cooler, and may lead to unclean water cycling through it.

Step #4: Soak the water tank.
Fill the tank with a 50/50 solution of water & vinegar, Let the vinegar sit in tank for an hour. You can also rinse the water tank with mild soap and warm water.

Step #5: Clean the water tank.
Clean the water tank completely by using cleaning powder. Re clean it after cleaning it with powder.

Secondly, You Should Clean The Cooling Pad.

Do You Know that cooling pads are also famous as heat exchangers?

Yes! They are important factors in the process of the fan to make sure that the evaporative air cooler works normally, It is advisable to clean the cooling pads once in 28 days.


Step #1: Submerge the pads with usage of cleaning liquid.
Start with submerging them in a mixture of water and cleaning liquid for 30 -60 seconds. Cleaning Liquid works just as well, clean pads by combining water and cleaning liquid in a 50-50 ratio solution. And you are ready to rock!

Step #2: Air dried cooling pad
Once cooling pads have been thoroughly soaked, rinse thoroughly and then set them aside to dry. As the pads need to be dry completely before you put them back in the portable evaporative cooler.

Now, Clean The Body Of The Air Cooler.
Cooler Body

It is advisable to clean the body of an evaporative air cooler in every 20 days.
Just Use clean water to clean the body. No need of using any chemicals.

Filter are generally found at the back sides of the fan. Clean them regularly with the help of water and cleaning liquids. You can also use mild soap and hot water to clean it.

At last we advice to check and clean the mechanical parts of coolers also. So, that’s it for today. We will be bringing new articles for you regularly.

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