Evaporative air conditioners are basically air blowing across a pad that gets flushed with water. These large pads that sit in the box on the roof simply soak up the water so the air can blow through them. They basically look like large bails of hay.
Like all equipment however, over time these pads will become clogged with insects, mineral deposits and become brittle due to exposure to the elements. These evaporative air conditioning pads can be easily changed over by an commercial air conditioning repair company. But if you want to save a bit of money and do it yourself that’s pretty easy too.
If you want to change the evaporative air conditioning pads over yourself you need to be relatively fit and healthy as you will need to get up on the roof. Where are harness if needed and if you don’t think you are up for it, get a professional to do it for you.
You will need to find out the brand of the evaporative air conditioner’s pads you are changing. Write down the brand, model number, serial number and take a picture of the evaporative air conditioner on the roof as well to be safe.
Take these details to an Brisbane ducted air conditioning supplier to get the replacement pads. Many suppliers will do counter sales to the public but it is best to call and ask them before just to be safe. If you are unsure of the exact model you have, take the old pads with you and get the supplier to match them up. Once you have the new pads they are ready to go in.
Before opening your evaporative air conditioning unit, be sure to turn off all electrical supplies and water supplies to the unit. The easiest way to do this is to turn off the entire power to your home as well as the water. Make sure that the laws in your country let you do this otherwise you will need to call in a professional. Also be sure to turn off the water supply to your evaporative air conditioner as well.
Most evaporative air conditioners are built so they can come apart fairly easily. Most units will have a set of clips on top of the unit. Once these clips are removed the top of the air conditioner should easily pull off without the need for any tools. Once this is done, simply remove the pads and replace with new ones. Re-attach the top of the air conditioner and you are done.
Be sure to place the old pads in a bag and dispose of properly. Re-start the power and water and test to see the air conditioner is running effectively.
As you can see, changing the pads is a relatively simple procedure. However, there are dangers involved so if you do not feel capable please call for a professional.
Also be aware that the inhalation of stagnant water vapor can cause legionnaires disease which can be very harmful and even deadly to human’s. Always wear adequate mouth covers to avoid inhalation of this dangerous bacteria and once again, if you are unsure about anything always seek the help of a professional.