During the summer, your air cooler may be your most eco-friendly home appliance, but during the winter months, when the temperature is very low, the machine is not required. You don’t want idle machine to consume your room space during winter. The best option is to secure/store it. Besides the fact that the air cooler should not consume your room space during winter months, proper storage will help to keep it safe and prolong its lifespan. Do you know how to clean and store your air cooler in preparation for the winter? Here are some tips.
The Best Time to Clean the Air Cooler before winter
Getting your air cooler ready for winter should begin a few weeks before the winter arrives and it can take few week for winter to fully set in. When it is clear that the machine is no longer required (as the season changes and the temperature drops), you should start thinking about proper cleaning and storage of air cooler for the winter.
How to Clean the Air Cooler?
You cannot just turn off your air cooler, put it away, and expect it to work perfectly the next time you use it. Thorough cleaning and proper storage is the common suggested procedure that will keep it safe during the winter and allow it to function properly during the following cooling season.
While a technician can assist you in properly winterizing your air cooler, you can save money by doing it yourself. Here are the best tips to thoroughly clean and store it safely:
Turn off the Power Completely
Turn the machine off completely. After that, unplug the power source. You should also unplug the power cord and store it safely. The power cable should be wrapped and tied properly so as to avoid any damages to the cord.
Drain and Clean the Water Tank Properly
First thing in the cleaning process is to make sure that the water tank in your air cooler is completely empty. It may be easier to clean the water tank if it can separate from the rest of the machine. Even if it isn’t possible to remove it, drain it thoroughly before washing.
Mineral deposits in the water tank are always a possibility, regardless of the water source. This is especially important if you use hard water to power the machine. It is must to thoroughly clean the tank and remove these deposits.
Allow the cleaning solution to settle for around 20 minutes before cleaning the interior of the tank with a brush and then empty the tank and rinse it with clean water. While your cleaning mixture sits in the tank, you can focus on other parts of the air cooler’s cleaning and maintenance.
Gently clean the interior part of the machine
You should also clean all other parts of air cooler before storing it for the winter. When cleaning the machine, spend time on each component.
The interior can be cleaned using a special vacuum. Brush lightly with a soft brush or wipe with a clean cloth all the sections that are easily accessible.
After you’ve cleaned all of the dirt and mineral deposits in the water tank, flush it with clean, freshwater.
Gently clean the exterior of the machine
When cleaning your machine for winter storage, pay special attention to the exterior. If you want your air cooler to look great all the time, you must clean it on a regular basis.
External cleaning should be done with mild soap to avoid exposing the machine to rust and other damages. Avoid using a harsh brush. A simple gentle clean will suffice. After cleaning with soap, thoroughly rinse each component with fresh, clean water.
Let Every Part Dry Out Completely
As vital is the cleaning of your air cooler, allowing it to dry completely before storing it is also very important. Keeping the air cooler in the winter with even a bit of water inside can have devastating consequences. Therefore, allow each component of the machine to dry completely before reassembling it after cleaning and washing it.
Cooling Pad Cleaning and Maintenance
The cooling pads, like the rest of the air cooler, need to be cared for and cleaned in order to work effectively. Check the condition of your cooling pads on a regular basis.
Cleaning them, making sure they’re in the appropriate place, and in good condition can help them last longer. You can clean the pads using a mild soap or mild vinegar solution. It’s advisable to replace them if there’s a lot of dust on them or if they’re cracked.
Cover Your Air Cooler Protectively
Every air cooler regardless of size or the mounting method must be properly covered during the winter.
In fact, units that are permanently installed outside and cannot be relocated require particular care when storing for the winter. Make sure that your unit is protected from environment and the dust by using an appropriate cover.
Investing in a special cover for your air cooler is a great idea. If the original cover is still available, you can use it to properly cover it before storing it.
Store the Right Way
After cleaning and carefully covering your air cooler, store it in the proper place to protect it during winter. Moving the air coolers to your basement or garage is not a good idea because moisture may quickly get into these areas. Rather, keep it in your house. Air coolers should be kept in a dry indoor atmosphere. A nice location to look is the back of a closet.
If you follow the simple guidelines explained above, your air cooler will be in a perfect shape for when you need it again during the summer.
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