5.3003.32 Evaporative Cooler Maintenance and Repairs—Mid and High Rise

Topic: 
Forced Air
Subtopic: 
System Assessment and Maintenance
Desired Outcome: 
Evaporative cooler evaluated and maintained as needed
For supporting material, see Referenced Standards.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3003.32a
Assessment and diagnosis

The following system elements will be assessed:

  • Pump
  • Pan
  • Spider
  • Float
  • Damper
  • Roof jack, support
  • Water line
  • Water valve
  • Electrical
  • Pads
  • Motor
  • Fan

Elements will be repaired or replaced as needed

Ensure all components function properly

Ensure equipment operates safely

Ensure equipment operates efficiently

Ensure equipment is durable

5.3003.32b
Repair and maintenance

Calcium deposits will be removed

Pads will be replaced

Any additional repairs or replacements will be made as necessary

Water treatment will be regularly tested and maintained

Equipment will operate in accordance with local codes and standards

Equipment will be drained at the end of the cooling season

Ensure evaporative cooler functions properly

Ensure equipment operates at maximum efficiency

Ensure equipment durability

Ensure system does not freeze during the winter months

5.3003.32c
Building staff education

Maintenance will be scheduled in accordance with ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / ACCA ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America, www.acca.org / ASHRAE ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, www.ashrae.org Standard 180;Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning Systems or ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / ACCA ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America, www.acca.org Standard 4 Maintenance of Residential HVAC HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning Systems

A regular service schedule will be recommended to building staff

Ensure building staff understand basic operation and the importance of routine maintenance