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Swamp Cooler

We provide affordable swamp cooler maintenance and repairs in Arizona within the following cities: Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon.

You should have your swamp cooler checked and set up in the spring time just before summer hits.

When the weather begins to cool, it is a good time to winterize your evaporative cooler.

We provide swamp cooler preventive maintenance check-ups and/or  cooler winterizing in Arizona for $79.95 

Cooler Preventive Maintenance
Spring Time Checkup Includes:

Oiling the blower wheel bearings and motor bearings, tightening down any loose electrical or mechanical parts, adjusting belt, adjusting float, inspecting pads and water pan, inspecting motor and water pump, inspecting bearings and shaft play, checking the water distribution pipes and water valves, inspecting thermostat and control board.

Cooler winterization includes:

Removing power to motor and water pump, oiling the blower wheel bearings and motor bearings, turning water valves off, disconnecting the water lines and draining, removing the overflow pipe and draining water pan, removing belt, installing customer supplied swamp cooler cover.

Swamp Cooler Maintenance Reviews

Swamp Cooler Checkup

by Kirk Dooley (Mesa, AZ)

Brad was on time, and honest about what problems there were and how much the work would cost. He made sure that the job was done right the first time (unlike other people who have done work for me in the past). I'd gladly recommend him to others who need work done on their coolers and air conditioning units.

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Swamp Cooler Maintenance Tips
For do-it-yourselfers

Spring Time Check/Setup

* Crack windows in the rooms you are cooling. This will draw the cooled air through these spaces.

* Use ceiling fans to circulate air within your home.

* Remove the cooler panels and clean out any debris in the water pan at the bottom.

* Check the motor's fan belt tension. It should move about one half inch.

* Lightly oil the bearings on the motor and blower assembly.

* Install new cooler pads (if needed).

* Connect the water line and turn on the water supply.

* Check the float valve and make sure it is operating properly. If necessary, adjust the float arm by bending it. Check the water level in the bottom tray. It should be about one inch below the top of the tray, and below the top of the overflow pipe. If the water level is too high or too low, adjust the float arm.

Make sure your float valve is working properly. If the valve sticks, the water will run continuously, causing water to overflow the tray and be wasted. Adjust your float arm and, if that doesn't fix the problem, install a new float valve

* Switch on the cooler motor and recirculating pump, making sure the water distribution lines are flowing with water and the cooler pads are being evenly saturated with water.

* Look for split seams in the casement, or rusted areas in the tray, which could cause a leak.


* Remove minerals and clean the bottom tray. Vinegar works well.

* Drain the water and buildup from the tray.

* Inspect the water distribution lines for clogged holes, clean as necessary.

* Thoroughly dry the tray and inspect it for signs of cracking.

* Coat the entire tray with submarine sealer or similar product to prevent rust.

* Prevent freezing of the cooler's water line by disconnecting the water line from the cooler and draining out the water.

* Cover your cooler to protect it and keep cold air out of your home.

Swamp Cooler Maintenance
Service Calls

Tempe Service Call: Customer wants maintenance performed on 4 swamp coolers located at his business.

Cooler Maintenance: All 4 coolers need new pads, 2 drain pans needed cleaning, 1 belt needed replaced, 1 float valve replaced, and 1 water pump replaced, oiled all motors and blower wheel bearings. All coolers operating like new at this time.

Mesa Service Call:  Business wants maintenance performed on 6 swamp coolers to satisfy their lease requirements and to get second opinion.

Swamp Cooler Maintenance:  Five of the six coolers didn't have any water supply lines, and one of the coolers had a bad water pump, a missing float valve and a missing float support bracket.  Only one cooler was actually doing its job of cooling the warehouse.  After giving this info to the business owner, he stated that its no wonder that his warehouse is always hot and he's been paying over $800 per year to his leasing companies swamp cooler maintenance division for nothing.  Customer stated that he'll be contacting his leasing company to get his coolers running the way their supposed to be since he already paid them and to seek reimbursement for poor maintenance practices.

Tempe Service Call:  Customer explained over the phone that his swamp cooler was vibrating too much and wanted a quote to have the bearings replaced.  Quote was given and service was scheduled.

Swamp Cooler Maintenance:  This was an old Goettl swamp cooler and the bearings at the blower wheel were loose so I proceeded to change them out for new ones as the customer had requested.  However, once the job was complete and the unit was turned on, it had major vibration problems.  After further inspection, it was found that one of the fins on the blower wheel was missing and another fin was detached from one side.  This was the real cause of the vibration problem (not the bearings).  I should of performed my own inspection of the vibration problem on the cooler prior to replacing the bearings.  Therefore, I gave the customer a steep discount on the bearing replacement because it didn't solve their problem.  Do to the age of the unit and the cost involved to fix the problem, it was recommended that the cooler be replaced.

AC Handyman
Air Condtioning and Heating
Repair, Service, and Maintenance Contractors
104 S Pomeroy
Mesa AZ 85210
Call: 480-343-2530

Open 7 Days a Week, 5am to 7pm

Types of systems we service: Air Conditioner, Heat Pump, Gas Heating, Furnace, Swamp Cooler, Evap Cooler, and Electric Heat.

Brands we service: All major brands including: Mastercool, Trane, Amana, Ruud, Goodman, Carrier, York, Goettl, Payne, Lennox, Rheem, Bryant, Heil, Kenmore, and Coleman.

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Customer "Reviews"


Easy to work with great service

by George Arechiga

I manage 2 duplex units a total of 4 homes in Arizona and when I need service I call the A/C handyman. He is easy to work with and I don't feel like he is over charging me he has very good rates. And he shows up when he says he will. I really like his service.


Honest Air Conditioner Repair

by Ethel Duplisea
(Mesa, AZ)

Bradley was recommended to me by a family member. It was one of the best reommendations I have received in some time. A/C Handyman is on time, proffesional and charges a fair price. Thank you Bradley.


Quick and Excellent Service

by Russ
(Mesa, AZ)

My A/C wasn't blowing cool, so I called at 7:00 am on a Friday. He showed up at 8:30 (when he said he would BTW) the same day! Added freon, and didn't try any hard sell tactics. Would highly recommend his services.


Delivered on his Promises

by John Birch
(Chandler, AZ)

I saw Bradley's company in a comparison against most all the other Hvac companies in my area... while others sounded good, I was not impressed with what customers wrote about their service and fairness on pricing.... I think Bradley is extremely honest and you really do get pricing that is half of the other HVAC companies... Nice! Bradley is also the owner which I like. Nothing like dealing directly with the person that owns the business that you are buying from!!


Honest Work!

by Leah Vega
(Gilbert, AZ)

We have two air conditioning units in our home, and every year before the hot weather hits we like to get our air conditioning units serviced to make sure they are working in the most optimum condition. The gentleman that came out to service our units was very courteous and professional. I will definitely be using this company in the future for all of my a/c service needs.


Fair, Honest, and Responsive

by Les
(Scottsdale, AZ)

I called Brad early sunday AM. By 10:00 AM, the air was cold and I was relieved not to have a ridiculous bill. I have had some bad experiences with AC companies in the past but his timeliness, friendly manner, and fair prices were a huge relief. Brad's my AC guy from now on... thanks Brad!


Found my AC guy! Thanks

by John Shumway
(Queen Creek, AZ)

I do IT consulting on my own so I thought that there must be smaller companies with hard working honest guys around that do AC work. Google brought up Bradley's web page, and actually read the testimonials and thought I would give him a shot. Bradley came and diagnosed the problem to be a motor, he spent an hour making sure, and returned after obtaining the part and finishing up the other work he had scheduled that day which ended up being 11:00pm to replace it so my family could get some sleep. NO WAY would a large company have come that late, at least not without extreemly heavy fees. Thanks for the fair price and Excellent service!


Quick and good service!

by Joe Andreyka
(Gold Canyon, AZ, USA)

We got fast service when we needed it, and our a/c problems were solved, and our service rep was courteous and dependable.

Thank you! Joe and Janice Andreyka


Quick Service!

by Valerie & Don
(Apache Junction, AZ)

Brad had all the parts necessary for fixing our unit quickly. I would highly recommend his services. The charges were very reasonable.

Thank you for your expertise and very Quick Service!


Excellent Service and Knowledge

by Randall Thompson
(La Habra, CA)

I live in California and own a rental in Mesa, Az. I have used Brad as my A/C guy for a few years now because he is always there when I need him and I feel that he is honest and upfront with all details of the job. He knows A/C repair very well and gets right to the problem. Being from out-of-state I feel vulnerable to unreputable servicemen. I feel lucky to have found Brad.


Quality Service That is Reliable and Dependable

by Laura Foster
(Phoenix, AZ)

Brad is the AC expert that I rely on for all repairs and questions. In fact, we are buying a new A/C unit through Brad and he will be installing it this month! I recommend him to all of our friends. He is honest, extremely knowledgeable and reliable. He comes when you need him and you can always bank on what he tells you!


Dependable, Professional Service

by Doug Hersho
(Houston, Texas)

Having a rental property in Gilbert Arizona while living in Houston Texas requires reliable contractors that you can depend on for servicing. A/C Handyman has filled this requirement beyond expectations. One phone call is all it takes and you know that you don't have to worry about constant followup. Bradley will see to it that the problem is analyzed, reported back to you and repaired as required professionally. I highly recommend their service.