TEST Time To Winterize the Swamp Cooler

November 6, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 11:31 AM EDT

By KREX News Room
By Hilary Martin

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November 6, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 11:31 AM EDT

A winter system is blowing across the state, bringing with it rain, snow, and colder temperatures. That means it's time to get those swamp coolers winterized. Much of Western Colorado will feel the temperatures dip below freezing this week. As you can imagine, it's a busy time for businesses helping with heating and plumbing.

With temperatures getting lower, it's time to drain your swamp coolers to prevent pipes and hoses from freezing.

Rob Peckham from Haining Plumbing and Heating says if you can't get someone to winterize your home for you, you need to at least turn off the water to your swamp cooler.

He also says you'll want to get your furnace checked by a maintenance crew before you crank up the heat. Haining Heating and Plumbing charges $70 an hour.