Aspen pad evaporative media is made from aspen fibers, held together in a pad form with a plastic netting.
Aspen pads have a lower efficiency rating than cellulose media like CELdek or GLASdek. Aspen pads have been referred to over the years as cooling media, excelsior pads, evaporative cooler pads or swamp cooler pads
CONVERSION TO CELdek® or GLASdek®
Owners who desire the increased benefits that CELdek and GLASdek can provide such as high evaporative efficiency, longer pad life and lower seasonal maintenance are choosing to replace their old aspen units with CELdek and GLASdek evaporative cooling units. Because CELdek and GLASdek units typically use 8” to 24” thick pads vs. aspen pads of 1” to 2” there is not enough room in the unit for a direct conversion.
CoolingMedia.com is a division of United Metal Products, Inc. which manufactures a full line of Fan-Air® and Cel-Air® Commercial/Industrial Evaporative Coolers that utilize CELdek and GLASdek media.
For owners who wish to continue their use of Aspen Coolers, United Metal Products, Inc. also manufactures Fan-Air® Commercial/Industrial Evaporative Coolers.