Seniors Can Apply For Evaporative Cooler Repairs


The Low Income Evaporative Cooler Tune-up and Repair Program is available once again through the Gila County Housing Service. Funding for the program has been provided by Pinal/Gila Council for Senior Citizens, the Older Americans Act.

Residents aged 60 or older, or those under 60 with a disability, may qualify for this assistance. The program is aimed to assist persons who do not have the resources or family/friends to assist them with startup and/or repairs of their evaporative coolers.

Applications will be taken from March 18 through March 25 by telephone and in person by contacting Gila County Housing office at 1-800-304-4452 for the Payson area, for the Globe area, go to the office at 5515 Apache St., Suite 200, Globe or call (928) 425-7631.

Because of a cut in funding, only approximately 60 coolers can be done throughout the county. Applicants with the lowest income will be priority. Services performed on coolers will include: cleaning, new pads, pumps, floats and water lines may be replaced if necessary to get coolers in shape for the warmer weather. A shutoff service at the end of the cooling season is also included in this program. There is no charge for this service eligible persons.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.