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Evaporative air conditioning is a great way to cool your home and provide relief from the blistering Australian summer heat. Chances are, though, whether you’re looking to buy your first evaporative air conditioner or you’re in the market for a new one, you might have some questions about just what the technology is, how it works, and how much it will cost. These are common concerns among consumers. Fortunately, the best way to decide whether an evaporative air conditioner is for you is by better understanding the technology. Here are just some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the evaporative cooling system – including the ever-popular “How much does it cost?”

What Exactly is an Evaporative Air Conditioner?

Simply put, an evaporative air conditioning system is one that uses the evaporation of water in order to cool the incoming air prior to distributing it throughout your home or building. By evaporating liquid water into its gaseous water vapour form, an evaporative air conditioning unit adds moisture to the dry incoming air – which reduces the air’s temperature. In Australia, this will make a world of difference to your comfort level throughout the hot summer months – not only will an evaporative air conditioner funnel a rush of cool air all throughout your home, but it will also banish the problems posed by dry air.

Why Go With Evaporative Air Conditioning Over Other Systems?

There are a number of advantages to an evaporative air conditioner in comparison to its refrigerated competitors, but here are just a few for you to consider. First of all, your evaporative air conditioner will be capable of bringing 100% fresh, cool air into your home, all while using significantly less electricity than competing systems. This makes it easy to see why an evaporative air conditioning system is not only a technologically superior system, but also one that will save you a lot of money over the long haul.

In addition, evaporative cooling is a completely natural process that will fill your home with not only cold air, but also healthy air that is safe to breathe for everyone. This includes people who suffer from allergies and asthma. The evaporative system will circulate all of the air in your home every few minutes, guaranteeing that there is never a chance for the air itself to stagnate or accumulate the various odours and particles that stagnated air would hold. Don’t make the mistake of going with a refrigerated system and having used air funnelled back through your home multiple times. With an evaporative cooling system, you’ll only be getting the purest and freshest air, so that you can breathe easy and beat the heat at the same time.

What Are the Options in Australia When it Comes to Evaporative Air Conditioning?

In Australia, there are three major brands that consumers should consider when purchasing a new evaporative air conditioner. These are Coolair, Braemar, and Breezair. All three brands are produced locally by the world renowned Seeley International, an Australian company based out of Lonsdale. When it comes to cooling your home during the hottest months of the year, these are the companies you should turn to in order to get the best possible AC unit for a reasonable price.

Coolair is a cooling brand that has been helping Australians conquer the heat for well over three decades. The company is known across the country for producing durable and high-performing evaporative systems that are relatively inexpensive. Coolair’s particular systems now feature what is known as an axial fan, an energy efficient fan that provides you with a never-ending flow of evenly circulated air. In addition, their systems offer you full control over the motor and its speed, allowing you to decide just how intense the airflow is. Also included is a safety mechanism built into the system that will protect against any potential motor overload, so you and your loved ones can enjoy the cooler air without worry.

The next cooling brand to consider is Braemar. For over fifty years, they have worked tirelessly to provide their customers with only the very best when it comes to evaporative air conditioner systems. Braemar systems typically use 80 per cent less electricity than competing systems, without sacrificing performance. Braemar’s flagship Paradigm model of evaporative cooling is the result of over three years of dedicated research, development, and testing, all to bring to the market what is a complete revolution in cooling technology. Their small but powerful system will supply your home with refreshing air that is both cool and plentiful.

Finally there is Breezair. This brand is a world-leading innovator when it comes evaporative cooling. They offer the first ever cooler that is entirely plastic, that uses the largest primary fan, and that is the first to use a motor that is sealed away from any potential tropic induced damage. Breezair’s cooling technology is also highly energy efficient, using inverter technology that makes their systems up to 90 per cent more efficient than competing models. Some of Breezair’s products cost as much to run as it costs to run one light bulb. With more than 110 different countries around the world using Breezair products, you can feel confident about getting a system that really is on the cutting edge of evaporative technology.

What Are the Evaporative Air Conditioning Prices?

This is the question that has probably been concerning you the most, but it’s also a complex one. The price of the system itself will depend on what brand and model you decide to go with, which is a decision you can make after looking at what is available and determining the best fit for your home. A Coolair system generally retails for approximately $1200 for lower priced units and around $1900 for high-end air conditioners. Braemar’s price ranges are similar, with each unit going for anywhere between $1700 and $2200. Finally, for Breezair, unit prices will range between $2400 and $3300. There are often installation fees on top of the system price. If you choose an energy efficient model, though, you will likely see significant reductions in your energy bill. Some evaporative air conditioning systems cost less than 4 cents per hour to run, relative to 75 cents per hour for reverse cycle air conditioning systems. Rite Price Heating and Cooling can provide you with estimates for installation fees. Contact us at 1300 HEATING or 1300 COOLING and one of our staff will be happy to arrange for a free, no-obligation in-home quote.

Evaporative air conditioning units represent a revolution in home cooling technology. They provide a quiet yet powerful alternative to the bulky, high maintenance air conditioners of yesteryear. They also provide consumers with fresher, healthier air for the same energy costs as turning on a light bulb. Whether you choose Coolair, Breezair or Braemar, you’ll be sure to get one of the best home cooling solutions on the market. That means you can stay cool all year, no matter how high the mercury might rise.