Ducted evaporative air conditioners are an effective way to cool your home in the hot and dry climate of Adelaide.
Evaporative air conditioning is a method of cooling air through the evaporation of water. This process is a natural and efficient way to achieve comfortable indoor temperatures, especially in hot, dry climates like Adelaide. This type of cooling system relies on a simple yet effective process to provide your home with cool, refreshing air.
An evaporative cooling system works by taking hot, dry air from outside into a cooling unit on your roof. Hot air then passes through pads or filters, which cool it through evaporation. A series of ducts then circulate this cool air throughout your home.
As the water evaporates into the warm air, the energy absorbed by this process reduces the air temperature. This device cools and adds moisture to your home, creating fresh air that is less drying than regular refrigerated air conditioners.
Ducted evaporative air conditioners have a number of benefits that keep you cool while keeping your running costs down.
Fresh Air: Evaporative cooling helps to keep the air inside your home fresh. Every two to three minutes, stale air inside your home is replaced with clean fresh air.
Affordable: Ducted evaporative cooling systems are one of the most cost-effective methods for cooling your home. In fact, statistics show that they can be up to eight times cheaper to run that refrigerated systems. What’s more, the hotter the air outside the better your ducted evaporative air conditioning system will work.
Friendly for the Environment: Evaporative ducted air conditioner use water instead of refrigerant gas to help with the cooling system. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of cool air while looking after the environment.
Whether evaporative cooling or a split system is better really depends on your specific needs. Each system has its own set of pros and cons.
Evaporative cooling systems are generally more energy-efficient than traditional split air conditioning systems. They work best in dry, hot climates as they add moisture to the air and can significantly reduce the temperature. These systems bring in fresh air from outside, unlike split systems that circulate the same air. Evaporative coolers also tend to be quieter and have lower installation and maintenance costs.
Split system air conditioners are effective in all climates, including humid ones, which is where evaporative cooling systems start to struggle. Split systems can both cool and heat the air, offering year-round comfort, whereas evaporative coolers can only cool. Split systems can also provide more precise temperature control. They also have the ability to filter and dehumidify air, which can be beneficial for people with allergies or asthma.
If you’re unsure about what system is best for you, contact your local Gas Works store. Our team of cooling professionals would be happy to help you make the right choice.
Compared to traditional air conditioning systems, evaporative cooling systems are typically less expensive to run. They use significantly less electricity because they only require energy to power the fan and water pump. This is unlike split systems and reverse cycle air conditioners that also need energy to compress and cool refrigerant. As a result, running costs for evaporative coolers are often much lower.
Yes, evaporative air conditioners do require regular maintenance to keep them operating efficiently and effectively. The frequency and specifics of maintenance may vary depending on the model and usage. Always refer to the user manual for your specific unit. The homeowner can perform some maintenance tasks, while they may need professional service for others.
A general guide is to slightly open windows or doors in the rooms you want to cool. Stale air needs a place to escape to make room for fresh cooled air. You need to find a balance, so the cooler keeps air pressure without overwhelming the system. Opening too many or wide windows can reduce cooling as the cooled air escapes too fast.
You may need to experiment to find the right balance for your specific situation. If you’re unsure, contact your local Gas Works for guidance and advice tailored to your home and your specific cooler model.
Using evaporative cooling when it’s raining can be less effective, especially if the humidity is high. Evaporative cooling works best in dry conditions because it relies on the evaporation of water to cool the air. As the air is already saturated with moisture, so an evaporative air conditioner will generally not work effectively.
On average evaporative air conditioners use around 98% less water than a shower over a year. Statistics show that a Breezair unit uses around 15 litres of water per day, averaged over one year.
The actual amount of water used by an evaporative air conditioner depends on a number of factors. This includes the size and model of the unit, the fan speed, the outside temperature and humidity. It is also dependent on how long the unit is running.
If you are concerned about water use, contact our team who have access to information about each particular unit.
Evaporative cooling systems primarily use electricity, not gas. The system uses electricity to power both the fan and pump.
Evaporative coolers are more energy-efficient than split or central air conditioning systems. They use less electricity, which makes them a better choice in certain climates. The energy efficiency of a cooler can vary based on factors like the model, size, usage frequency, and local electricity cost.
In Adelaide, the price for a ducted evaporative air conditioner is typically between $2,500 and $6,000. However, this range can vary. The final cost largely depends on two main factors. These include the size or capacity of the system you choose and the specific layout and characteristics of your home. Some homes might require more extensive work or larger units, which could increase the price.
Gas Works prides itself on offering the very best when it comes to evaporative cooling solutions. As a leader in the industry, we carry a selection of the top evaporative cooling brands. This ensures our customers have access to the highest quality products on the market. Our range includes units from Adelaide based manufacturer Seeley International, known for their innovative technology, energy efficiency, durability, and excellent performance.
We also offer professional installation and maintenance services, ensuring your unit operates at peak performance for years to come. Choose Gas Works for superior evaporative cooling systems from the leading brands in the industry.
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