EVAPORATIVE COOLING

Cheaper, Cleaner & Greener

How does it work?
What are the running costs?

Evaporative Cooling uses water to naturally lower the temperature of your home. A ducted cooling unit is installed on your roof and draws in fresh air from outside your home, to disperse via ducts placed throughout your home.

As the air passes through the filter pads (which are inside the roof unit), it is cooled down by the water pumped up through them. The cool air is then directed into every room in your house. The interesting thing is that the hotter the air, the better the cooling effect will be.

An added benefit is that all the air within the house is refreshed every few minutes when using an Evaporative Cooler.

Annual running costs for evaporative cooling

Evaporative coolers are so efficient they can cost less than one-tenth of a standard ducted air conditioner to run.

You could be enjoying your own comfortable cool house this summer for as little as $54 per year in electricity costs*. When you crunch the numbers, that’s on average $329 per year of savings in electricity costs compared to a standard efficiency ducted refrigerated system.

Why choose evaporative cooling?

*Based on a 166 m2 home. Approximate cost per annum, based on 300 hours usage and a 60% duty cycle for air conditioners. Based on electricity tariff of 28c / kWh. Note – evaporative coolers will also use water.Source: Sustainability Victoria, ‘Cooling Running Costs’, www.sustainability.vic.gov.au, 2013.

Fresh, healthy air
An Evaporative Cooling air conditioner is the healthiest way to cool your home. Particularly for people who suffer from hay fever, asthma or allergies, as it may help relieve some of their symptoms and it is always good to have a clean environment for your children.

Saving the environment and your money
Unlike refrigerated air conditioning, Evaporative Cooling air conditioning is based on a totally natural cooling process – so there are no harmful refrigerant gases. It is also 50% cheaper to install and up to eight times cheaper to run than refrigerated cooling. Cool your entire home from as little as 5 cents per hour!

*CO2 emissions based on 1.17 kg CO2 e/kWhr electricity purchased from grid for Victoria.
Source: National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 – with amendments (schedule 1, part 6)

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