Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you service in Perth?

We provide evaporative air conditioner servicing anywhere in or around Perth, Western Australia. Our team of certified technicians is local to the area and can service your unit at your home or business. If you aren't sure whether or not we will travel to your region, call us, and one of our friendly team can confirm.

Which evaporative cooler is best?

The best evaporative cooler for you depends on your specific needs and preferences. There are many factors to consider when selecting an evaporative cooler, such as the size of your home or business, goals, and budget. Our team of experts can help you choose the best brand, size, and style for your needs.

We have extensive knowledge of the different brands and models available on the market and can provide you with a range of options to choose from, including: Breezair, Braemar, Bonaire, Brivis, Coolair, Clair, and Coolbreeze Contact us today to speak with one of our experts to match the perfect evaporative cooler for your needs.

How does evaporative air conditioning work?

Evaporative air conditioning draws hot air from outside through a moistened pad. The hot air is then cooled as it passes through the pad and is distributed through the building via a ducting system. This process adds moisture to the atmosphere, particularly effective in Perth's climate. Unlike traditional air conditioning systems that use refrigerants to cool the air, evaporative air conditioning is a more energy-efficient and cost-effective alternative.

Additionally, evaporative air conditioning is environmentally friendly, as it does not release any harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. If you have further questions about how evaporative air conditioning works, we are happy to assist you.

Should I replace my evaporative air conditioning unit?

Whether or not you should replace your evaporative air conditioning unit depends on a few factors, such as the age and condition of your unit and whether or not it's still meeting your needs. If your unit is more than 10-15 years old, it may be less efficient and may not meet your cooling requirements as effectively as it used to. Additionally, if your unit requires frequent repairs, you can save money in the long run by replacing the unit. However, if your unit is still doing its job, but it's not working like it once did, basic servicing might get it back into peak condition. We can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your unit to help you determine whether or not it's time to replace your evaporative air conditioning unit.

Why is my evaporative cooler blowing hot air?

If your evaporative cooler is blowing hot air, it may be due to a few factors. One possible cause is that the water pump needs to be fixed and sufficient to keep the unit's pads wet. If the pads are not wet, they will not be able to cool the air that passes through them, resulting in hot air being blown out of the unit. Another possible cause could be a malfunctioning solenoid valve, which could prevent the water from passing through to the water pump. In either case, having a professional technician diagnose and repair the issue is best.

Are evaporative coolers expensive to run?

Evaporative coolers are generally more energy-efficient and cost-effective than traditional air conditioning systems. This is because evaporative coolers use water and evaporation to cool the air, rather than relying on a compressor to cool refrigerants like conventional air conditioning systems. As a result, evaporative coolers use less electricity and can be up to 50% cheaper to run than air conditioning systems. Additionally, evaporative coolers require less maintenance and have fewer parts that can break down, reducing the need for costly repairs. Consider an evaporative cooler if you're looking for an affordable and energy-efficient cooling solution for your home or building.

How does one effectively use an evaporative air conditioning unit?

To effectively use your evaporative air conditioning unit, consider the following tips:

Keep a window open:
 Evaporative coolers draw in hot, dry air from outside and cool it down through evaporation. To maximize the effectiveness of your unit, keep your windows and doors open to allow for proper airflow. Otherwise, the air pressure will build up in the house. 

Use your unit in dry, hot conditions: Evaporative coolers are most effective in dry, hot climates with low humidity. Sometimes when the filter pads are full of sediment, more water particles are pumped through the house, creating a more humid environment which is why they need to be serviced. 

Regularly clean and maintain your unit: To ensure optimal performance, it's essential to clean and maintain your evaporative cooler regularly. This includes cleaning the filters, checking the water levels, and inspecting the unit for any signs of damage.

Following these tips, you can effectively use your evaporative air conditioning unit and keep your home or building cool and comfortable during hot, dry weather.