Australia’s climate is well known for challenging heat and searing sun rays. There’s a lot that air conditioners have to keep up with. For some, the choice of combating summer warmth is given to evaporative air conditioning.
Evaporative cooling provides a natural, comfortable cooling effect. It produces high quality, cooled air, and a relaxing environment for all.
Evaporative air conditioning prices do vary, for a number of reasons.
Size, installation specs, output, etc. It all matters. And when it comes to installation, the best conditions are dry and hot, rather than humid. Humidity lessens the benefits of evaporative cooling and causes more problems in tropical climates.
With that in mind, here is what you can expect.
Benefits of evaporative air conditioning systems
Many Australians prefer evaporative cooling systems over traditional refrigerated air conditioning units. The natural cooling environment is a particular feature, while other benefits include:
Lower cost to run
During summer, when the hot weather is at its peak, electricity costs also surge. Comparatively, evaporative coolers are cheaper to run, which means your electricity bill will remain low.
More comfortable and natural environment
Evaporative units are designed to create a more natural cooling system. How? Air is drawn from the outside environment, passed the air through wet filter pads and then pushed into your internal environment via ductwork. The process is so efficient, property owners can leave doors and windows open and enjoy a more natural way of cooling compared.
Long life span
Evaporative coolers are highly reliable and durable. They have a life span of between 15 and 20 years if well maintained and serviced. The systems are simple to use and maintain and won’t cost the earth to install or run.
Suitable for people with breathing issues
Individuals with breathing and respiratory issues are usually drawn to the benefits of evaporative coolers due to the filtered, natural air. An evaporative air conditioning unit does not recycle used air. Rather it is drawn directly from the outdoors, passed through damp filter pads and pushed into the indoor environment without delay.
In refrigerated units, the air is constantly re-circulated, making residents feel as if the air is stale.
Cost of evaporative cooling systems
Ordinary ducted air conditioning system can consume more than $0.75 per hour just for a mere 20 square metre area. While in use, traditional ducted air conditioners can emit as much as 2 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
On the other hand, evaporative air conditioning systems only produce a fraction of CO2 and are less harmful to the atmosphere. They are a viable option for individuals looking for an affordable cooling system.
In terms of price, the cost of ducted evaporative air conditioning systems is all dependent on the size, location and a range of other factors.
For a small, portable evaporative cooling unit, prices can start from a few hundred dollars. The real cost savings for evaporative air conditioning comes down to the running costs, which can be 90% cheaper than ducted.
For more information, prices and benefits of installing evaporative air conditioning in your Adelaide property speak with a qualified and experienced air conditioning specialist from Jim’s Heating & Cooling today.