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Evaporative Air Conditioning in Adelaide

Evaporative Cooling Benefits in Adelaide

Sure, Adelaide is known as the city of churches, but really it's the city of beaches. And you can think of evaporative cooling like a calming, cooling sea breeze.

Hot air enters the roof mounted unit where it is filtered and chilled as it passes through dampened pads. A fan then blows the cooled air through the air conditioning vents your home.

The one area where evaporative air conditioning differs from other ducted cooling is the need to keep some doors and window open. This is so hot air can be forced out and the cool air replaces it. Just like a lovely sea breeze at Henley Beach or Glenelg, it's a calming flow with a change of air at least every two minutes.

Meanwhile, evaporative air conditioning offers a more affordable way to cool your home than a reverse cycle unit.

The natural cooling cycle uses less energy while installation costs are lower. Other advantages of evaporative cooling include:

  • Delivery of 100 per cent fresh air
  • Savings of up to 80 per cent less electricity use
  • Reduced running costs
  • Lower installation price
  • Fresh, allergen-free air and asthma-safe environment
  • Cool air is replaced every two minutes
  • Ventilation drives out odours and stale air

Unlike refrigerated air con systems that can circulate stale recycled air, evaporative air conditioning systems filter and clean the air. Not only is this great for general health and wellbeing, but it is the ideal choice for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Respected Evaporative Cooling Adelaide Brands

Jim’s Heating & Cooling only use high quality and efficient evaporative cooling units. Our favourite brands we repair and install include:

  • Coolair
  • Braemar
  • Breezair
  • Bonaire
  • Celair
  • Brivis

All brands are highly regarded in Australia and even globally. With a versatile range of models to choose from, there will always be a reliable ducted evaporative cooling solution for your home.

Adelaide is one of the best cities for an evaporative cooling system, too. With fewer hot and humid days it can effectively bring your home down to between 18°C-20°C for a pleasant day or night. And with the use of air conditioners which have been manufactured locally for the Australian climate, you can enjoy fresh and natural climate control.

For all services and repairs of leading brands like Braemar or Coolair, Jim’s Heating & Cooling has local technicians ready and waiting. We can be at your home within 1 hour* of your call, which can be a lifesaver during hot summers.

You can even call us for an annual spring service before things get too hot, or for an evaporative winter shutdown.

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Evaporative Cooling Repairs

There's a lot to love about evaporative cooling. At the core of it all is the fact no refrigerant is required to cool the air. Instead, warm air is sucked into the rooftop compressor, passed through water cooled pads, and the resulting cold air is distributed throughout the home via ducts.

As a unique cooling system, evaporative does come with its own unique repair needs, too. Jim’s Heating & Cooling provides tailored repairs and maintenance so you won't have to worry about looking after it!

Our repair services include filter pad replacement, motor and compressor repairs, duct cleaning and maintenance, and more.

If you're unsure about needing any repairs, warning signs you should look out for are:

  • Strange noises in the ductwork or motor
  • No cold air
  • Fluctuating hot and cold airflow
  • Weak airflow
  • Mouldy air

If your evaporative air conditioning in Adelaide is not working, trust Jim’s Heating & Cooling to look after it.

Evaporative Cooling Efficiency

Although an evaporative air conditioner does not cool air as cold as wall split system or ducted reverse cycle air conditioners, it still cools effectively.

Refrigerant based air conditioning systems will always produce much colder and crisper air, the kind we're used to on a sweltering hot day. And even though there's nothing wrong with it, it can be drier and requires more energy to cool!

However, according to Braemar, evaporative systems consumes as little as 1/4 of the power that a ducted reverse cycle air conditioner uses. The best evaporative systems are therefore four times as efficient, if not more.

As for water consumption, well your dishwasher would use more. This maintains low running costs thanks to high 7 star energy efficiency ratings. According to Breezair, this could equal savings of more than $300 per year compared to a ducted reverse cycle system!

Essentially, your evaporative cooler uses less energy than a television each year. Sounds like a great way to stay cool in Adelaide.

Air Conditioning Adelaide Services

As your Adelaide heating and cooling experts, Jim’s Heating & Cooling will ensure your ducted evaporative air conditioning system performs at its best. Our annual service will leave you feeling fresh even in the harshest summer days.

The natural evaporative cooling effect will not dry out your skin as there is a touch of humidity in the air flowing throughout your home. Think of it as an easy way to look after your complexion! You want to maintain a well serviced evaporative cooling unit to achieve this.

An annual service will also ensure there is whisper quiet operation. Just think of a refrigeration air conditioner and the constant noise from the motor - you don't have that with evaporative. The sound of the compressor is but a distant thought in the back of your mind as you enjoy cool, crisp air.

Routine maintenance for an evaporative cooler also keeps performance energy efficient. Compared to other ducted units, roughly 80 per cent fewer carbon emissions are released into the environment. How? Because water is used to cool warm air rather than refrigerant.

Your Evaporative Cooling Quote

Jim’s Heating & Cooling can provide an on site assessment to determine the right fixed price quote for your evaporative cooling system.

Meanwhile, with the advent of inverter technology incorporated into more recent evaporative air conditioner models, efficiency has improved even more.

The flow-on effect to the price means you pay less every year. However, there are other implied costs associated.

Although water consumption is fairly low, about 5,400+ litres a year is used and will impact your water bills. But to put things in perspective, on average that's less water than a typical dishwasher uses. This will also depend on how often the unit is used, too.

Besides water consumption, you would also need to install separate heating for your home, unlike a reverse cycle air conditioning. So there could be a balance to the expenses for staying warm during Adelaide winters.

Despite this, the price of evaporative cooling cannot be argued against. It's efficient and durable. And if you want evaporative repairs, installation or servicing, contact Jim’s Heating & Cooling today!

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Highly Recommend

Called Jim’s Heating & Cooling, Laurence rocked up within the hour as promised on the tv adds. Laurence informed me about the situation I was having with my evaporative air conditioner. Laurence informed me, what needs to happen. He also gave me a long time solution instead of a short term solution. Highly recommend Laurence to anyone that needs an aircon specialist. Job no. 853239
Masahiro Nakajima, SA 5 stars rating

Breath of Fresh Air

The whole experience in doing business with Jim's Heating & Cooling was a breath of fresh air in a climate where trades people these days regularly let you down. Les was very personable and knowledgeable when booking the service and Tom arrived on time and did a great job of the installation. I'd highly recommend these guys to look after your heating and cooling requirements.
Alan Tucker, SA 5 stars rating

Very Professional

Very professional staff with some excellent suggestions on which system to install for my home. Helped with choosing a good heater too. Love the friendliness of the workers. Good people.
Paul, SA 5 stars rating
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