Evaporative Cooler Repair or Replace?
An Evaporative Cooler is ideal for the dry environment of Melbourne, but there will come a time when it requires repairing or even replacing. Here are some factors to consider when you’re wondering whether to repair or replace your Evaporative Air Conditioner:
How Old is Your Evaporative Cooler?
Assuming the system has been regularly maintained, you can expect it to work for 10-15 years without any major issues. If it is older than 10 years and has not been regularly maintained, a replacement could be a less costly solution.
Are Your Energy Bills Increasing?
A Ducted Evaporative Cooler consumes 50% less energy compared to an Air Conditioner of similar capacity. But without regular maintenance, Evaporative Coolers can become inefficient, and energy costs will start to climb. It might not be worth it to carry out repairs.
Are You Repairing Your Evaporative Cooler Frequently?
Evaporative Coolers are often the best option because of their simplistic nature, but they can become an unavoidable headache when breakdowns become frequent. You’ll find yourself repairing the system more and more often.