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What is Evaporative Cooling?

Evaporative Cooling is an affordable option for keeping Melbourne homes at a comfortable temperature on warm days. An Evaporative Cooling System involves installing ceiling ducts to circulate cooled air from a central Evaporative Cooler unit installed on the roof.

Evaporative Cooling is a very popular form of whole house air conditioning. Low installation and operation costs make it a smart choice compared to other forms of cooling, plus windows and doors can be left open while it’s in use.

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How evaporative cooling works

How Does Evaporative Cooler works?

Evaporative Cooling works through the process of evaporation. The main Evaporative Cooling unit draws warm air from outside and passes it through water-soaked pads, cooling the air as it passes through.

The hotter and drier the air outside is, the better the cooling effect. The cooled air is then distributed through the ducted network to cool your home.

As Evaporative Cooling works by replacing all air inside a house with fresh cool air, doors and windows MUST be kept open to allow the air to be properly replenished.


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Rule of Thumb = Evaporative Cooling unit should be able to fill & replace the air of house volume in within 1.5- 2 mins.

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The running costs of Evaporative Cooling

Approximate energy costs per year, rounded to nearest $5. Based an average existing (pre-2005) 2 Star house in a Melbourne climate, cooling all day on the weekend, and in the morning (midnight to 8am) and evenings (5pm to midnight) on weekdays when internal temperatures are high. Based on an electricity tariff of 31.9c/kWh. This is based on a typical Melbourne peak tariff, but does not include any pay on time discount. Note that the evaporative coolers will also use water, and the cost of the water is not included in this table. Actual costs for your house will depend on the area cooled, how long you run the cooling for, your thermostat settings, how well insulated and shaded the house is, your energy tariffs and your local climate.

What Are the Running Costs of Evaporative Cooling?

Evaporative Cooling is the cheapest and most energy efficient form of ducted cooling in Melbourne. The running cost of an Evaporative Cooling System can be up to 10 times less to run in comparison to Ducted Refrigerated Air Conditioning.

Generally, a typical Evaporative Cooler cost around 20¢ an hour to run. However, the running cost may vary depending on the following factors:

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    Size of Your Home

    The more rooms you have to cool, the larger the Evaporative Cooling System will need to be, leading to higher bills.

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    Brands & Models

    Different brands and models of Evaporative Cooling System that may also affect your running cost.

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    Energy Service Provider

    The cost of Evaporative Cooling depends on where you live and your chosen energy provider. Someone paying cheaper rates for their power will pay less to run their Evaporative Cooler.

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    Humidity Level

    Evaporative Cooling works best in low humidity environments. When the humidity level is high in Melbourne, it may not cool as efficiently and costs can be higher.

To learn more about the running cost of Evaporative Cooling in Melbourne or to explore other cooling options, speak to one of our friendly HVAC specialist on 1300 266 394.

Why choose Evaporative Cooling Air Conditioner

To find out more about Evaporative Cooling or alternative cooling solutions, contact ComfyHome Heating & Cooling today on 1300 266 394 or submit a Free Quote Form Online.

Why Choose Evaporative Cooling?

Here are just a few reasons why Evaporative Cooling installation is such a popular choice for Melbourne homes:

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    Affordable Running Costs

    Evaporative Coolers use a combination of a fan and a wet blanket to cool air rather than using refrigerant like Ducted Refrigerated Air Conditioning, so the savings on running costs are enormous.

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    Natural Fresh Air

    A Ducted Evaporative Cooler continually brings in 100% fresh air from outside to replace the air inside your home, making it a healthier and more comfortable cooling solution.

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    Perfect for Large Spaces

    As a result of its low running costs, Evaporative Cooling is perfect for cooling larger spaces such as family homes.

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    Better Choice for the Environment

    Due to its lower energy consumption, Evaporative Cooling produces less than one seventh of the CO2 emissions of a standard ducted air conditioning system, making it the best eco-friendly choice for environmentally conscious individuals.

Evaporative Cooling supply and installation

Book a FREE onsite consultation today! For a truly comprehensive ducted Evaporative Cooling installation in Melbourne. Contact ComfyHome now on 1300 266 394 or submit a Free Quote Form Online.

Supply & Installation Costs of Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative Cooling not only has the lowest running cost, but it’s also the cheapest option to install for whole home cooling in Melbourne. The cost of an Evaporative Cooler Installation can vary depending on a range of factors, including:

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    Unit Cost

    There are a wide range of Evaporative Cooler models on the market, with different sizes, brands and models available. Evaporative Cooling prices can vary depending on your final choice of system.

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    Installation Cost

    Is this a simple replacement or full installation? Do you have a single storey or multi-storey home? How many ducts need installing? The cost of Evaporative Cooling installation will largely depend on the size and difficulty of the job.

There are also other technical considerations that may influence the cost of Evaporative Cooling System installation in Melbourne. The price can range somewhere between $2000 and $6000. Speak with one of our friendly technicians to learn about our available options that can be customised to your needs and budget.

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Evaporative Cooling FAQ's

Yes, there are many different terms for Evaporative Cooler includes Evaporative Air Conditioning, Evaporative Air Conditioner, Evaporative Cooling, Evap Cooling, Evap Cooler.

In some states in Australia, they even call it a “Swamp Box” or “Swamp Cooler”!

An Evaporative Cooler can potentially lower the ambient temperature by up to 7-10 °C. But it depends on the air temperature, water temperature in the evaporative cooler and most importantly the humidity level in your room that may affect the efficiency of an evaporative cooler.

For optimal performance, an evaporative cooler works best in dry climates!

Evaporative cooler relies on constantly supplying 100% fresh & clean air into your home, the air does not recirculate through your home.

Filtered & humidified air also helps individuals who suffer from respiratory difficulties and allergies problems.
Therefore, it is no doubt the healthiest choice for cooling in Melbourne!

To find out more about other health benefits associated with using an Evaporative Cooler, speak with the ComfyHome team on 1300 266 394.

Yes & No. Zoning on an Evaporative Cooling System is possible to be installed, but the true question to ask is “Does Zoning My Evaporative Cooling System save energy bills?”- No it won’t. But it will for sure increase to cost of the installation.

The best practise to control the air is to slightly open the windows in the room you want to cool which will pressurize your home and direct the air to that area.

A general rule of thumb, an Evaporative Cooler should be able replace the air in your home once every 2 minutes.

Complex formula & calculations are involved in order to work out the exact size of the Evaporative Cooler (Airflow L/s) you need.

Speak with the specialist at ComfyHome Heating & Cooling for an accurate assessment of the exact size of evap cooling required for your home.

Yes, you do.

Evaporative Cooling relies on the natural method of replacing the air in the home to provide cooling. A general rule of thumb, each room with an outlet should have a window open approx. 100mm for air relief. Or the other simple equation is to aim to creating opening area twice the area of the outlets opening.

Why Choose ComfyHome Heating & Cooling?

ComfyHome Heating & Cooling adheres to a customer-centric approach in a bid to provide premium Melbourne heating and cooling solutions that fulfil your needs and align with your budget. We bring you convenience, affordability and quality of service you won’t find anywhere else.

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Reviewer icon Daniel M From "Ringwood - Melbourne"

Good Experience with ComfyHome Heating Cooling! Our Evaporative Air conditioning was installed by Comfyhome 2 years ago and we had first service for our cooling system. Technician Alex from Comfyhome is excellent, he checked our evaporative cooler very fast and made sure the system is working well. Would recommend ComfyHome for Installation, service and after sales support!

Reviewer icon Bernt R From "Craigieburn - Melbourne"

We bought a Breamar SuperStealth Evaporative Cooler from ComfyHome. Even though we ordered just before Christmas, they found an opening to install it before the new year. Roger, the installer was punctual, efficient, competent and very nice to work with. The system was installed well and works perfectly. We had some issues with the Wifi, we had to upgrade our MagiqTouch controller, and this got resolved to our satisfaction.

Reviewer icon Lisa Downie From "Hadfield - Melbourne "

Very pleased with ComfyHome Heating Cooling service. Had a lovely man attend to remove my old Breezair of 20+ years and replace with a new Breezair Evaporative Cooler EXS220 . He arrived on his own and ensured everything was OHS safe and in order before starting and left the place clean and tidy. Very happy and hope to have good after service care by ComfyHome Heating Cooling if needed.

Reviewer icon Nancy Perkins From "Mill Park - Melbourne"

My technician, Alex.B was timely, knowledgeable, and thorough. Everything you hope for in a person entering your home. He explained everything I needed and wanted for my cooling system service. He showed me some items of concern and provided the options. Because he demonstrated all of the aforementioned qualities, I was comfortable employing him further for the additional work to my HVAC system.

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