FAQs

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What’s the difference between evaporative cooling & air conditioning?

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Evaporative cooling is a fresh air system where moisture is added to the air stream coming into the house to produce the cooling effect, then exhausted from the house via open windows & doors. Temperatures are set to a level or feel simply by increasing or decreasing the cooler fan speed.
Air conditioning is a recirculation system, doors & window closed. Air within the house is dehumidified to produce the cooling effect. Comfort level is set to a temperature via the wall controller

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What has the cheapest running costs, evaporative cooling or reverse cycle air-conditioning?

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Evaporative cooling is cheaper to run that refrigerant cooling in its cooling mode as it uses water to produce it cooling effect (up to 20,000 litres annually) plus a small amount of electricity for its fan operation. Up to 50% cheaper to install & seven times cheaper to run that refrigerated cooling.
The Household Appliance Market in Australia 2006 BIS Shrapnel, Sept 2006 ” Choosing a Cooling System” Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria, Nov 2002

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What the advantages of high efficiency ducted gas heating over medium or low efficiency systems?

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High efficiency gas furnaces are now available up to a 6 star rating, making them cheaper to run than medium & low efficiency systems.
Costing more for the system on the original outlay the savings in running cost quickly surpass the cost difference for medium & low efficiency systems of similar capacity.