Ducted Evaporative Air Conditioning

This air conditioning system works best with the hot and dry climate of Western Australia. It provides a low cost solution for simultaneous cooling of an entire home, especially those with children and pets.

How does an evaporative air conditioning system work?

The unit is placed on the roof wherein its water laden filter pads draw cool fresh air, which is then pumped into the house via ducting in the roof cavity. Stale air inside the house is replaced every 2 – 3 minutes, quickly eliminating odours in the home. This system works even when windows are left open, making it ideal for large homes and those with pets and children.

What are the pros and cons of using an evaporative air conditioner?

Pros:

Here are some of the reasons why your household can benefit from this type of air cooling system:

  • Lower cost in terms of purchase, setup, and energy consumption compared to standard or split air conditioning systems.
  • Environmentally-friendly not just from low electricity use but also because it adds moisture to air in the house naturally, it does not emit greenhouse gases into environment.
  • A constant supply of cool air is pumped throughout the home all at once with no need for zoning.
  • Works even when doors and windows are open.
  • Noise is barely noticeable as the unit is placed on the roof.
  • Filter pads also remove dust and pollen from the air before it goes into the house

Cons:

Even as evaporative air conditioners have their distinct advantages, here are some issues to this system that you should be aware of before deciding if this is the best one for you:

  • The system requires a steady supply of water to function
  • It needs consistent air supply from outside
  • Regular cleaning is necessary in order to avoid accumulation of mold and mineral deposits in the pads, screens, blades, and nozzles.
  • Reduced efficiency when humidity is high or when it is rainy
  • Improper installation can increase risk water leaking from the ceiling outlets
  • Filters do not remove all allergens and irritants from the air

How much will it cost me?

Ducted evaporative air conditioning systems are popular because of their low purchase, operating and maintenance costs. In a typical 200m suburban dwelling, this system would incur a running cost of $150* during the summer months for water and electricity consumption. The average cost and installation for this same size of home is approximately $4500*.  For continued reliable performance, evaporative cooling systems require servicing every year for a cost of approximately $130 per unit.

What are the evaporative air conditioning models that GAS&AIR offers?

Compare which of these will work best for your home:

Bonaire IntegraBonaire PinnacleBonaire Summer Breeze
Capacity70 – 210 sqm, 3 – 10 outlets70 – 210 sqm, 3 – 10 outlets70 – 180 sqm, 3 – 9 outlets
Operating Efficiency9 – 10 cents/hour electricity & water ; Around $1 a day to run9 – 10 cents/hour electricity & water ; Around $1 a day to run9 – 10 cents/hour electricity & water
Power Supply10A 240v10A 240v10A 240v
ConstructionUV stabilised polymer in 5 roof matching coloursUV stabilised polymer in 5 roof matching coloursUV stabilised polymer in 4 roof matching colours
ControllerFully automatic / ThermostatFully automatic remote / ThermostatCool / Ventilate variable speed
Warranties5 years parts and labour (optional 2 year extended)

25 year cabinet warranty

10 year structural warranty

10 year warranty on ductwork components

7 years parts and labour

25 year cabinet warranty

10 year structural warranty

10 year warranty on ductwork components

5 years parts and labour

25 year cabinet warranty

10 year warranty on ductwork components

Features:
Roof hugging design///
Room to room temperature controlOptionalOptional
High strength, injection moulded polymer cabinet//
Low noise high performance direct drive ‘Hushwing Fan’//
High performance low noise Envirowing Fan technology/
Humidity Control/
120mm Celdek Filter Pads//
Weather SealOptionalOptional
Exhaust ModeOptional
Self cleaning water distribution tray///
Self cleaning easy drain tank/
Why it is a popular choiceIdeal for young active families in PerthIdeal for Perth homes with young active familiesValue for money; choice of builders and rental property owners

Installation, service and repair

Evaporative air conditioning installation is best done by skilled and experienced technicians. Avoid cutting costs by attempting a DIY installation job. More often than not, this will cause even more costs in the long run in terms of untimely repairs or replacement of equipment. Our team guarantee that your air conditioning system is installed and running within one day. The same goes when it comes to servicing and repairing your air conditioning system. Handing over this responsibility to experts like GAS&AIR will ensure many years of service from your evaporative air equipment.

Don’t wait for the sweltering heat of summer to reach its peak – call us or enquire online if this is the best system for your home and family requirements.

*Based on 2015 prices

OPERATING COSTS

For a typical suburban home with an average size of 200m the summer running cost would be $150.*

APPROX PURCHASE PRICE

A system chosen to cool a 200m single level home is approximately $4500 installed. *

SERVICE

Evaporative Cooling Systems require servicing every year for a cost of approximately $130 per unit.

SUMMARY

This most popular form of cooling is the most environmentally friendly around. Affordable to buy and operate it will add value to your home and give you and your family many years of summer comfort. A perfect partner to ducted gas heating.

*Based on 2015 prices

IDEAL APPLICATION

Perfect for the hot dry West Australian summers and ideally suited to our home designs. Great for growing families, your indoor plants will thrive and any odours in your home are quickly eliminated.

HOW DOES IT WORK

Fresh air is drawn through water laden filter pads then via ducting in your roof space the cool fresh air is pumped into your home. No need to lock up your home, windows can be left open so hot air can be expelled. The air in your home is replaced every 2-3 minutes. Perfect for large homes or families with children and pets.

EXPECTED COMFORT

With the correct design and installation you can expect a 10 degrees drop in temperature even on the hottest days. When experiencing humid conditions, comfort performance can be reduced.

Residential Air Conditioning - Best Ducted Evaporative