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Evaporative Cooling Guide

Evaporative Cooling Guide

Ducted evaporative cooling is a popular choice for many residents in South Australia due to our hot, dry summers and high electricity running costs. A ducted evaporative cooling system is one of the most energy efficient cooling systems available. It will cool your whole home or building at a fraction of the cost of other running systems, making it a smart choice for South Australian households.

How does it work?

Evaporative cooling systems use the natural power of evaporation to cool your indoor or outdoor space. They pull in fresh, outdoor air which is passed through a moistened pad; the pad absorbs the heat and the moisture in the pad evaporates, cooling and humidifying the air before ducting it through outlets in each room. This cool air is recirculated back into your environment creating a gentle breeze that feels similar to being next to a waterfall on a hot day. Since the process is completely natural, evaporative cooling systems are much cheaper to run than conventional forced air systems.

What are the benefits of ducted evaporative cooling?

  • 100% natural, fresh and clean air for the whole home

  • Air is replaced every few minutes which ensures full ventilation

  • Lower purchase and installation costs

  • Incredibly low running costs

  • Cheapest form of ducted cooling

  • Ideal for hot, dry climates

  • Allergy free, asthma safe environment

  • Never dries out the eyes and skin

  • Windows and doors can be left open

  • Better for the environment

Other considerations

An evaporative cooling system can only effectively operate when household windows and doors are open. Consider the area that you live in as to whether this will or won’t pose a security risk to your home and contents. Keep in mind too that, because your doors and windows will be open, your home will not be as well insulated, so you will need to run your evaporative cooling system constantly on a hot day or night.

It’s also important to consider the potential loss of heat during winter through the evaporative cooling ceiling vents in each room. Heat can be lost through your evaporative cooling ducting which, in effect, acts as a thermal chimney, causing you to lose heat from your home through the uninsulated gaps in your ceiling. Brands such as Brivis have found a way to minimise this heat loss by offering WinterSeal which prevents heat escaping in winter. If heat loss is a concern to you, let us know and we will recommend a system that minimises heat loss in the colder months. 

Which brands do we recommend?

We are specialist installers of Brivis evaporative cooling systems, however, we work with most other brands too. Click here to find out more about Brivis evaporative cooling systems.

We’re here to help

Even with all this information at your fingertips, it is still a daunting task to select the right ducted evaporative system for your home. Moreover, the quality and positioning of the ducting contributes to the overall efficiency of your evaporative cooling system. For this you need a specialist in ducted cooling systems such as Glow. We will assess your needs, recommend the best system for your home and answer all of your questions. Just call one our friendly staff today on 8397 6100 to arrange a time that suits you.