Ducted Evaporative Cooling
The best solution for Canberra’s climate.
Ducted evaporative cooling is perfect for Canberra’s summer climate and is very cost effective to run. It works by providing whole house cooling through a network of outlets located in the ceiling. It is one of the healthiest ways to cool your home, as it replaces stale old air with clean fresh air, many times an hour. With energy prices escalating, and Australian summers typically involving heat waves, evaporative air conditioning offers a significant and increasing edge on reverse cycle when it comes to energy efficiency, healthier air flow, performance, and lifestyle.
Evaporative cooling works on the principles of evaporation, hot and dry outside air is pumped through water-soaked pads. As the air blows through the pads, the water is evaporated and the heat in the air is absorbed, which lowers the air temperature. A fan then pushes the cool air through the ducting system.
It is important to remember that cooled air inside the building is not recirculated, so a door or window must be left open for this air to escape, providing the whole building with a complete change in air at least every two minutes. It’s healthier, you’ll be happier, and your home will benefit from fresh air.
Furthermore, did you know that an evaporative cooling unit emits less carbon dioxide than a refrigerated system? It uses a more natural process to keep your home cool which is better for the environment, therefore you’re able to keep your home comfortable without leaving a big carbon footprint.
What is Evaporative Cooling?
Ducted evaporative cooling provides whole house cooling through a network of outlets located in the ceiling, and is one of the healthiest ways to cool your home by replacing stale old air with clean fresh air many times an hour.
An Evaporative Cooling system includes a number of essential components:
- The cooler itself – which is located externally on the roof.
- A dropper – which connects/runs from the cooler to the ducting internally.
- Insulated ducts that carry air from the cooler Vents (also known as registers) that spread air into individual rooms.
- A thermostat.
How does Evaporative Cooling work?
The air inside your home is never re-circulated which means smells and airborne germs are expelled. But why just benefit from evaporative cooling during summer? Simply turn on your fan and you can remove stale air from your home in the middle of winter too.
Living in Canberra, your home is closed up for the majority of the year to keep the heat in during the colder months. Evaporative cooling requires a certain amount of windows or doors open to allow it to circulate the air, therefore allowing you to enjoy to freeness and freshness of the open house.