Melbourne’s Leading Evaporative Cooler Service & Repair Provider
Evaporative cooling is one of the most effective methods of combating heat -which can be a lifesaver considering Melbourne’s general climate. Not to mention that it is also less harmful to the environment compared to your traditional air conditioners.
Rather than cooling your home through the use of chemicals, evaporative coolers utilize water vapours to cool the air that you breathe.
This of course allows the air to cool down to temperature levels which are comfortable for you. Similar to the concept of taking a damp cloth and pressing it against your perspiring skin.
Due to how eco-friendly and efficient these systems are, it is no wonder that many homes in Melbourne have evaporative coolers installed. However, it is also true that they can be a bit complex to clean, maintain, and repair on your own.
This will never be an issue with Service It. Our team of licensed professionals can provide top-of-the-line installation and maintenance services for your Bonaire, Brivis, Celair, Coolair, Coolbreeze, or Breezair evaporative cooler.
Contact Us now so we can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
The Benefits of Using Evaporative Coolers
Evaporative coolers are similar to air conditioners but they work on different principles. To start with, it transforms liquid into a gas and which it then blows out as cool air. Another factor that makes it different from your typical air conditioner is the extent to which you can lower the temperature.
In the case of air conditioners, the result can be quite chilly and could even reach uncomfortable levels, especially at night. On the other hand, evaporative coolers will only remove the heat until the room temperature reaches comfortable levels. It doesn’t need to bring it any lower than that.
The energy efficiency of evaporative coolers also puts it ahead of other air-cooling machines on the market. It uses less energy to turn water into vapour. In fact, while its fan can be considered the biggest energy-hog, it consumes only a minuscule amount during operation.
This can help dramatically bring down your energy consumption which would result in you paying less for your electricity bill.
Last but not least, evaporative coolers produce fresher, cleaner air compared to air conditioners. There is no stuffiness or artificial odours involved. This is good news for those with sensitive sinuses or who have allergies.
How Do Evaporative Coolers Work?
Evaporative coolers have a few critical components. Unlike air conditioners, there are no compressors, heat exchangers, or liquid refrigerants involved. Instead, it has the following:
- Water distributor
- Water reservoir
- Evaporative pad
Some evaporative coolers can have more than one evaporative pad, but these are usually the big ones. The process itself is simple, as well: The water is taken from the reservoir, dripped into the evaporative pad, turns into vapour, and then exits through the blower.
A constant supply of water vapour is then what keeps your home’s temperature at steady, comfortable levels. This process prevents heat from rising past a certain point.
The level of cooling involved will also be directly proportional to the size of the room. As such, cooling a single area is a lot easier than cooling the entire house.
Among the factors that will be taken into consideration are the room’s size, the ceiling height, and so on. This will then determine the cubic feet per meter (CFM) of the room, which will dictate the required size of the evaporative cooler that you need to get.
When Should I Call for Evaporative Cooler Maintenance?
Like any household appliance, your evaporative cooler will require maintenance. Generally speaking, you should schedule an inspection of your cooling system once every two or three years.
On the other hand, there are signs that you need to look out for, which could indicate that maintenance of your evaporative cooler is overdue. These include:
- Weird smells coming from the vents
- Weak or uneven airflow during prolonged periods of usage
- Leaking water from the system
- Starts and stops on its own.
- Severe rusting and rotting.
Get in touch with Service It right away when you notice any of these signs. We can dispatch one of our licensed team members right away and check your cooling system.
Evaporative Cooling System
Having regular maintenance performed on your evaporative cooling system will not only help it to last much longer, but you’ll stand to benefit from having a reliable cooling unit that will provide you consistent relief during the summer.
We’re Brivis factory-trained, so we know how to care for your cooling units to keep them working good as new. As these units draw in air from the outside, they can get clogged over time, reducing its efficiency. But by taking care of the water inlet, reservoir, and other essential parts, you can continue to have a well-running unit throughout the year. Depending on the location of the unit and the conditions that it is exposed to on a daily basis, then evaporative coolers may be required more frequently in order to ensure optimum condition.
The major contributors that lead to an evaporative cooling unit breaking down are stagnant water, dust and bacteria clogging the system and leading to the growth of infectious, airborne diseases, and the range of water temperature between 25 and 50 degrees Celsius. By maintaining a healthy servicing schedule of your cooling unit, these contributing factors can be taken care of, and ensure that you avoid the costs of having to replace your unit altogether.
We take care of:
- Checking and cleaning the water distribution systems and the filters
- Ensuring that the unit has been disconnected from its electricity supply
- Checking and cleaning of the pump, water bleed-off systems, and fans
- Flushing of the sump units
- Inspection of the float valve
Once these essential parts have been taken care of, the services of evaporative cooling systems Melbourne will take the extra step of disinfecting the unit with tablets that will prevent the growth and build-up of bacteria, algae and mould in the future.
FOR THE BEST EVAPORATIVE COOLER REPAIR & SERVICE, CONTACT SERVICE IT AND WE’LL FULFILL YOUR NEEDS
Service It provides a whole suite of services involving evaporative coolers and their care. Our team of skilled and experienced professionals are familiar with the evaporative cooler brands available in Melbourne.
As such, they have the necessary expertise to deal with any quirks that those systems might have. We can help you with your evaporative cooling system’s needs like:
To be more specific, we can offer motor repairs as well as servicing, and replacement. Our team can also handle the repair, servicing, and replacement of fans. Along with that, we can also service and disinfect the water inlet, reservoirs, and outlet systems.
Along with our excellent service, we also offer the best rates for guaranteed customer satisfaction.
Frequently Asked Questions
How big should my evaporative cooler be?
It would depend on the size of the space you are intending to cool. Unlike air conditioners, the cooling capacity of evaporative coolers depends on CFM instead of British Thermal Unit (BTU). By taking the size of the target space into consideration, some calculations can be made to determine how big the cooler will need to be.
Are evaporative coolers and swamp coolers the same thing?
Yes, they are. Evaporative coolers are sometimes referred to as swamp coolers. The name is courtesy of the cooling pads that they come with, which involves quite a lot of moisture and dampness.
Is using an evaporative cooler better than air conditioners in Melbourne?
It would depend on what you are looking for. Air conditioners can allow you to choose the temperature that you want. However, evaporative coolers produce fresher air, are more eco-friendly, and are a lot more energy-efficient. They are perfect for combatting Melbourne’s dry heat with a smaller carbon footprint.
Will adding ice make it easier for evaporative coolers to cool air?
No, ice will have no effect on the cooling capabilities of evaporative coolers.
How does humidity affect evaporative coolers?
Evaporative coolers work by spreading water particles into the air to absorb the heat and reduce temperature levels. Unfortunately, humidity combines both heat and moisture, thus negating this effect. This isn’t as big of a problem in Melbourne, though, since the area usually experiences dry heat.