Evaporative cooling and gas ducted heating are two separate systems, but can both be placed under the same roof to provide heating and cooling. Please refer to the Gas Ducted Heating and Evaporative Cooling pages for more detailed information regarding each specific system.
The benefits of having both systems is that your house will have climate control year round (heating and cooling), without compromising on the quality of air coming into the house.
You can have year round heating and cooling, typically using one controller –speak to our sales specialists for more details.
Evaporative coolers are one of the most efficient ways to cool your house as well as high rated (energy efficiency rating) gas heaters. With a combination of both, you are receiving the best heating and cooling option with the most value out of your investment.
Evaporative coolers do not contain any harmful refrigerants (unlike refrigerated air conditioning units), which means that the ozone layer is not harmed for the sake of your cooling needs. Some gas heaters are able to use natural gas which is a greener alternative to LPG.
A ducted gas heating system is operated by drawing in air through a fan, and passed over to a heat exchanger to warm it. A return air vent (grille) recirculates air to the furnace, beginning the cycle again. The furnace (fueled by natural gas or LPG), which contains the heat exchanger, is usually installed in the roof space or just externally, but it can also be placed under the floor or even in internal cupboards if space is limited.
Ducting (which is connected to the heater/furnace) distributes the heated air throughout the home, and is usually hung/strapped within the ceiling space or under the floor.
Registers (also called ‘grille’, ‘outlets’ or ‘vents’), situated in the floor, ceiling, or sometimes the wall, direct warm air into rooms. Heating outlets are best placed around the perimeter of the house, to provide an even heat distribution throughout your home.
Watch our video explaining how Gas Ducted Heating works:
Evaporative Cooling uses the natural cooling properties of water to lower the temperature of a room. A ducted cooling unit is installed on the roof and connected to a series of outlets placed throughout the home. The unit draws in fresh air from outside your house.
As the air passes through the filter pads (inside the roof unit), the air is cooled down and directed into every room in your house. The hotter the air, the better the cooling effect will be.
The entire volume of air within the house is refreshed every few minutes when using an Evaporative Cooler.
Watch Breezair’s video explaining how Evaporative Cooling works:
Our recommended gas ducted heating manufacture Braemar has the highest rating and reduction of running costs across all gas ducted heating brands here in Australia. Braemar has 5 Energy Star Ratings, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 star that is exclusive to Braemar. (7 Star rating equivalent is based on Australian Gas Association’s results calculated in accordance with the testing methodology in AS4556-2011.)
Using a Braemar gas ducted heater you can save on average $198-$577 on running costs depending on the unit you have installed.
Annual Running Cost Savings For Gas Ducted Heating:
*Data is based on: • Gas price = 1.6 c/MJ • House Size – 241 m2 x 2.4 m ceiling height • Operation hours per year • 600 hrs (100 days at 6 hrs per day) – based on AS4556-2011. House Heat load – 0.2 MJ/h/m3 – based on AS4556-2011 • Annual Energy Consumption (AEC) for different star rated heaters based on AS4556-2011. 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 star rated ducted gas heating systems.
In comparison to traditional heating systems, gas ducted heating uses less electricity, and produces substantially less Greenhouse Gases. So not only will you save on running costs, but there is substantially greater environmental benefits for using gas ducted heating as well.
With Braemar gas ducted heaters you can save on average 0.69T – 1.99T of C02 emissions per year – while also enjoying a comfortable warm home.
Annual C02 Emissions Savings For Gas Ducted Heating:
^CO2 emissions from small car based on: Table 15, “Carbon Emissions from New Australian Vehicles 2011 Information Paper”, National Transport Commission Australia Calculation assumes an annual travel distance of 7900 km/yr. +CO2 emissions based on Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency – National Greenhouse Accounts Factors July 2012.
Our commended Evaporative Cooling manufacture Breezair has the highest rating and reduction of running costs across all Evaporative Cooling brands here in Australia. Breezair Evaporative Coolers are so efficient they cost less than one tenth of a standard ducted air conditioner to run.
You could enjoy a comfortable cool house during the summer and other hot days of the year for as little as $37 per year in eletricity costs*. When you do the math,that’s on average $346 per year of savings in electricity costs compared to a standard effciency ducted refrigerated systems
Annual Running Costs For Breezair Evaporative Cooling:
*Based on a 166 m2 home. Approximate cost per annum, based on 300 hours usage and a 60% duty cycle for air conditioners. Based on electricity tariff of 28c / kWh. Note – evaporative coolers will also use water.
Source: Sustainability Victoria, ‘Cooling Running Costs’, www.sustainability.vic.gov.au, 2013.
In comparison to traditional refrigerated airconditioning systems, evaporative cooling uses less electricity, has a lower peak energy usage, doesn’t produce CFCs or HFCs, and produces substainally less Greenhouse Gases. So not only will you save on running costs, but there is substainally greater environmental benefits for using evaporative cooling as well.
Annual C02 Emissions For Evaporative Cooling:
*CO2 emissions based on 1.17 kg CO2 e/kWhr electricity purchased from grid for Victoria.
Source: National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 – with amendments (schedule 1, part 6
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