How evaporative cooling can benefit your home this summer

For the modern Australian home, there is no better way to keep the heat out this summer than with an evaporative cooling system.

With our superb Mediterranean climate here in southern Victoria, you can easily enjoy a contemporary lifestyle with the outdoors flowing indoors, doors and windows open, and fresh air filtering throughout your home when you have an evaporative cooler installed.

As an evaporative cooling system circulates cool air through the house by the nature of its design, it allows you to keep your home open which is very different to a reverse cycle air-conditioning system where doors and windows need to be kept closed.

One of the key benefits of an evaporative cooler is that it is a very simple system.  With no complex engineering and no use for refrigerant, it offers a better, healthier cooling solution whilst keeping you cool and comfortable indoors.

What is evaporative cooling?

Simply, evaporative cooling is the process of eliminating heat through evaporation via airflow.   Hot, dry outdoor air is drawn into the cooling unit, pushed through, filtered and chilled via water-soaked cooling pads.

As the air is pushed through the cooling pads, the water evaporates and the heat in the air is absorbed, which lowers the air temperature. A fan then pushes the cool air throughout a house via a network of ducts.

This combination of moving parts lowers the air temperature indoors and 100% fresh cool air circulates throughout the house.

Benefits of evaporative cooling systems

Besides keeping cool, there are many other advantages to having a fully ducted evaporative system installed in your home.

  • Energy efficiency and low running costs – Only have one cooling system for the entire house rather than 2 or more reverse cycle systems running in multiple rooms. With one fan operating it is the cheapest form of ducted cooling available today.
  • Fresh, clean filtered air – An evaporative unit filters harmful dust particles and allergens from the outdoors providing a safe, hygienic environment for those who suffer from airborne allergies.
  • Healthy moisture levels – As evaporative coolers use moisture to cool the air, they won’t dry your skin, nose, eyes or aggravate allergies and asthma.
  • Cool outdoor spaces – Evaporative coolers are ideal to cool some terraces and alfresco outdoor spaces as they require open windows or doors for create airflow and allow hot air to escape.

Evaporative air-conditioning brands we recommend

The brands we recommend are produced by Australia’s largest and most awarded air conditioning manufacturers.

These leading manufacturers products are all tested in a NATA* (The National Association of Testing Authorities) accredited laboratory to substantiate and support test results of superior performance against competitive products and systems.


Breezair™ by Seeley International® offers premium evaporative air coolers with advanced technology and revolutionary design for fixed evaporative whole-of-home air conditioning products.

Being the market leader and number one in natural cooling, Breezair is one of the quietest running and most energy-efficient products available on the market today.


Braemar™ by Seeley International® offers the full series of high performing and world leading cooling air conditioning solutions including fixed evaporative cooling.


Coolair™ by Seeley International® offers a range of affordable, high performance fixed evaporative air conditioning for whole-of-home.

With over 30 years design and manufacturing experience in Australia, you can be sure Coolair has exactly what you want when it comes to natural, fresh and cool clean air.  Coolair provides low cost, energy-efficient, high-performance evaporative air conditioning that’s built to last.

Let Northwest Heating and Cooling help you choose the right cooling system for your home

Our cooling system consultants are experts in providing helpful advice to help you choose from a range of systems to suit your home’s cooling requirements.

The team at North West Heating and Cooling aim to provide you with a trusted and reliable service using our extensive experience and knowledge in fitting air-conditioning to homes and buildings across the Geelong region.

Our mission is to provide effective and efficient cooling solutions across the Geelong region in preparation for the warmer Australian months.

If your home needs an evaporative cooling system, call us today for your obligation free quote and how we can best help you.  (03) 5277 1111

*The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body for the accreditation of laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers throughout Australia.