Australia temperatures and seasons are different from the United States. Australia’s highest temperature only reaches about 82-85 degrees Fahrenheit during their summer months, but Global warming has done nothing but made hot hotter. So, don’t let those low sounding temperatures fool you.
The humidity is a lot worse in Australia and that can make it seem a lot hotter than what it really is. However there is something you can do to ensure that you stay cool through those humidity filled summer days.
First there is always the option of central air units and window units, but honestly who wants to pay the price for something that is in the long run going to cost you more money by raising your electric bill. That’s why evaporative coolers have become so popular.
They use less electricity and are environment friendly. Here you can find a guide to help you choose the right evaporative cooler if you live in Australia. The first thing you need to look at is the area in which you live. Different parts of Australia have different temps throughout the whole year.
The first thing you need to look at is the size of the area in which you are cooling. The smaller the area is that is being cooled the smaller the unit you will have to buy and vice versa with the bigger the area the bigger the unit.
You also need to consider the height of the cooling unit seeing as the back needs to be facing window sill. This allows the inlet of the cooler to be above the window sill so that it can circulate air. Without proper air circulation the unit will have little effect in cooling the area. If the windows are higher than normal you can also purchase a duct kit to solve this problem.
If the inlet is below the window sill all you are accomplishing is pulling air in from the room it is stationed in and you will not be able to properly cool the room. The last thing you need to consider is the noise level of these cooling units. The smaller the unit and the more power it has to pull the louder the noise will be. To keep this from happening you need to consider buying a larger cooler.
They are more expensive but not only do they have less/ no noise them will actually cool the room or area better than the smaller units. One of the largest selling models on the Australia market right now is QuietCool Portable evaporative cooler. It is among the best in its league.
As long as you research the area you live in and the size of the area you are cooling it will help to make a solid decision on what unit you should choose. Then again you could always have a sales associate suggest what units you should look at based on the size and area you are in.