What is Evaporative Cooling?

Are you looking for an efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly cooling system for your home or business? Then you should consider evaporative air conditioning.

Evaporative coolers (or evaporative air conditioners) use an innovative process. They cool the air by evaporating the water content using wet filter pads which the warm air flows across. This results in evaporation, which cools the air.

The system draws in the surrounding hot or warm air from outside through a cooling unit. The unit is normally mounted on the roof and it is connected to a system of ducts and vents which distribute the cool fresh air.

Evaporative cooling system 3D-model.

How Evaporative Air Conditioners Work?

Have you noticed how you feel cooler sitting next to a pool or a river when a breeze is blowing? Well, an evaporative cooler works on the same principle.

The process begins with the cooling unit, installed on the roof. The cooling unit has cooling wet filter pads which are kept moist with water from a dedicated water tank. The fan draws in air from outside which flows across the wet filter pads effectively cooling the air. Then the system circulates the fresh cool air through a duct system and vents in each room.

Why Choose an Evaporative Air Conditioner?

Evaporative cooling system has plenty of advantages.

There are three main benefits of having an evaporative cooler; it is cost-effective, healthy and eco-friendly.

Energy Efficient & Cost-Effective

An Evaporative cooling unit is significantly cheaper to run, providing maximum efficiency on energy consumption – it only consumes electricity for the fan and water pump.

Evaporative coolers can save you 80-90% on your cooling costs compared to a traditional air conditioner, and still maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your property.

The Healthiest Way to Cool Your Home

Many people consider ducted evaporative cooling to provide the ultimate in comfort. The system cycles 100% fresh air within the property every two minutes. Fresh, cold air can help alleviate problems for those suffering from asthma, hay fever, or irritable skin conditions.


Evaporative coolers are also much kinder to the environment. A conventional 20kW air conditioning unit typically generates between 1100 and 1600 units of CO2 (carbon dioxide). An evaporative cooling unit typically generates between 155 and 226 units of CO2.

With the current concern for the environmental impact of technology and the rising cost of living, choosing an evaporative cooling system provides a superior alternative cooling solution. It creates an optimal and healthy internal environment within the property, and it’s an eco-friendly and budget-friendly choice.

Evaporative Cooling Services

At Cranbourne Air Conditioning, our mission is to give you the most professional and high-quality service. As a small family business, we believe you will love the personal attention you receive from us.


We are the heating and cooling specialists who can provide a cooling service that caters to your needs, whether for your home, office or commercial premises.

We supply all major brands of cooling equipment including Fujitsu, Daikin, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic.


The correct care and maintenance is essential for all evaporative cooling systems to maintain optimal performance. We provide scheduled servicing to ensure your cooling unit always provides optimal performance. The last thing you want is sizzling hot day and no cooling!

Our experienced and fully licensed technicians can service any make or model of equipment, new or old.


Do you have a problem that required evaporative cooler repairs? We’ll resolve any problems as soon as possible. We cover all Melbourne, and our team will give you excellent and prompt service on your evaporative cooling repairs.


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