Evaporative cooler ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Brivis, Celair, Champion, Coolair, Essick Air, and Frigiking brands.
These air coolers are made in Australia and sold there as well as in New Zealand and South Africa. The brand is a division of RINNAI. The ADVANCE series offers low profile roof mounted units that are available in the three most common roofing colors. They feature ServoSeal motorized dampers to seal the duct system during the off cycle and can be controlled via their manual or programmable controllers. They have self-cleaning features such as their SynchroDrive pump and FreshStart control. Their pre-wet cycle starts the water and soaks the pad prior to starting the variable speed fan motor. The CONTOUR models are low profile and the AD BAL units have metal construction as required in brushfire prone areas. The warranty is not as good as some of the other available brands.
This brand is a part of CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES and the units are made in Australia. The PROFILE series units feature "dialflow" water distribution and management to allow you to set the desired water flow. Their advanced motor and fan technology provides for very quiet operation. The units are backed by a very good warranty and are available in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
This brand is from Essick Air Inc. The units are available in low profile models and can be downdraft or side discharge for convenience. The warranty on the coolers is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is from Seeley International and is made in Australia. The units are sold in Australia and South Africa. They feature a variable speed fan motor for quiet and efficient operation. The Auto Winter Seal feature closes off the ducts in the winter to keep the cool drafts out of the home. They are available in four sizes and three colors. The PERMATUF cabinets are made of UV stabilized polymers for durability and the coolers are backed by a good warranty.
These units are basic downdraft or side discharge models. The warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is from Phoenix Manufacturing Inc. They have a durable powder coated cabinet and a damper to close off the ducts during cool months for energy savings. The mirrorscopic finish on the lower shaft provides for quieter operation and the units have a durable powder coat finish on the cabinets. The warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.
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