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Excellent!!! Best ever upgrade
We had an old Bonaire that WAS GREAT BUT got replaced with a Pinnacle 220 when a tree fell on my home. The Humidity control feature of the Pinnacle sorted out the short coming of the evaporative cooler that did not hold cooling on humid days. We will NEVER need air conditioning that I considered getting before. The Pinnacle is just all round perfect. It does the job all year round to perfection. Very very happy with it :)
Performs as described on the tin, cooling performance on par with most evaporative units but has some useability issues.
1. Not as quiet as the breezeair at the lowest fan speed.
2. Big jump in noise and fan speed between setting 1 and 2
3. Unintuitive controller - setting a timer for shutdown is unnecessarily complicated and changing between modes(water pump on/off) is not straight foward.
4. Shutdown timer allows you to set the time but not the day so timer shut off is limited to 11.59 pm of the same day. *seems odd but ask for demo - set...
Our last Bonaire VSL-72 was installed in 1998 and only now has been replaced with a top of range Bonaire PEH220 Pinnacle. We purchased the PEH220 Pinnacle given it had the highest power output and 95% of the 1200 watt power output of our past VSL-72. The PEH220 remote has multi function buttons compared to the VSL-72 remote, therefore will take a little getting use to.
The PEH220 model has less maintenance and some additional features such as humidity control and water decalcification and no seasonal maintenance.
The Store provided a baffle that is intended to control cold air draughts entering via ceiling ducts, but it only minimises draugjts and does not totally eliminates draughtss.
We also liked the 7 year warranty
Questions & Answers
So does the level of water running over the pads when the humidity control is on happen automatically or can the amount of water running over the pads be adjusted with the controller?
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