Powerful, quiet and efficient. Best unit ever. Our new Braemar cools the whole Ouse and the family couldn't be happier. Best thing is that it cost so little to run so you can use it all day long.
Purchased in January 2021 for $3,400.00.
Crap system water bill tripled. 4 call outs. Thermelec in Perth rude and uncaring. Seeley Head office in Adelaide exactly the same. The absolute worst thing is that there is no after hours emergency call out available?? Turn water off sweat for as long seeley want you to.when they do turn up. No parts available. Seriously seeley. Very poor
Purchased in September 2020.
Noisy AF! Avoid this rubbish.
There's nothing special about the cooling this unit can do, it's just like any other evap A/C. The difference is that you won't be able to sleep at night because of the constant drone the unit makes. When a huge storm destroyed our old drum unit, the installer recommended and replaced it with this Braemar LCQ450 at $4,700 and you would think that at this price you would get a decent product. Wrong. Within a day of the unit being installed, the noise it made was obvious and the installer was called back. Over the next six months, ending in March...2020 when the A/C was no longer needed to be used, the fan was replaced and "balanced" by the installer, the motor was replaced by the installer and finally the entire guts of the unit was replaced, all on warranty. Each time the unit seemed to be quieter for a very short time, a week at most. Now, November 2020 and the unit has been turned on for the first time since March this year and I spent most of the night cursing the noise form this POS. I contacted the installer this morning and have asked him to replace the entire unit with something other than this, preferably with a drum fan. Seeley International, take note, these units area disgrace and you should be ashamed. I am now out of pocket for a new A/C and Seeley won't care because the new unit is sold by them as well :(
Purchased in October 2019 at Mudge Air Conditioning, Port Pirie, South Australia. for $4,700.00.
You’re better off sticking you head in a bag of ice
We bought a Braemar supersealth. They said it was super quiet. It is. It never works. They said it would save us money on our energy bills. It does. Because we can never turn it on. They say it has a 7yr warranty. Great. If only the technician would answer his phone. Reply to a text. Guess he’s tapped out. Dealing with an endless stream of customers like us. This will be 4th call out in 2mths New coms boards. Magitouch units. They never last more than few days. A week. This useless system can never find itself. We’re $000’s of $’s out of pocket.... Sweltering in 41oC with a pointless box on our roof doing nothing at all. Should have bought a kiddy wadding pool. Filled it with ice. It would be better than giving Braemar, Seally International money for nothing at all.
Purchased in October 2017.
I have a Braemar evaporative. IT KEEPS emptying the water every so often when it's on AND also when it's off WHY??????
Wasting too much water ...Its only 3 years old.
Purchased in June 2016 for $4,500.00.
We have had this air conditioner since February 2016. e have just replaced the pads, water pump & control box.
The pads do not remain wet, even though they are new.
Purchased in January 2016.
The constant drone.
We replaced the old cooler about three years ago. ( Which had a drum type fan and was near silent.) I wanted to replace it with the same type but was told I would be wasting my money by the installer.
The constant drone from the motor on the new cooler has driven us crazy from day one.
They sent out their head Tech who agreed it must be a motor fault.
Two motors later and he said there is nothing they can do about it.
I spoke to the installer afterwards and he said their head tech told him he should have installed it over the laundry or a back ...
Purchased in November 2015 for $3,200.00.
Almost useless during the day. Effective at night only
I was recommended by installer to get this brand and model to replace my 20 year old unit. The new unit is meant to provide relief to three upstairs bedrooms and hallway - four outlets in total. This will now be the third summer of using the unit.
Since day one, the unit has only really been effective during the warm nights - obviously as it is not exposed to the sun during this time. Daytime, however, is a different matter as the unit only provides cool-ish air. I feel that four $20 fans placed where the outlets are would be just as effec...tive during the day. Everything is in working order re: water, pumps, flushing, windows are open appropriately, etc. I have also been told by a number of installers that a 10.2kW unit should be sufficient for the four rooms it has to cool. I am disappointed in my purchase. I would have only given the unit one star if not for the fact it seems to do its job on warm nights. It would be good if Braemar would respond to my review. Thanks for reading
This Unit Is Excellent.
The Evaporitive unit was installed in November 2017 and has been faultless.. Last week outside temperature 41 degrees and the unit kept the house around 26-27 degrees. I did run the unit from the morning before things got really hot. Highly recommend this unit. Installed by All Points Airconditioning Wagga Wagga.
I have been working on and installing evap air cons for more than a decade. I have no deal happening with any company and are happy to put on any brand a customer wants. I believe the Braemar is the best value for money. Just compare the control board and pump to the other brands. Many of the complaints here relate to poor installs or the wrong size unit being chosen. I live in Perth and can say the five year warranty is upheld in a very professional manor. Seely International, who manufacture these units, has spent alot of time and money iron...ing out problems which have existed within their air cons. Unlike many other companies. I have never had a customer say they aren't happy with them. In fact some customers have called months later thanking me for my advice. I can only speak from a Perth perspective.
- Paradigm LCQ 450 (13.2kW)
I having lcq450 unit for 3 mouth now. First was very good very cool but had problem with dumping water. Water was going out dumping pipe even when it is off. Notice our water bill got double. They came and fix water leak problem now unit doesn't cool like before. Can't believe how much problem we keep get with new breamer.
- Paradigm LCQ 550 (14.1kW)
After one season it seems superior to the previous one
In 1999, finding I had some time and money free, we decided to buy ducted evaporative air conditioning. As I was a Plumber in the UK, many years ago, I put it in with help from my Son for the heavy lifting. The Roof Unit was an Air Group Australia, Cool Breeze CO, which was then the largest domestic unit available. Except for two lots of replacement pads and two replacement electronic controls within the unit, it performed magnificently. Then in July, 2016, we decided to replace it with the Seeley LCQ 550. Being retired for several years, I emp...loyed a private firm, run by Darren Piwen, of Premium Air. The installation went amazingly well, and the electrical was completed a couple of days later. The wall control seems so much easier, although it took some time to get used to it. Last season, although we had some very hot days the unit maintained the house temperature constantly. I would definitely recommend this unit, it's made locally less than 50 km from where we live and Seeley make and ship units Worldwide, so they must be good after considering what completion there is from 3rd World manufacturers. It's good to know that the funds stay in Australia.
I bought what was suppose to be the best unit with low maintenance and all I get is problems.
I used it for the third time 4 months after installation as it has not been very hot in Adelaide and it is faulty again, two out of three! I am not happy.
The first time the fault was due to a faulty solenoid unit. How much water was wasted I do not know, all I know is that it has been dumping water CONTINUOUSLY for up to two months. The installer said that I can claim the difference in water bill from Seeley but I doubt it very much.
Last night, ...my third usage of the unit, I left it on cool, vs fan, all night. At 6am, I woke thinking it must have been a very hot night since my house did not cool down much at 23.5 degrees. However, I checked the outside temperature and it was 24 degrees, I ended putting the bedroom fan on because it felt cooler. I have used evaporative systems before and my old unit of 60 years began to age, I should have tried to save that instead of getting this expensive and useless modern technology for over $5500!!! If Australian industry does not make quality products and listen to it's customers when things go wrong, then why should we buy Australian goods? Not happy.
- Paradigm LCQ 450 (13.2kW)
Cool but a little noisy
installed last summer, feel Cool enough. 6 outlet to all rooms.
The controller looks great, color lcd touch screen.
but a little bit too noisy, can be hear in main bedroom. Even the water pump noise can be hear.
Maybe it is the problem with the installation job I think, will check next year when using.
Excellent Evaporative Unit
This unit works more effectively than our previous unit. The handy timer setting makes it convenient to set it to start cooling our house before we get home and we use the timer to switch it off too. The unit is quiet and efficient. We love it and highly recommend.
Questions & Answers
I have no power to the wall mounted control unit but have power to the unit on the roof any ideas please.
We had a few issues with our unit. The wall mounted control unit has its own chip. Ditto the control panel in the unit on the roof. In our case the two kept failing to communicate with each other. We had either no air-conditioning or just intermittent (randomly dropped out). 1st the wall control unit was reset. When problem remained they reset the roof unit. Didn’t fix it. Then they replaced the wall control unit. Problem persisted. So then they switched out the roof control panel. Finally they removed and replaced all the cables. (basically reinstalled the whole system). Switching out the cabling seemed to fix it. But by the time all that was done summer was over! We’ll know this season if it’s actually fixed. During that process the technician did say that they have had some issues with the chip set in the wall mounted control unit. Which is why they switched it out (twice) pretty early in our process. But otherwise technician seemed genuinely bemused. I got the sense these systems don’t cause the service reps too much trouble. Our system is 4-5 years old. So the whole drama was covered under warranty. Still we essentially didn’t have air-conditioning that worked for the whole of the 2019/20 summer which was pretty annoying. Anyhow hope this helps.
Thank you very much for your time to answer my question very much appreciated! Will ordered a new control until inside and see if it fixes it to start with,I’m in Forbes and it already 40 degrees lol so like you said could be a uncomfortable summer. Thanks again
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|Category||Ducted Air Conditioners||Ducted Air Conditioners||Ducted Air Conditioners||Ducted Air Conditioners|
|Features||Evaporative Cooler||Evaporative Cooler||Evaporative Cooler||Evaporative Cooler and Wi-Fi Smart Control|
|Cooling Power||7.6 kW||10.2 kW||13.2 kW||14.1 kW|
|Auto Cleaning (Self Cleaning)||No||No||No||No|
|Auto Restart Function||No||No||No||No|
|Outdoor Unit Dimensions||685 x 1150 x 1150 mm||685 x 1150 x 1150 mm||835 x 1150 x 1150 mm||835 x 1150 x 1150 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)|
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