- Supercool EXS160
- Verified purchase
Makes Summer Liveable
Ten out of ten.
Evap unit was installed 17 Dec 2019.
The harsh, dry summer heat in Wagga Wagga is unbearable. Daytime maximum temperatures hover in the mid-40s regularly. The reality of climate change is making it harder to cope in the unrelenting oven-like conditions.
The Breezaire unit keeps our 3 bedroom home cooled to a liveable 23 degrees during daytime hours.
Sleeping through hot nights is now easy.
Thank you Breezair for making summer liveable.
Purchased in December 2019 for $5,000.00.
Superior and REALLY Quiet.
Well you get what you pay for! All around the neighbours air coolers can be heard sucking air. The Breezair EXQ 150 I just had installed in a two bedroom unit with two large ducts in the living area, and two smaller in the bedrooms isn't heard inside or out. Its virtually silent! I cant give a heads up on its longevity, but I can say I am thrilled here on this 39c day and my house is just sitting on a comfortable 24c just running on low (3 out of the 10 fan speeds. ) My split system struggled to do that here in a rural hot spot.
It did take a...full week of giving it a run each day to remove the 'new pad' smell, and probably because the pads are thicker, but its fine now. It does have a 'pad flush' feature to speed this up, but I didn't bother it was not too bad. You do have to be clever with all evaps how you channel the airflow. I have all mine heading down the hallway to the hottest part of the house, bathroom and bedrooms and have those windows open so it flows through the rooms taking advantage of the front room ducts, and it really responds to having large openings. I have had another coolers (cheaper, Bonaire, not a patch on this) But mostly..ahhh...the silence! I love it. This is the quietest unit I have come across ever. And before purchase checked out all friends, family and neighbours units. Very happy!
Purchased in November 2019 at Hot and Cold Shop for $5,300.00.
- Supercool EXS200
- Verified purchase
Keeps the house cool & fresh
We've recently built a new house and have been using a portable evap cooler. It's been doing little more than our pedestal fan in the way of cooling. After another 38° day I researched evaporative systems (grew up with evaporative cooling) to find out which one would be best. Most forums I read pointed me in the direction of BreezAir so I got a quote from a couple of local suppliers and had it installed late last week. It's still early days but we've had a couple of 40° + days and it's kept the house lovely and cool. The control panel is easy to use, and even on days when it hasn't been hot we've been using it to bring fresh air into the house. So far so good!
A massive thank you
Yesterday, today and overnight Melb was at 36-44degC and my Evap cooler kept us an our house survivable especially during 44deg,s Thursday night we kept the house at 23 deg, and we were all able to sleep well. So I thought I would take the time to say thanks for very cost effective cooling. Ps we have had a breeze air unit for over 2 decades, we did replace 8-10 years ago from the belt drive to the direct drive fan. Brilliant product
Cheap to run and efficient
Very happy with our Breezair Evap cooler! Cheap to run in our dry climates, only thing stopping me from giving it a 5 is that after the first year the drum fan failed but it was replaced under warranty very quickly. Adelaide made and owned makes it an even easier decision to go through Seeley International.
Excellent machine but its an EXH170-R.
Have had the unit for 5 years and it has performed very well. Unfortunately while we were away, it stopped working right at the end of the warranty period. My 100 year old Mother In Law had a few bad days and did not know who to contact. When we got back and contacted Seeley Internationals local agents and asked for it to be repaired under warranty, they put me directly in contact with the manufacturers and after a chat with an extremely helpful person they came to the party and charged me only for the labour.
It has been repaired by Thermele...
We have just recently built and installed a breezair supercool exs220 and it seems to work very well for an evap.
I have lived in homes with evaps before and they usually struggle with hot days but when i come home and its mid 30's outside i can put it on flat out for about half hour and it cools the house down nicely, usually turn it down to about midway after that and it blows pretty cold air.
You need an evap with the extra thick pads like these have. Would definitely recommend
I bought and had fitted an EXS 180 to replace my 13 year old Breezair 170 model, the 170 had performed very well, but had broken down on a regular basis, and had cost thousands to keep running AFTER the initial 7 year warranty expired.
The 180 surprised me by it's whisper quiet running,the controller is easy to use, and the thicker pads certainly seem to make the house feel cooler, it's only been in 9 months so time will tell with reliability,
I am approaching retirement age, and have now decided it's cheaper to replace my roof unit every 7 ...
Extreme humidity issues
The new super cool range have very thick celdek pads, which are supposed to generate cooler temperatures. When we upgraded our old Breezair to the newer EXS200, the first thing we noticed was how much more humidity it generated. Thicker pads equate to greater evaporation, which in turn creates more humidity. The quest to improve evaporative airconditioners has these units pushing out 95% humidity, as opposed to there earlier counterparts at 75 -80%. Not only is it heavy experience for those living in the house, its not good for your other electronic appliances. If your considering buying an evaporative airconditioner, buy one that uses the older aspen pads.
- Supercool EXS180
- Verified purchase
It only works if humidity is under 70...
I recently purchased and had a Breezair Supercool EXS180 installed to 5 points in my house. The installation day was on a 35 degree, after the workers installed the unit. I felt the Breezair was quiet and made very little noise, and it actually did the job pretty well. The rooms were cool and when the outside temperature reached 35 the inside temperature was only 23 degrees and we were running the unit at a low fan speed setting.
I live in Melbourne, we had a week that the humidity (80) and temperature were very high. No matter how low you set, you still felt the heat. If I could choose it again, I would go for air conditioners.
Sharing My Experience: I wrongly selected an oversized model
I replaced the faulty evaporative cooler about a week ago with a BreezeAir after speaking to a few installers and obtaining a few quotations. Braemar LCQ, BreezeAir EXQ & EXS models were recommended to me. The proponents for LCQ550 were on high airflow; BreezeAir EXQ190/210 on quietness & energy efficiency, and EXS200/220 on quicker cooling on top of EXQ's.
I selected EXS220 which has all the features of all those recommended models (high airflow, quietness, energy efficiency, quicker cooling). And I thought the models would be consuming the...same amount of energy if I throttled the airflow by varying the fan speeds (running the bigger unit at lower fan speed, or running the smaller unit at higher fan speed for the same amount of cooling and energy consumption). This was where I went wrong. I now learned that I should have calculated what airflow (L/sec) my house needed, not just the number of air vents on the ceiling. Borrowing from HVAC guide for public space air refreshment rate of 1 time every 4 minutes, for 1 cubic metre of room space, the airflow is 4.2 litres per second. If a house space is 200 sqm with a ceiling height of 2.5m, the estimated air flow will be 2,100 litres per sec. This information would have guided me to select EXQ170, or EXS180 (quicker cooling), or LCQ350 basing on the nearest lower advertised airflow values because there was no need to move more air than necessary (toilets, bathrooms, wardrobes, pantry, store room space could be excluded). This mean I could have selected a model 2 sizes smaller than the one I installed. Even if I had wanted to be on the safe side, I could still have selected one size smaller. An oversized unit means it is an energy guzzler. It was like buying a truck when an ute was sufficient. But when I was deciding which model to install, I was afraid that I selected a small hatchback when an ute was required. I checked the power meter reading over a few days after the installation, I came to realize that the big power fan motor consume a lot of power even at very low fan speeds. The power consumption is so high that it is many times more than a dollar a day to run.
- Supercool EXS220
- Verified purchase
Worthless piece of junk
I bought a brand new system - Breezair - EXS220G, the one their agent recommended, i paid the price he asked for in full, and the system did not even last 3 weeks.
Worst service ever.
The further worst part is that they did not even have technicians available to come same day or even next day, to look at the brand new system, which further makes me believe that i have been conned into buying a low quality crap product with no support.
After the technician came, he was not sure what’s wrong as well, so he changed the digital panel. Guess what, after 2 days it stops working again. And the cycle of lodging a complaint with installer starts again.
Do not buy anything from Breezair.
- Supercool EXS180
- Verified purchase
Whisper quiet and Effective
I recently purchased and had a Breezair Supercool EXS180 installed to 5 points in my house, it replaced an old Brivis Sundowner which was 30 years old. The difference I noticed immediately was the Breezair was quiet and made virtually no noise so we could sleep and run the unit on hot nights. The rooms were cool and when the outside temperature reached 34 the inside temperature was a mild 22.5 degrees and we were running the unit at a low fan speed setting. The overall cost of the Breezair was about 10% higher than other brands. The reviews for this model v's the other brands showed the Breezair was far superior. SO we felt the money was well spent.
Super unreliable Evap, buy it if you only want it for 5 years
Don't get fooled by the hardware advance over normal fan type. It's true- quieter, but 5 years of pretty much standard reliability is just not good enough to choose Breezair. When you buy almost most expansive unit in market, you should at least get average life out of the unit. Ask any Breezair owner - they'll tell you average 5 years life out of their units. Mine just conveniently died 3 months after warranty, blown controller receiver board and motor, only pump and drain valve working. Besides my Breezair never can compete with other medium price range brand in cooling.
There is no such thing as fresh air being blown into the home.
After a lot of research I also decided to purchase the above with the MagIQtouch controller.
I won't start with the spill of not being affiliated with any company etc, etc.. as when you read this you'll see it's come from a genuine user/purchaser.
I have 3 young children at home and didn't like having a refrigerated unit as it tends to dry your eyes, nose, skin etc. This unit does work well and puts moisture into the house which works very well on hot dry days.
Unfortunately the trade off is the unit doesn't perform well on humid days as...
- Supercool EXS200
- Verified purchase
Reconsider Evaporitive Coolers, this unit is amazing
I’ll start with letting you know that I am in no way affiliated with any company that supplies, sells manufactures or has anything to do with any coolers at all. I am just a guy that spent a few months researching and analysing and eventually purchased an evaporative cooler.
If you are in the market for a cooler, seriously consider the Breezair Supercool range.
I have two young kids that don’t like the heat, so I sought quotes to cool my house with an appropriate ducted system. I didn’t care what the system was it just had to work.
T...he living area of my house is 176 square meters. I wanted 8 outlets of varying sizes throughout the house. We are in Canberra so our options were open to either refrigerated reverse cycle as well as evaporative. Both coolers work really well in Canberra due to the dry heat we get in summer. I received quotes from five different companies offering their in house selections of refrigerated split systems as well as evaporative coolers.
Questions & Answers
What’s the difference in running cost of a normal ducted Aircon to running an inverter model
These are not air cons...they are air coolers. They do not refrigerate the air, and therefore cost only about 3 cents an hour compared to an aircon that costs 30cents an hour but are colder in general. An inverter aircon is cheaper than a non inverter, but its still a few cents vs a few dollars between an air cooler and an air con. I find that this is really god for cooling the house and creating airflow if the temp is under 40 and not too humid. The running costs are almost nothing, water bill rises just slightly (a few dollars over months. ) I still use my aircon on particularly humid tropical days..but if I use it once I probably use the seeley 9 times more. It is also FRESH air with the cooler being pumped into the house not recycled...much healthier! A ducted aircon vs a split system will also be most expensive route you can use . If it is an inverter ducted aircon..bit cheaper..but nothing as healthy and cheap as these 'aircoolers' I am just a customer, not an 'aircon' person, but that's my take on it anyway. Really like my breezair...its really quiet too if I just run it on the fan setting and turn it up and down to taste from there. Cheers
What is the recommended retail price
I am sorry ...but it seems my review is in the wrong category! I honestly dont know. I have an EXQ model. Icon EXQ 150 which is the smallest, but part of the new IQ controller models. Stuff with 22O is more house size (I am in a small unit)...I think it has to have the letter Q in the model to be part of the new range?? But I am really unsure. I paid $5300 for my small model installed. So I guess bigger gets more expensive. Prob around the 6000 mark? I really LOVE the drum fan compared to the axial fan of others. They are economical because the motors are also a bit smaller than some. So you may need to run it on mid range fan sometimes for the air flow you want. The drum fan is extremely quite if I run it on the fan setting...if I put the unit on 'temp' setting (available on the IQ models)..where the unit chooses your fan speed for you... it tends to run flat out a lot and only on that setting can I hear it. I prefer to run mine on manual, fan setting, and just turn the speed up to get more air flow, and if I get too cold after the peak of day..just keep turning it down...I think that is the most economical and quietest. Go for something with a Q in the model though I think. But I am just a customer.,, and this is my experience. Cheers
why does my breezair dump water days after being used?
Late reply others may get to read it.
Because the water is not pure when evaporates it leaves minerals behind mainly salts.
So when the conductivity of the water (Soluble Solids) increases and reaches a certain level, to protect the cooling pads from salting / calcifying up it is drained and the fresh water addition acts like a rinse to flush most of those system built-up salts out then the cycle repeats .
As with anything it will still need a periodical seasonal service as the solids will slowly bind to the surfaces and build up.
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