Control Box faulty
This unit is rubbish over the three years in the house we have used the cooler maybe for 2 months out of that time. Now the Control box is no good and needs replacing. The Sealy representative told us that the unit itself is not worth repairing as a new control box would cost $600 and we would have to replace the pads so buy a new system. After paying a $245 service fee to be told that it would be better to replace the unit. The unit has hardly been used, it would be similar to owning a car for 5 years and only doing 10 000kms but then being to...ld the car is no longer any good and should be replaced. This would never be acceptable. Look for a cheap unit and replace every 5 years it would cost less than buying a Breezair overpriced underperforming unit.
Purchased in October 2013 for $4,500.00.
We have had the EXH 190 model for nearly 12 years and have never had a problem. The unit performs well and is very reliable. Unlike every other household appliance.
Purchased in January 2008.
Dodgy electrical components
Had a exh150 installed in Dec 2013 and it died in Nov 2019.Absolute crap circuitry in these series.Their old models may have worked for decades but their new technology is rubbish.
Only 9 years old and the motor is blown and controller faulty
We had our EXH210 installed 9 years ago and only use it for a few months every summer. We tried to turn it on last week and nothing would work so we called our aircon tech to have a look. It turns out our motor is blown and our controller is sending erratic voltage to the motor. We are very disappointed with this system as it cost us over $5200 to install almost 9 years ago we expected to get a lot more life out of it than this. I was involved in a serious motorcycle accident last year so I'm now disabled and this is the last thing I need to deal with.
Purchased in November 2010 at Seasonmakers for $5,270.00.
Purchased our unit in 2011 cost $4650. Had to replace the control board in 2016 at our cost. Almost $1000!! Not happy the warranty period had expired, This week the solenoid went. This time we sourced and replaced the part. Cost $35. Very disappointed with the reliability of this unit will never purchase another Breezair product again. When it works it cools beautifully but it is too unreliable.
Purchased in October 2011 for $4,650.00.
Breezair evaporative cooler EH 170 / 150
I bought Breazair EXH170 from Rite Price. Immediately expired of warranty, it went down. Remote and electronic box in the machine do not communicate. In have to replace with new one but surely not the same product. I have to install other brand. I suffered last after warranty is expired.
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Breaks down just out of warranty - suggest you put aside $10 every time you use it for the inevitabl
I purchaed EXH210 6 years ago and have used it about 20 days / year. It worked pretty well to keep the whole house (180 sq m) to around 25 degrees when up to 40 degrees outside.
A few days ago it stopped working. 1 year out of warranty and the control board needed replacing costing $900. Incredibly the control board only comes with 12 months warranty even though I originally got 5 years warranty for the whole unit.
After talking to the repair guy and reading the reviews on this site I can see that many others have similar issues and am now ...
purchased in march 2010 it has been working every summer without fail for 9 years I will be renewing it with another.
My father had one on his roof for 14 years and never missed a beet. just remember to get it cleaned every winter ready for the heat and you wont have a problem.
Ok for a few years , then breaks down all the time
I have had one for 9 years now, and every year during hot weather it breaks down, from pumps to sensors, to floats its something different every time, and costs $500.00 to fix it, I should have put in an air conditioning system, its too unreliable, and too costly to keep getting fixed. NEVER BUYING ONE AGAIN !
It’s not a sound investment for your home. It will give up as soon as the warranty ends. In speaking with the technician. He has see many many units stop working because of a mother board issue just after the warranty ends. It’s a 1000 dollar replacement. Get another brand. Something that has a better lifespan.
I wish i have research it before I purchase it
Had a Breezair installed in 1986 and its lasted 30 years YES 30! Its the old style one, which i cleaned it myself and easy to fix...long story short...busted and replaced with 2 new Breezair EH150 and 170 5 years ago and 2 months and now its dead! Clever researchers....2 months out of warranty! Hoping they ll overlooks the 2 months but alas! I bet the person i was talking too is doing hand gestures like YEEESSSSS sorry consumers....you are 60 days out and I want your call out fee if $110 to come and tell you you’re a sucker! And we Mr Seeley w...ants more money from you! I wish i have bought the older type which they still using for industrial type which they dint want to....instead this fancy all automatic type....btw also u installed the 150 which still running....but the last few days give sign its dying also...instead of instant ON (a few seconds) now takes 1-2 minutes to start blowing! The 170 has been like this since installed in 2016.... [name removed] from QualityAir came and took less than 1/2 to fix the problems...seems like its the usual problems that Seeley knew and like everything else problems always happened after a day after its expired just like mine...2 months after...its where they make their money...$650 boom! [name removed] is a great guy his company installed it very professionally 5 years ago BUT its the product itself that buggered! Would I recommend Breezair? Maybe yes BUT Seeley must have a bit if leeway in their Warranty issue....especially the last 2-3 years the weather wasnt that hot and didnt use it much imagine if its has been use a full 6 months in a year...We ll have to replace the LEXTRONIX CONTROL BOX 110554 within 2 years Reason Selley didn’t give a damn is coz if 10000 consumers bought an EH 170 and only a 100 complaint they still have 9900 idiots who will buy Breezair. in this case only 24 reviews so Selley dont care about us! Not even an acknowledgement in these reviews.... at least they discontinued this model now.
not as good as the old one
this new one won't turn on most of the time and we have to turn the power off to reset the capacitor ? what a joke, takes about 4 hrs sometimes, we all get hot and grumpy, 40 odd degrees and no air cooler,fans ans portable air coolers going,waiting for the installer to come for over 2 weeks ?
Purchase through Ford & Doonan here in WA they arranged installation with all new ducting and new dropper. We were replacing an older model Breezair. The older model worked well just old and costly to repair. With new Breezair had a Magic controller fitted. Since we had it installed in October 2017 it has stopped several times. The first time for approx 2 weeks just after installation which happened to be through the Christmas period. At which time no repairs could be scheduled. After many attempts to reboot system as instructed by Ford & Doo...nan WA it just started again so no service from any company either Ford & Doonan or Seely Breezair. Since then it has done it again. The service is through an agent third party organised through Food & Doonan WA. When technician came as soon as he touch Magic controller pad it started to work. He then up on roof to check out unit and found pump had been installed wrong and as he said was trying to pump up hill not down. He noted it on service documents. Now they say as unit did not show fault I need to pay call out service fee. I have been in talks with Ford & Doonan WA and they say will call back in few minutes. What a joke unless you follow up they don"t want to know about it. If they have no intention of giving good customer service just tell you to ???off. It is becoming so frustrating I would certainly say avoid Ford & Doonan and posibly Breezair as it takes to much effort. My next steps are to go to consumer affairs or possibly through the courts as this piece of equipment is not fit for purpose. Think twice before you spend as much as $5937.00 for a head ache.
Lasted 3 months. Blew up and showered the house with shards of plastic. Yet to have it fixed but cant be good. Will see what the techs say. 35 degrees in bedroom at 9pm would be nice to enjoy our air con. Sounds like no one has had much luck with these systems
Happy with it
This unit gave me a lot of problems for the first few weeks because the timer would not operate the on/off times as set. It took a few days of phone calls, emails and sms to get this unit running correctly. Apart from that, the unit runs very well and so quiet it cannot be heard in the stillness of very late at night unless the fan is turned to a high setting. I run at a setting of 1, 2 or 3 from an available range up to 8 but have not needed higher than the 3. Even on a day of 40 degree heat.
Very pleased with my purchase and would recommend this unit for anyone looking for an evaporative cooling system.
The expected newness smell took a few days to go away.
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Very Very Disappointed
I purchased a Seeley Breezair Evaporative cooler was installed 14/12/09 paid nearly $5000. It has stopped working and I have had service technicians inform that it could be the control box or the fan which at the moment is hard to find which one is at fault, either one is extremely expensive to replace .For the cost of the unit I believe I have not had a reasonable use as it would only have been run 10-15 times a year. If I decide to replace the unit it will definitely not be with another Seeley product as I believe they are not value for money. I will be informing any of my friends if they are looking to purchase one of these models that they will be very disappointed in the long run.
Sounds like the Breezair EXH170 is just as bad as the EHX190 Model
Well I have decided to change my Breezair EHX190 with a different make rather than try and get it fixed. It was great of Seeley International getting back to me and explaining why they sold me a piece of junk. After talking to technicians they have all told me that these model evaperative coolers are absolutly useless unrealiable and expensive to repair hence my decision to use another make. Well Mr Seeley I will never buy one of your products again and I hope many other people will take my advice and steer clear of worthless products.
Had this for a few weeks, it is seriously toxic. The smell coming out of it gives headaches and swollen glands reaction. Smelled like the worst chemical smell. Burning tyres or burning chemical smells.
We’ve complained and had the new pads flushed, several times and the installers came out and washed them as well. Now it smells like a male urinal when it is on.
Can only have on for 5 minutes and then the house smells of it for ages. Was told it’s the normal smell of new pads, how any company would think it is acceptable for any air cooling device to smell like this for any amount of time is beyond comprehensible.
Taking it up with Seeley now as installer just wants to get paid. But won’t be until it stops smelling.
Breezair EXQ210 Well priced, working well.
We had the Breezair installed 2 weeks ago, the installers had it installed and working in a day, 8 outlets.
The following 3 days were in excess of 28 degrees and the unit kept the whole house to a desired 21 degrees.
Easy to use Magic touch controller.
Very happy with the service from Simplyair in Ringwood and the unit itself.
as i have ceiling fans the thing never / rarely runs, lucky to run 10 hours a year
Have had a fan motor burn out, then a cct board fail, now something has failed again
Will not get it fixed, instead will throw it away & get another brand
BUYER BEWARE IF YOU BUY ONE OF THESE PIECES OF JUNK
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Questions & Answers
I had Breezair coolers be few years now when I turn on and put speed up to level 5 but 15-20mins and its turn the fan down to level 2. I'm try again It's do the same things?
where can i get replacement pads for my Breezair EXH190-G evaporative cooler
what do they cost for a set of 4
Hi John, I just did an Australian google search. The solenoid came from and ebay store which was located in SA. I have seen the pads on an Australian ebay store too. Hope this helps.
Hello John and Andos
You can find spare parts including cooler pads at our online store located at https://shop.seeleyinternational.com/
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