Evaporative Coolers — replace or repair?
Consider the cost of parts to repair the old unit, how long it will take to repair and, with the warranty probably already expired, how soon you might be doing it again. Also consider the total cost to get a better, more efficient unit, with a warranty that will give you peace of mind for up to 5 years.
Some typical repair costs for evaporative units would be…
|New Motor||$500 average|
|Labour + general clean & service||$300|
|Total average repair bill||~$1,500|
Key advantages of replacing your old evap cooler…
|New machine||2 year warranty|
|Duct & Fittings||10 year warranty|
|Installation / labour||5 year warranty|
|Average replacement cost||~$2,499|
All componentry used is Australian-made, Advantage Air product, with a single piece corrosion proof polymer air duct and roof flashing.
Consider the efficiency of your machine, the type of refrigerant gas it uses, and the zoning arrangements of your machine. Is the unit still under warranty? Or are spare parts available?
Some typical repair costs for reverse cycle would be…
|Regas a R410/R32 machine||$200 -$800|
|Regas an older R22 Machine||Not possible, gas no longer available|
|Replace faulty compressor||$800 - $1,800|
|Replace Faulty Circuit Boards||$600 - $1,500 potentially 3 separate boards|
|Repair / Replace Leaking Evaporator||$1,000 - $2,500|
Key advantages of reverse cycle aircon replacement…
|New warranty on machine||5 years minimum|
|Warranty on installation||3 years|
|Increased efficiency||Up to 40% more efficient to run|
|Zoning||Option to upgrade Ezone/MyAir zone controls|
|Average cost to replace reverse cycle machine only||Starting from $4,990|
With the changing climate, and full reverse cycle systems becoming so much more efficient and affordable, one of the most common projects we undertake at Value Air is upgrading existing Evaporative cooling Systems to Full Ducted reverse Cycle Systems.
Undertaking this type of project can be a complicated task, however at Value Air we have gone to great lengths to ensure we can undertake this type of project with the least disruption to you, the homeowner.
Most importantly we can usually complete all the required works in as little as 1-2 days! Alternatively, if you wish to manage your project yourself, we can work with you, to complete the works in the most cost effective manner for you.
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