Evaporative air conditioners are not subject to MEPS or labelling requirements.

Evaporative air conditioners rely on the evaporation of water to cool air and in doing so increase the humidity in the space being cooled. Because of this, these types of systems are effective in drier climates but not other areas.

Unlike conventional air conditioners (which remove moisture from the cooled space and work best in a sealed room), evaporative air conditioners require a large volume of fresh air to pass through the house, so ventilation to allow internal air to escape is essential.

Evaporative air conditioners can also consume substantial volumes of water, which may be an issue to consider for homeowners.

To find out more about your heating and cooling options please refer to the energy.gov.au website.

Regulatory requirements

There are currently no regulatory requirements for these products

What are we working on?

No work is currently underway.

Useful Resources

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