Ducted Evaporative Cooler
Cooling on a Budget
Although PG&E is not offering a rebate at this time, we want our customers to be smart consumers when it comes to selecting an air conditioner. Here are some important facts about Energy-Efficient Ducted Evaporative Cooler (EEDEC) (PDF, 118 KB) that can influence the type of air conditioner installed in your home. An EEDEC may be a viable option and an economical alternative to conventional central air conditioner because of California’s relatively low humidity.
A Pleasant Alternative to AC
What’s your preference? Cool moist air delivered by evaporative cooling or cold dry air supplied by conventional air conditioning. No matter what’s your preference, consider these facts:
- The EEDEC efficiently delivers up to 10 degrees cooler air to the house.
- EEDEC adds less moisture or humidity than a conventional evaporative cooler while a conventional central air conditioner removes moisture and lowers humidity.
EEDEC Many Advanced Features
- Evaporative media is certified with an 85 percent or higher evaporation efficiency than a conventional aspen pad media evaporative cooler
- Multi-function controls allow the EEDEC to function as a whole house fan
- Optional pressure relief dampers help in two ways:
- Exhausts air to the outside typically through the attic—keeps the attic cool and reduces heat gain in the house
- Allows the system to operate when house is not occupied
- Special thermostatic controls remotely mounted to the wall and paired with pressure relief dampens allow for operation of the unit based on cooling requirements of the home
- A water quality management pump eliminates old water from the system periodically and uses less water overall than continuous bleed systems
- The EEDEC provides fresh air as it cools, using 100 percent outside air instead of re-circulating the existing indoor air as with conventional central air conditioning
Smart Buyer’s Tip
- Consult a few contractors and get a few proposals for different energy-efficient models. Call the Contractors State License Board at 1-800-321-CSLB or visit www.cslb.ca.gov to confirm your contractor's license status or for a licensed contractor in your area.
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Check Out Other AC Rebates
Whether you install an EEDEC, evaporative cooler, or a conventional air conditioner, we offer rebates for Room Air Conditioners and Central Air Conditioners. For more information, contact our Smarter Energy Line (SEL) at 1-800-933-9555.