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    Evaporative Cooling / Air Conditioning FAQs

    Purchasing An Evaporative Cooler

    • Evaporative air coolers are excellent for health
    • They provide basic moisture that the human body needs
    • They remove unhealthy pollution from your indoor environment
    • They supply 100% fresh, filtered air into your building that is NEVER recirculated
    • They remove static electricity; they can assist in reducing the effects of illnesses such as asthma.

    Yes, evaporative coolers are the same as evaporative air conditioners. The words have the same meaning with regards to types of air conditioning.

    The following words also have the same meaning; Evaporative Coolers, Evaporative Air Coolers, Evaporative Air Cooler, Evaporative Cooler, Evaporative Cooling, Evaporative Air Conditioners, Ducted Evaporative Cooling and Evaporative Air Conditioning.

    Evaporative air conditioning prices vary depending on the size of building, location and requirements. You need to speak with an authorised dealer to get an accurate price for evaporative cooling.

    How does evaporative cooling work?

    Ever wondered why you feel cooler by the ocean or a river? You feel cooler because as hot air blows across the water, it causes some of the water to evaporate and absorb the heat. The air is cooled by this evaporation process and so becomes a “sea” breeze.

    Our evaporative air conditioners work the same way. Hot air enters the cooling unit on your roof where it is filtered and cooled as it passes through specially designed moistened Chillcel® pads. A fan then blows this beautifully cooled air throughout your home. Hot air in the house is forced out through open windows and doors providing your entire home with a complete change of air at least every two minutes.

    How does evaporative air conditioning work

    How it works

    Yes, you can change the cooling in different areas of the house by changing where you have open windows and outside doors. Evaporative air conditioning works because the cool air from the outlets takes the path of least resistance to the outside air (pushing the hot air out on the way). So, if you close a window in a room and open the internal door, the cool air will move into other areas, where there is an external opening. We recommend that you experiment so you can get the best out of your air conditioner – but remember that there has to be an exhaust opening to the outside of the house for the cooling to work properly.

    Evaporative air conditioners with MagIQtouch® controllers have a program mode feature that you can set to start before you come home. Remember, though, that you must leave a window or outside door open if you are going to have the air conditioner on. If you don’t open a window or door, you may find the house quite humid when you get home. This humidity will clear once you open the windows.

    Yes, you can use your evaporative air cooler to remove unpleasant smells from your house. The best method to achieve this is to open the windows up a little more than usual and then start the evaporative air cooler in ‘ventilation’ mode on one of the higher fan speeds. This will exhaust the smells out of the building.

    For an evaporative air conditioner to work effectively, some windows or outside doors must be open, or some other form of ventilation provided. This is to allow the hot air to escape from the building. The best approach is to open the windows or outside doors that are the furthest away from the evaporative air conditioning vents or ducts. In the rooms with air conditioning vents, try to have an exhaust area of an open window (or door) that is about twice the size of the vent opening. Note: when it’s humid and the air is very moist, evaporation levels are lower. This means that the cooling effect is reduced. In some situations, it may help to switch the air conditioner to “ventilation” mode increase exhaust area and run the fan on a high speed.

    No, an alternative to opening a window or outside door is to install security vents, or up ducts, that exhaust the air from the building. Contact your dealer or installer for information about security vents.

    The Chillcel® filter material works well and lasts longer than other types of filters…but it is a bit smelly when you first turn the evaporative air conditioner on! The good news is the smell doesn’t last for long. If your air conditioner has a MagIQtouch® controller you can reduce the odour by using the ‘Pad Flush’ function in the SETTINGS menu of your controller.

    It is fresh air being circulated through your home, it is not recirculated. Hot and dry outside air is drawn through water-soaked pads. As the air passes through the pads, the water is evaporated and the heat in the air is absorbed, which lowers the air temperature. For best results, partially open windows or outside doors that are the furthest away from the air conditioning vents or ducts. In the rooms with air conditioning vents, try to have an exhaust area of the open window (or outside door) that is about twice the size of the vent opening. If there are very hot winds, you can reduce openings on the windward side of the house (where the wind is coming from) and increase the openings on the opposite side of the house.

    No, the evaporative air cooler will not increase the humidity – provided that the design is based on a balanced ventilation scheme. Keeping doors and windows open, or using an exhaust fan will let any humid air out, avoiding condensation.

    No a high water temperature does not have a marked effect on the supply temperature of an evaporative cooler.

    The discharge water will contain high levels of mineral salts and you should check with a garden centre before you put this water on your plants. Water from constant bleed systems can be run onto lawns. Please note that all drainage must meet local regulations and standards.

    If you have a constant bleed system, you can reduce the flow rate – refer to your Owner’s Manual for information. With water management or Watermiser systems, the controls constantly monitor the water quality. So, with better quality water, less water will be drained away.

    In an evaporative cooler air conditioner, a pump circulates water from the reservoir on to a cooling pad, which in turn becomes wet. A fan draws air from outside the unit through the moistened evaporative cooler pad. As it passes through the evaporative cooler pads the air is cooled by evaporation.

    This is normal if a water management or ‘Watermiser’ drain system is fitted. These drain systems are designed to monitor and control the quality of the water in the tank. So, it only drains water when the system really needs to. It does this by letting water out through the drain, which is replaced with fresh water via water inlet float valve as the water level in the unit drops. The frequency at which the water manager drains is determined by the quality of the water in the tank. A probe in the tank measures the water salinity (impurities) and, when this rises above a set level, the unit will drain some water. The frequency at which the water manager allows water to drain off is dependent on 1) The water supply quality; 2) The temperature of the day; 3) The humidity of the day; 4) The wind of the day; 5) The fan speed the unit is being run at; and 6) The size of the unit.

    If you have a Constant Bleed system, you will see a constant flow while the evaporative air conditioner’s pump is operating. The amount of water flow will vary depending on the rate set by the installer – so, if you are in doubt of the setting of your bleed off, please contact your installer. If you are not sure who installed your air conditioner, you can call your local service company for a maintenance service. (Call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company). Please note that this type of adjustment is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. If you have a ‘Watermiser’ water management system, the system is designed to monitor and control the quality of the water in the tank. So, it only drains water when the system really needs to. It does this by letting water out through the drain, which is replaced with fresh water via water inlet float valve as the water level in the unit drops. The frequency at which the ‘Watermiser’ water management system bleeds off is determined by the quality of the water in the tank. A probe in the tank measures the water salinity (impurities) and, when this rises above a set level, the unit will drain some water. The frequency at which the water manager allows water to bleed off is dependent on 1) The water supply quality; 2) The temperature of the day; 3) The humidity of the day; 4) The wind of the day; 5) The fan speed the unit is being run at; and 6) The size of the unit. Don’t think the last statement is relevant to the question.

    How do I choose the best evaporative cooler?

    Seeley International has a wide range of evaporative coolers so that you can decide which is the best evaporative cooler for you. Please click below to view the product range:

    Choosing the best evaporative cooler – click to view product range  

    Or you can follow the steps through our Help Me Choose Functionality which will guide you on which one is best for your house size – click here.

    Troubleshooting, maintenance and servicing my air-conditioner

    We recommend seasonal maintenance (pre and postseason) if you have a cooler fitted with a bleed system, including regular servicing of your evaporative air conditioner. If your evaporative cooler is fitted with a drain valve, no seasonal maintenance is required, but maintenance checks are essential to ensure the cooler operates efficiently for many years.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Your serial number for your evaporative air conditioner is located in the back of your owner’s manual on the warranty card sticker. The sticker will state the serial number and the model number of the product.

    If you can’t find your serial number, please contact the dealer you purchased your product from.

    Your pre and postseason clean is not necessary, but your scheduled maintenance checks are still necessary after the first year and then on an every other year basis. If the evaporative cooler is operating under harsh conditions, it may require scheduled maintenance checks more frequently. Check your Owner’s Manual for more details.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    If your evaporative cooler has the ‘no seasonal maintenance’ feature ‘Watermanager / ‘Watermiser’ / drain system fitted, then it will drain all the water out of the unit after a pre-set period of time and then stop (refer to your Owner’s Manual for details). If your air conditioner does not have the ‘no seasonal maintenance’ feature you may need to have your air conditioner serviced.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    If your evaporative cooler has the ‘no seasonal maintenance’ feature ”Watermanager” / ‘Watermiser’ / drain system fitted, then it will drain all the water out of the unit after a pre-set period of time and then stop (refer to your Owner’s Manual for details). If your evaporative air conditioner does not have the ‘no seasonal maintenance’ feature you may need to have your air conditioner serviced.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    This can be normal to ensure good airflow and cooling effect if the duct with greater airflow is supplying a larger area. However, if you are unsure you need to contact the company who installed the ducted evaporative cooling system and ask them to balance your airflow within the ductwork. This cannot be achieved by any adjustment on the evaporative air cooler. If you have moved into a house with a system already installed and you don’t know who installed it, you can get someone who is qualified in ductwork design to balance the system.

    To find your local dealer visit Find a Dealer.

    Check that the wall control is set to “cool”. Check that the water supply to the unit is turned on. Note: if it is very humid outside it may help to switch the evaporative air conditioner to “ventilation” mode and run the fan on a high speed. If you have checked these things and your problem is not fixed, your evaporative air conditioner may need to be serviced.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    When ‘service’ is displayed it may be necessary for you to contact our Service Team. However, before doing so, turn the wall control OFF. You will notice a number flashing at the bottom of the screen. This number indicates the reason for requiring service. Please write this number down, then push the button to turn the cooler back on. If after a short time ‘service’ is again shown on the display, turn the wall control OFF and check if the flashing number is the same. If it is the same, check the following possible problems.
    If ‘02’ is displayed

    1. Check that the water supply tap to the cooler is turned on.
    2. Check that your local water authority haven’t temporarily disconnected the water in your area.
    If ‘04’ is displayed

    1. If your cooler is fitted with a drain valve, check that the drain is not blocked.

    If this does not fix the problem contact the Service Team quoting the flashing number.

    This is easily rectified and means that communication needs to be re-established between the wall control and the electronic controller inside the cooler. To establish communications simply push and hold the ‘down’ arrow button until the word ‘service’ disappears from the screen. This may take up to 15 to 20 seconds. Once communication has been established the word ‘service’ will disappear and the unit can be operated.

    If the condition persists, or there is any abnormal operation of the cooler please book a service or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Maintenance Schedule servicing is essential to ensure your evaporative cooler operates efficiently for many years. We require that the maintenance service checklist in the Owner’s Manual, be followed after the first year, then every 2 years as Maintenance Schedule servicing.

    Seasonal Maintenance is only required if you have an evaporative cooler fitted with a bleed system (Homemaker). Seasonal Maintenance services must be performed before and after the summer season. The recommended process is set out in the Owner’s Manual. Remember to only use clean water, as it does not leave a residue or odour. If your cooler is fitted with a drain valve (Harmony or Horizon), ‘no seasonal maintenance’ is required.

    For Seeley International units with the ‘no seasonal maintenance’ feature, you do not need annual or end of season cleaning. However, the evaporative air conditioner will require maintenance schedule service after the first year and then on an every other year basis.
    IMPORTANT! Maintenance Schedule servicing may be required more frequently in adverse environmental situations or where the appliance is installed in non-domestic applications. Please consult with the installer or service agents to determine if more frequent servicing is required.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    With ChillCel® Pads, you should expect to change these every 7 or 8 years. This can vary with water quality and local conditions.

    WARNING With any filter pad, failure to replace filter pads or evaporative cooling pads when they are past their useful life may result in reduced efficiency/performance of the air conditioner. Water may carry over into the ductwork and/or electrics, which may result in expensive damage and repairs.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    With Aspen or Woodwool pads, you should expect to change these every 3 or 4 years. This can vary with water quality and local conditions.

    WARNING With any filter pad, failure to replace filter pads when they are past their useful life may result in reduced efficiency/performance of the evaporative air conditioner. Water may carry over into the ductwork and/or electrics, which may result in expensive damage and repairs.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Change the batteries. All remote controls are fitted with batteries that must be changed every year. We recommend you change all three AAA 1.5 Volt Alkaline batteries (do not use rechargeable batteries). If your remote control has a display, we recommend replacing the batteries if they are more than 12 months old. If your remote control is still not working, your air conditioner may need to be serviced.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Try changing the batteries. You may be losing communication between the remote control and the air conditioner’s control system. All remote controls are fitted with batteries that must be changed every year. We recommend you change all three AAA 1.5 Volt Alkaline batteries (do not use rechargeable batteries). If this has not fixed your problem, your air conditioner may need to be serviced.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Spare Parts

    Need a spare part for your evaporative air conditioner / evaporative cooler? Use our online spare parts system to find the spare air conditioner part you need and order it with your nearest spare parts distributor.

    Order spare parts online or call us on 1300 367 437.

    You can be assured that when you order a spare part through our trusted network of spare parts distributors, you will receive a high quality, genuine Seeley International spare part.

    Seeley International genuine spare parts have been designed, engineered and tested to optimise performance and safely operate in the specific Seeley International product for which they have been designed. Seeley International is an ISO9001 Quality Endorsed Company.

    The use of non-genuine spare parts for the servicing or repair of Seeley International products is not supported or recommended by Seeley International. Seeley International takes no responsibility for the use of repaired or non-genuine parts used in its appliances. Please be aware that appliance warranties are subject to only genuine spare parts being used.

    Order spare parts online or call us on 1300 367 437.

    Gas Heating FAQs

    Ducted Gas Heating

    How it works

    A ducted gas heater is a whole-of-home solution that allows you to heat the entire house using just one system. It works by taking air from within the house, instantly heating, then distributing it through a series of ducts and outlets through the ceiling. The actual heater is often located in the roof space, to ensure an ultra-quiet and seamless experience, delivering cosy, warm air throughout the whole home, from the moment it is switched on.

    The higher the number of stars, the more efficient the appliance, meaning greater annual savings on your running costs. Braemar is the only gas heater brand in Australia that has a 7 star equivalent star rating.

    Braemar ducted gas heating running costs are lower than electric heating running costs. With Braemar gas heating, the modulating gas control in conjunction with its micro-processor-controlled burner, efficiently burns the right amount of gas for any given situation. It can burn from 100% of the gas rate all the way down to a mere 6% of the gas rate, on our 7 star equivalent¹ heater range, with zoning, saving lots of money on gas usage. Gas heaters can heat up rooms quicker and more efficiently than whole of home electric heaters.

    ¹ Star rating equivalent. Based on Australian Gas Association’s results calculated in accordance with the testing methodology in AS/NZS5263.1.6:2020.

    Gas heaters are extremely safe, so long as they are maintained and serviced regularly. A flued gas heater is considered to be safer than an unflued gas heater.   

    Renewable gas refers to gaseous fuels produced from renewable sources or sustainable processes. Common forms of renewable gas include renewable hydrogen and biomethane, which can be used in the same way as natural gas is today. Both renewable hydrogen and biomethane have the advantage of being produced from sustainable and carbon-neutral sources. By blending and ultimately replacing natural gas with renewable gas options, existing infrastructure can continue to be used and people can continue to use gas.  Learn more: Australian Gas Networks - Renewable Gas.

    ‍Yes, gas heaters do need to be serviced at least once every two years to ensure optimum operation and safety. This work should only be carried out by a licensed and qualified gas fitter. However, some heaters may need more frequent servicing due to more frequent use, or the environment they operate in. Please contact your local service agent for their recommendation.

    Heaters do not last forever. Some older heaters cannot be repaired for safety reasons and sometimes spare parts are not available. If your heater is very old (around 15 to 20 years), it may be worthwhile having a chat with your service agent, to get their recommendation. Replacing an older heater will give you access to the latest technology, which is also more energy efficient (up to 7 star equivalent1 energy efficiency rating), saving you significant money on the running costs.

    ¹ Star rating equivalent. Based on Australian Gas Association’s results calculated in accordance with the testing methodology in AS/NZS5263.1.6:2020.

    If you use a ducted gas heater or gas wall furnace to heat your home, it won’t work without electricity. Although they use gas as a primary source of fuel, the internal components, such as the fan, require electricity to function.

    Yes, by using a controller with the functionality to set different temperatures in designated zones within the house. Simply discuss which rooms can be included in each heating zone, when organising installation of your gas heating system.

    No. Natural gas and LPG may eventually be phased out, but it is planned that these gases will be replaced with renewable gas options such as green hydrogen and biomethane. Appliance manufacturers, including Seeley International, have developed appliances that work with hydrogen blends. All this is being done now, to allow the seamless transition from natural gas to Hydrogen fueled gas appliances. Braemar gas heaters are already compliant for use with hydrogen blends and biomethane.

    There are seriously underestimated costs being suggested by the Victorian Government of $7000–$13,000 per household, but with an asterisk saying that this omits the cost of required upgrading of switchboards. Unfortunately, if you double the electricity use in your house you will need to upgrade your switchboard and that adds tens of thousands of dollars  to your cost of going all-electric. An independent costing has been done and for a typical Victorian household it’s going to cost between $21,000 and $41,000 per home. Learn more: Jon Seeley talks to 3AW about the Victorian Government’s counter-productive approach to gas.

    Natural gas provides energy to homes with an average of 75% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than grid electricity. Given Victoria’s electricity generation is dominated by the use of brown coal, emissions from electricity are five times higher than direct use of gas in the home. Learn more: Future of Gas - Fact Sheet

    In Victoria, the electricity grid is already under significant strain, resulting from the early closure or mechanical breakdown of Victoria’s coal-fired power plants. Add the recently announced early closure of AGL’s coal-fired power plant and you have a substantial erosion of baseload power from the electricity grid. However, with renewable energy generation, based on current trends, it is altogether unable to keep up with diminishing coal-fired electricity. How would this fragile electricity grid cope with an additional two million households and businesses moving from gas to electric appliances? For this to happen there is a need for billions of dollars and many years of investment in Australia’s electrical grids, before they can possibly cope with full electrification. Half of the energy currently supplied to homes in Victoria is gas, and there’s no way the electricity grid can cope with double the current demand, any time soon. Learn more: Future of Gas - Fact Sheet

    Gas heaters produce heat through burning gas fuel. When gas fuel is burnt, combustion products and water vapour are also produced. A flued gas heater vents these combustion products and water vapour outside the home through a flue, while an unflued gas heater releases these products directly into the home. This means that an unflued gas heater has the potential to cause poor indoor air quality in your home that may be detrimental to health. All Braemar gas heating products sold in Australia are flued, for maximum safety in homes.

    Since 2022, there are restrictions on the installation of unflued heaters operating on natural gas in certain states around Australia.

    Prices range from $180 - $300 depending on home location, whether it is in a regional, or metropolitan area. Additionally, if any problems are found during the service, you would also have to pay the repair costs, including parts and labour.

    For the most efficient operation, the return air filter (where fitted) must be checked and cleaned at least once every 2 weeks during the heating season. If you have one, it will be in the return air grille. This grille is part of the ductwork and is usually fitted by the installer to a wall or ceiling inside the house. You can use a vacuum cleaner to clean the return air filter. If you are unsure how to find, remove, and clean the return air filter, then please contact your local Braemar Dealer, or service agent.

    A balanced flue gas heater uses a double walled pipe, which has an outer pipe that draws in clean air for combustion and an inner pipe that expels combustion gases outside to ensure no gases enter your home.

    A powered flue uses a fan to remove, or assist in removing, combustion products from within your home.

    Heating only selected rooms or zones in your home when you want to, means you aren’t paying for heating other areas, unnecessarily. Zoning can deliver up to 60% more savings2 on top of your star rating choice when you select a zone-able gas heating unit.

    ² Actual savings achieved will depend on the number of zones and controls installed, actual zone usage pattern, temperature settings, outside temperature, house size and room layout, house insulation, number of outlets, zone system design. Zoning savings are based on a range of assumed zone configurations, usage profiles and zone set-temperatures, with energy consumption reduced due to not heating the whole house all of the time. Individual zone temperature control (a single MagIQtouch® controller, in combination with air temperature sensors, or, multiple MagIQtouch® controllers).

    Yes, using a controller with pre-warm functionality, enables you to set the temperature in your home for your arrival, and regulate the temperature, while you sleep.

    Troubleshooting, maintenance and servicing

    The heater may have gone through a start-up sequence and not lit. Check that the power and gas are turned on. Read the home owner’s manual for your specific model at our owner’s manual page and follow the troubleshooting instructions. If you have tried the above and your heater is still not working you may need to have it serviced.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Check that there are enough outlets opened for the fan speed you have selected. Check that the return air filter is not blocked. We recommend cleaning every fortnight. If you have tried the above and your heater is still not working your heater may need to be serviced.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    If your heater is new (less than 12 months old), contact your installer to discuss the system design and operation.

    If your heater is older than 12 months, increase the SET temperature. Check return air grill is clear and if a filter is fitted the filter is clean, fan speed is set to max, all outlets are open and not obstructed. If you have tried the above and your heater is still not working your heater may need to be serviced.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Check the time AM or PM is set correctly. Check the sleep or away programmed temperature as it may be too high if so lower the temperature. If you have tried the above and your heater is still not working correctly, your heater may need to be serviced.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Refer to the home owner’s manual for your specific model at our owner’s manual page and follow the instructions.

    We recommend cleaning every fortnight.

    Periodic maintenance of the heater will ensure a long and satisfactory service life with the heater operating at optimum performance. Maintenance should be performed on a yearly basis by an authorised person trained in the service of the gas heaters.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Gas Wall Furnaces

    Troubleshooting, maintenance and servicing

    Instructions for this can be found in the home owner’s manual for your model.

    The pilot indicator can be found behind the control cover. The pilot is on when the indicator is in the red. If you have accidentally turned the pilot off, you can try turning it on BUT DO NOT force it as this will cause damage, wait 5 minutes before attempting to relight the pilot, forcing the knob will damage the valve. Note: applicable to wall furnace models WF30, WF40 and WF2000 only.

    NO, the appliance has been designed to meet AGA approvals and has a number of safety devices built in. These devices are designed to ensure the correct and safe operation of the appliance. Note: applicable to wall furnace models WF30, WF40 and WF2000 only.

    The appliance does not and is not designed to draw in outside air, room temperature air is drawn in through the top of the appliance heated and distributed back into the room from the vent at the base of the appliance. If recently installed contact your installer as they may need to check all wall and cavity openings are properly sealed. Note: applicable to wall furnace models WF30, WF40, WF2000 and WF25.

    The unit only recycles room temperature air it does not draw in air from outside. Contact your installer to ensure they have set the gas pressure and minimum burner rate as part of the appliance installation. The installer will also need to position the vertical metal louvres found inside the air outlet to ensure the air is directed away from the customers seating position. Note: applicable to wall furnace models WF30, WF40, WF2000 and WF25.

    It is recommended by the gas authorities that servicing should be performed annually. In harsh environments, more frequent servicing may be required. Note: applicable to wall furnace models WF30, WF40, WF2000 and WF25.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    It is recommended by the gas authorities to have the appliance tested when servicing is being performed. Note: applicable to wall furnace models WF30, WF40, WF2000 and WF25.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    This can occur at night when it is coldest and is normally due to the control knob not being turned back to the start or pilot position. To Turn Off Main Burner (Pilot-Stand by):

    • Turn gas control knob clockwise to a position between the word PILOT & the star-shaped symbol.

    It is recommended that the pilot is left in operation during the heating season. To Turn Off Completely (end of the heating season):

    • Turn gas control knob clockwise to the “0” position, do not attempt to relight the pilot for 5 minutes, forcing the knob will result in damage to the valve.

    Note: applicable to wall furnace models WF30, WF40 and WF2000 only.

    The heater will turn off when the set temperature is reached. To increase the room temperature, increase the setting on the knob, 1 being the lowest 7 the highest. If the pilot light is also turning off, check if the appliance is plugged into the power supply, the power is turned on. The unit should not be connected through an extension lead or power board. Ensure there are no airflow restrictions in front of the unit for approximately 2 meters, for example, furniture, cloth drying racks etc. If recently installed, contact the installer to check the gas pressure is set as per the installation instructions. General maintenance may be required. Note: applicable to wall furnace models WF30, WF40 and WF2000 only.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Gas Space Heaters

    Troubleshooting, maintenance and servicing

    The appliance does not and is not designed to draw in outside air, room temperature air is drawn in through the top of the appliance heated and distributed back into the room from the vent at the base of the appliance. If recently installed contact your installer as they may need to check all wall and cavity openings are properly sealed.

    The unit only recycles room temperature air it does not draw in air from outside. Contact your installer to ensure they have set the gas pressure and minimum burner rate as part of the appliance installation. The installer will also need to position the vertical metal louvres found inside the air outlet to ensure the air is directed away from the customers seating position.

    It is recommended by the gas authorities that servicing should be performed annually. In harsh environments, more frequent servicing may be required.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    It is recommended by the gas authorities to have the appliance tested when servicing is being performed.

    To book a service click here or call 1300 650 644 to be directed to your closest authorised Seeley Service company.

    Natural gas heating is a far more economical and environmentally friendly form of heating compared to electric or solid fuel heaters.

    Solid fuel heaters generate more greenhouse gas emissions and are messy to clean, while electric heaters or reverse cycle systems produce a drying effect in the air that irritates the eyes, skin, nose and throat.

    Braemar Ecostar® Gas Space Heaters are low maintenance, easy to clean and have highly efficient heat exchangers, which maximises heat output and doesn’t dry the air.

    Controller FAQs

    MagIQtouch Controllers

    • Your system will need a MagIQtouch Wi-Fi Module and a compatible MagIQtouch wall controller software revision 44R0218 or higher for single controller systems and 44R0418 or higher for multiple wall controller zoned heating systems.
    • For new installations please speak to your local dealer about including the feature and for existing MagIQtouch systems call your local service agent on 1300 650 644 for advice on upgrading.
    • MagIQtouch Wireless Controllers are not currently compatible with the WIFI Smart App.

    Yes, you can still operate your system from the wall control as normal. Your mobile app won’t work until your internet connection at home is restored.

    The system will use very little data. This will be the equivalent of downloading 1x jpeg photo per month.

    You can have as many mobile devices connected to your system as you wish. All mobile devices need to be signed in with the same email account and password credentials used on the wall control. Whoever uses the mobile app last takes control of the system.

    • At this moment in time only 1x unqiue email account can control 1x system. If you have multiple systems, each system needs to be registered with a unqiue email address.
    • To use the same mobile device to control more than 1x system, go to SETTINGS, YOUR ACCOUNT & click SIGN OUT. Sign in with the other account to control that system.

    Wall Control

    Check that your MagIQtouch WI-FI Module is within range of your home WI-FI router. You may need to consult the installer where the MagIQtouch WI-FI Module is installed on your premises.

    • The MagIQtouch WI-FI Smart solution is compatible with Wi-Fi 2.4GHz. Check that your WI-FI Home router has 2.4GHz band enabled.
    • Make sure your network password has been entered correctly on the wall controller. If your password has upper and lowercase characters they must be entered accordingly.
    • Check your WI-FI Home Router has internet connection.
    • Make sure your account details have been entered correctly on the wall controller.
    • If you have forgotten your password, go to your mobile App and reset your password.
    • This means that the Wall Control has lost connection to the MagIQtouch servers.
    • Check your WI-FI Home Router has internet connection.
    • Check your WI-FI Home Router hasn’t been moved too far away from the MagIQtouch Wi-Fi module.
    • Go to the MagIQtouch Smart App on your Wall Control and try re-entering your details.
      -Go to ‘SETTINGS’
      -Select ‘MAGIQTOUCH APP SET UP’
      -Select ‘WI-FI CONNECTION’

    Mobile App

    Check your mobile device is connected to the internet, either Wi-Fi or 3G/4G mobile network. Ensure ‘Aeroplane Mode’ is not selected on your device.

    • Check your WI-FI Home Router has internet connection.
    • Check your MagIQtouch WI-FI Module is within range of your home WI-FI router. You may need to consult the installer where the MagIQtouch WI-FI Module is installed on your premises.
    • Check your wall controller is connected to your WI-FI internet connection and you are logged on to your account.
    • Try to close and re-open the Mobile App, If this is unsuccessful;
    • Check the signal strength on the wall controller by doing the following.
      -Go to ‘SETTINGS’on the wall controller,
      -Select ‘MAGIQTOUCH APP SET UP’ in the GENERAL TAB-Select ‘WI-FI CONNECTION’
      -Select ‘VIEW WI-FI SIGNAL STRENGTH’.
    • Confirm ‘Wi-Fi’ is displayed on wall control Home screen.
    • If the MagIQtouch Wi-Fi Smart App has been retro fitted to an existing system and ‘Wi-Fi’ (Green) is displayed,unplug the wall control for 5 minutes and re-connect. This will establish connection with the cloud.
    • For the new password to take effect you MUST log out of the wall controller and re-enter your email and new password as follows;.
    • On the wall controller do the following;
      -Go to ‘SETTINGS’,
      -Select ‘MAGIQTOUCH APP SET UP’
      -Select ‘APP ACCOUNT’-Select ‘LOG OUT FROM YOUR ACCOUNT’.
      -Enter email & NEW password’. Normal operation will resume & the app will work once credentials are entered correctly.

    Google Home

    1. How to use the MagIQtouch Voice Assistant action on Google Home devices:
    2. Make sure you have the latest Google Home app on your smartphone.
    3. On your smartphone, navigate to this link: Google Play MagIQtouch®
    4. If asked, sign in to your Google account.
    5. Press the “LINK” button
    6. Enter your MagIQtouch account credentials (email and password that you used on the MagIQtouch Mobile App).

    Alexa

    How to use the MagIQtouch smart home integration skill on Alexa devices:

    1. Make sure you have the latest Alexa app on your smartphone.
    2. On your smartphone, navigate to this link: MagIQtouch® smart home integration.
    3. If asked, sign in to your Amazon account.
    4. Press the “Enable Skill” button
    5. Enter your MagIQtouch account credentials (email and password that you used on the MagIQtouch Mobile App).

    Cashback FAQs

    Claiming Cash back

    Cash back is only available to customers who have purchased a product from a dealer participating in a current campaign who apply for the cash back within the specified dates listed on the website. You are required to register your warranty and apply for cash back. A confirmation email will be sent to your email address when you have registered. Applications take up to 45 days to process, if you do not hear from us within this timeframe please email [email protected].

    Terms and conditions are published on our promotions page on the website: cash back promotions terms and conditions.

    “Promotional Period” – The time frame within which a customer must purchase and pay (in full or deposit) for an Eligible Product from a Participating Dealer

    “Closing Date” – The date by which a customer must have an Eligible Product installed (by the same Participating Dealer they purchased it from) and paid for in full prior to the Closing Date (refer  to  Terms and Conditions of this Promotion)

    There are five different Seeley International Evaporative air conditioning products with different cash back values. The models and values can be viewed on the promotions page.

    Our Finance Team who process the cash backs respond only via email, which is why we cannot guarantee a return call. As mentioned in our terms and conditions and the automated confirmation email you have received, it takes up to 45 days for payment from the date the cash back is lodged and accepted.

    Payment will occur within 45 days of the date that the cash back is lodged, unless key documentation or information is missing in the application, in which case, Seeley International will contact you via the email you provided in your application.
    This payment period is outlined in our terms and conditions and in the automated confirmation email that all applicants receive. If you’d like to contact them directly, please email [email protected]

    Payment will occur within 45 days of the date that the cash back is lodged, unless key documentation or information is missing in the application, in which case, Seeley International will contact you via the email you provided in your application.
    This payment period is outlined in our terms and conditions and in the automated confirmation email that all applicants receive. If you’d like to contact them directly, please email [email protected]

    There may be some slight delays due to the volume of cashback applications received, we are working to process these as soon as possible.

    Cash backs are only available from a participating dealer and excludes purchases through wholesale distributors/trade installers. For a list of Participating Dealers, please visit seeleyinternational.com/promotions
    It’s important to note that the Eligible Product on promotion must be installed by the same Participating Dealer they purchased it from and paid for in full prior to the Closing Date of the Promotion.

    Please refer to our full terms and conditions for details.

    No. Cash back edibility criteria require that both the product and installation must be purchased from a participating dealer. To find a participating dealer visit the promotions page.

    As outlined in our terms and conditions; To participate in a Promotion and be eligible to claim the cash back offer, a customer must:

    • Purchase and pay (in full or deposit) for the promotional item from a Participating Dealer during the Promotional Period (“Eligible Product”).
    • Have the Eligible Product installed (by the same Participating Dealer they purchased it from) and paid for in full prior to the Closing Date of the Promotion.
    • Register your product for warranty here (you will need the unit’s serial number on hand for this)
    • Once your product’s warranty has been registered you can proceed to submit an online application form via Seeley International’s website to redeem the cash back offer prior to the Closing Date of the Promotion; and
    • prior to the Closing Date of the Promotion (to complete the online application to redeem the cash back offer), submit to Seeley International:
      • a legible paid tax invoice and receipt for payment, in PDF format only, from a Participating Dealer to verify that the Eligible Product was purchased and payment in full or deposit for the Eligible Product was made within the Promotional Period; and
      • a legible and paid tax invoice, in PDF format only, dated on or before the Closing Date of the promotion to verify that both the date of installation of the Eligible Product and the date that full payment for the Eligible Product was made occurred prior to the Closing Date; and
      • comply with all of the other requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions.

    The serial number can be found in the Home Owner’s Manual of the product you have purchased.

    If you have a MagIQtouch wall controller, the serial number of units can be found in the “About” screen.

    No. If you have lost your tax invoice please ask the dealer you purchased your Seeley International product from to re-issue another tax invoice.

    Yes. You can take a photo of the tax invoice on your smart phone and email it to us on [email protected]

    “Promotional Period” – The timeframe within which a customer must purchase and pay (in full or deposit) for an Eligible Product from a Participating Dealer

    “Closing Date” – The date by which a customer must have an Eligible Product installed (by the same Participating Dealer they purchased it from) and paid for in full prior to the Closing Date (refer  to  Terms and Conditions of this Promotion;

    Visit our promotions page to view our latest cash back promotions.