Silvan's FC400 and FC440 evaporative air conditioners are ideal for residential applications or as a workplace cooling solution for the summer months ahead.

When the summer heat rolls in it is imperative to provide congenial workplace environments to ensure the comfort of staff and to maintain productivity.

The units are already popular in the home but are also increasingly being used to improve workplace conditions.

Warragul-based power machinery sales and service business VC Traders and Warragul Equipment Hire are already preparing for the summer heat.

VC Traders and Warragul Equipment Hire general manager, Dean Addison, has invested in two Silvan FC Evaporative Coolers.

His businesses specialise in sales and service of an extensive branded range of popular garden and outdoor powered equipment.

Addison has 10 staff with the workshop housed in an older style enclosed brick building which isn't ideal on hot summer days.

He said the two units are sufficient to cover the floor area and layout of the workshop.

One unit the Silvan FC400 model is recommended to cool an area of 30 to 50 square metres with a maximum airflow of 9,000 m3 per hour, while the higher capacity FC 440 is recommended for a floor area of 70 to 100 square metres as its maximum airflow is 12,000 m3 per hour.

The Recommended Retail Price of the FC400 unit is $799 inclusive of GST, while the larger FC 440 retails at $1,149 inclusive of GST.

Both units are mains powered with a quiet running electric motor that is 400 or 440 watts and a 70-litre capacity water tank.

The internal water tank can be filled by a bucket or be mains supply or external water tank connected and each has a water level sensor to advise when the internal storage is low, while water consumption is in the range of 10 to 20 litres per hour.

Each unit has a three-speed adjustable fan with a remote controller plus a timer function for auto-start or finish and a liquid site level indicator.

Each unit is housed in a heavy-duty poly construction cabinet fitted with four swivel wheels, two of which can be locked in position.

Silvan Australia’s merchandise manager Michael Frost said the Silvan FC Series units are ideal for shearing sheds, farm machinery workshops as well as retail areas, outdoor events, marquees or patios.

He said they are simple to put in place requiring only a mains power connection and a water source, with a range of control functions. The FC400 is only 36kgs while the FC440 is 43kg.

“Every summer we experience a rush for these coolers as soon as the weather warms up so the sensible approach is to have one in place ahead of the season,” Frost said.

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