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Paul Fearon speaks to media about dangers of unserviced evaporative coolers

Today, Victoria’s Director of Energy Safety, Paul Fearon spoke to the media urging homeowners to ensure air conditioners and evaporative coolers are regularly serviced after another house fire early this morning in which a family was lucky to escape with their lives.

Mr Fearon said all evaporative coolers and air conditioners should be serviced every year, and homeowners should also check if their coolers were subject to recall or rectification notices.

Two Brivis models are currently subject to recall as they require rework by a service technician. These are the Brivis Contour Evaporative Cooler and Brivis Profiler Evaporative Cooler, which were installed between August 2001 and October 2003.

Mr Fearon said while fire investigators were yet to determine the Brivis model involved in this morning’s fire, the incident served as a reminder about the importance of regular servicing.

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An example of a faulty evaporative cooler capacitor