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7 star equivalent* Braemar ducted gas heater wins Good Design award for Seeley International

Hot on the heels of its market release in March this year, Seeley International’s  super energy-efficient 7 star equivalent* Braemar ducted gas heaterhas industry tongues wagging yet again by claiming victory in the prestigious 2015 Good Design Australia awards.

Managed by Good Design Australia, the awards were first created in 1958 and are now regarded as the most prestigious design awards in the world. They formally recognise the very best in design, innovation and creativity at a national and international level, and showcase superior examples of good design across a broad range of industries and design disciplines.

The award winners were announced at a recent gala event in Sydney, attended by more than 700 guests, with the 7 star equivalent* Braemar ducted gas heater emerging a winner in the ‘Product Design: Hardware and Building’ category.

Seeley International founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM, welcomed the accolade and said it reflected the company’s commitment to develop products that are simply without peer in the industry.

“It is very pleasing to receive external independent recognition of this amazing Braemar ducted gas heater and receive an award that pays tribute to our unwavering commitment to ever-continuing research, development and innovation,” Mr Seeley said.

“Home heating is one of the biggest domestic energy consumables, and savvy consumers can now confidently invest in an energy-efficient product to heat the entire home and save up to $438 per year in running costs when compared to a ducted reverse cycle heater**,” he said.

“The only downside to our new heater - if you can call it that - is that the bar has been raised so high when it comes to energy efficient performance, that it now exceeds the star ratings system currently in use across Australia and has prompted a review.”

The new 7 star equivalent* Braemar ducted gas heater, which is manufactured by Seeley International at its factory in Albury, New South Wales, is available in a 26.6kW capacity with natural gas and is suitable for internal installations. Its line-up of quality features include the recently-released MagIQtouch® touch screen controller, optional zoning for up to ten areas, Australia’s first and only inverter motor for ducted gas heating and on/off programmable settings. It also has a 7 year comprehensive warranty and a 10 year heat exchanger and burner warranty period.

About Seeley International

Seeley International is Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and is market leader in the design and manufacture of ducted and portable heating and cooling products for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets in Australia.

Renowned for its innovation, Seeley International’s brands include Breezair, Braemar, Coolair, Convair and Climate Wizard. Based in Adelaide’s south - and with factories in Adelaide (evaporative coolers) and Albury (gas heaters, refrigerated and commercial cooling) - the company was founded in 1972 by Frank Seeley AM, who remains Executive Chairman.

Unlike many of its competitors, Seeley International continues to design and manufacture most of the components for its Australian-made products, which it exports to more than 120 countries around the world. More information about Seeley International and its products can be found at www.seeleyinternational.com


*Star rating equivalent. Based on Australian Gas Association's calculated tests.

**Seeley International’s calculation, using publicly available data (2013) adjusted to the Braemar 7 star equivalent ducted gas heater, compared to an electric reverse cycle ducted air conditioning system with COP of 3.4, for a heated area of 250 m2. Based on 900 hours running per year. Peak electricity tariff – 27.7 c/kWh. Off-peak electricity tariff – 16.6 c/kWh. Marginal natural gas tariff – 1.50 c/MJ. Actual costs for your house will depend on the area heated, how long you run the heating for, your thermostat settings, how well insulated the house is, your energy tariffs and your local climate.