The Advantages of Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning


You may have decided to install new air conditioning in your home but wonder whether to opt for a reverse-cycle model. Here are several advantages you can enjoy if you do. 

Comfortable Indoor Environment

While the look of a home is important, its comfort level is even more so. The beautiful decor is hard to appreciate if your house is freezing or boiling, depending on the season and time of year. Reverse-cycle air conditioning will help you create the ideal indoor environment. Not only does it heat and cool, but its operation doesn't release moisture into the air as an air cooler does. Additionally, you don't have to worry about carbon monoxide leaks like you do with gas heating.

One System for Everything

Reverse-cycle units can both heat and cool a home, so they're all you'll need regardless of the season. These all-in-one systems will streamline your life. First, you only have to undergo one installation process. You don't have to book contractors to fit heating and cooling units separately, which will help minimise setup costs. Second, when it comes to periodic checks and maintenance, you will only need to do that once as well. Routine upkeep, such as filter cleaning or replacement, is easier to keep track of. Third, you can enjoy streamlined aesthetic benefits as you don't need to clutter your rooms with bulky dedicated heating units.

Energy Efficiency

Reverse-cycle systems provide a relatively efficient form of electrical heating. Some alternatives, such as radiant heaters, generate warmth, which they distribute around a room. However, a reverse-cycle unit doesn't produce heat: it simply finds it in the air and brings it into your home. In cooling mode, the air conditioners absorb the ambient warmth in your house and release it outside via the condenser, which is in the garden. When you turn the heating mode on, the air conditioner does this in reverse. It absorbs the ambient warmth in the outside air and releases it inside. If you want to use even less energy, you can always install solar panels and run the air conditioning that way.

Additionally, air conditioners offer many features that can help you use them efficiently. For example, you can install an inverter model, which slows down and speeds up to maintain your house at a constant temperature. A non-inverter model turns itself on and off to achieve the same thing, and this stopping and starting consumes more electricity. You can also pick a model with zoning options that allow you to selectively heat and cool your home. A motion sensor, another energy-saving feature, will react once a room is empty for a set period.

Contact air conditioning services to learn more. 


24 January 2023

Heating and Cooling Your Home: A Guide

Howdy! I'm Hank and I am writing this blog so I can give you the lowdown on the cheapest and most effective ways you can heat or cool your home. I'm not a trained HVAC contractor but my brother is. Last year, I called up my brother and asked him to drive over and install a new HVAC system in my property. The old system wasn't cooling or warming my house and it was making a strange noise. During the installation, my brother gave me lots of great advice and explained exactly what he was doing at each step. I hope you find this information useful.