The good thing about living in Australia is we get to enjoy long summers and not-so-terrible winters. Still, some areas can go below-zero freezing and you’d be needing layers and layers of winter woolies. Fortunately, there are reverse cycle air conditioners specifically designed for this type of weather.
Best winter companion
A reverse cycle air conditioning system cools during the summer and warms in the winter, all in one energy-efficient air conditioning unit.
The system uses the refrigeration cycle for cooling and the reverse refrigeration cycle to provide warmth. Traditional heating systems are also used to create heat energy, but reverse systems draw heat from the outdoor air and distributes warm air throughout the room. The refrigerant is then passed through the external coil, absorbing heat from the outside. Then it is pumped through a compressor into a fan coil unit and into the home.
Even if it’s freezing outdoors, reverse cycle systems can still heat rooms efficiently. Some models are even built with automatic defrost cycle that can provide maximum heating capacity even during extremely frigid outdoor temperatures.
Advantages of reverse cycle air conditioners
Modern reverse cycle air conditioning models are now built with inverter technology. This enables the system to easily adapt to the temperature of the room. Most AC systems are now built with inverter technology, which works by adjusting the system’s power to quickly reach the set temperature. For inverter types, motor temperatures and speed also don’t fluctuate while working to reach the desired temperature, providing uninterrupted comfort throughout the home.
2. Super-efficient cooling and heating
Reverse cycle air conditioning systems are also efficient even during extreme conditions. For instance, every one kW of electricity consumed generates three or more kW of cooling and heating. Reverse cycle systems can also efficiently recycle air for over a dozen times per hour. This means significant reduction in your power bills. When purchasing a unit, check the system’s energy rating label—blue for cooling and red for heating.
3. Good for the health
Modern reverse cycle systems are equipped with advanced air-purifying filters that effectively keep dust, dirt and debris from affecting your indoor air. People with asthma will greatly benefit from this system.
The system’s zoning capabilities allows users to only turn on an air conditioner in certain parts of the house or office you want to be cooled or heated. For instance, you can focus on heating/cooling the living areas during daytime and then the bedrooms during night time. The system also allows you to set different climate levels for different areas.
New air conditioning systems are designed to produce only one-third the greenhouse gas emissions of traditional electric heaters. Some models are also using the R32 refrigerant, which is a new-generation refrigerant that has a lower global warming potential factor of nearly 70%.
Looking for a specific AC that would suit the needs of your home? Get in touch with us at Cold Front Air Conditioning and we’ll help you find the right solution.