Have you ever wondered why reverse cycle air conditioners are so popular nowadays across Australia?

If your answer is “all-year-round comfort, energy and cost efficiency”, then you are absolutely right. In fact, the list of advantages doesn’t end here. In this week’s blog, find out how reverse cycle technology has become one of the nation’s favourite cooling and heating technologies.

Amongst other remarkable solutions to keep you warm this winter, reverse cycle air conditioners have gained a lot of popularity lately. Therefore, we invite you to take a look at their key features in order to understand why Australian home and business owners choose this technology over others.

How do reverse cycle air conditioners actually work?

reverse cycle air conditionersIn general, a reverse-cycle air conditioner – also known as a “heat pump” – can both warm and cool a building. This means that it uses a refrigeration cycle to cool your home and a reverse cycle to warm it up.

Technically, in order to heat the house, reverse cycle air conditioners extract heat from the outside air and transfers it inside. Here, a cold liquid (refrigerant) passes through an external coil while absorbing heat from the air. Then, a compressor pumps the refrigerant down through chambers and into a condenser. As the refrigerant is compressed, it warms up. Therefore, the hot air that results is distributed by a fan, out into the room, warming the area. After completion, the refrigerant flows through an evaporator to cool it down before repeating the cycle.

When reversing the process, the AC blows cold air into your home instead, cooling you down on hot summer days.


What are the advantages of using reverse cycle air conditioning?

  • Warm in winter, cool in summer

Who wouldn’t love an all-in-one climate control solution that satisfies both your cooling and heating needs, all year round? Just imagine how much money you can save for not having to buy another device to warm you up in winter. That’s definitely a big plus!


  • Energy efficient

Above all, studies show that reverse cycle air conditioners are the most energy efficient type of electric heating. In fact, they have Energy Rating Labels to help you choose the most efficient model. Visit the Energy Rating website to find out more about the rating labels.


  • Ready to work with other smart technologies

Leading manufacturers often include Inverter Technology  with reverse cycle air conditioners. Unlike a traditional system with ‘on/off’ settings only, they automatically adjust power to reach the desired room temperature and then maintain it steadily. While it can provide even heat, you can also choose the zoning function. This allows you to control different areas of your home depending on their use and occupants’ preferences.


  • Environmental friendly

Be COOL, be GREEN, be ENERGY-SMARTLast but definitely not least, reverse cycle air conditioners produce around one third the amount of greenhouse gases. The most efficient 5–6 star units actually produce less than one-fifth of the emissions of conventional electric heaters. Beat that!



If you don’t have a reverse cycle air conditioner yet, it may be time to upgrade your classic electric heater. Considering the benefits, we believe this technology will let you enjoy many years of interrupted comfort.

If you need to install or service a reverse cycle air conditioner, just call Jaric Air Conditioning at 1300 452 742 and one of our qualified technicians will be happy to assist you.

Until next time, stay warm and comfy!

Your friend and AC expert,

John Ricca

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