All you need to know about reverse cycle air conditioners
Choose the right air con system for your home
When you want your home to be cool in summer and warm in winter, a reverse cycle air con is the ideal tool for the job. As technology continues to evolve, reverse cycle air conditioners offer new and more efficient ways to make our lives easier and more comfortable.
If having an “all-year-round-weather-defying” system is on top of your wish list, then a reverse cycle system is for it.
What is a reverse cycle air con and how does it work?
A reverse cycle air conditioner is a multi-purpose system that can cool your home in summer and warm it in winter. Looks like a perfect match for your climate control needs, doesn’t it?
Technically speaking, when set in cooling mode, the air con extracts heat from the air inside your home. With the help of a fan, passes it over a cold liquid called a refrigerant. Next, this refrigerant flows into a compressor and transforms into a high-temperature gas. Finally, the hot air is released outside the house through a heat exchanger while the refrigerant cools and liquefies in order to repeat the process and absorb heat again.
For the warming mode, as its name suggests, the cycle is reversed while the mechanism of course stays the same.
What are the features of a reverse cycle air conditioner?
Here are the main components of a reverse cycle air con and the role they play in the system.
The air con vents are typically installed in the ceiling or walls, helping distribute the air in a certain direction.
The controllers enable temperature control throughout your home; there is usually one controller (mounted on the wall) for the entire system. For your convenience, you can also add extra controllers if you own a big house with multiple bedrooms.
The air con sensors have an important role in the process, helping the controllers to maintain the temperature at the desired levels
Air con “zones” are an optional function yet very popular in reverse cycle air conditioners’ world. Zoning is, in fact, another way of saying “total climate control”. Technically, you can divide your home into different zones and decide which one to turn or off. You can also adjust different set points depending on your preferences.
How do you choose the right reverse cycle system for your home?
When you’re looking to select the reverse cycle air con that best fits your home, it’s important to take into consideration many factors such as:
- The floor plan of your house (number of levels, rooms dimensions, etc.)
- The level of insulation
- The number of occupants
- The main use of each area
What are the benefits of installing a reverse cycle air con?
1) To enjoy a multi-purpose air con system
First and foremost, you get the convenience of all year round comfort from a single device. A reverse cycle air conditioner is designed to make your life easier as the seasons change. In other words, they will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
2) Versatile and efficient inverter technology
In order to be effective and efficient at the same time, most reverse cycle air conditioners come with thermostats and advanced inverter technology that help them adapt to any room temperature or condition.
Inverter technology counts as one of the most money- and energy-saving solutions around. While conventional air conditioners come with the less efficient “on/off” operation, an inverter is able to control the speed of the compressor motor, just like the accelerator of a car. Once the desired temperature is reached, inverter technology steadily maintains it, offering you continuous comfort with maximum efficiency.
3) To benefit from purified air
At home, your quality of life depends greatly on the quality of the air you breathe. The good news is that reverse cycle air conditioners don’t just cool or warm your home, but they also purify the air inside it.
Most reverse cycle air cons have built-in air-purifying filters that can trap everything from pollen, dust, mould to bacteria or other unwanted viruses.
Since Australia has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world, this is a major advantage a reverse cycle air conditioner offers to asthma sufferers.
4) To enjoy an ultra-efficient environmentally friendly system
It’s a fact: reverse cycle air conditioners are the champions of energy efficiency. They’re not only efficient in cooling and heating but also efficient in cost over time and energy use.
Plus, reverse cycle technology is very friendly with the environment, producing only one third of the greenhouse gas emissions of standard electric heaters. Most of the split systems nowadays use the new R32 refrigerant. This has a 66% lower global warming potential factor than the common refrigerant type (R410A).
Talk to Jaric about reverse cycle air conditioners
If you’d like to know more about choosing the ideal reverse cycle air con, call Jaric Air Conditioning today at 1300 452 742 or get in touch with us online.