To enjoy spending time in your home, it needs to maintain a comfortable temperature. A pleasant atmosphere will help you to savour the variety of all the seasons as you have a relaxing escape inside. Reverse cycle air conditioning is one option that can provide this. Here are some advantages.

Offers Both Heating And Cooling

It's a hassle to install separate heating and cooling systems. Not only do you have to monitor and manage two bills, but you have to maintain and pay for repairs for both. A reverse cycle system solves this by providing cooling and heating in one. An additional benefit is that you won't have numerous unnecessary machines and openings or vents in each room, which adds clutter to the decor—not to mention the additional expense of installing them in the first place. 

Uses Energy Efficiently

Because of how they work, reverse cycle systems are relatively energy efficient as heaters, especially when compared to portable electric alternatives. These units rely on a refrigerant that moves through looping coils, connecting the indoor and outdoor units. When set to heating mode, these coils draw warmth from the air outside and release it inside your home. They save energy by relocating heat rather than generating it.

Inverter models provide greater efficiencies, whether set to cooling or heating. Rather than the system switching itself on and off throughout a day to maintain a target temperature—which is how non-inverter units function—it merely slows down and speeds up. Running more evenly, without the fluctuations of stopping and starting, uses less energy. You will see the results of this in a reduced bill.

Suits Various Home layouts and sizes

Reverse cycle systems offer flexibility in terms of installation, letting you choose the best option for your home size and number of rooms. For a simple choice, you could go with a window or wall-mounted version, which sits either in a window or hole in the wall. A split system has both an indoor and outdoor unit, with the piping full of refrigerant connecting the two. 

For larger homes, a multi-split system might be more suitable. With these setups, one outdoor unit connects to several indoor units, allowing you to control the temperatures of different zones or rooms independently. Your heating can then cater to different temperature preferences within your household. Some people prefer warmer places than others, and some rooms require more heating or cooling—gyms, sunrooms and kitchens, for instance. You can also connect a reverse cycle unit to a separate ducted system that disperses air through a network of ducts throughout your home. All these diverse options allow you to customise your reverse cycle air conditioning to your home, whether that be a unit or a mansion.