Evaporative Air Conditioning vs Reverse Cycle Systems
Posted on 28 June 2018
It’s been a while since we’ve discussed the great Evaporative Air Conditioning VS Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning debate, so we thought we would bring out our latest thoughts!
The main difference between these two systems is that reverse cycle air conditioning keeps conditioned air in through a cycle that keeps taking the same air back in and delivering it back to the area, cooling it or heating it as it goes.
With evaporative cooling, the system takes air from outside, increases the humidity, cools it down and delivers the fresh air throughout the home.
Choosing between Reverse Cycle and Evaporative Air Conditioning
Making the choice between evaporative and reverse cycle really does come down to your specific individual requirements. It’s worth thinking of the following when deciding which system to choose.
- The size of the area you need to heat or cool. Evaporative air conditioning units attempting to cool large areas may not be as effective and not as efficient as reverse cycle systems.
- The climate. Perth’s climate does influence what system to choose, as humidity can affect efficiency and running costs.
- Budget. A ducted evaporative system can be installed for less than a reverse cycle system, and they are very cost effective to run.
- Effectiveness of the system. In Perth and WA, reverse cycle refrigerated systems are very popular. This is due to their ability to be extremely efficient and with the ducted systems ability to zone all rooms independently, ensuring air flow or temperature control to each zone.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Evaporative and Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
So in summary, let’s look at a quick snapshot of the advantages and disadvantages of evaporative and reverse cycle air conditioning.
Pros of Evaporative Air Conditioning
- Cheaper to install
- Reasonable running costs
- Easy to maintain
Cons of Evaporative Air Conditioning
- Doesn’t perform at its best in humidity or rainy days
- Limited temperature control
- Possible water leakage risk
Pros of Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
- Works in all weather conditions, including humid climates
- Can heat as well as cool your area
- Effective air filtration systems
- Provide more comfort and features than evaporative units
Cons of Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
- Higher running and installation costs
- Doors and windows need to be kept closed for maximum cooling
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