What Is Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning?
Posted on 20 September 2018
Reverse cycle air conditioning is one of the most effective climate control systems available to you, giving you the ability to both cool or heat the air in your home or business.
Reverse cycle systems are also very effective in humid climates and offer a complete energy efficient system in one quiet and aesthetically pleasing unit.
How Does Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Work?
A reverse cycle air conditioning system extracts heat from the outside air and transfers it inside.
The reverse cycle system is refrigerated, and a reversing valve changes the direction the refrigerant liquid gas travels through your system.
The refrigerant absorbs heat from the air when passed through an external coil and then is pumped by a compressor, down through the chambers and in a condenser. As the refrigerant is compressed, it becomes warm, then hot.
The hot air is then pushed by a fan out into the area, which is how it heats your room! The refrigerant then flows through an evaporator to cool it down before being pumped back into the condenser, to repeat the cycle. Simply reverse this process, and this is how cold air is blown into your home on hot summer days.
In summary, when the mode is set to cool, hot air is pumped outside, and when the mode is set to heat then the hot air is pumped inside. Dry mode removes moisture from humid air and fan mode circulates & cleans air on mild days.
What is Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning?
A ducted reverse cycle air conditioner consists of an indoor air conditioning unit and an outdoor air conditioning unit. The indoor unit is installed within the roof and is connected to a series of vents within the house via ducts. Cool air or warm air circulates through to all rooms via the ducted system, and you can even set different zones to operate different climates.
Benefits of Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
The benefits of installing a reverse cycle air conditioner in your home include:
- You only need one system to cool or heat your home.
- Save storage space in your home by not needing to store a portable heater for part of the year.
- Save money as reverse cycle cost approximately half the price of portable gas to heat the same sized room.
- Energy efficiency – reverse cycle air conditioning systems produce 1/3 of the greenhouse gas emissions compared to standard electric heaters. The most efficient 5–6 star reverse cycle air conditioning units produce less than one-fifth of conventional electric heating emissions.
- Heat a larger area than a portable heater.
- Even climate control across the home and you can manage each room independently.
- Reverse cycle air conditioning systems are quiet.
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Installation in Perth
Stinson Air & Solar has over 20 years of experience in air conditioning installation and offer a large range of air-conditioning systems best suited for your requirements and home.
We partner up with many innovative brands including Daikin, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Samsung and Advantage Air.
We will work with you to design a customised reverse cycle air conditioning system to deliver you with the upmost of comfort!