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Air conditioning in winter? How to effectively warm your home

  • Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018

It’s that time of year again where you struggle to get out of bed in the morning because it’s getting too cold. If you’re feeling that winter chill, and your home feels like an igloo, it’s time to start thinking about getting reverse cycle ducted air conditioning installed.

What is reverse cycle air conditioning?

Reverse cycle air conditioning extracts heat from the outside air, even on mid-winter nights, and transfers it inside. A refrigerant is passed through an external coil, to absorb the heat from the outside air. The refrigerant is then pumped through a compressor into a condenser inside the home, releasing the heat into the room.

Ducted systems are designed to centrally heat or cool the entire home. They are suited for large, open plan homes or for any home that prefers to heat or cool the majority of the rooms at the same time. Of course, they are on the pricier side to purchase and operate compared to other systems. It is recommended that ducted systems be zoned, thus dividing the home into sections that can be heated or cooled separately, which can help to reduce running costs by up to 50%.

Benefits of ducted air conditioning:

  • Integrated two-in-one solution for heating and cooling
  • Energy efficiency inverter technology, and it is one of the most economical forms of heating
  • Filters and dehumidifies air, and makes the air pollution free
  • Quiet operation, and stays cool to the touch at all times
  • Precise climate control
  • Lifetime of up to 20 years

Element heaters use a lot of electricity. Up to three or more units of heat can be transferred for every single unit of electricity used to run reverse cycle air conditioning. Therefore, running costs can be as low as one-third of those for direct element heaters. Ducted heating and cooling air conditioners will save you the money to make up the initial outlay costs.

Heating your home to keep your family comfortable through the winter months, should be considered a small luxury. We have some tips to help reduce heating costs and also have less of an impact on the environment.

  • Ensure your home is properly insulated, especially within the ceiling
  • Prevent draughts through your home by using draught stoppers under doors and insulation strips on windows
  • Close curtains and blinds at night to help trap the heat in. Throughout the day, open north facing windows to take advantage of the sun
  • Only heat the rooms that are being used. Close off internal doors between heated and non-heated zones
  • Hot air rises, so set ceiling fans to winter mode and only run on a slow speed. This will help distribute the warm air evenly throughout the room

Get a Quality Air ducted air conditioning system today to cater for all your heating and cooling needs with total climate control before you turn into an icicle. Please call us on 07 3395 7633 for a free customised quote or complete our enquiry form and one of our friendly team will contact you.