All ducted systems are reverse cycle

  • Monday, 4th December, 2017

All ducted systems are reverse cycle

Reverse cycle air conditioning means the system can produce warm air and cool air, relevant to the season. This is a standard across the board with all air conditioning brands. It is highly unlikely to be able to purchase a system that is cooling only, unless it is a specialised small split system unit used for cooling computer server rooms.

Basically, a reverse cycle air conditioner is used to cool your home in summer, AND warm your home in winter, all with one energy-efficient unit. It’s the most efficient way to warm your home using electricity.

Cooling only systems are outdated and irrelevant in today’s society. Not only will you not be able to buy a ducted air conditioning cooling only system, it makes more sense to reap the benefits of a unit that can do both heating and cooling.

How does reverse cycle air conditioning work?
Instead of cooling, the air conditioning cycle is put in reverse producing warm air instead of cool air. When operating in heating mode the outdoor condenser unit is cooling the coil therefore providing condensate from the outdoor unit. Sometimes referred to as a heat pump, the cycle is reversed by using the refrigerant to warm the air that is being drawn inside rather than cool the hot air in summer months. Compared to electric resistance heating, reverse cycle ducted air conditioning is far more energy efficient.


  • More energy efficient than traditional heating methods
  • Safer than traditional heating methods e.g. fireplaces
  • An inverter reverse cycle system will keep a steady temperature throughout cold winter nights.

Although we are based in Brisbane and we know QLD summers can become unbearable with temperatures of up to 50°, ducted heating can still be a necessity in the cold winter months. Ipswich has recorded temperature readings of -2° last winter and with Queenslanders being so used to the heat, the sick, elderly, and children can really struggle with freezing temperatures changes in winter.

If you would like to hear about options for reverse cycle ducted air conditioning because fill out an online quote form or call us on 07 3395 7633.