Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

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May 15, 2022

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

Why is reverse cycle air conditioning great for winter

Why is reverse cycle air conditioning great for winter

Winter is here and many Australians are looking for a viable solution to keeping their homes warm.

For many Australians this winter, reverse cycle air conditioning might be a cost-efficient solution, and here’s why.


What is reverse cycle air conditioning?

Reverse cycle air conditioning, also known as a heat pump, is a low energy cost-effective replacement for electric heaters.

Heat pumps can both heat and cool your home by capturing heat from outside in a liquid called refrigerant. This heat energy be it cold or warm is then put into a condenser to create the warm air desired on a cold winter’s day or cool breeze on a hot summer’s day.


Why is it worth using?

Heat pumps have a variety of pros worth considering when looking for something to keep you warm this winter.

Heat pumps harvest warmth from cold air - Island Institute

  1. Cost-effectiveness – heat pumps may be one of the most efficient heating solutions providing a 600% efficiency rating. This means they pump around 10 to 15 times more energy than they use.
  2. Environmentally friendly – The amount of gas used by heat pumps is significantly reduced as they are run solely on electricity. This means heat pumps have greatly reduced greenhouse emissions.
  3. Safer – Heat pumps are safer than most conventional gas heaters both due to the general hazard of touching hot surfaces. Heat pumps running without gas greatly reduce the odds of gas leaks occurring within your home.


Cons of choosing heat pumps may include and are not limited to:

  • In case of a power outage heat pumps will be unable to run without electricity.
  • Gas expenses will decrease while electricity bills will grow in cost.
  • Heat pumps require a warm-up period before they can begin to pump hot air.


How much does it cost?

The average heat pump is assumed to have an average electricity consumption costing 25c per hour. This is significantly cheaper in contrast to the 36c-43c an hour that it might cost to run an electric heater.



If safer and more affordable heating seems like a solution for the freezing cold this winter, a heat pump might be the right fix for you.

Our dedicated electricians can provide a stress-free heat pump installation that will last for many years to come. So if you would like to keep warm this winter without breaking the bank, contact us here.