You may have heard of reversible air conditioning, but what exactly is a reverse cycle air conditioning system and should you consider installing it in your home?
In the following article we will tell you why this technology might just be the smarter option for you.
Nowadays, most air conditioning systems are reversible. Reversible means that one system is responsible for both heating a home in the winter and cooling it down once warmer weather arrives. For many, the reversible air conditioning system is still thought to be a luxury amenity, providing convenience, comfort and contentment.
The operation of a reversible air conditioning system is comparable to that of an (air) heat pump. It has an air conditioning function when it is hot and a heating function when it is cold. This 2-in-1 feature continues to gain popularity in American homes because it is practical. It improves thermal comfort and often at a much lower cost.
Here is a breakdown of how reversible air conditioning works:
- There is a unit located outside
- There is a unit located inside (able to cool and heat the room)
- Both are connected to a main pipe that carries water through the system
During the summer, the reversible air conditioning system acts much like a central air conditioner because the unit sucks in the heat and ejects it outdoors. During the winter, the unit collects heat from the outside and forces it inside.
Wait! Before you “add to cart” or call to have a new reversible air conditioning system installed, allow us to share the pros and cons of each model.