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Winter is Coming: Benefits of Reverse Cycle Heating Systems

If you are looking to reduce your energy bills this winter – fitting a reverse cycle heating systems (heat pump) could be the answer to your heating needs. Compared to a gas heater you could be looking at huge annual savings to your energy bill, read here.

Reverse cycle systems are an energy efficient method of heating or cooling a home

Reverse cycle systems operate by extracting and utilising the ambient heat that is in the air outside, or in the ground. Another bonus of these systems is that during summer, they can reverse the cycle and introduce cool air into your home. And when it comes to selling your home, potential buyers may well be attracted by this energy efficient heating system – so it may be a deal clincher!

How Does it Work?

Air sourced systems work on a fairly simple principle, namely:

  • A fan channels warm air into the heat pump
  • The air passes over a chemical refrigerant which is heat sensitive
  • The chemical becomes hot and is compressed further as it is pumped via a valve
  • This energy is then transferred to a heating coil from the pump
  • A fan then distributes the hot air from the coil to a room or throughout the home

Types of Reverse Cycle Systems

There are three primary types of installations for reverse cycle heating systems. These include:

Split system – where the compressor is located outside with the indoor wall hung unit installed in the home

Multi Head system – where one compressor is located outside with a number of heads branching to rooms inside the home

Ducted systems – these have a system of ducts channelling the air to the whole house via ceiling or floor located piping

Advantages of Reverse Cycle Heating Systems

Reverse cycle heating systems are economical and energy efficient, and are also:

  • Able to cool and heat a home
  • Safer than gas heating systems with no exposure to carbon monoxide
  • Durable with long lifespan
  • Able to also filter and dehumidify the air for a home
  • Locate a supplier of reverse cycle heating systems on the pages of this site.

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