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Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Adelaide

If you live in a place that experiences moderate temperature fluctuations throughout the year, you’ve probably heard people rave on about reverse cycle air conditioning, or heat pumps. Many people who have reverse cycle air conditioning in their homes swear by them, but is getting one of these units installed all it’s cracked up to be? Here’s everything you need to know about reverse cycle air conditioning – how it works, how it’s different from other types of air conditioning on the market, and how it can help you and your family stay comfortable during both hot and cold months.

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The Australian Refrigeration Council Ltd (ARC) is the peak body for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in Australia, servicing over 90,000 individuals and businesses. The ARC administers refrigerant handling licences and refrigerant trading authorisations on behalf of the Australian Government, to professionals in the refrigeration/air conditioning and auto industry.

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Reverse Cycle Air Contioning Adelaide

What is a Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner?

Some people call them heat pumps, while others call them reverse cycle air conditioners – either way, these names are used to describe a type of air conditioner that uses a refrigeration cycle to cool your home, and a reverse refrigeration cycle to warm it up. Reverse cycle air conditioning works to heat your home by using a compressor, which pumps refrigerant through chambers and into a condenser. As the refrigerant is compressed, it warms up – at which point, a fan blows hot air into your room. Once the refrigerant has done its job, it flows through to an evaporator and cools down before being pumped back into the condenser and recycled. When this cycle is reversed, cold air is blown into your home instead, cooling you on those long, hot summer days.

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners Let You Enjoy a Range of Health Benefits

Reverse cycle air conditioning does more than just heat your home – it also offers a range of health benefits. Living in a home that regularly sits below 16ºC can put you at risk of acquiring respiratory diseases, so having a warm, dry home heated by reverse cycle air conditioning can help. The conditioner’s air filtration system can keep dust mites at bay, which is great for any allergy sufferers in your home. Heat pumps also dry the air, which helps remove excess moisture and humidity from your home – and a drier home is easier to heat and more energy efficient.

Factors That May Influence Your Purchasing Decision

These units are not ideal for locations that experience extreme temperatures. Because part of the unit is kept outside the home, reverse cycle air conditioning will not work in the extreme cold. Ice tends to form on the outdoor unit, meaning that the unit will have to switch to its air conditioning mode to warm the outdoor unit and melt the ice. Unless you want the air conditioner on in the dead of winter, it is advisable to choose either a different kind of air conditioning, or to pair your heat pump with a natural gas heating system.

The size of the reverse cycle air conditioning unit you choose will depend on the size of the room (or rooms) that you are heating and cooling. Make sure you have an expert come to your home and assess your needs – if the unit is too large for the space it will be too powerful and decrease efficiency, and if the unit is too small it will be incapable of heating the space efficiently; either situation will leave you with an inefficient air conditioner that won’t do much more than waste your money.

While it is nice to have a toasty warm house to come home to in winter and a chilly reprieve from the heat of summer, running your reverse cycle air conditioner on maximum is not advised. Try a milder, “room temperature” setting between 20 and 23 degrees for a pleasant home heated (or cooled) efficiently.

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners Replace Central Air Systems and Furnaces

If you are thinking about installing a more traditional air conditioner over a reverse cycle air conditioning and a more traditional air conditioner, you may want to reconsider your decision. The cost of installing a traditional air conditioner and a reverse cycle air conditioner is much the same. If you opt for a traditional air conditioner, you will need to rely on a gas furnace, wood stove or other solution in order to heat your home. A reverse cycle air conditioner can heat and cool your home using the same infrastructure.

Types of Air Conditioning

Sharpe’s Air Con Technicians are reliable installers and Repairers of domestic and commercial air conditioning systems in Adelaide. Our Air Conditioning team have been trained from working in suburban homes to tall buildings and larger commercial spaces. Some of these air con systems include:

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners are Energy Efficient

Whether you’re energy conscious or money conscious, reverse cycle air conditioning is perfect for you – it is more energy efficient than other leading types of air conditioning. Studies show that for every electrical energy unit reverse cycle air conditioners use, they move three units of heat. This means a reverse cycle unit is better for the environment and for your wallet, saving potentially thousands of dollars in heating and cooling costs every year.

Reverse cycle air conditioning is the perfect solution to your home temperature problems in summer and winter. The units are energy efficient, easy on the environment and good for your family’s health and wellbeing. These units are not for every household in every climate, of course, but if a reverse cycle air conditioning system will suit your home, you can rest assured that it will suit your budget and environment. If you’re upgrading or replacing your home heating and cooling system, a reverse cycle air conditioner is a great all-season solution to help you stay comfortable and save money

A huge range of air conditioning brands Serviced & Repaired

Our team can assist you with the servicing and repairs of all kinds and brands of air conditioners along with the supplying and installation of new air conditioners too.

Accent Air
Actron Air
Advantage Air
Cool Breeze
Gree Air Conditioner
Mitsubishi Electric
Winia AirConditioner

Sharpe Services is the name to trust when it comes to air conditioning techs in Adelaide. We specialise in servicing evaporative coolershigh wall split ACsducted reverse cycle heating and cooling systems, and gas ducted heating installation and all types of air conditioning repairs. Our professional air conditioning team is always on hand to make sure your air conditioner investment lasts. Because we have a large team of qualified air conditioning techs in Adelaide who can provide a truly local service. 

It is important to get hold of a Air Conditioning technician when in doubt of a air conditioning issue. Call Sharpe Services on 08 7150 1623 or fill in our online booking form for guidance until support arrives.

Licenced Air Conditioning Techs with the best tools and equipment

We only employ fully trained Air Conditioning Techs and we are a member of the Australian Refrigeration Council Ltd (ARC). Our air conditioning techs drive fully-stocked service vehicles with the full range of common stock items and repair equipment. Our air conditioning specialise in all home and office air conditioning systems ready to fix, repair or replace your reverse cycle A/C or your Evaporative Cooler.

Service Within the Hour

When life throws you an Air Conditioning emergency, call Sharpe Services on 131750, our certified plumbers can be there Within the Hour. With 30+ fully equipped vans located across Adelaide, we’re ready to fix, repair or replace your reverse cycle A/C or your Evaporative Cooler in your home or office.

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Our Local A/C Techs are genuinely friendly people who care. They do the job properly, are informative and clean up before they leave, all with a smile on their face.

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Sharpe Air Conditioning Services is industry leaders. We are accredited, insured and trusted advisors when it comes to your property. With the best-certified tradesman backed by the top lifetime Guarantee, which fully covers all labour beyond the standard 1-year guarantee.

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With over 40 years in the industry and 30+ vans located across Adelaide, we’re here for the long run. We employ fully trained & licenced tradesmen Solar Electricians, Air Conditioning Techs, Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Electricians and Data Cablers, and ensure that they receive continuous training to keep them up to regulations and standards, ensuring you receive only the best.