Understanding The Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner

When the time comes to find a cooling solution for your home or office, it’s important to look for the best air conditioners for your specific needs. Reverse cycle air conditioners are an excellent choice, but it’s important to understand how they work and if they’re the best choice for your specific commercial or residential situation.

How The Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner Works

Reverse cycle air conditioners, also known as heat pumps, simply pump heat from one place to another. Here are is a simply step by step guide explaining the process:

  • A fan draws in warm or hot air from inside your home, which is then passed over a coil filled with refrigerant.
  • Heat from the air is absorbed by the refrigerant and cool air is sent out into your home to provide cooling.
  • The warmed up refrigerant now flows to a compressor which turns it into a high temperature gas.
  • This gas is then pumped to a heat exchanger outside of your home where it cools down, allowing the heat energy out, and turning back into a liquid.
  • The refrigerant then flows through an expansion component that lowers its pressure and lowers its temperature even more so it’s optimized to absorb more heat.

The main benefit to these systems, aside from cooling your home or office, is that the process can be reversed and the units can be used to provide heat as well.

Installing a Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner

Reverse cycle air conditioning units are ducted units, which means they need a system of ductwork to function. If your home or office has an existing duct system, then incorporating one of these units into that system is fairly simple. However, if your building doesn’t already have ductwork then the costs of installation will be drastically different. The layout of your home, the positioning of windows and doors, the type of interior finishes, the amount of insulation, the number of people in a space, and a number of other factors all have the ability to affect the price when installing a new duct system.

A professional and experienced air conditioning company like Conduct Air Conditioning will be able to help you select a unit that’s appropriate for your needs. They will also be able to provide you with a cost estimate and timeline as to how long it will take to install.

For more information about the reverse cycle air conditioner contact Conduct Air Conditioning today: 02 9708 5889.