May 20, 2022 - 4 min read
As winter sets in, it’s time to crank up the heat. That means making sure you’ve got the best heating solution installed at your place. Could this be a job for a reverse cycle air conditioner? For staying toasty when it’s cold out (and wonderfully cool in summer), this do-it-all appliance will get the job done and keep your energy bills down.
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Reverse cycle air conditioners can be used all-year round – they’re an air con in summer and a heater in winter. In other words, there’s no need to buy two different units. This means your power consumption will be more efficient, with lower costs, so they’re well worth the investment both for your comfort and your hip pocket.
One of the cheapest ways to warm up your home in winter, reverse cycle air conditioners provide heating to your home by providing heating to your home by absorbing outside air (yes, even when it’s freezing), then putting it through a compressor and condenser to heat it up before distributing warm air inside.
Perfectly powered for smaller spaces like the home office, the Hisense C2.5kW H3.2kW Reverse Cycle Split System comes with a built-in Air Purification system to blitz bacteria, viruses and allergens. It features multiple modes, including Eco Mode to minimise power consumption and save up to 30% more energy than traditional inverter air conditioners, and I FEEL Mode with its in-built thermometer that automatically adjusts the temperature in the room.
Standout Features: Self-cleaning reduces the need for maintenance; Quiet Mode is perfect for Netflix sessions; and Google Home compatibility means you can set modes and temperature through voice command.
Select Economy Mode on the Samsung C5kW H6kW Reverse Cycle Split System and you’ll sleep like a baby, knowing that you are keeping energy consumption to a minimum. For even greater peace of mind, the Tri-Care Filter’s three layers remove viruses, bacteria and allergens, including dust particles and animal hair.
Standout Features: Good Sleep Mode is just that – it adjusts air flow direction and fan speed according to temperature and timing that you control. So, you can get that bespoke kind of cosy!
How’s this for an energy-saving feature? The Kelvinator C7.1kW H8.0kW Reverse Cycle Split System has a ‘Follow Me’ function which directs air flow to where you’re located in the room so that energy isn’t being used where it’s not needed.
Standout Feature: Wireless connectivity links your unit to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, so you can control your comfort level through a simple voice command.
What heats, cools and removes dust, bacteria, viruses and pollen from the air? The Panasonic C5.0kW H6.0kW Reverse Cycle Split System & Air Purifier, that’s what. Its built-in, 24-hour air purifier has been approved by the National Asthma Council of Australia because of its unique NANOE-X purification technology that also deodorises your home, so the air is always clean and fresh. You’ll also keep energy bills under control thanks to the inverter technology that reduces power consumption by minimising temperature changes.
Standout Features: Quiet mode for a sounder night’s sleep; fast heating and cooling to reach optimum comfort levels in a hurry; and Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can control the air flow from your smartphone.
So you need to warm an extra-large zone in your home? Then it’s time to bring in the big guns with the Fujitsu C9.4kW H10.3kW Reverse Cycle Split System. It will heat (and cool) spaces up to 70m2, no problem. Human sensor technology detects whether people are in the room and will adjust the temperature accordingly to avoid energy waste. Also curbs background buzz with Low Noise, Super Quiet and Sleep modes.
Standout Features: Economy Mode for reduced power consumption; Power Mode for quick relief on very hot or very cold days; and an advanced filtration system to remove nasties including bacteria and allergens from the air.