Heating and cooling account for a significant portion of the energy bills in most homes. Unfortunately, most homeowners struggle with inefficient portable air conditioners and heaters that hike their electricity bills. Instead of incurring such losses, you should consider installing an efficient system that will not only make your home comfortable but also generate savings. One such unit is a ducted reverse cycle air conditioning system. However, if you are uncertain about the ability of this system to help you earn savings, the following pointers should convince you to rethink your choice.
The unit heats and cools the home
Most portable systems have only one task – to heat or cool your home. So, if you have a portable air conditioner for use during the summer, you will be forced to invest in a heating unit during the cold season. How nice would it be to have a system that both heats and cools your home? Well, that's what a reverse cycle system does. The system uses refrigeration to cool your home during the summer. In winter, it utilises a reverse refrigeration cycle to pull cool air out of the house. This means that you only have to invest in one system, and although the initial cost is high, it is worth it in the long run.
You can zone the system
One disadvantage of using conventional heaters and AC units is that they cannot be zoned. To cool or heat various parts of the room, you need to invest in two or more heaters or air conditioners. Considering how energy inefficient these portable units are, you will end up spending a fair amount of money on heating and cooling. However, with a ducted reverse cycle system, you can zone your home. Zoning means that you can regulate temperatures in individual rooms without investing in additional units. This can lead to significant energy savings all year round.
Maintenance costs are low
Imagine how much you spend tuning up your AC and heating system throughout the year. The fact that they are separate units means that maintenance is carried out individually and this translates into increased costs. However, a reverse cycle heating and cooling system acts as both an AC and heating system; therefore, maintenance is carried out on the entire unit at once. This means that you can save the amount of money you spend repairing or replacing components in individual units.
Contact an HVAC contractor so that they can walk you through the purchase and installation process.