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Fortunately for many of us in Australia, we are enjoying the best climate: long summers and not-so-harsh winters, although there are still some areas where winters can go from super chilly to freezing. A reverse cycle inverter split system is an ideal type of air conditioner specifically for this type of weather. This type of system cools a property in summer and warms during winter, all in one energy-efficient air conditioner.

Here are a few things you need to know about reverse cycle air conditioning.


Warming up in winter

A reverse cycle air conditioning system uses the refrigeration cycle to cool a space and reverse refrigeration cycle to warm it up. While conventional heaters create heat energy, reverse cycle systems work by drawing heat from the outdoor air and distributes warm air around the room. The refrigerant passes through an external coil, absorbing heat from the outside. Then, the refrigerant is pumped through a compressor into a fan coil unit into the home.

It doesn’t have to be warm outside for the system to work. Even in freezing outdoor temperatures, reverse cycle systems can still heat rooms efficiently. Some air conditioners are built with an automatic defrost cycle that can provide maximum heating capacity even when temperatures drop.


Efficient cooling

Reverse cycle air conditioners can shift from heating to cooling with just a flick of a switch. The system will absorb the heat from the inside of the room and dissipate warm air outside, leaving you with a comfortable cool indoor air. Modern, energy-efficient reverse cycle air conditioners can cool spaces even in temperatures as high as 45°C.



Most modern reverse cycle air conditioners are now built with inverter technology, enabling them to easily adapt to the temperature of the room. Like a car’s accelerator, inverter technology gently adjusts power to quickly achieve the desired temperature. The system then keeps the temperature steady without fluctuations, providing uninterrupted comfort and efficient heating or cooling operations.



Reverse cycle systems are highly efficient when it comes to energy consumption and cost over time, making it a great investment for any type of property. Modern AC units are extremely efficient. For instance, for every one kW of power consumed, the system is capable of generating three kW of heating and cooling.


Good for health

Most modern reverse cycle systems feature air-purifying filters that can keep dust, debris and other airborne particles from messing with indoor air. This is particularly beneficial for those who are suffering from asthma and other allergies.



Modern systems are designed to produce one-third or less of the emissions of traditional electric heaters. Newer split system models also use R32 refrigerant, a new type of refrigerant that has a lower global warming potential factor of almost 70%.


What type of AC are you looking for?

We have a range of highly efficient reverse cycle air conditioning systems at Air2You, and you can get them for an exceptionally low wholesale price. Check out our amazing product range here. If you have a specific AC unit in mind, let us know and we’ll help you get the best deals.


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