Reverse-cycle air-conditioning to heat your home

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January 17, 2017

Reverse-cycle air-conditioning to heat your home

LG Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner

Reverse-cycle air-conditioning works to cool or warm your home, creating a comfortable living environment by filtering the air and removing the moisture which causes humidity.

Once installed, reverse-cycle air conditioners are actually among the cheapest and most effective forms of heating for large spaces. Levitt Electrical is licensed to supply and install reverse-cycle split system air-conditioners. Contact us today to discuss the best system to warm your home as the weather cools (07) 3399 4499.

If you already have air-conditioning, below are some tips to save energy while still enjoying year-round comfort.

Saving energy while using air-conditioning:

  1. Select the right temperature. 25oC in summer and 18oC in winter. Every one degree cooler in summer adds approximately 10% to the amount of electricity used by your air-con – which can add up quickly!
  2. Install the right sized air-con for the space you need to cool or heat. Levitt Electrical considers the size of the room, the direction the windows in the room face and whether you have insulation in the ceiling when recommending an air-con to meet your needs…
  3. Choose an air-con with a high energy star rating– for every extra star your air-con has, you’ll save approximately 15% in running costs.
  4. Insulate your home by installing roof and wall insulation with a minimum R-value to suit your locality.
  5. Maintain your air-con regularly, particularly before the summer cooling and winter heating periods. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to clean the air filters and coils.

More information about star ratings:

The Energy Rating Labelling Scheme is a national program to support the development and supply of energy efficient appliances by providing clear and objective information.

This information is intended to help customers understand the energy requirements and running costs of different appliances and help them to choose an appliance which best meets their needs.

When buying a new air conditioner, check the energy rating label. These labels provide a comparative assessment of the appliance’s energy efficiency and typical annual energy usage (in kilowatt hours per year).

Contact the Levitt Electrical team today for more information on heating your home using reverse-cycle air-conditioning (07) 3399 4499.

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