In case you hadn’t noticed, winter has finally arrived. While daytime temperatures are still relatively mild, the evening and early mornings certainly aren’t! There are many ways to heat your home. Some examples include:

  • Log Burners
  • Column Heaters
  • Radiant Heaters
  • Electric Fire Heaters
  • Convector Heaters
  • Panel Heaters
  • Ceramic Heaters
  • Fan Heaters

When purchasing a new heater, it’s important to consider both the initial cost of the appliance and the cost of running it. That’s why reverse cycle air conditioning is one of the most economical ways to heat your home. Let’s find out more about winter air conditioning and how it can save you money and keep you warm.

5 Advantages of Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners in Winter

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners heat your home by absorbing heat from the outdoor air (even on the coldest nights) and pumping the warm air into your home. They offer many advantages including:

  • Save on Electricity – While a reverse cycle air conditioner may cost you more upfront, you will notice the savings on your electricity bill.
  • Reduced risk of fires and burns as there is no element or flame.
  • Improved Air Quality – Most split system air conditioners purify the air via a filter that traps airborne particles such as dust and other allergens.
  • Better For The Environment – Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners produce only one-third the greenhouse gas emissions of standard electric heaters.
  • Flexibility – Thermostats, inverter technology and timers mean energy efficiency is maximised while homes are kept warm.

Best Temperature To Set Air Conditioner in Winter

The best winter air conditioning temperature will depend on where you live. In the Blue Mountains and surrounding parts of Sydney, an ideal winter air con temp is 20 degrees. Remember every degree matters when it comes to your air conditioner electricity usage cost. For example, Ergon Energy estimates that every one degree cooler in summer adds around 10% to the amount of electricity that the air conditioner uses. Closing doors and windows, shutting blinds and curtains, scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance, and turning your system off when you go to sleep will also reduce your running costs.

If you need any advice on air conditioning in winter, whether it’s installation, maintenance or repairs, talk to Altitude Air Solutions, you local Blue Mountains Air Conditioning and refrigeration specialist.