What does that mean?
Reverse Cycle: An air conditioner that can provide cool or warmed air.
Capacity and Output: Air conditioning system’s output power is measured in kW (kilowatts), one value for the cooling capacity and one for heating capacity. It is important to pick the right capacity for your home to heat or cool it properly. If you choose a system that doesn’t have enough power you won’t be able to heat or cool your whole house or reach the set point temperature, if you choose a system that is too powerful it could be powering up and shutting down too often, increasing wear and making it non-energy efficient. Consult your installer for help selecting the right size unit for your property.
Reverse Cycle Systems
Reverse cycle systems consist of an outdoor and indoor unit exchanging warmed or cooled refrigerant via copper pair coil to change the temperature of the air inside the house as desired.
The indoor unit is hidden out of sight in the roof space linked to a network of air ducts connected to outlets throughout your home. Because of the nature of how they are installed, ducted reverse cycle systems can be enhanced with zoning, a system whereby your house is divided into air conditioning zones to let you vary the airflow throughout the building.
Each zone has the airflow going into it turned on or off, or volume varied with dampers installed in the ductwork that open and close to control air flow. With zoning, you can choose to run the air conditioning where you need it, and save energy by not running the air conditioning where you don’t. Learn more about zoning.
AirTouch takes zoning to the next level by letting you control the airflow in increments as small as 5%; and turn on or off the airflow in up to 16 zones from a touch screen or mobile app.
Suitable for almost any home
Ducted systems can be installed when you are building a new home, or retrofitted to an existing one. When installed, your outlets (diffusers) are installed away from the doors of each room to force the conditioned air to flow through the entire room, and then back to the return air grille in a central location.
Cool down in Summer…and Warm up in Winter
Reverse cycle systems will let you cool your house in summer and warm it in winter. A reverse cycle system works by drawing air in through the return air grille (intake), and over a coil filled with refrigerant from a compressor that has either been cooled or heated depending on the mode your system is switched to. This conditioned air is then distributed as you require to each zone.
This technology is efficient: In cool mode, the refrigerant used absorbs warmth from the air passing over it in the indoor unit, and is pumped to the outdoor unit where it is dispersed.
AirTouch gives you a single point of control for 1 or multiple ducted units through a touch screen or app to change the mode from cool, to heat, automatic, or change the set point temperature and fan speed.
Unlike evaporative ducted systems, reverse cycle systems let you specify a set point temperature for the conditioned air.