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Evaporative or Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning ... which is best?

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Are you trying to make the decision between evaporative cooling and reverse cycle air conditioning and not sure which will be best for you?

It’s a big financial decision so you’ll want to get it right, so let’s take a look at both systems which may help you to decide.

Starting with the very basic differences evaporative systems cool only where as reverse cycle will both heat and cool. However you can combine gas ducted heating with evaporative cooling to warm you home which will give you the best of both worlds.

Evaporative cooling system works by drawing the warm air through water soaked pads thus cooling the air. This method works particularly well in drier climates like Western Australian and South Australia.

As they only require power to run the pump and a fan their running costs can be the equivalent as running a light globe. They are by far a less complex system to build and therefore cheaper to buy. The average purchase price and installation cost is roughly half that of a reverse cycle unit. In addition they are easy to maintain and repair and far more environmentally friendlier.

Reverse cycle air conditioning cools or heats the air inside the home and then recycles the air inside the house through a filter called the return air vent. For efficiency it’s best to keep all your external windows and door closed, that way you are not having to cool down or heat up air from outside.
With evaporative cooling you need to leave a window or screen door open to expel the warm air from the home and prevent a build up of moisture.

Certainly there are those who feel the constantly changing air is a good thing while others who suffer from hay fever and allergies might feel that recycling filtered air is better.

Reverse Cycle air conditioning work well in both dry and humid conditions. While they cost more purchase and install they do offer the convenience of both heating and cooling from one unit. It also means just one lot ductwork and grills. Another advantage of reverse cycle is that you can zone parts of the home so that you only cool or heat the parts you are using at the time.

The most important thing to remember is whichever you decide on, invest in a quality brand that is backed with a reputable manufactures guarantee. If you would like to know more check out our website or drop into a store and talk to one of the home climate solutions experts.

Gas Rebate is Back

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

Australian Gas Network are offering generous rebates against new natural gas heating and hot water units.

There is $250 rebate for new installations of Gas Space heaters and Gas Log Fires. There is $500 rebate when you convert your hot water from electric to gas and there is a massive rebate of $750 when you install a new ducted gas system. That up to $1,500 in rebates available.

Choosing natural gas for your home delivers the best of both worlds.  You can lower your carbon footprint and enhance your lifestyle all at once.  Natural gas produces the lowest carbon emissions of any fossil fuel and is widely recognised as the ‘transition fuel’ to a cleaner, greener way of living.  Natural gas also has a great safety record.

Best of all, natural gas appliances are an affordable upgrade for your home – from reliable hot water and cosy indoor heating to appliances that help you enjoy Australia’s great outdoor lifestyle all year round.

So Make the Connection to gas at the experts in Gas...Gas Works

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