Reverse cycle air conditioning units offer both cooling and heating to keep your home at the perfect temperature all year round! Smarter Air & Electrical are experts in Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner Installation for the most effective climate control solution.

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Installation

The idea of having a weather-defying climate control system in their home is something that appeals to many Queenslanders – it’s no secret our summers can get can sweltering hot and winter chills can be felt overnight. This has led to the popularity of reverse cycle air conditioning installation in new builds and major renovations.

There’s no place like home. It’s where you come to relax after a long day, celebrate with friends and grow your family. Investing in your home by installing air conditioning has more reward than increasing property value, it creates a comfortable environment to enjoy life’s joys. Smarter Air understands and shares these values and we help Queenslander’s turn dreams into reality every week.

Today we break down how reverse cycle air conditioning works, the differences between systems and factors to consider when choosing one for your home.

How Does Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Work?

Air conditioners have typically been used as a cooling solution in warm climates. The air conditioning extracts warm air inside your home and transfers it outside. On its way out, the air is compressed using refrigerant gas, which cools the air. This cool air is then pumped back into your home and the remaining warm air is expelled outside.

“Reverse” simply means the systems can work backwards to efficiently heat a home too. Heat is extracted from the outside air and pumped into the compressor unit attached to your home. The refrigerant gas compresses the warm air which heats it further. A fan then pushes that warm air inside your home to provide heating.

Types of Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner

Reverse cycle air conditioning comes in ducted reverse cycle and split systems. There are several factors to consider before deciding on an option including the size of your home, your usage of the system and also your interior design choices.

Large or Small Home

The size of your home is an important consideration. Split system air conditioning is more suitable for small to medium-sized homes, such as a 2-3 bedroom single storey home. The reason is a compressor typically supports 2-3 wall units, so increased storeys will require an additional compressor.

Ducted systems are the preferred choice for larger homes. It operates from a single, indoor compressor in the centre of the house and air ducts can be run into rooms on multiple storeys. These systems also allow you to set up zoning throughout your home so you can cool the living room whilst kids play and simultaneously warm up their bedroom to be cosier when they sleep. Having a single, indoor unit is also easier to maintain in multi-storey houses as opposed to having 5-7 wall units which are installed separately and have to be maintained regularly. However, ducted air conditioning systems are typically a larger investment upfront and encourage higher running costs due to their convenience.

Usage Pattern

If you are planning a reverse cycle air conditioner installation, consider how much you will be using it. If you want to control multiple rooms for a consistent climate throughout your home, the central control of a ducted system is more convenient than turning on each split system air conditioner unit individually. If you want to save on power consumption, both ducted and split systems are energy efficient by allowing you to select it only for the rooms you’re using. We also discussed other ways of saving money on your electricity bill, so you can prepare for winter!

Interior Design

If the aesthetic of your home is an important part of your build, then the choice of air conditioning system is a relevant impact to consider. For a clean and minimalist look, the ducted reverse cycle is better because only the vents are visible.

Alternatively, if you want to make the air conditioning a feature of the room, many manufacturers create beautifully designed wall split system air conditioners in a variety of colours.


Which System Should I Choose?

Overall, both options provide flexibility and control for a wide range of scenarios and one system is not objectively better than the other. It will depend on your preferences, home and climate control goals. If you’re not sure, seek an expert’s opinion to assess your home environment and recommend the most economical option reverse cycle air conditioner installation solution that aligns with your heating and cooling needs.

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner Installation

Smarter Air & Electrical Difference

Our expertise in reverse cycle air conditioning installation has made us a go-to for homeowners seeking climate control year-round. Smarter Air co-founder and installation master Phill was previously a web and graphic designer before discovering a passion for air conditioning. During his career as an air conditioning specialist, he gained a diploma in graphic design to assist in drawing technical diagrams. According to Choice, the overall design of a ducted system is often as important as the air conditioner unit itself. Therefore making the ability to draw technical layout drawings unique to your home a major advantage.

In addition to our technical expertise, we believe it’s important to keep customer satisfaction at the heart of what we do and make the process transparent, fun and rewarding from start to finish.


Smarter Air has partnered with some of the leading air conditioning brands in Australia. While we consider all brands for each unique installation, our recommendation for the best split and ducted air conditioning systems are Panasonic. Panasonic is the global leader in manufacturing high-quality inverter technology solutions for homes and businesses offering unsurpassed energy efficiency.

Contact Smarter Air For A Quote Today

Smarter Air & Electrical are more than just experts at providing reverse cycle air conditioner installation. We are passionate about what we do and recognise our role in helping Queenslanders make their dreams come true. Get in touch with us today for a free quote for your new air conditioner!

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Our Coverage

Our air conditioning service also includes new housing estates at North Lakes, Caboolture, North Brisbane, Redland Bay, Ipswich, Shoreline Estate, Pimpama, Flagstone, Bethania, Brookhaven, Holmview, Bahrs Scrub, Mount Cotton, Victoria Point, Thornlands, Woongoolba, Highfields, Kingsholme, Ormeau, Rochedale, Everleigh Estate, Springfield Lakes, Skyridge Estate - Worongary, Forest Lake, New Beith, Pallara, Logan Reserve, Logan Village, Coomera, Jacobs Well, Maudsland, Pacific Pines, Nerang, Gilston, White Rock, Highland Park, Hope Island, Lawnton, Helensvale, Worongary, Aura Estate Bells Creek, Robina, Yarrabilba, Flagstone, Spring Mountain & Greenbank.

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