Reasons To Install Multi-Zone Reverse Cycle Conditioning In Your Home

Multi-zone air conditioning cools a home, creating a more relaxing and comfortable environment. However, several additional features can make life easier in other ways also. Read on to discover reasons to install this type of reverse-cycle system in your home.

Person Sensors

Some air conditioning systems can sense the warmth of human bodies moving about a room and adjust themselves accordingly. Thus, you might have the cooling on for several areas of your home, but it will sense empty rooms and turn itself down or off. This clever technique saves energy, as it doesn't wastefully send cooled air into unused rooms, such as an unused guest room, for example. Plus, when household members move around, from a bedroom to a living area, for instance, your air conditioning system can efficiently respond. You don't have to constantly monitor who is where and adjust the flow distribution yourself. Over time, these minute self-adjustments will cut the fat from your energy bills.

Smartphone Control

Weather is not always predictable. On a boiling hot day, a cool change may be forecast for the evening. But the weather often has its own plans, and the fresh change might roll over at lunchtime instead. If you have your air conditioning setup via your smartphone, you can turn the air conditioning off earlier and save money. 

Remote control allows for other contingencies also. If you're leaving work early to pick up a sick child, for instance, you can cool down the home before you arrive. You can also look after indoor pets, adjusting the temperature to keep them safe and happy. 

Reverse-Cycle Heating

A reverse-cycle unit can function as a heater also, so you only need one system for all seasons. In cooling mode, these units extract warmth from the indoor air and deposit it outside, thereby cooling your home. In heating mode, it does the reverse; removing warmth from outdoors and spreading that inside. Even during winter, the outdoors atmosphere typically holds some heat, though this depends on the specific temperature. Once it drops to a certain near-freezing level, the system may not function effectively. Usually, a model will have a specific temperature range it can operate within. Because reverse-cycle units relocate warm air rather than burn fuel to create warmth, they're a relatively efficient form of electrical heating; thus, you'll save money on heating bills. Additionally, you'll only need to pay setup and maintenance costs once and not double up with separate systems.

To learn more about reverse-cycle air conditioning, contact a contractor.