Based in Dubbo, NSW, at Chill-Rite, we understand that it can be confusing trying to figure out what you should do with your air conditioner when it comes to the winter months, so we wanted to answer some common questions on what you can do to keep it working correctly and efficiently.
What temperature should I set my air conditioning unit to during the winter months?
For different areas across Australia, here is a condensed list of temperatures we would recommend:
- North Queensland, North Western Australia: 17 degrees C
- Central Australia: 17 degrees C
- South Australia: 19-20 degrees C
- Tasmania: 21 degrees C
- South Western Australia: 18 degrees C
- North East Victoria and Australian Capital Territory: 20 degrees C
- Southern Victoria: 20 degrees C
Can you heat a room with an air conditioning system?
The short answer is yes. Most modern air conditioning units are manufactured with reverse cycle technology meaning that you can produce heat for your home instead of cooling air – this is an extremely beneficial feature for those winter months. This works by the heat pumps producing heat using a refrigerant and external coil – as your AC unit would usually – to absorb heat from the outside. This will then continue to be pumped through the compressor to the condenser of your AC unit, which will begin to warm your home.
Some great benefits of a reverse cycle air conditioner are that it is more environmentally friendly and efficient than a portable heater, it is extremely simple to have a two-in-one system installed in your home, and it is completely safe and long-lasting.
Should I cover my air conditioning system during winter?
At Chill-Rite, we hope that you now feel prepared about what to do with your AC unit during the winter months. If you are interested in updating or purchasing a split system (reverse cycle technology) residential air conditioning unit, as mentioned earlier, we’re happy to install this for you. If you have any further queries or are interested in the other services that we provide, please contact us today by calling 02 6885 2254.