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Summer Heat vs Ducted Reverse Cycle Aircon

The sweltering Melbourne summer is on its way, bringing with it an increased demand for powerful and efficient air conditioning.

If you don’t already have a system installed, now’s the time to look at your options.
One solution that’s on the top of everyone’s list is ducted reverse cycle air conditioning. Melbourne homes that incorporate a number of distinct living spaces within a home are ideal candidates for this type of system. In short, it offers climate control across the whole home, while providing the year-round convenience of both cooling and heating.

What is ducted reverse cycle air conditioning?

Ducted systems incorporate a central unit that’s typically installed in the roofspace of a house. This is connected to various parts of the living space through a series of ducts and vents. The system can be zoned to enable control over the settings in various rooms.

Reverse cycle systems provide both cooling and heating. This is done by reversing the flow of refrigerant within the system. In a ducted reverse cycle system, the air that is circulated through the ducts and vents is conditioned to the desired temperature using this mechanism.

Why ducted reverse cycle?

The key benefits of this type of system are simple:

  • Highly effective climate control across all areas of your home, without the need for multiple separate systems
  • The versatility of both cooling and heating in one unit
  • Highly economical and energy efficient – particularly when it comes to using your reverse cycle system for heating, with savings on power costs and emissions vs gas heating alternatives (as detailed here by Sustainability Victoria)

Installation, servicing and repair

When considering a ducted air conditioning installation, cost and quality both need to be factored into your planning. It’s a significantly bigger job than installing a split system, but worth the investment – if you’re seeking climate control for your whole home, ducted reverse cycle is the most effective and efficient method.

Once you’ve made the investment, the best way to optimise its performance and extend its service life is by booking a regular ducted air conditioning service. Melbourne homes now prefer to use their reverse cycle systems year-round (for heating as well as cooling), so annual maintenance is key to avoiding unnecessary wear and tear to the system.

Ideal Air provides reverse cycle ducted air conditioning repairs, servicing and installation across Melbourne. We work with all major brands, including Braemar, Mitsubishi and Daikin ducted air conditioning systems.

To discuss your needs with our experienced team, give us a call today on 03 8548 1291 or fill in our easy contact form.


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With so many years of experience fixing and repairing air conditioning systems, you can trust Ideal Air for the best results.

We can professionally maintain all brands and types of air conditioning, heating and cooling systems including:

  • Ducted Reverse CycleDucted Reverse Cycle
  • Split SystemsSplit Systems
  • Central Air ConditioningCentral Air Conditioning
  • Reverse Cycle Ducted SystemsReverse Cycle Ducted Systems
  • Reverse Cycle Multi Split SystemsReverse Cycle Multi Split Systems
  • Room Air ConditionersRoom Air Conditioners
  • Ducted Gas HeatersDucted Gas Heaters
  • Evaporative Cooling SystemsEvaporative Cooling Systems



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