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Today, many Australian homes are heated by burning natural gas or wood fires. Cozy - but they release substances that can be harmful to human health, like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, as well as small particles that irritate the lungs.

Other homes are heated by traditional electrical heaters, which are cleaner, but still energy hungry and expensive to run. 

Finally, there are homes with reverse cycle air conditioning. These homes are more comfortable, cheaper to run, and more environmentally friendly than all the other options.

How do they work?

Reverse cycle air conditioning units work just like a regular air conditioning units, but they can also run in reverse to heat your home using only electricity.

Instead of using electricity to “pump” heat out of your home, when they are in heating mode, they heat your home by pumping heat from outside the home into the home to warm it. This is why they are also known as heat pumps.

Because it takes significantly less energy to move heat than to create it, heat pumps require 4x less energy to heat your home than any other method.

Savings & environmental impact

The average Australian household spends 37% of their energy on heating the home (excluding EV charging). This is even higher in colder climates like Victoria, where the number is 58%. [Source - Rewiring Australia].

By heating your home with reverse cycle air conditioning, you could save hundreds of dollars each year on heating costs with no sacrifice in comfort, and reduce your household CO2 emissions by over 1,000 kg.

Plus, you’ll be able to use the same system to cool your home in summer. If you have your own solar system - it will generate the most energy in summer, and you can keep your AC on all day guilt-free.

Government rebates

State governments and many local councils offer rebates if you install a reverse cycle air conditioning unit. The specific rebates you are eligible for depend on where you live.