Blog

ENERGY EFFICIENT HEATING

ENERGY EFFICIENT HEATING

Just Chilling

It is usually in the summer, with temperatures rising, that one thinks of getting an air conditioner fitted in their home or work space.  But most models have a reverse cycle function, which means an air conditioner in your home or workspace can also be used for heating when the temperature drops outside.   With significant savings over electric heat, air conditioners can reduce your energy bill without changing the comfort level in your home or office.

An electric heater has a one to one power to heat output, so for every 2 kW of heat, you use 2 kW of electrical power.  However, a reverse cycle air conditioner requires only 0.6 kW of electrical power for 2 kW of heat, making it at least 3X more efficient when compared to an electric heater.

The initial cost of fitting an air conditioner is well worth the long term saving you will make on living and working in comfort all year round.

Benefits of using an air conditioner for heating:

  • The warm air is distributed evenly throughout the room.
  • Thermostatically controlled so no electricity is wasted by overheating.
  • The air conditioner can be set to turn on 30 minutes before you enter the room, using a phone app or timer.  
  • Electric heaters have safety issues. A 2 kW electric heater can overload electric circuits, especially in older houses. Overloaded circuits can cause fires. In addition, the high radiant heat close to the heater can cause clothing or furnishings to catch fire.
ENERGY EFFICIENT HEATING

JUST CHILLING

Just Chilling strives to supply excellent service. We install and repair all major brands of Air conditioners, such as Samsung, Alliance, Daikin, Unitherm, TCL, York, Gree to name a few. We repair all domestic fridges and freezers, as well as repairs to other household appliances - Brands such as B...

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Welcome to Hermanus
Read More

Recent Posts

Energy efficient cooling and other aircon tips

Energy efficient cooling and other aircon tip...

What are the costs involved in heating and cooling your space using an air conditioner?  We answer some of these questions in this blog post.

Just Chilling
Maintaining your air conditioner

Maintaining your air conditioner

Maintaining the efficiency and lifespan of your air conditioner boils down to regular check ups and servicing.  Here are some reasons why...

Just Chilling