Reversible air conditioning is the all-in-one solution that combines the benefits of a heat pump and air conditioning. This type of technology combines cooling and heating functions to adapt to different seasons. This solution offers significant space savings, increased comfort and real energy savings.
What is a reversible air conditioner?
Reversible air-conditioning, also known as an air-air heat pump, heats indoor space in winter and cools it in summer. It is a simple and economical way of combining the two functions.
The reversible air conditioner often contains an outdoor and indoor component. The changeover between hot and cold is automatic thanks to outside and inside temperature control.
When the temperature falls outside, the unit absorbs heat from the air and releases it inside to heat the house or office, according to the heat pump principle. Then, when the temperature rises, the inner element absorbs the heat inside the room and sends it outside.
Why choose a reversible air conditioner?
Choosing a reversible appliance can save up to 50% of usual consumption.
In addition, recent technological developments have made reversible air conditioners very efficient indeed. A specific desired temperature can be selected inside the room. The appliance will then regulate the heat to reach the desired temperature.
This 2-in-1 product offers optimum comfort inside the space to be air-conditioned and heated, whatever form it takes (housing, shop, office etc) and saves space.
How do I choose?
A professional can advise you on the best choice, according to several criteria:
- The type of house or premises to be cooled and heated
- The configuration and volume of the rooms
- Any false ceilings or attics that may be present
- Aesthetic wishes (colour, invisible, neutral etc)
- The quality of insulation in the rooms to be equipped, and where they are in relation to the sun
- Energy class
Connectivity of selected device
What is the difference between a heat pump and a reversible air conditioning system?
Reversible air conditioning is an air-air heat pump. Air-air heat pumps and air-water heat pumps operate in different ways. The two types of appliances also differ in price, energy consumption and efficiency. In an air-water heat pump, a central heating system is installed in the house, allowing heating through radiators or underfloor heating. The reversible air conditioner is still cheaper and has lower consumption and slightly lower heating capacities than an air-water heat pump.