Air Conditioning & Heating

Air Conditioning & Heating With A Daikin Heat Pump

Air conditioning systems come in all shapes and sizes from a small bedroom unit sitting on the wall or floor to a full range of ducted systems for any size home. We also have a range of systems suitable for larger homes, shops and offices.

Air conditioning systems use a refrigerant and compressor to absorb the heat from inside your home then transfers it through the refrigerant pipework to discharge outdoors. During Winter the system reverses it’s operation by the use of a three way valve within the refrigerant system, collecting heat from the outside air for distribution around your home. Most Daikin systems have an operating range of -15°C to +46°C assuring you of comfort in your home no matter what the conditions outdoors.

Inverter Difference

Daikin Inverter air conditioners are more powerful and more energy efficient than conventional, non Inverter models. Conventional air conditioners operate at a fixed speed, delivering a fixed amount of cooling and heating. A Daikin Inverter has advanced technology that operates more intelligently.
The principle is simple: Inverters adjust the power to suit your actual requirements – no more, no less. The Inverter continually adjusts its cooling and heating output in accordance with the temperature in your home. When the desired temperature is reached the Inverter technology ensures that it is constantly maintained – keeping you comfortable and at the same time running more efficiently.

Warming Up

It may surprise many Canberrans that ActewAGL says using the latest electric reverse-cycle heater in a three bedroom home for 10 hours a day throughout winter costs $460. This equates to about 50c per hour. The utility company says using natural gas ducted heating for 10 hours a day throughout winter would cost $874, or 95c an hour. Both these calculations assume that the heating runs for 50 per cent of the time.

Average cost of heating a Canberra home over winter:

  • Firewood: $750
  • Natural gas ducted heating: $874*
  • Electric reverse-cycle unit: $460*

*ActewAGL figures assumes heating source is used for 10 hours a day over winter.

(Extracts from a report entitled “Feeling the heat in ACT: the true cost”. Published in the Canberra Times Saturday June 4th 2011).