Choosing reversible air conditioning

10 February 2021

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 called air-to-air heat pump, heats the interior space in winter and cools it in summer. It is a simple and economical way to combine the two functions.

A reversible air conditioner is often composed of an outdoor and an indoor element. The change of function between hot and cold is done automatically by controlling the temperature outside and inside.

When temperatures cool down outside, the unit absorbs the calories in the air and diffuses them inside to heat the house, or offices, according to the principle of a heat pump. Then when temperatures rise, the indoor element absorbs the heat from inside the room and sends it outside.

Why choose a reversible air conditioner?

Choosing a reversible device can save up to 50% of the usual consumption.

In addition, the reversible air conditioner has become very efficient today thanks to technological developments. It is possible to choose a precise desired temperature inside the room. The unit will then regulate the heat to reach the desired temperature.

In fact, this 2 in 1 product offers an optimum comfort inside the spaces to be air-conditioned and heated, whatever the type (housing, store, offices …) and saves space.

How to choose it?

A professional will be able to guide you on the best choice according to several criteria :

  • The type of dwelling or place to be air-conditioned and heated
  • The configuration and volume of the rooms
  • The possible presence of false ceilings or attics
  • Aesthetic wishes (color, invisible, neutral …)
  • The quality of the insulation of the rooms to be equipped and their orientation in relation to the sun
  • The budget
  • The energy class
  • Connectivity capability of the selected device

What is the difference between a heat pump and reversible air conditioning?

A reversible air conditioning is an air-to-air heat pump. Air-to-air heat pumps and air-to-water heat pumps work differently. The two types also differ in terms of price, energy consumption and efficiency. In the case of an air-to-water heat pump, it is a central heating mode that invests the house, allowing heating through radiators or underfloor heating. The reversible air conditioner remains cheaper and with lower consumption, and slightly lower heating capacities than an air-to-water heat pump.

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