With the cooler weather establishing itself again, you may be asking yourself what is the best way to heat your home. It’s the age-old debate – purchase a heater or use your reverse cycle air conditioner’s heat settings?

One of the most energy-efficient ways you can heat your home is with your air conditioner. And despite the common misconception that air conditioners will add an expense to your power bill, using them as heaters can be much more affordable than other traditional methods of heating.

Why should I use my air conditioner?

In Australia, more than 4.6 million households have at least one air conditioning unit. Using this unit in summer and winter reduces the expense of purchasing and maintaining an extra heating system. Because it’s already a part of your home!

Most air conditioning units come with dual modes for cooling (usually represented as a snowflake) and heating (usually represented as a sun). This is known as reverse cycle technology.

It’s an economic choice for heating your home as it’s much cheaper to run than traditional, electric heaters. The ideal air temperature is between 21 and 23 degrees celsius which will keep your bills lower and your home warm.

Different types of air conditioners for heating your home

The size of your space will be a good indicator for selecting the best type of air conditioner to heat your home. There are a few options available, including split system and ducted air conditioning.

Split system

Split system is a popular type of air conditioning unit in Australia which work well for smaller homes and individual rooms.

Split system air conditioners are an effective way to heat your home as modern units and should have reverse cycle technology.



Ducted air conditioning involves an internal fan being installed in the roof of your home. This is then connected to various rooms in the house through a series of ducts and vents.

This allows for consistent heating all the way through your home. Ducted units are ideal for larger, more open-plan spaces. Like split system units, our ducted air conditioners have reverse cycle technology.

How can we help?

When it comes to heating your home, we’ve got you covered. We offer a range of air conditioning units suited to your space to ensure you stay toasty all winter.

Find the best way to heat your home with an air conditioner installed by our team. Contact us today.