At Alpha Air, we believe that luxury homes deserve luxury heating and cooling solutions to go with them.

While split systems get the job done, ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling is known for its power, coverage, and effectiveness for larger spaces.

And there are a couple of very good reasons for that…

1) Coverage and power

Split system air conditioners are great at cooling a single room, and two at a stretch.

If you want to cool the whole home however, you’re going to have to shell out for multiple split system air conditioners throughout the home.

When it comes to the benefits of ducted heating and cooling, this is the most obvious one!

Ducted heating and cooling systems are way, way more powerful and extensive than ducted systems. A single, powerful compressor can easily supply cool or warm air to the entirety of your home instead of just to a single room.

This is especially important for large homes.

Do you really want to spring for split systems for every single room when you could instead have one powerful central system that does it all?

2) One flexible system for summer and winter

Why do we keep pushing reverse cycle systems specifically?

Simple: they combine both heating and cooling in the one system, allowing you to stay cool in summer and warm in winter without having to shell out for multiple systems for your home (more on that later).

The air conditioning process works by taking warm air from inside and running it through a specially designed refrigerant, which absorbs the heat and leaves cooled air behind.

As the name suggests, reverse cycle heating and cooling systems simply flip this process around, leaving you with powerful cooling and heating.

Not only does this save you the cost of two separate systems, but it also gives you the versatility you’ll need to deal with Melbourne’s trademark weather swings.

Our climate is notorious for how it can change in minutes – remember that one time last year when the mercury dropped 11.8 degrees in only 7 minutes?

While most of the time it isn’t quite that dramatic, it doesn’t change the fact that Melbourne’s weather is notoriously unpredictable.

Thanks to ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, Melbourne homes are ready for whatever weather our city throws your way!

3) More cost-effective for larger homes

As we touched on above, split systems are cheaper than ducted ones – but what happens if you need more than one split system installed?

While ducted air heating and cooling systems are more expensive upfront on a unit-for-unit basis, things change when you need to cool multiple rooms at once.

Eventually, you’ll reach the point where it’s more cost-effective to just bite the bullet, install a ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling system and call it a day instead of adding yet another split system air conditioner to your cooling plan!

4) Aesthetic reasons

When choosing a heating or cooling system for your home, it’s important that you choose one that keeps you comfortable.

However, that isn’t all you’ll want to look out for – you’ll also want to choose a system that aesthetically fits with your home.

Luckily, this isn’t something you need to worry about with ducted heating and cooling.

Using ducts that sit flush with your ceiling, ducted heating and cooling systems offer a seamless appearance and free up your walls, allowing you to do whatever you want with your decor.

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5) Energy-efficiency

Just to be clear, this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule – whether or not ducted or split system heating and cooling is more efficient will depend on your circumstances.

If you’re looking at a ducted system however, odds are you have a larger house – and in instances like these, ducted heating and cooling comes ahead in efficiency.

Just think about it – while ducted systems are larger, you’re also only dealing with one instead of a dozen or more running all at once.

When it comes to cooling large spaces at once, ducted systems are the undisputed kings.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that you need to cool the entire place at once – modern systems are capable of scaling their output up and down to adjust to your heating or cooling load.

When combined with a professionally-designed zoning system, you can cool individual rooms, saving you from needing to worry about wasting power.

Not to mention, you won’t have to worry about needing to keep tabs on several different systems at once either!

6) Control

Imagine being able to control the climate around your entire house from a single point.

Good news: that’s exactly what ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling offers!

Anyone who’s ever dealt with multiple split systems knows how easy it can be to miss one when you head out. You’ve probably forgotten to shut off one of the systems in a bedroom at least once, or left one room completely uncooled.

Not to mention, who wants to keep track of half a dozen different air conditioning remotes?

Ducted systems allow you to control temperatures throughout your home from a single centrally-located thermostat. No more need for half a dozen separate remotes anymore!

Not only that, but we also offer a range of extras that give you even greater control over your ducted system such as extensive zoning options and smartphone control.

Melbourne’s number 1 team for ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling

If you’re interested in reverse cycle air conditioning in Melbourne, there’s only one team to call: ours!

We’re big believers in quality over quantity – while we might not be the biggest heating and cooling team in Melbourne, we more than make up for it with our:

  • Wide range of systems and brands, including Mitsubishi and Daikin reverse cycle air conditioners
  • Unbeatable workmanship and skill, honed over years of experience
  • One-day ducted air conditioning installation – something that not every air conditioning team offers

Whether you need a heating and cooling team to bring onto your home construction project, want to give your house an upgrade or need an existing system looked after, we bring the same workmanship and skill to your job.

All you need to do is get in touch – give our team a call today on 1300 854 525 or click here to get in touch online. You can also visit us for heating and cooling in Melbourne: pop into our office at F6 / 310-312 Governor Rd, Braeside VIC 3195.