When I use my RCAC the temperature is quite comfortable in the home, but once switched off the home becomes hot or cold very quickly. What is wrong?
This may be due to lack of insulation in your home. To prevent such losses, make sure that your home is energy-efficient – insulated and draught-proofed with thick window coverings – before calculating your cooling/heater needs.
Have a draught-proofing or insulation professional assess your home’s efficiency and insulate or seal any areas prone to heat loss.
Does the hot water run out quickly?
It’s unlikely that you’ll find yourself without hot water. Still, to be on the safe side, choose a unit that has a fast rate of recovery. If members of your family enjoy taking long, leisurely hot showers daily, it will quickly reheat the water in ...
If it is extremely cold or hot, will my RCAC struggle to control the temperature inside my home?
Reverse cycle air conditioners are recommended for areas that have temperatures of between -10 degrees Celsius and 45 degrees Celsius. Make sure the unit you buy is designed for extreme temperatures in your area, outside of these temperatures the ...
How quickly will the RCAC cool or heat a room to a comfortable temperature? (standard size family room)
This can depend on the size of the space you are heating or cooling, whether your house is open plan and how hot or cold your room is to start with. It can take as little as 5 minutes to heat/cool a room with a door.
As a renter, how can I draught-proof my home?
» Blocking gaps and cracks around windows, doors, skirting boards and floorboards is usually the most cost-effective measure you can take to make your home more comfortable and can reduce heat loss by 15-25%. » It is best to seek landlord approval ...
My home is very hot in summer, what can I do?
1. Look at Reverse cycle air conditioners 2. Install insulation to prevent heat loss by slowing down heat loss in winter and heat gains in summer. 3. Look for draughts - weather proofing makes your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer ...