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How to change from gas to reverse cycle heating and cooling

Gas has been a traditional favourite for home heating in the ACT. While gas wall heaters and ducted gas heating systems have served us well, many home owners are now finding the cost of gas prohibitive.

Not being able to link gas to a solar energy system is another reason why home owners are increasingly choosing to switch from gas to electricity-powered reverse cycle systems. Having heating and cooling as part of your solar can significantly reduce running costs – making it easier to get the most out of your system in our hottest and coldest months.

Changing from gas to reverse cycle may not be as difficult or as costly as you think.

Here’s an overview of how the process works…

  1. Provide a free quote

We will organise a time to visit you at home to examine your existing heating and cooling system and measure the space for a new one.

We’ll also ask if you have any special preferences for how the new system is installed – such as whether you want specific zones set up so you can heat or cool areas of your home independently of others.

Once we have a full understanding of what needs to be done, we will create a quote and send it to you.

  1. Cap off gas fittings

If you accept our quote, we’ll arrange a time to complete the installation. Depending on the size and complexity involved, installation can take up to a few days.

The first step is to switch off your gas system, which we do by capping off all the gas fittings. We can also remove and dispose of your old gas wall heaters if you wish.

  1. Install the new unit

Refrigerated heating and cooling requires a main unit which is usually installed outdoors (though it can be indoors if you have an appropriate space).

We’ll deliver and hook up this unit, and install the internal control panel at a convenient place in the home.

  1. Run all the ducting throughout the home

The most time consuming part of the installation process is configuring and laying all the ducting that delivers the heating and cooling throughout your house.

We also need to install air vents in each room, as well as a main air filter panel which cleans the air and traps dust and dirt (this filter needs to be maintained at least once per year).

  1. Show you how to use the system

Once installation is complete, we’ll walk you through how to use your new reverse cycle heating and cooling system – including any features such as zones, timers, and so on.

We’ll also provide all the instructional and warranty documentation supplied by the manufacturer.

From here there is nothing left to do but enjoy your new heating and cooling system! We recommend booking in for a maintenance service after 2 years, and then once a year after that (to keep it running optimally).

To learn more about switching from gas to reverse cycle heating and cooling, please book a free quote.

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