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Wollongong City Council

Use reverse-cycle air conditioning

Reverse cycle air conditioners are the most cost-effective way of heating and cooling your home.

They typically use just 25-30% of the energy required by conventional gas or electric systems. Power your reverse cycle air conditioner with solar if you have it or with greenpower through your electricity provider to make it zero emissions.

Information on the steps you can take to upgrade to a reverse cycle air conditioner and find an approved local supplier are here - Upgrading your air conditioner. Not-for-profit Renew’s guide to electric heating options outlines the pros and cons and details the differences between available air conditioning options.

Some household are eligible for energy upgrade rebates through this program - Rebate swap for energy efficiency upgrades. For more information on the benefits of upgrading your air conditioner and reviews of available options, check out this Climate Council guide.