Natural Gas Powered Air Conditioners typically feature one outdoor unit which is connected to multiple units inside the home. With electricity powered split-system air conditioners, the compressors in the outdoor unit are powered by electricity run motors. In gas systems, the outdoor unit features a gas powered engine which powers the compressors.
Depending on whether you are looking to heat or cool your home and to what degree, electricity run split-systems will adjust the motor to meet those requirements. With gas systems, the engine will change speed automatically to achieve the same outcome.
The outdoor units can be called Gas Heat Pumps or GHPs. The engines in gas units are like a smaller version of a car engine, typically using spark ignition piston engines which are relatively quiet and require minimum levels of maintenance to last for a long time. They should be serviced every five years to maintain their life and all of their components are very similar to electrical air conditioners, making them look and feel like the same kind of unit.
Gas powered air conditioners are very energy efficient, offering heating and cooling equivalent to electricity run air con with a lighter touch on the environment and far less money required to run the units. With Brisbane’s hot summers and cooler winter months, the temperature controlled technology in gas powered air conditioners can be a great option and if you’re intending to leave your heater or AC on overnight, consider a gas heater or an electric heater, as this will be more cost effective in the long run.
Both gas powered and electricity powered air conditioning units should be installed by licensed, qualified professionals to ensure the safety and comfort of your family.
For more information on the best type of air conditioner for your home or business, contact CLF Services today on 1300 257 561.