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Difference Between A Winter and Summer Air Conditioning System

JC Refrigeration understands the importance of a functioning air conditioning system no matter the weather. Whether it’s the scorching heat of summer or the biting cold of winter, your comfort is our priority. Let’s delve into the differences between winter and summer air conditioning systems.

Refrigerating Cycles

Cooling coils, also known as evaporators, are used to produce cold air in summer. The air conditioner circulates refrigerant through cooling coils, which produce cold air. The outside unit or Condenser produces hot air as a by-product.  In winter this process is reversed and hot air can be produced inside and the by-product, cold air on the outside unit.

Energy Usage Difference

With the non-stop load shedding in South Africa, it’s important to find the most energy-efficient heating and cooling options. Both winter and summer air conditioning systems use different amounts of energy. They also have different capacities, but they are essential for many people. During the winter times, air conditioners can help you save energy when used as a heating method. Air Conditioners are still one of the most cost-effective ways to warm up your home.

Dehumidification or Humidification

Winter air conditioners add humidity and heat to the room. In summer, air conditioners are usually accompanied by either dehumidification, humidification, or both. While most homes have two separate systems for every season, it is possible to get a single system installed that does both and works for winter and summer.

Make energy saving a priority!

  • Upgrade to an energy-efficient air conditioner.
  • Air conditioning can help save energy when used as a heating method over other options.
  • Ensure that your air conditioners are regularly maintained and cleaned.
  • Turn it off when not needed.


Whether you require cooling or heating, JC Refrigeration Cape is here to provide you with top-notch solutions tailored to your needs. Trust our expertise and commitment to deliver reliable and efficient air conditioning systems that will keep you comfortable, no matter the season.

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