To find the best heat pump for your home in New Zealand (NZ) you would need to do a heat pump comparisons as not all heat pumps are optimally designed for NZ conditions. There are many different manufacturers of heat pumps in numerous styles. Some are floor standing whilst others are designed to be wall mounted or fixed in ceilings. Designs are constantly being updated and improved with new technology so keeping up to date with new information can be difficult.
Heat pumps are a popular form of cheap and clean heat. Heat pumps are a significant investment and a permanent, fixed feature in your home, so it is wise to seek the best advice you can before committing to installation so you can be sure that you choose the most efficient and cost effective heat pump solution for your needs.
Why choose a heat pump?
Heat pumps provide cheap, clean heat and are much more convenient than a log burner as you just need to press a button. Heat pumps not only heat your home or business in winter but they also cool in the summer. Heat pumps are also air conditioners and through a system of pumps and filters they can clean, dry, circulate and purify the air. A heat pump can alleviate cold and damp, and improve air circulation in your home.
A cold, damp and poorly ventilated home will contribute to condensation, mildew and mould and the build-up of mites and airborne spores. In an unhealthy environment many symptoms can be aggravated such as: asthma, allergies, arthritis, rheumatism, respiratory issues and various skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Installing heat pumps in your home can improve your health and quality of life, in addition to keeping you warm!
Choosing the right heat pump?
All companies claim to have the quietest and most efficient heat pump so it can be hard to choose the right heat pump for your needs. They come in different sizes and models: floor consoles, high wall, ceiling, concealed etc. with different power ratings and airflow. Heat pumps have different capacities as well. If it is too small for your room and it will use much more energy trying to heat or cool the space. If it is too large the efficiency of the heat pump will be compromised.
An assessment by an experienced supplier and installer will take into account the following factors when suggesting the best combination of units for your situation: aspect of your home to the sun, room size, ceiling heights, ambient air temperature, humidity, window sizes, insulation and more.