Heat Pump tech­nol­ogy - mak­ing a healthy choice

Central Leader - - HEALTH & BEAUTY -

Brrr! Win­ter is coming and for many peo­ple it’s time to think about in­stalling a heat pump. But with so many op­tions out there, how do you make the right choice?

Let’s face it, ev­ery man­u­fac­turer tells you their heat pump is the qui­etest or most energy-ef­fi­cient, and each has a mul­ti­tude of con­stantly up­dat­ing/chang­ing mod­els.

Thanks to tech­no­log­i­cal im­prove­ments, many heat pumps now of­fer fea­tures such as air pu­rifi­ca­tion for al­lergy or asthma suf­fer­ers, wi-fi con­trollers and ev­er­im­prov­ing ef­fi­ciency lev­els – which add to the heat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, but can con­fuse the buyer!

De­spite these chal­lenges, the real issue here is sim­ple: what’s the per­fect heat­ing so­lu­tion for you, your home and your fam­ily?

To make the choice easy, there’s three steps to take:

De­cide what you want to achieve – where in your house, heat­ing or cool­ing (or both), im­por­tant func­tion­al­ity, ex­tra fea­tures or just sim­ply how it looks in your lounge. Heat pumps vary from model to model; what’s right for your neigh­bour may not work for you.

This is es­pe­cially true in terms of air pu­rifi­ca­tion op­tions. For fam­i­lies who suf­fer from asthma, hay fever or al­ler­gies, get­ting your in­side air fil­tered can make a world of dif­fer­ence. Look out for the Blue But­ter­fly logo for mod­els ac­cred­ited for the Sen­si­tiv­ity Choice pro­gramme.

Next, you want to con­sider your bud­get. This dif­fers from per­son to per­son, but gen­er­ally it’s good to think about ef­fi­ciency vs bud­get – as some­times get­ting a more energy-ef­fi­cient heat pump can save you money in the long run.

For ex­am­ple, the lat­est re­frig­er­ant R32 of­fers up to 22 per cent more ef­fi­ciency than the R410 re­frig­er­ant used in older mod­els.

Fi­nally, you want to talk to a com­pany that knows all the ma­jor brands and can give im­par­tial, ex­pert ad­vice. The pro­fes­sion­als at Heat Pump Guys of­fer a free home ap­praisal ser­vice to make sure you get the right heat pump for you. What’s more, they will en­sure it is in­stalled cor­rectly so it func­tions at max­i­mum power and ef­fi­ciency, leav­ing your home warm for this win­ter and many more to come.

Heat Pump Guys are in­de­pen­dent deal­ers and are ac­cred­ited for all ma­jor brands, in­clud­ing Daikin, Mit­subishi Elec­tric, Fu­jitsu, Pana­sonic and more.

Give them a call on 0800 47 48 97 or visit www.heat­pumpguys.co.nz.

Heat Pump Guys – the in­de­pen­dent pro­fes­sion­als who of­fer con­sul­ta­tion and in­stal­la­tion, help­ing you find the per­fect heat­ing so­lu­tion for your home.

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