Heat Pump technology - making a healthy choice
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.