Heat Pumps are the most popular form of fixed heating available in New Zealand. What makes them even more desirable is their dual ability. Heat Pumps become air conditioners, efficiently cooling your home throughout the warmer months. Affordable comfort all year round.
Running cost of Heat Pump
EECA Energywise puts the running cost of a heat pump between 3 cents and 16 cents per unit (kWh) of heat produced. An electric heater costs between 19 cents and 40 cents per unit.
Heat pumps offer the highest level of energy efficiency, with the ability to provide 3-5kW of heat energy for every 1kW used. Typically, heat pumps take around 10-20 minutes to bring a room up to temperature which they then maintain.
To get the most out of your Heat Pump it is important to know a few key things to ensure energy efficiency.
Top tips that will save you money when using your Heat Pump
- Insulate first. Having adequate ceiling & underfloor insulation will hold the heat created by your heat pump.
- Turn your heat pump off when you are not home. Make use of the timer functionally. Schedule your heat pump to turn on shortly before you arrive home.
- Set the thermostat to a healthy temperature (18ºC to 21ºC). There is no point in setting your heat pump to the max temperature, you will not heat you room any quicker, but you will use more energy. Setting it too low could lead to mould and mildew in your home.
- Heat pumps are designed to heat the space they are in. Help your heat pump by closing windows, pulling curtains, and blocking draughts, by doing this your room will reach temperature a lot faster.
- Clean both the indoor and outdoor unit filters regularly.
If you are needing your home insulated or require a heat pump, we are here to help. Book your FREE assessment today or call us on 0800 777 111.