Heat pumps

The right information is essential when choosing a heat pump.

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Kiwis sometimes forget that a heat pump can be used as an air conditioner, as well as a heater. We analysed the performance data of virtually every heat pump on the market and developed a step-by-step guide to help you choose the right model for your home. We’ve also got the hottest tips on the most effective ways to use them.

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What you need to know when choosing a heat pump for your home:

  • Will one suit you? They can efficiently heat and cool your home but are you sensitive to noise or draughts?
  • There are different types. From high wall to floor models, through to multi-split and whole home ducted heat pumps. There’s a lot to choose from when you decide on what type you might need.
  • Energy efficiency. Keep an eye on the energy stars for both heating and cooling. The more stars it has, the cheaper it’ll be to run.
  • WiFi control. Having WiFi control takes the remote out of the equation, allowing you to control your heat pump from anywhere with your phone or tablet.
  • Maintenance. Heat pumps need regular maintenance – mostly cleaning. If you skimp on maintenance, you can expect poorer performance and reduced life.
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How to choose the right heat pump

Will a heat pump suit you? How do you choose the right model? Our buying guide explains what you need to know.

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