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If you are looking for an efficient way to heat your home this winter, consider installing a new heat pump, as with this unit you get two systems in one. There are several different factors you should take into consideration before buying a heat pump, and the first thing you need to figure out is whether it is really more efficient for your home and climate.
Heat pumps are among the most efficient forms of heating, cooling and dehumidifying your home, providing heating in the winter and cooling in summer, while also keeping your home fresh and healthy by automatically dispelling moisture; the perfect air conditioning solution for any space.
At Comfort Solutions they are often asked, “What is the best heat pump?” or “Which brand is the best?” To which they have a different answer depending on how you class the ‘best’ heat pump. There are a number of factors which make a great heat pump such as efficiency, reliability, features, filtration, noise, user friendly, warranty period, price and aesthetics. Considering all these factors Comfort Solutions couldn’t just pick one which is why they proudly supply and install Panasonic, Daikin, Fujitsu & Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps, three of the top leading brands available all strongly supported here in New Zealand.
If you find that a heat pump is the way to go, you will then need to determine which size you should buy. You will need one that outputs the correct amount of warm and cold air, which will ensure that you get the comfortable temperature you need, plus a low maintenance system. It should be sized to run continuously to maximise its efficiency, as if your unit is too large, it will cycle on and off too often. This will dramatically increase the wear and tear on the equipment and will obviously reduce the overall efficiency. If your unit is too small, it may not be able to keep you cool enough in summer or warm enough in winter.
To determine which size you need, you will need to call the guys at Comfort Solutions who will calculate your heating load. This measurement will take into consideration your home’s insulation, size, amount of shade and other factors.