Factors to consider when buying heat pump brands in New Zealand

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Summer and winter temperatures can be harsh in New Zealand. Without heat pumps, it will be difficult for anyone to survive these temperatures.

However, with so many heat pump brands in NZ, it’s difficult to choose the best one.

To help you buy a heat pump that suits your needs, I have five factors to share with you. Consider these factors, and you will settle on a brand that functions well both in summer and winter seasons.

Let’s get started.

5 Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

  1. Your Location

Where do you want to use the heat pump? New Zealand has some parts with extremely cold temperatures. Other areas are relatively warm and humid.

Different brands perform differently in those areas.  Therefore, choose a heat pump brand that will perform perfectly in your location.

For example, Mitsubishi heat pumps have advanced technology to absorb heat in warm locations. They efficiently cool your room when the temperatures are high. Also, the pump has an automatic defrost cycle. Your rooms stay warm even when temperatures drop as low as -10ºC.

  1. Heat Pump Capacity

Different brands differ in power and size. This determines their capacity to function under different conditions.

Pick a heat pump brand that will condition the air in your space more efficiently.

For instance, if you buy an undersized model, it won’t maintain the temperature well. On the other hand, an oversized brand will waste your energy.

With that said, settle for a heat pump brand that functions optimally in conditioning air in your rooms. Not too large and not too small. Just perfect size.

  1. Energy Consumption

Check the energy star rating of a heat pump before you buy it. The energy rating is a government initiative in New Zealand to help buyers make informed decisions when buying appliances.

Heat pump brands with more star ratings save more energy. As a result, they are less costly to run.

If you are looking for an efficient heat pump brand, go for Mitsubishi and Panasonic heat pumps. The pumps have a star rating indicator showing power consumption during cooling and heating. And as compared to other pumps they save more energy.

  1. Features

Different brands come with various unique features and functions. Choose a heat pump brand that makes your life easier.

The following are some of the features you should look for when buying a heat pump

  • Sensor presence
  • Noise reduction capabilities
  • 3D and comfort mode airflow
  • Sleep mode function
  • Smart device connectivity

The above features are excellent when it comes to using a heat pump in your home. They make your life easier.

  1. Budget

Excellent heat pumps are expensive. Therefore, the cost of heat pumps is something you need to consider.

Consider the purchase price and cost of running the heat pump. Maintenance and electricity costs are the main things to factor in your budget.

Buy a heat pump you can afford to both it’s purchase price and running cost.

Final Words

It’s essential to think about the above factors before making your final decision on a specific brand. A heat pump is not something you will want to buy today and replace it after a few days.


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