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Heat pumps as air conditioners

By January 26, 2021January 27th, 2021Blog

Heat pump vs air conditioning – how to choose?

Are you trying to decide between a heat pump or air conditioning unit? We’ve got an easy answer for you - all you need is a heat pump.

Don’t be fooled by the name ‘heat pump’, these are the same units that our friends over the Tasman refer to as ‘air conditioners’. It’s because in Australia they are more concerned about the cooling functionality whereas us Kiwis are more focused on the heating functionality. 

If you take a look at the remote for a heat pump you will see three buttons – heat, cool and dry. This is because your heat pump can do all three things. It means that you only need the one unit to keep your home at the ideal temperature all year round.

Keeping cool and fresh

Having an efficient way to keep cool during the summer is essential for feeling your best. It’s important to keep home and work environments cool with plenty of air circulating, leading to improved energy levels and productivity.

Cooling your home in the evening will reduce that hot sticky feeling you get when your home is too hot at night. By using the ‘cool’ function you will take the humidity out of the air and leave your home feeling fresh and cool, making it easier to sleep. 

Staying cosy and warm

Here in Wellington the summer likes to throw us the occasional cold day and it’s easy to change your heat pump to warm mode. It’s as simple as pushing the ‘heat’ button and setting the temperature to how you like it. 

Just as the heat impacts how we feel so does the cold. A heat pump keeps your home and work environment cosy and warm which is vital for good health during the cooler months. 

Using the dry mode

Planning to clean your carpets this weekend? We’ve got a tip for how to dry your carpets faster…simply use the ‘dry’ mode on your heat pump. This will draw the moisture out of the carpets. It’s also handy for drying out spills or use after you’ve cleaned your sofa or soft furnishings. 

A heat pump is the way to go for cooling, heating and removing moisture

It’s this multi-functionality combined with energy efficiency that makes heat pumps the popular choice for Kiwi’s. We love being able to use one tool for several uses and save in the process. Heat pumps are an energy efficient way to heat and cool your home or office.

With several options and styles of heat pumps to choose from it’s important to get expert advice on what will best suit your home or commercial premise. 

We’ve been selling, installing and servicing heat pumps in Wellington for over 15 years and know what will best work for you.

Give us a call on 04 570 0295 to arrange a free consultation.

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