How to Choose the Right Heat Pump for your Home

There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing your best heat pump, and it all comes down to balancing efficiency, convenience and personal style. At Bay of Plenty Heat Pumps in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Papamoa, we always start by measuring rooms, considering insulation and thinking about the location of the heat pump to maximise efficiency before helping you choose which air conditioning unit to install.

Get the Size Right

Getting the size of your air conditioning unit right makes all the differences when it comes to adequately and efficiently heating or cooling a room. A small heat pump in a large room will work very hard to heat the entire space, limiting the heating potential and the lifespan of the air conditioning unit.

But bigger isn’t always better: a heat pump that is too big for the room will end up using more energy than it should, which will show up on your power bill. Balancing the size of the room with the size of the heat pump is vital.

Installation Based on Insulation

Your home’s insulation status will affect which heat pump to choose. Well insulated homes hold onto heat, whereas poorly insulated homes let the warm air escape. When it comes to heat pump installation, this means that if you have insufficient insulation, a larger capacity heat pump will be necessary to keep you warm.

Several Styles of Heat Pump

It can be hard to know which style, type and model of heat pump is right for you. The houses and climate in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa and the rest of the Bay of Plenty are such that high wall split system air conditioning units are the most popular option for providing efficient heating and cooling, however multi system units and floor consoles often work well too. It all depends on your house and personal preferences, so it’s a good idea to discuss the type of heat pump you want with a heat pump specialist.

Room Type and Usage

Are you installing a heat pump in a bedroom or a lounge? Is it a single room you are trying to heat, or the entire living space? It is going to be used regularly or infrequently? The answer to all of these room type and usage questions affects which air conditioning unit is best. As a general rule, the bigger the space you want to heat, the larger the air conditioning unit you’ll need.

Consider Optional Extras

At the time of purchase, it may seem silly to fork out extra cash to be able to control your heat pump remotely – but when you’re stuck at the office on a wintry Tauranga night, you’ll be glad to parted with the money!

There are lots of extras to consider when buying an air conditioning unit – design aspects and environmentally-friendly features, allergy sensitivity and the unit’s noisiness. It’s a one-off purchase; buying, installing and servicing the best heat pump for your home and lifestyle will be well worth it in the years to come.

Talk to the Experts

Air conditioning professionals take all these factors and more into account when we help you decide which heat pump to install in your house. For heating houses in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Papamoa, talk to the experts at Bay of Plenty Heat Pumps.

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