Common Heat Pump Questions

Researching to get a new heat pump installed in your Auckland home can be overwhelming, especially with all of the information out there online, in print media and from the personal experiences of friends and family. To help you make an informed decision, here are some of the most common questions about heat pumps that you need answers for.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pumps function like air conditioners. When an A/C sucks warm air in from outside, it passes over the condensing unit, cools over the refrigerant flow, and then comes out as cold air. Heat pumps in Auckland work in the same way, except it not only has a cooling mode – but it can also reverse the refrigerant flow and provides heating, making it an appliance you can use all year round.

How Much Will A Heat Pump Cost Me?

As with most things, the price can vary. Depending on the size, the manufacturer, model and your installation company of choice, you could find differing overall rates. Your best option is to find several quotes on different brands and models from different contractors so that you can compare prices. Like any heating and cooling system, heat pumps are an investment, so make sure that the unit you choose is high-quality and installed correctly.

Which Sized Heat Pump Is Best For Me?

Like most large appliances, you can’t choose just any size and assume it will work out for you. The size of the heat pump that you want should fit your specific needs. When you get an estimate from a contractor, they should first perform an inspection in your home so they can calculate how big your heat pump system should be. The sizes of heat pumps are measured in tons; therefore, the bigger the size, the larger your system would be.

Are Heat Pumps Worth The Money?

You should be asking whether heat pumps are effective or not. The answer is yes – they’re the most popular heating and cooling systems available, because they warm and cool your home all year round in an energy-efficient manner.

Before you buy the first heat pump that you find, you should do your research first. Getting answers to all your questions is the first step, but remember to get comparative quotes and contractors to recommend the best size for your Auckland home. If you need assistance, call Comfy Kiwi Homes today.