Taupo Heating Solutions are your local Heat Pump and Air Conditioning specialists.
We pride ourselves in being Fujitsu Accredited Installers and providing you with expert advice to ensure you get the best heating solution for your home or business. David Jennings is personally involved in each and every job, to ensure leading technology fit for the intended purpose is provided each and every time. We will never compromise on quality or customer satisfaction.
When you use a Fujitsu Accredited Installer to install your new heat pump, you will be covered by 6 years full parts and labour warranty, that’s New Zealand’s longest manufacturers warranty.
Talk to Taupo’s Heat Pump specialists. They’ll give you all the advice you need. Call 021 760 871 for a FREE consultation on NZ’s efficient form of heating or click here to send an email.
Heat Pumps – Air Conditioning – Central Heating – Residential & Commercial
These new models in the e3 Series now have a built-in wireless LAN interface, so you can control your Heat Pump from your smartphone or tablet.
The Fujitsu Premier Plus gives you 40 years of innovation in one heat pump. Its compact, slim design fits any interior and the many clever features will add more power savings, convenience and healthier fresh air to create your warm and comfortable environment.
Multiple indoor units of different styles and capacities can be linked to one outdoor system allowing for individual temp control in each room as desired.
With this set up we can hide the unit above the ceiling or below the floor for a more discreet heating and cooling solution leaving only the vents and control panel visible.
The Fujitsu compact floor consoles are engineered to deliver up to 5kW of heat in a smart yet very efficient package, with many added features. This discreetly designed heat pump will compliment any home décor and can replace the old ‘night storage’ or other bulky heaters.
FAQS & Advice
Key Factors When Choosing a Heat Pump
Heat pumps come spec’d with different power outputs, you need one that suits the size of the room it is heating or cooling. Too small can be inefficient and noisy, too big can be draughty and have erratic temperature control.
Just as in real estate location (of the unit in your home) is very important and will play a big part in it’s effectiveness. We will advise on the ideal system and placement of a it to ensure even room heating without creating drafts. With many years’ experience we know every trick in the book to ensure a successful outcome.
TYPE OF SYSTEM
There are different types of Heat Pump systems available each with their own pros & cons, we can walk you through them during an appraisal.
These are the most common type of heat pump, taking up little space and are the most affordable option.
The best option when a wall mounted unit isn’t feasible, these are also great when replacing a fixed gas heater.
For heating multiple rooms from one unit which is usually located out of the way in a roof cavity or under the house.
Benefits of a Heat Pump System at your home or workplace
Heat pumps popularity is mainly due to them being the most cost effective way to heat your home, better than any other method. Heat pumps cost 5-9c/kw vs electric heater 30c/kw.
Heat pumps filter the air as it passes through it, removing dust & other particles from the air improving the air purity which is especially helpful to asthma & allergy sufferers.
As the system runs it draws moisture out of the air, dryer air is released into the house which is better to breathe and helps maintain a dry mold free home.
Unlike most other heating systems like heaters and fireplaces there are no hot surfaces on a heat pump making them much safer especially if you have children at home.
ALL YEAR COMFORT
Dual modes of both heating & cooling means you can control the temperature to be whatever you like, affordable climate comfort all year round.
Along with the numerous benefits from installing a heat pump system, it also improves the value of your home by adding another asset.
DO YOU RECOMMEND USING A HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEM IN CONJUNCTION WITH A HEAT PUMP?
No we don’t for a number of reasons. Firstly, a heat pump is really only suitable for one area of the house. Sucking the warmed or cooled air out of that room with a “heat transfer” system will result in an uneven room temperature and increased high power bills. Secondly, the recommended winter temperature for a heat pump is around 21-22 deg for a living area, or around 16 deg for a bedroom. By the time this air (16 – 22 deg) has mixed with and diluted the much colder air in other rooms of the house the difference in temperature of those rooms is barely noticable.
IS IT TRUE THAT HEAT PUMPS USE LESS POWER IF THEY ARE LEFT ON ALL THE TIME?
No. This is a myth. It will cost a lot more to maintain a specific temperature in a room 24hours than it will for just a few hours per day. Mike Underhill of EECA states in NZ Herald “leaving the heat pump running 24hrs a day would clearly push the powerbill up”. However the way a retired elderly person compared to a young couple out at work all day should use a heat pump is completely different. We are happy to explain in detail during the consultation.
IS A HEAT PUMP LIKE A VENTILATION SYSTEM?
No. A heat pump is principally for heating or cooling your home. A ventilation system uses a fan to blow air from the ceiling cavity into your home, and is primarily for reducing condensation.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MAJOR BRAND HEAT PUMPS?
Most leading brand heat pumps are very similar in the way the operate and their functions and features. It really comes down to small differences in efficiency, physical size and appearance, length of warranty, and price. We have chosen to deal with Fujitsu they have a small edge over the other brands in all of these areas.
WHAT DOES C.O.P. MEAN?
Co-efficient Of Performance. If a heat pump has a COP of 4.0, this means for every kilowatt of electrical energy consumed, 4.0kilowatts of heat is produced, or in other terms $4 of heat for $1 cost. The higher the COP the more efficient the heat pump is. Fujitsu heat pumps are market leading in efficiency.
WHAT DOES E.E.R. MEAN?
Energy Efficiency ratio. This is basically the C.O.P. for the cooling efficiency of the heat pump.
HOW ARE HEAT PUMPS BETTER THAN OTHER FORMS OF HEATING?
- Heat pumps provide 3-5 times the amount of heat per dollar than any other form of heating.
- Heat pumps do not have any hot surfaces like gas heaters, fireplaces or electric heaters. This makes them extremely safe for children and elderly people, and they present no fire danger.
- Heat pumps do not burn oxygen, create poisonous gases, unpleasant odours, or damp and unhealthy air like gas heaters.
- Heat pumps can be used to cool your home in summer.
- Heat pumps do not pollute the atmosphere with CO2 or other greenhouse gases.
- Warming your home is as easy as pressing a button on the remote control.
- A correctly sized heat pump will warm the entire room in 10 – 30 minutes. No more huddling in front of heaters on cold nights.
- They are usually very simple and cost effective to install unlike fireplaces and gas fires.
DO HEAT PUMPS NEED TO BE INSTALLED 'BACK-TO-BACK' ON AN EXTERIOR WALL?
Heat pumps can be installed on almost any wall, as long as there is a suitable route for piping and wiring to be run to outside. Back to back installation where possible does mean costs are kept to a minimum, as condensate pumps and other accessories are not required.
ARE SOME HEAT PUMPS NOISIER THAN OTHERS?
Some manufacturers like to make a big deal out their “quiet” models. The fact is, all leading brands of heat pumps are extremely quiet, and it is impossible for the human ear to detect the difference in noise levels of 1 or 2 decibels. The only noise from the indoor unit is the fan noise, which on quiet mode is almost silent. The decibel ratings for heat pumps are listed in the product brochures.
DO HEAT PUMPS NEED MAINTENANCE?
The only maintenance required is the vacuuming or washing of the filters every 4 – 8 weeks, (depends on how much the heat pump is used) which can be done easily by the owner of the heat pump. If you feel your heat pump is not performing properly we are happy to come and test/service the system for you.
HOW IS A HEAT PUMP OPERATED?
Heat pumps are controlled with an infrared remote control, with such features as on/off, desired temperature, heat/cool mode, fan speed, and can be programmed to operate at selected times, ensuring a warm home on your return from work, or first thing in the morning.
MY HOME IS BOTH COLD AND DAMP. AM I BETTER OFF WITH A VENTILATION SYSTEM OR A HEAT PUMP?
A ventilation system will not heat your home, nor will a heat pump rid your home of condensation. Although some ventilation systems have in-built heaters, this is to prevent your home being cooled as the system must run during cold winter nights to stop the condensation build up in the morning. And although most heat pumps have a dehumidify function, this is a gentle cooling process and is unsuitable in winter when the condensation occurs. The Best solution for the central plateau region is to install a heat pump, do your best to extract steam etc from the house, with the best practical advice coming from EECA open a window or two during the day and let the house “air”.
WHY SHOULD I USE TAUPO HEATING SOLUTIONS TO INSTALL MY HEAT PUMP?
We are accredited installers for Fujitsu, and offer an extended Fujitsu 6-year warranty, (a full year longer than non-accredited installers). As we carry out the entire sales / installation / wiring process ourselves we are able to minimise our costs and offer very competitive prices.
CAN I PURCHASE A HEAT PUMP FROM YOU AND ARRANGE MY OWN INSTALLATION?
No, our suppliers like to have quality control over their product. We do not supply heat pumps without installation included. An improperly installed heat pump will cost a lot more to run and will have a significantly shortened life.
A VENTILATION COMPANY TOLD ME THAT I CAN "RECOVER THE FREE HEAT" FROM MY ROOF SPACE AND USE IT TO HEAT MY HOUSE MORE EFFICIENTLY THAN A HEAT PUMP. IS THIS TRUE?
NO! We live in the Central Plateau! We have come across many customers who have bought a ventilation system after being told it would significantly heat their home with free warm air from the roof space. Even on a sunny winters day the air in the roof space is only slightly warmer than outside. Cloudy or wet winter days and at night (the times when your home most requires heating) the roof space air is as cold as it is outside and there is absolutely no “free heat”! Blowing this cold air into your home with a “heat recovery ventilation” system will unfortunately not heat your home at all…it will probably do the opposite!
We are SO glad we went with this type a ducted central heating/cooling system. We’ve been in a month and it’s so cosy and easy to heat. I’m watching the power bill daily and it’s not too expensive either. We only have it on for 2 lots of 4hours a day but inbetween those times, (because the whole house heats at once when it’s on) the whole house sits at a really even temp that is so easy to bring back up to 21 degrees. No cold spots, no zones, just lovely consistent heat.
We’ve got friends that are paying thousands and thousands to retro-fit double glazing to their living area of their home (heated with wood fire)… and I just keep thinking I wish I’d got to them before they paid their deposit and told them to rip out their fire and invest in ducted heating!
Thanks again for your help with this.