Heat pumps are a popular way to heat homes in Auckland, New Zealand. Not only are they a more environmentally friendly choice of heating, but they can also cool your home, help save energy and reduce energy costs. Here are five tips for saving energy with your heat pump in New Zealand:
Perform A Regular maintenance
Regular maintenance is key to ensuring that your heat pump is running efficiently. As service experts, Comfy Kiwi’s trained technicians will undertake cleaning the filters, checking the ducts and vents and making sure the refrigerant levels are correct. Regular maintenance will help to keep your heat pump running at peak efficiency, saving you energy and reducing your energy costs.
Maintain A Consistent Thermostat Temperature
One of the easiest ways to save energy with your heat pump is to set the thermostat to the right temperature rather than changing it constantly. This will ensure that the heat pump is only using energy when it’s necessary to heat your home. In general, it’s recommended to set the thermostat to approximately 20°C during the day and 18°C at night depending on your preferences.
Use The Timer Function
Set your heat pump to turn on and off at specific times using the timer mode. This will ensure that the heat pump is only using energy when you need it, and not when you don’t. For example, you can set the heat pump to turn on 30 minutes before you get up in the morning, and turn off 30 minutes before you go to bed at night. If you are looking for a new heat pump, speak with our staff to make sure your new heat pump has this feature.
Insulate Your Home
Insulating your home is a positive step in saving energy with your heat pump. Good insulation will keep the heat in, reducing the amount of energy your heat pump needs to use. This is particularly important for homes in Auckland where a lack of quality home insulation is common
If you have an older model, consider upgrading to a newer heat pump. Our industry-leading heat pump models are much more efficient than older models and can help you save energy and reduce your energy costs. The heat pumps we stock are Energy Star rated, and amongst the most efficient models available.
Find out more about installing a quality heat pump in your home and how to properly maintain it with the help of Comfy Kiwi Homes. Contact us today for more information.