You’ve heard about heat pumps and how they can cost-effectively keep your home warm and cool all year around. You have a basic idea of how they work, but with Heat Pump Installation Auckland winter fast approaching you’re concerned that it’s not something that will be able to function well when the temperatures drop. If this is something that concerns you, then this blog is for you. Here’s how heat pumps work and how they can easily handle the freezing temperatures better than other models.
How Does It Work?
A standard heat pump works similarly to a fridge. This means it uses a small amount of electricity to move heat to cool spaces or away from them. In summer it moves cool air from outside, inside, and in winter it does the opposite. This is where most people’s concerns come in. If it’s so cold outdoors, how can a heat pump possibly find the necessary heat to absorb? It manages this effortlessly, and will only struggle when it reaches temperatures lower than -15° C.
To put this into perspective, the last time New Zealand approached a temperature even close to this was over 100 years ago in 1903, in Eweburn. The likelihood of this occurring again is not good, and therefore there’s no reason to believe that your heat pump will fail you.
Another common concern people have is that their heat pumps will have to be ‘switched off’ when they freeze up so that they can defrost. While this might occur in older models, Mitsubishi heat pumps operate using smart defrosting technology that records and logs your temperatures and how long your pump has been running. This enables it to schedule defrosting in such a way that you won’t have to deal with suddenly frigid temperature slumps.
Make The Smart Choice
Now that you know how Mitsubishi heat pumps work, you can see just why they’re considered the perfect addition to any Auckland home. If you’re thinking of installing one this winter, the above information should more than put your mind at ease. If not, we recommend you contact our team at Comfy Kiwi Homes to answer any more questions that you might have. We have certified Mitsubishi heat pump installers who can answer any questions you might have.