The enduring popularity of Panasonic heat pumps in NZ can be put down to their extreme efficiency, technological wizardry and outstanding performance. But while it’s Panasonic ducted systems and highwall heat pumps and air conditioning units that grab most of the attention, we believe that floor-mounted consoles also have a place in many New Zealand homes and businesses. Here’s why.
As they taught you at school, warm air rises. With this lesson in mind, floor-mounted consoles can quickly warm up a room by delivering heat at floor level. That warm air will drift up through the living space making it nice and cosy at it goes. And in summer, cool air wafts through your living space for maximum comfort on a hot day. The only thing to keep in mind is that you want an unimpeded airflow at floor level, so ensure there’s no furniture in front of the device.
When it comes to the benefits of floor heat pumps/air con units, we’re just warming up! Here’s another one. With older and inefficient heating methods like fireplaces being replaced by more modern options, a floor-mounted heat pump is a smart-looking replacement in that particular part of the room. They’re slim, sleek and unobtrusive, so they make a really good-looking substitute for what was there before. Of course, they’re also far more efficient than what was there before.
Being able to easily access the unit is yet another reason why floor-mounted consoles are becoming increasingly popular with our customers. Because they’re at floor level, it’s a breeze to wipe dust off them or to get to the filters and give them a regular clean. When filters are cleaned on a frequent basis, it helps the heat pump/air con unit run much more efficiently and reduces the need for major repairs. But, having said all that, more in-depth maintenance should be left to us as the other components take much more expertise and knowledge to keep in top condition.
Modern floor-mounted consoles are very quiet and extremely efficient, and while they bring a lot of benefits to a home or business premises, you do need to consider certain factors. To start with, you require enough floor space in the part of the room where the device will operate at maximum efficiency. And, as we’ve already discussed, it needs to be able to run without having furniture in its way.
To find out if a floor heat pump/air con unit is the best option for you, or if you should go for a wall-mounted device instead, feel free to contact us and we’ll discuss the options with you. Whatever we recommend and install, you can be sure that your home or business will be heated and cooled with optimum efficiency and value for money.