By now, most Aucklanders can appreciate the importance of a heat pump to keep their homes temperature-controlled and comfortable all year round. Heat pumps have the versatility to heat as well as cool and offer an energy-efficient method to maintain a steady temperature, no matter the outdoor temperature. However, most people don’t understand the various types of heat pumps there are. Today, we’ll explain the most common ones, the benefits and which most accurately suits your home.
Split System Heat Pumps
Split system heat pumps are the most common type of heat pump in Auckland. They consist of two parts: an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. The outdoor unit contains the compressor, while the indoor unit contains the evaporator. The two units are connected by a small pipe and are usually installed on opposite sides of a building. Split system heat pumps are versatile and can be used for heating, cooling and ventilation. They are also easy to install and can be used in a variety of settings, from small to large buildings.
Ducted Heat Pumps
Ducted heat pumps are a type of central heating and cooling system. They work by circulating air through a network of ducts that are installed in the walls, floors or ceilings of a home. A single ducted heat pump unit can heat and cool multiple rooms, making them a good choice for larger homes or commercial buildings. They are also very efficient, as they allow you to control the temperature in different parts of a building separately.
Floor-mounted Heat Pumps
Floor-mounted heat pumps are a type of heat pump that is installed on the floor, usually in the corner of a room. They work by transferring heat from the air in a room to the floor, which then radiates heat back into the room. Floor-mounted heat pumps are an excellent choice for heating and cooling individual rooms, as they do not require ductwork and can be installed quickly and easily.
Ceiling Cassette Heat Pumps
Ceiling cassette heat pumps are a type of ductless heat pump that is installed in the ceiling. They work by circulating air through a network of ducts in the ceiling, which then radiates heat back into the room. The main benefit of ceiling cassette heat pumps is that there is no unit taking up space as they are out of the way in the ceiling and do not take up any space.
To find out which is the most suited type of heat pump for your home, contact us today to organise a free consultation from our experts.