You’ve decided to get a heat pump installed in your Auckland home to lower your energy bills during colder months. After looking at your options, you’ve realised that you can choose between a ground source heat pump and air source heat pump. If you’re looking for the most affordable and least complicated option, then an air source heat pump is the way to go. Here’s why:
HOW HEAT PUMPS OPERATE
A heat pump works by absorbing heat from one source before transferring it to a compressed liquid to increase the temperature. This heat is then transferred to what needs heating in a home. Some pumps extract heat from the air while some absorb it from the ground. Both extracting heat from the environment using less energy than what they create, making it extremely cost effective. However, installing each type will have a different impact on your home.
GROUND HEAT PUMPS VERSUS AIR HEAT PUMPS
Ground heat pumps are costlier to install as a large hole needs to be dug in your garden to house it. This can take weeks of planning and plenty of garden space. Air pumps look like air conditioning units and need to be affixed to a wall of your home, with circulation pumps and water present in an adjacent internal unit. Ground heat pumps offer more efficient, all year-round heating as the ground’s temperature rarely fluctuates. Air pumps are dependent on the air temperature fluctuations and tend to work less efficiently and use more energy when temperatures drop below
WHY AIR PUMPS ARE A BETTER CHOICE FOR KIWI HOMES
Winters in New Zealand aren’t pleasant but being in the Southern hemisphere means we aren’t subjected to the extremely cold temperatures experienced by places like England and Canada either. For most of us, an air heat pump would be used in colder months and during the occasional cold snap, and for this reason it makes a more practical choice. Unless your home is very large and requires constant heating, the cost of a ground source pump is difficult to justify. With an air source heat pump, you can more than meet your family’s heating needs without tons of planning, digging or expenses involved.
It’s why every homeowner in Auckland should have this heat pump!