Heat Pumps: Best Brands, Quotes & Installation
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Heat Pumps are perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer cooling for less than $1 a day.
We have a range of NZ's best heat pump brands: Mitsubishi Electric, Daikin & Panasonic. We can review your needs, compare brands, discuss where your heat pump is best located and provide an obligation free quote.
If you are buying a heat pump, it is best to have it correctly sized and installed in your home and we offer free advice and no-obligation quotes plus information on what financial assistance is available.
Running Costs: Heating running costs are based on EECA's Rightware tool.
Heat Pump Servicing: We can service your heat pump to make sure it is working properly and efficiently. Now's a great time to get your heat pump serviced, after a busy winter of use, and before the humid, high pollen season begins. We'll test and make sure everything is working properly and efficiently, give everything a good clean and tidy, and more.
Heat Pump Coverage Areas
We have teams installing heat pumps in Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago.
Finance & Funding
Heat pumps are considered the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes. We have a range of financial support available to make installing heat pumps in your home more affordable.
- One Smart Energy Instalment Plan
- Council Rates Programmes for Insulation & more
- Mortgage Top-Ups for energy efficiency products
- Q Card Finance
- Squirrel Money
8 questions & answers about this product
How much does it cost to run a heat pump?
Using EECA's "Rightware" tool it costs between $90 - 150 to use a 3kW heat pump for heating 5 hours per day for 180 days per year. That's less than $1 per day. The basis for EECA's calculations are shown here.
What types of Heat Pump are there?
There many types of heat pump but the three of most interest and appeal in New Zealand are:
- Hi Wall/Split System Heat Pumps: These have the familiar long rectangular indoor unit that is mounted high on one of your internal walls. It is connected to an outside unit that includes the compressor.
- Floor Console Heat Pumps: A floor console unit heats a bit more quickly due in part to the fact that heat rises. They are a good option when you don't have suitable wall space for a wall/split heat pump as they sit on the floor instead.
- Ducted Heat Pumps: A ducted system which distributes heat to multiple rooms via ducts to roof vents.
What's the difference between a Heat Pump and an Air Conditioner?
A heatpump is a type of technology that is used in refrigerators and air conditioning units. They work by taking heat from one air source and transferring it to another using a sophisticated compressor, fan and refrigerant gases.
In New Zealand, because our use is focused on winter heating, "Heat Pump" has become a generic term for reverse cycle air-conditioners.
What's a reverse cycle heat pump?
In New Zealand heating is the primary reason that people buy a heat pump. Virtually all heat pumps available in New Zealand are "reverse-cycle" which means they can be used for both heating and cooling which has undeniable benefits on hot summer days and nights.
What size heat pump do I need?
The size heat pump you need depends on the size of the room, the number and size of windows and orientation of the room to the sun. Whether or not the home is insulated will also affect performance.
As each home is individual, a home assessment from us is necessary to ensure the correct size heat pump is quoted.
Where can a heat pump be installed?
Correct location of your indoor unit is essential for optimum performance and for comfort. Placement of a high wall system:
- is ideally on an outside wall,
- should not be directly above where you will be sitting as it will create avoiding draughts and possibly noise nuisance,
- cannot be too close to the ceiling or an adjacent wall.
We are experts and can help you choose the perfect spot to install the heat pump based on the layout of your home.
Do you service heat pumps?
We do, we supply and install heat pumps. Spring and summer is a good time to service heat pumps after a busy winter of use. We recommend getting your heat pump serviced at least once a year. Our qualified heat pump teams will check both indoor and outdoor units to make sure they're working properly and efficiently, give everything a good clean and tidy, and replace the remote control battery if needed.
What brands of heat pump do you sell?
Smart Energy Solutions can give you a free quote on Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic or Daikin heat pumps. These are all heat pump brands which have an established reputation in New Zealand and provide excellent after sales support with parts, service and warranty.
3 customer reviews
The service and assessment all went very well and installation followed through too. The end result of the heat pump was well worth having.Lynn, Auckland
I love the heat pump, great investment.Stephen, Hawke's Bay
The salesperson was very informative available to meet with us after hours. He knew what he was talking about, provided me the best option available for the size of the house and why. The heat pump made a difference to my father's health and wellbeing. Installation was also speedy and efficient. My power bill has decreased slightly due to managing heat control efficiently as per the advice from the salesperson.Cherie, Taranaki
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Honest & Informative
“The assessor who I dealt with was really friendly and honest and was very informative about ventilating and heating your home and spoke about fixing root causes. Your company was quick and very clean and tidy when the insulation went in.” Katrina, OtagoKatrina, Otago
Cheaper heating bills
Smart Energy Solutions is going to make this winter so much better for myself and my daughter. Last year we ran out of wood and had to use oil heaters and the bill rose up to $800. I am so grateful for you guys, I really appreciate what you have done for us.Fleur, Waikato
The assessor knew what he was talking about, provided me the best option available for the size of the house and why.Cherie, Taranaki
Heat Pump Service areas
We quote and install heat pumps in Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago. Our offices are based in Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.