Want a unit that can both heat and cool your house? Then we think a heat pump is what you are looking for. This works both as a heater and an air conditioner and is actually known for being the best way of heating or cooling a room. A heat pump is especially effective in cold weathers, and it can save you a lot of money compared to other forms of heating. In fact, using a heat pump instead of an equivalent electric heater can save you around $500 a year. However, if you don’t know how to get the most out of your heat pump, you might end up spending a lot of money. We have listed our best tips on how to save money with your heat pump:
Your heat pump should never be on while you are not home or not using the space. Instead, you should use the timer to heat the space 15-30 minutes before you get up in the morning, or before you get home. The first thing you have to do is therefore to learn how to use the timer feature.
Nothing is worse than being inside an ice-cold house. You want to heat up as quickly as possible, but setting a heat pump to the maximum won’t actually heat the room any quicker. In fact, it will only use more energy. You should always allow up to 15 minutes for the heat pump to heat the room. The best way to save money is to always keep the temperature low, ideally between 18°C-20°C.
Another important way of saving money and energy is to clean the filter on a regular basis. A dirty and dusty filter means that the unit has to work harder and use more energy to perform at its best. As you can understand, this leads to higher electricity bills.
If it’s time to buy a new heat pump, make sure to keep an eye out for the blue energy star rating. This mark means that the unit is energy efficient.
The system you find in most homes in New Zealand is the split system, which is designed to heat only one room. However, if you choose to place it at the right spot, it can actually heat your entire house.
Looking for heat pumps Auckland or heat pumps Hamilton? Let our heat pump installers Auckland help you upgrade your existing heat pump or install a brand new energy-efficient heat pump. Get in touch with the experts at Ben’s Refrigeration for your heat pump installation today.