You’ve decided to get a heat pump, which is wise. The next issue is what size heat pump you want. Surprisingly, the answer is not as simple as you may believe. There are a few things to consider first, and we’re here to help.
Size Is Important
Heat pumps are all about efficiency, so having the biggest one for the most heat isn’t always the best option. If a heat pump is too large or powerful for a space, it will repeatedly switch on and off as the temperature rises and the thermostat turns off the device. This is referred to as “short cycling,” because it places an unreasonable demand on the heat pump, which can lead to defects. Remember that larger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to selecting the size of your heat pump.
What Should You Consider?
The first question you should ask yourself is what place you want to heat. A modest, high-wall heat pump should be perfect if the space is tiny. If you are heating a whole house, you should consider a ducted heating system or multi-room heat pumps. To make matters even more complicated, there are many sorts of heat pumps, not simply sizes!
These are by far the most popular heat pumps found in New Zealand houses today. They are mounted high on your wall to save floor area while yet being strong enough to heat a large room. Smaller variants are more suited to children’s rooms or offices, but the outcome is simple comfort at your fingertips.
Floor console heat pumps are more powerful than wall-mounted heat pumps and are better suited to open-plan areas. They fit neatly into holes left by the removal of a fireplace or night-store heater, or they can sit independently beside the décor.
Other Things To Consider
Calculating the size of your living room will not provide you with an answer as to which heat pump is best for you. There are other factors to consider, such as home insulation. Is your house properly insulated? Because if it isn’t, all of your heating estimates might be thrown out the window. If your home lacks insulation, whichever heat pump you pick will have to work extra hard to compensate for heat loss. Of course, the larger your home, the more heat you lose, and the harder your heat pump has to work.
As you can see, determining the appropriate size heat pump for your home is not as straightforward as most people believe. From where you reside to the layout of your home, picking which heat pump is most suited to your needs should be a deliberate decision!However, you should always hire a professional to make the computations for you. We offer a useful heat pump calculator to help you figure out what you need, but when it comes to the specifics, the best thing to do is call us
. Our qualified and expert heat pump installation engineers will visit your home to analyse the problem.