Despite the fact that heat pumps are more energy-efficient than ever before, New Zealanders still spend a significant amount of money to power their heat pumps. So, while we all look forwards to unwinding on the sofa while watching rugby, or Netflix, no one anticipates a hefty electrical bill at the end of each month. To help you prevent this, we’ve compiled a list of 5 useful recommendations to keep you warm while also lowering your heat pump’s operating expenses this winter.
The Key Is To Keep The Temperature Consistent:
If you set your system’s temperature too high, it will have to work harder and longer to attain the desired temperature, consuming more energy. According to estimates, every one degree higher in the winter
adds around 10% to the amount of power used by the heat pump. Setting the temperature to 22°C instead of 24°C might result in a 20% increase in hourly operating expenses.
Reduce The Amount Of Space You Try To Heat:
One of the simplest and most efficient methods to keep comfortable while conserving energy is to reduce the amount of area your heat pump is trying to heat. The less room your heat pump has to heat, the less time it has to operate and the less energy it uses. Warm-up only the areas that are being utilised, and seal any open doors or entrance ways that may enable the warm air to leave. If you’re trying to heat either the downstairs or upstairs of a two-story house, this is extremely crucial.
Cleaning your split system or ducted unit’s filter on a regular basis is necessary, but it’s also crucial to get your unit serviced
on a regular basis to ensure it’s functioning as effectively as possible. A specialist will be able to inspect internal components, gas levels, and a variety of other factors to ensure that your unit is operating at peak efficiency as winter approaches.
If your split system or ducted system’s filter is unclean, your unit will work hard to get enough air in, consuming more energy than it should. Keeping your filters clean is critical to ensuring that your split system runs as efficiently as possible, so do it before the cold season arrives. You can find the position of your filters and the best way to clean them in your user handbook.
We all know how much Kiwis like the sun. It’s almost as much as all of the indoor plants we’ve amassed this year! It plays an important role in our life and provides us with a healthy dose of Vitamin D, but it also transports a lot of heat into your home when it strikes your windows during the day. Try to keep your curtains, blinds, or shutters closed as much as possible during the evening time. This will keep your area warmer, and those fewer degrees will reduce the amount of work your heat pump has to do, especially during the colder portions of the day.At Quality Air we not only design and manufacture our own home ventilation systems using high-quality components, but we’re also open to working with a range of heat pump manufacturers. We will select the best solution to match your goals and budget because we are not tied to any one brand. We install a wide range of heat pumps and air conditioners that are customised to your needs. Contact us now
to schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs and receive expert advice on the best match for your home.