Stay warm and toasty with a Heat Pump
We’ve made it our mission to create comfortable invironments in New Zealand homes, and warming them up is a big part of that.
Heat pumps are an energy efficient way to create that warm, cosy space for you and your family. They offer at least 3 units of heat for every 1 unit of energy used*.
Because of their quality and proven performance, we’ve selected Panasonic Heat Pumps as our partner. Panasonic are a leader in heat pump technology and have a range of energy efficient heat pumps suitable to New Zealand homes.
We have a wide range of heat pumps to suit the size of the space you need to warm – or cool, for that matter – and it’s important that you install the correct size heat pump for the size of your home. Our team are experts in assessing your requirements and we’d be happy to talk you through the best option for your place.
Benefits Of Installing A Heat Pump:
- Powerful but energy efficient heating.
- Quiet background warmth.
- Ideal for warming large family living spaces.
- Ability to heat at very low external temperatures – down to -15°C.
- An ability to cool too, by switching the heat pump to reverse cycle for air-conditioning.
How Heat Pumps Work
- Heat pumps are an efficient heating and cooling system available for your home.
- Your heat pump doesn’t actually generate heat, but extracts it from one body of air and transfers it to another.
- Air passes through the unit on the outside of your home called the evaporator, where heat is absorbed by a liquid refrigerant. This absorption converts the liquid into gas, which is full of energy.
- This gas then passes through a compressor where it’s compressed down to the point that it starts to heat up.
- The heated gas then moves through to the indoor unit called the condenser, where the gas releases heat into the air surrounding the coil.
- That heat is then distributed through your home by a fan, and this cycle is repeated constantly to maintain a comfortable temperature.
- This process means that even if the air outside is freezing, your heat pump can extract heat energy from it and distribute it evenly through your home.
- In summer the system works in reverse, extracting heat from indoors and transferring it outside - leaving your invironment comfortable and cool.
Greg & Jacqui
I just want to thank Russell and the installation team at HRV Nelson. They did a fantastic job from start to finish. After researching various systems and calling and emailing multiple providers, Russell was the only person to get back to me within 24 hours. He understood what we needed and explained the various options thoroughly - a true professional. The team that came to install were friendly, efficient and knew what they were doing. We had been having problems with a warm lounge due to the wood burner but very cold bedrooms. Since we've installed the system the whole house is now warmer as air is transferred to the colder rooms. We've also noticed a remarkable improvement in the bedroom windows which used to have a lot of condensation on them. If I'd know that the HRV system was going to work so well, I'd have installed it sooner. It has been the best investment that we've made this year.
We moved into our dream home in 2009. Situated in Rangiora, North Canterbury - the front part of our house was 100 years old, with an added 3 bedroom wing built in the 1980's. We had a mix of different external cladding, internal lath & plaster, gib, wooden and concrete floors. The house felt damp from the outset. I remember the first power bill, due to a very cold winter and pathetic inset log burner was $800.00 for the month! Our first approach was to install good insulation and a log burner. The next, was the installation of a heat pump in the bedroom (children's wing) of the house. The power bills remained very high and the house (especially the bedrooms) very damp. We had mold growing on the kid's shoes, curtains and carpet. The heat-pump worked continuously through the winter with no real change to the air temperature. All of the kids rooms had single glazed windows and ranch sliders. They were saturated with condensation every morning to the extent of puddles appearing in the slider tracks and carpet and window sills... We then looked at installing double glazed windows for all of the 'problem' areas. This was at a cost of around $12,000.00! I was researching condensation and came across HRV. After a meeting and explanation of the 'physics' behind condensation and their system , we were sold. We had the largest system installed, due to the size and length of our house, and waited with anticipation to see it's supposed miracle cure. When we woke in the morning (middle of winter), we were 'gob-smacked' that there was literally NO condensation on the windows. We thought, maybe we were experiencing a balmy winter morning, so waited with anticipation for the next day... We have had NO condensation on our windows from that day!!! Our heat-pump works far more efficiently because it is now heating dry air. Our power bills have dropped significantly and we have even experienced slight cracks in our walls due to the house 'drying out'. The cost to install our large system was way under half what we would have spent on double glazing, which we understand now, would only have disguised our moisture problem.. If anyone is thinking of installing HRV, just DO it! The thing by far that we have ever spent on our home.
I love that since putting in an HRV system a few years back that the house feels so dry and when I put on the heater it is heating dry air not wet, creating a warm environment in no time.