At a time when everyone is trying to reduce their carbon footprint and emissions, every purchase is something to think about. Energy efficiency and eco-friendly performance are critical issues that are central to environmentally friendly purchases. This is particularly the case when deciding on heating and cooling systems.


Big gas and electrical systems use a lot of power and energy. In extreme weather, they’re responsible for increased power consumption, which generates more pollution and more carbon dioxide. They may be as eco-friendly as they can get, but they’re still not the best choice for environmentally responsible use.


Read on for more information about heat pumps and why they’re the environmentally friendly, efficient option.

The Economics and Environmental Impacts of Heat Pumps


The best choice for an efficient, eco-conscious and budget-friendly source of heating and cooling is a heat pump. Heat pumps are unlike other systems in multiple ways:


  • Heat pumps extract heat with a small electrical current which is only 25% of the total energy exchange required to heat or cool a room. They’re both cost and energy efficient.


  • Heat pumps work on the principles of thermodynamics, transferring heat. Most of the energy in a heat pump system is sourced from outside and used in the system to generate heat or cold.


  • Wherever you source your electricity from, the costs for heat pumps are much lower than other systems. These costs translate into much lower energy costs, particularly over time.


Less power consumed and lower costs equal better environmental values. In macroeconomic terms, that also means less demand on the world’s sometimes overloaded power systems, reducing pollution and improving value for both consumers and industries.


Choosing a Heat Pump System


A good heat pump system can be ducted, floor, wall, or ceiling mounted. These systems can be installed anywhere and are also appropriate for large amounts of heating and cooling. Some areas you could use a heat pump include:


  • Apartments
  • Houses
  • Commercial spaces
  • Industrial spaces
  • Agricultural and rural spaces
  • Laboratories and other climate-sensitive environments
  • Hospitals
  • Schools


Your choice of heat pump system is governed by:


  • Cubic space
  • Living environment needs
  • Seasonal needs
  • Onsite needs (temperature sensitive storage of goods, materials, medicines etc.)


All you need to do is select a system in the right size. Your suppliers and installers will be able to assist with technical help, system capacity, and other key metrics. Talk to your suppliers about your needs and get practical solutions and useful information about costs, installation choices, and performance options.


Looking for Heat Pump Systems in Auckland?


The place to go for heat pump systems in Auckland is Albany Heat Pumps. We have the latest heat pump systems and years of experience installing and maintaining these systems. Contact us online or give us a call. We’re happy to provide any services and information you need.