Heat Pumps can be an expensive investment. It is worth doing your research to figure out if it’s the right solution to your heating and cooling needs. In this article, we will discuss the advantages and potential disadvantages of heat pumps.
Why Buy a Heat Pump?
There are many advantages to using a heat pump over another form of heating or cooling. For starters, heat pumps do an excellent job of filtering your air. Pollen from plants, air-borne pathogens and humidity can all make your life uncomfortable. A heat pump can filter out these nasties and reduce the water saturation of the air, making you more comfortable inside.
Heat pumps are also remarkably safe and do not contain the typical heating elements present in other heaters and air-conditioners. This means no surfaces for you or your family to burn themselves on or embers or sparks to start fires. The exception to this rule is in cold climate models where a heat strip can be used during the defrost cycle to restrict the flow of cold air into the controlled environment.
There are many ways to integrate a heat pump into your space. They have an advantage of versatility and adaptability you cannot get with other systems. You can integrate heat pumps into existing or new ducted systems, they can be also be floor mounted, ceiling mounted or wall mounted. This makes retrofitting a heat pump into an existing house easy and stress free. Your existing aesthetics do not need to be compromised to create controlled comfort.
The most crucial advantage of a heat pump over any other kind of heating and cooling system is the savings. Heat pumps use less energy than any other system which saves you big money when it comes to power bills. They may be more costly to install in the first place but they will pay themselves back in savings in no time. This lower energy consumption means you are also costing the earth less, which is always a good thing.
Potential Cons of a Heat Pump
The main disadvantage of a heat pump is the initial cost of installation. Alternative technologies can be cheaper. You can run down to the shop and purchase a resistor based heater that plugs into the wall for less than a hundred dollars. You could buy a fan for a similar price. You will pay in the long run for these choices however, they are inefficient and troublesome.
Heat pumps do require maintenance, and they have moving parts that can break. Regular servicing will ensure longevity.
In regions of extreme cold, a heat pump may struggle to extract enough heat from your property’s surroundings to effectively heat your space. In such environments, it may be necessary to install an auxiliary heater or combined system to address this issue. Your local experts will know what you need.
Talk to Albany Heat Pumps to get Your Property Sorted.
We are Auckland’s premier heat pump installation and maintenance company. We can assess your unique situation and needs to determine the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive system for you. Call us today on 0800 927 826 or send us an enquiry online.