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Air Conditioning - Auckland and NZ wide.
It's curious but Kiwis call heat pumps "Air Conditioner" or air-con when it comes to cooling. The truth is New Zealand only use reverse-cycle heat pumps BOTH heat in winter and cool in summer. For our information on heat pumps for heating visit our heat pump page - on this page we're looking kiwis ever growing interest in air conditioning for a cooler more comfortable summer.
Air Conditioners for Summer Cooling
Traditionally kiwis open windows and doors to keep cool during the day yet hot summer nights can rob us of a restful nights sleep. Whether for your lounge or bedroom, for the day or for hot summer's nights we have air conditioning to restore your comfort. Most models have a timer so you can get to sleep in comfort without needing to run the air conditioning all night.
Our Air conditioning brands.
We stock leading air conditioning brands which are great at cooling and heating. Available with high wall or floor heat pumps, all these brands are well supported and trusted by New Zealanders.
Air conditioning advice & servicing
We have free air conditioning advice and can review your needs, discuss locations for your new air conditioner and provide an obligation free quote. All our prices cover both supply and installation. We also have an option for air conditioning service to keep your air con working efficiently.
80% Heat Pump Subsidies
If you're looking for an air-conditioner for your living room, we have Warmer Kiwi Homes Heat Pump Subsidies for eligible homeowners in each of our branches. Check to see if you're eligible by registering your interest online or calling 0800 888 766.
Buying Air Conditioning
As with heat pumps it's essential to have your air conditioner correctly sized and positioned in your home. We offer free in-home advice so that we can measure the room fully (walls, windows and doors) and determine the size of heat pump required using MBIE's Heat Pump Calculator.
Interest-free Air Conditioners.
Home owners can get air conditioning and pay for in up to 24 monthly instalments - interest free. Starting at $84 per month we have air conditioning options for bedrooms, living rooms and offices. T&Cs apply.
Air conditioner Experts: Auckland, Dunedin & everywhere in between.
We are a major air conditioning installer with 12 branches nationwide. We have specialist advisors and installation teams in Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago.
We provide air conditioning advice, no-obligation quotes and installation all over the country:
- Brightr Northland, 259 Port Road, Whangarei
- Brightr Auckland, 151C Marua Road, Auckland
- Brightr Waikato, 8A Quail Place, Hamilton
- Brightr Bay of Plenty, 90 Paerangi Place, Tauriko, Tauranga
- Brightr Eastern BOP, 19 Gateway Drive, Whakatane
- Brightr Hawke's Bay, 58 Wakefield St, Napier
- Brightr Taranaki, 25B Hurlstone Drive, New Plymouth
- Brightr Manawatu, 8/15 Bounty Place, Palmerston North
- Brightr Wellington, 121 Port Rd, Lower Hutt
- Brightr Canterbury, 35 Buchanans Rd, Christchurch
- Brightr Dunedin & Otago, 13 Edward Street, Milton
Air Conditioner servicing.
We service air conditioning units including cleaning filters and outdoor units to make sure they're effective and efficient.
Air Conditioning subsidies.
Warmer Kiwi Homes has 80% heat pump (air conditioning) subsidies for eligible homes nationwide. The subsidies are for:
- Owner occupiers only with
- Insulated homes (we have subsidies for that too) that were
- Built prior to 2008.
- The heat pump must be for the main living room only.
- The living room must not already have a heating device (open fire, flued gas heater, log burner).
Finance & Funding
There are lots of ways to spread the payments for your air conditioner over time plus subsidies for some homeowners if the air conditioning is for your lounge.
- Brightr Instalment plan - up to 24 months to pay
- EECA Homeowner Insulation Grants
- Council Rates Programmes for Insulation & more
- ANZ 1% p.a. for 3 years up to $80,000
- Westpac Warm Up Loans
- Mortgage Top-Ups for energy efficiency products
- Q Card Finance
- Squirrel Money
4 questions & answers about this product
What's the difference between a Heat Pump and an Air Conditioner?
HEAT PUMP = AIR CONDITIONER
A heatpump is a type of technology that is used in refrigerators, air conditioning units and even some clothes dryers. They work by taking heat from one air source and transferring it to another using a sophisticated compressor, fan and refrigerant gases.
Due to our climate in New Zealand, our use is focused on winter heating. "Heat Pump" has consequently become the generalised term for reverse cycle air-conditioning.
Part of the reason the term is so popular is also due to the financial support provided by EECA, banks and some councils to make our homes more energy efficient and healthy. They too emphasised heat pumps since it is the efficient heating of homes that has such a great payback in improved health.
What's a reverse cycle heat pump?
Virtually all heat pumps available in New Zealand are "reverse-cycle" which means they can be used for both heating and cooling which has undeniable benefits on hot summer days and nights.
Some countries that have much milder winters than New Zealand have air conditioning units that are cooling-only. Technically a heat pump is still the technology used to cool (much like a refrigerator).
What are the benefits of air conditioning for my bedroom?
Benefits of bedroom air conditioning
We spend so much time in our bedrooms with our bodies resting and recovering. The quality of our sleep and health is influenced by the temperature, humidity and air quality of the room.
A reverse cycle heat pump - or air conditioning can give 4 seasons benefits to your bedroom:
- keep your room above 18 degrees celcius in winter which is the recommended minimum by the World Health Organisation.
- make winter mornings warmer so that it's more comfortable getting out of bed.
- cool your bedroom in summer for a better nights sleep.
- dehumidify your bedroom to reduce mould and mildew.
- filter your bedroom air to improve air quality and remove allergens.
Do I need to run my bedroom air conditioning all night?
Overnight Air Conditioning Use
To sleep well in summer you don't need to run your air-conditioning all night. Many people find that if they run their air-conditioning for a couple of hours as they go to bed, it pulls the temperature and humidity down sufficiently to sleep comfortably through the night.
Most air conditioners have a timer of some sort to automatically turn off or on at the time you want. Many also have a WiFi controller so that you can set the air conditioning from your phone.
Winter Bedroom air conditioning
Once you're snug in bed you may not feel you need to run your heat pump overnight. You may however want it to turn on automatically in the morning so that you get up to a warm room - again ask for a model with a timer or wifi control.
For children's bedrooms or those of vulnerable people with respiratory issues, you may want to consider running the air conditioning overnight. However you just need to keep the chill off the air so you can set the temperature at 18 degrees C. This is the minimum healthy temperature for a bedroom according to the World Health Organisation. New Zealand research has shown that even one night in a cold bedroom can affect the ling function of children for quite some time.
Are portable air conditioners or evaporative coolers any good?
They may be less than half the price of a heat pump but are evaporative coolers any good. We do not sell this form of cooling and have not evaluated them but Consumer NZ didnt seem impressed.
Portable Air Conditioners
Portable air conditioners seem like a great option for small rooms or for tenants. They are portable in that you can move them from one flat to another but they're not that portable around the home.
Portable air conditioners look like a giant dehumidifer and need to have a flexiduct poked out a window - and of course windows have all sorts of openings and getting a snug fit without letting the mozzies in can be a challenge. If you own the home you may be able to make a vent or hole to accommodate the duct.
Some portable air conditioners are much less efficient than a high-wall split system so what you save in the product purchase may be lost in running cost.
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