Heat Pumps: Best Brands, Quotes & Installation
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Air conditioning and heat pumps.
Heat pump air conditioning is perfect for winter warmth & summer cooling - all at the touch of a button. Heat pumps are highly regarded as the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes and can provide summer air conditioning too.
We can review your needs, compare brands, discuss where your heat pump is best located and provide an obligation free quote. All our prices are for supply and installation.
Interest-free heat pumps.
Speak to us today about our latest heat pumps from only $1,699* which homeowners can use our 24 month interest free payment plan which makes it an affordable $71 per month! See Product Details tab for T&Cs.
For landlords and homeowners there are also longer term interest free options from a variety of banks.
If you are buying a heat pump or air conditioner, it is best to have it correctly sized and installed in your home and we offer free advice and no-obligation quotes plus information on what financial assistance is available.
The best heat pump brands.
Heat pump teams and coverage.
We provide heat pump advice, quotes and installation for most of the country with heat pump installation teams based out of:
|Northland||259 Port Road, Whangarei|
|Auckland North & West||2/237 Bush Road, North Shore, Auckland|
|Auckland South & East||349C East Tamaki Road, Auckland|
|Waikato||8A Quail Place, Hamilton|
|Bay of Plenty||62 Birch Avenue, Tauranga|
|Eastern BOP||19 Gateway Drive, Whakatane|
|Hawke's Bay||58 Wakefield St,Napier|
|Gisborne||7 Innes Street,Gisborne|
|Taranaki||25B Hurlstone Drive, New Plymouth|
|Manawatu||8/15 Bounty Place, Palmerston North|
|Wellington||121 Port Rd, Lower Hutt|
|Canterbury||35 Buchanans Rd, Christchurch|
|Dunedin & Otago||13 Edward Street, Milton|
Heat pump servicing.
We can service your heat pump to make sure it is working properly and efficiently. A great time to get your heat pump serviced is after a busy winter of use, and before the humid, high pollen season begins. We'll test and make sure everything is working properly and efficiently, give everything a good clean and tidy, and more.
Heat pump subsidies.
Warmer Kiwi Homes has heat pump 80% subsidies for eligible homes only in the Bay of Plenty area.
The subsidies are for:
- Owner occupiers only
- Already insulated houses.
- Built prior to 2008.
- For the main living room only.
- The living room must not already have a heating device (open fire, existing heat pump - working or not).
Finance & Funding
Heat pumps are considered the most energy efficient form of electric heating for NZ homes. We have a range of financial support available to make installing heat pumps in your home more affordable.
- One Smart Energy 24 month instalment plan
- Council Rates Programmes for Insulation & more
- ANZ up to 4 years interest-free
- Westpac Warm Up Loans
- Mortgage Top-Ups for energy efficiency products
- Q Card Finance
- Squirrel Money
7 questions & answers about this product
What types of Heat Pump are there?
Types of Heat Pumps
There many types of heat pump but the three of most interest and appeal in New Zealand are:
- Hi Wall/Split System Heat Pumps: These have the familiar long rectangular indoor unit that is mounted high on one of your internal walls. It is connected to an outside unit that includes the compressor.
- Floor Console Heat Pumps: A floor console unit heats a bit more quickly due in part to the fact that heat rises. They are a good option when you don't have suitable wall space for a wall/split heat pump as they sit on the floor instead.
- Ducted Heat Pumps: A ducted system which distributes heat to multiple rooms via ducts to roof vents.
How much does a heat pump cost to buy?
Heat Pump Prices
We have a range of heat pump air conditioners available to suit most budgets starting from $1,699 installed and increasing from that level depending on the heating output required, features, design and brand.
Three things to consider when comparing heat pump prices:
Does it include installation? The advertised prices and special of appliance retailers usually exclude installation cost. Typically the installation cost they add is around $750 for a back-to-back install so it's a significant factor to remember.
What size is do you need? The size heat pump required varies a lot depending on the room, state of the house, geography etc. Read our question about heat pump sizing. The smallest units are only sufficent for an office, medium sized bedrooms and only small lounges.
Which Brand Heat Pump and do you mind? For some homeowners and homes a brand can matter - it conveys trust, prestige, performance and some brands have more features, reliability and back-up than others. A living room heat pump is also on display for all to see and may influence perception of future buyers of your home.
Making Heat Pump prices more affordable
- We have heat pumps available installed from $1,699 for the 2.5kW AS26TACHRA/1U26MACFRA.
- We have our own interest free instalment plan available for homeowners covering 6, 12, 18 or 24 months. For the small model above this is $70/month over 24 months.
What size heat pump do I need?
Heat Pump Sizing
The size heat pump you need for your room depends on the size of the room, the number and size of windows and orientation of the room to the sun. Whether or not the home is insulated will also affect performance.
As each home is individual, a home assessment from us is necessary to ensure the correct size heat pump is quoted. A heat pump that is too large for a room can have as bad comfort and running cost implications as one that is too small.
Heat Pump Calculators
There are many heat pump calculators available from the very simple to highly complex.
Heat Pump Calculation for Rental or Potential Rental Properties
With the introduction of the Healthy Homes Standards for rental properties, MBIE requires that the heating requirement of the main living room is carefully calculated and met for all rental properties. Given that you home may one day be sold and used as a rental - it is best to get a correctly sized heat pump.
The MBIE calculator is extremely detailed and requires precise measurements of the room, walls and windows plus any adjacent spaces to determine the required heating capacity.
You can check out the MBIE Tenancy Services Heating Assessment Tool or alternatively have one of our team come measure it up for you and give you an obligation free quote.
How much does it cost to run a heat pump?
Heat pump running costs.
Heat pumps are not as expensive as you'd think to run. Heating your home with a heat pump can cost around $1 per day.
Using the government's GenLess Running Cost Calculator the 6 month running costs for a 3.5kW Heat pump on heating costs between $77 - 230 depending on how many hours per day you run it (3 - 9 hours). Check out our estimates for different sized units and running times and the basis for their calculations.
Heat Pump versus Electric Fan Heaters
For larger rooms, Mitsubishi Electric have estimated the running cost of a 6kW heating capacity Heat Pump with the cost of two 2.4kW electric fans to generate nominally the same heat output over 6 hours per day.
- $146.97 Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-AP50VGKD
- $544.32 2 x 2400W electric Fan Heaters
You can read the full details of the comparative estimates here.
Where can a heat pump be installed?
Correct location of your indoor unit is essential for optimum performance and for comfort. Placement of a high wall system:
- is ideally on an outside wall,
- should not be directly above where you will be sitting as it will create avoiding draughts and possibly noise nuisance,
- cannot be too close to the ceiling or an adjacent wall.
We are experts and can help you choose the perfect spot to install the heat pump based on the layout of your home.
What's the difference between a Heat Pump and an Air Conditioner?
A heatpump is a type of technology that is used in refrigerators and air conditioning units. They work by taking heat from one air source and transferring it to another using a sophisticated compressor, fan and refrigerant gases.
In New Zealand, because our use is focused on winter heating, "Heat Pump" has become a generic term for reverse cycle air-conditioners.
What brands of heat pump do you sell?
We at Brightr can give you a free quote on Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Haier or Rinnai heat pumps. These are all heat pump brands which have an established reputation in New Zealand and provide excellent after sales support with parts, service and warranty.
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3 customer reviews
The service and assessment all went very well and installation followed through too. The end result of the heat pump was well worth having.Lynn, Auckland
I love the heat pump, great investment.Stephen, Hawke's Bay
The salesperson was very informative available to meet with us after hours. He knew what he was talking about, provided me the best option available for the size of the house and why. The heat pump made a difference to my father's health and wellbeing. Installation was also speedy and efficient. My power bill has decreased slightly due to managing heat control efficiently as per the advice from the salesperson.Cherie, Taranaki
Download Heat Pump Factsheet
If you're thinking over what you need in heating or air-conditioning - download our handy factsheet with key info and Questions that people consider when buying a heat pump.
Free Quotes & advice on heating & cooling
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Happy heat pump customers
The assessor who I dealt with was really friendly and honest and was very informative about ventilating and heating your home and spoke about fixing root causes. Your company was quick and very clean and tidy when the insulation went in.Katrina, Otago
You are going to make this winter so much better for myself and my daughter. Last year we ran out of wood and had to use oil heaters and the bill rose up to $800. I am so grateful for you guys, I really appreciate what you have done for us.Fleur, Waikato
The assessor knew what he was talking about, provided me the best option available for the size of the house and why.Cherie, Taranaki
Heat Pump Installation
We're Kiwis helping Kiwis and we have professional heat pump installers that will install you heat pump, ventilation or other electrical energy efficiency products.
All our prices are for the supply and installation of your heat pump - some advertised prices are for the product only. The installation cost can vary from one home to another - the assumed cost is for what's called a "back-to-back" installation where the outside compressor will be located on the ground directly behind where the indoor unit is being positioned.
Heat Pumps Near Me
We quote and install heat pumps in the following regions: Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago. Our branch offices are based in Whangarei, Auckland North Shore, Auckland South East, Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.