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With their ability to keep you warm during winter and cool during summer it's little wonder that heat pumps are one of New Zealand’s most popular climate control devices.

Quiet, unobtrusive and easy to use, heat pumps are perfectly suited to New Zealand’s variable climate. They’re environmentally friendly, causing no pollution, and are highly efficient, inevitably leaving to savings on your power bill.

There’s something for every home, and every living situation, in our extensive range, and our friendly team can help you select the unit that’s best for your specific needs.

Types of indoor heat pump units

High wall unit

Placed high up on a wall, these are the most popular and economical to buy and suitable for almost every home. They’re simple to install and don’t take up any floor space.


Benefits of a High Wall Heat Pump:

  • High wall heat pumps are capable of heating and cooling greater extremes in temperature
  • Can provide cooling more efficiently than floor mounted systems
  • Are sometimes more cost effective for heating
  • They provide excellent levels of performance
  • Are very quiet


Considerations for installing a High Wall Heat Pump:

  • Do you have enough space on your walls for a heat pump? Some houses have floor to ceiling windows which can make if difficult to install a high wall unit.
  • Will a high wall unit ruin the aesthetics of your room? Some people prefer not to see the unit if it can be avoided.
  • Will it be easy to install on the wall in question? Is there a convenient and stable space for the outside unit? Is there room for the installer to move around easily inside?




Floor console

As the name suggests, floor consoles are mounted on the wall just above the floor. They are good for homes with high ceilings as they spread heat from lower in the room. They’re great if you’re replacing a night store or fixed gas heater as they cover the space left behind without having to redecorate.

They’re easy to install and maintain but can be slightly more expensive than a high wall heat pump even though they operate in a very similar way.


Benefits of choosing a floor console Heat Pump:

  • Floor consoles are used in homes that cannot work with a high wall, such as homes with tall windows.
  • They can be installed almost anywhere because cables and pipes can be run under the floor
  • Access to clean the filter is much easier, which can be helpful for the elderly or disabled
  • They are an excellent replacement for open fireplaces, log burners, or fixed gas heaters
  • Quiet yet powerful and highly efficient


Considerations for installing a Floor Console:

  • Will it be too close to furniture to the extent that airflow will be restricted?
  • As with high wall mounting, is there good accessibility inside and out?
  • Do you have sufficient floor space where it will not be in the way?
  • Does it look like it belongs or is it an eyesore?
  • Will it present a hazard for children or pets?



Ceiling cassette

Recessed into the ceiling, this is an elegant solution that looks good. You’re able to direct heat/air to any part of the room, as opposed to a high wall or floor console which can only emit heat outwards from its location. And come summertime, being located at the top of the room where warm air gathers, ceiling cassettes are very good for cooling.

Although not currently common in residential homes, it’s definitely worth considering if you want a compact, unobtrusive solution that leaves all your wall and floor space available.

All three of these options can be single split or part of a multi split system.


Single split benefits

  • The option of buying the most efficient models for each brand
  • If there are any issues with the outdoor unit only the one indoor unit is affected

Price range

Please note prices vary depending on the type and brand of heat pump chosen and include installation.


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