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Heat Pumps VS Air Conditioners in 2022: Latest Guide

November 22, 2021 0 Comments uncategorized
HEAT PUMPS VS AIR CONDITIONERS IN 2022: LATEST GUIDE
In warm weather when your home or office space needs cooling, a heat pump and an air conditioner do exactly the same thing. They cool the indoor space by removing heat and releasing it outside.   In cold weather, when your space needs heating, traditional air conditioners cannot help you and most people would opt for fireplaces or electric heating and this can prove costly.
 
A heat pump can provide heating as well as cooling.

So how does it work? A Heat Pump is an air conditioner that can also work in reverse to provide heat. Without getting too technical, a heat pump can remove heat from the outside air and introduce this warm air into your home or office. If you’re not an HVAC expert, this part might not make sense to you… how does it remove heat from the outside air in winter? It can do so because even though people feel cold as outdoor temperatures drop, there is still some heat energy in the air. Heat pumps can absorb it and transfer it indoors to provide heat.

HOW DO AIR CONDITIONERS WORK THEN?
Similar to a heat pump, an air conditioner performs the same job of transferring heat from one place to another, however as mentioned before, an air conditioner is only capable of cooling. This means that it extracts heat from the indoor air and transfers the heat outside. The components used in this device are also similar to a heat pump which consists of an outdoor unit housing a condenser, compressor, and fan. The indoor unit includes an evaporator and a fan. A refrigerant circulates through the condenser and evaporator, absorbing heat from indoor air. The resulting cold air moves through the unit using the fan to cool the indoors.
 
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RUN YOUR HEAT PUMP?
This is the main reason for choosing A heat pump over any other alternative-heating source, Cost! Heat pumps are very energy-efficient; you can save quite a bit on your monthly power bills. Other than that, to those conscious about the environment, Heat pumps do not need fossil fuels to keep the heating going like gas or wood heating sources.
         
WHAT IS THE INSTALLATION COST OF HEAT PUMP?
The cost of a heat pump with installation depends on many factors, including the unit type, size of the unit, energy efficiency ratings, location where you need the heat pump installed, and the necessary amount of ductwork if any. The average price of a house heat pump with installation can vary from as low as $2,895 for back to back installation to as much as $15,000 plus for ducted units. We have A range of great specials on our specials page to choose from.

CONCLUSION:
We hope we’ve helped you understand the difference between Heat pumps and Air conditioners a little better. New Zealand is a great place to own a Heat Pump due to its climate. If you’re looking for a great deal on heat pumps in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and, Rotorua you are in the right place. Check out our specials page or call 0800 85 40 85.
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