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5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Heat Pump Could Do

They keep us toasty warm while we’re bingeing Netflix or watching the rugby during winter and cool when we’re watching watching the cricket in summer. We love them. Many of us can’t live without them. You guessed it, we’re talking about reverse cycle heat pumps. Originally invented all the way back in 1901, the first heat pump was installed in a printing plant to help control both the temperature and the humidity which helped maintain consistent paper dimensions and ink alignment in the machines. Today, reverse cycle heat pumps are installed in around 30% of Kiwi households and are mainly designed to keep us comfortable all year round. However, your heat pump also has a range of handy features and functions that you probably didn’t even know about. In this blog, we take a closer look at 5 things you probably didn’t know your Mitsubishi Heavy Industries heat pump could…

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How Heat Pumps Can Help Remove Allergens

It’s that time of year. The days feel slightly longer, the air temp is a touch warmer and trees are flowering  – these are all tell-tale signs that Spring has arrived. If you’re an allergy sufferer however, it comes with a slightly more ominous sign – hay fever. Hay fever is the most common allergic disorder in New Zealand, affecting an estimated 1 million Kiwi’s and causing a range of issues including itchy, red and watery eyes, runny nose, constant sneezing and severe cases, headaches and drowsiness. It’s caused by the nose and/or eyes coming into contact with environmental allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, mould and animal hair. During Spring, pollen from grasses and newly flowering trees is the main culprit and can easily set off hay fever. Many of us who suffer from hay fever during this period and especially those who suffer all year round, know that…

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Which MHI Split System Is Best For Your Space?

Whether you’re looking at a heat pump for your lounge room, bedroom or home office, there’s plenty of things to consider. To help, we’ve put together a quick guide on the differences between our split system heat pumps, a summary of feature/functions, as well as a handy sizing chart, to help you decide which one is going to be the best solution for your space. Avanti series The Avanti is one of our most popular split systems. With 5 capacities available – 2.0kW, 2.5kW, 3.5kW and 5.0kW, the Avanti split system heat pump is suited for small to medium spaces. It comes with all the convenient features and functions that our split systems are known however, it also includes some additional benefits which differentiate it from our other split systems. High Energy Efficiency Due to its size, highly efficient components utilisation of R32 refrigerant, the Avanti boasts high energy star…

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7 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Heat Pump Running Costs This Summer

Summer has arrived and just like the last few, it’s going to be a warm one which will see Kiwis turn to their trusted heat pumps and air conditioners to stay cool. Even more-so this year with many people still working from home. While heat pumps are more energy efficient than ever, Kiwi’s still spend a large amount to run their to run their heat pumps during the summer months. So while we’re all looking forward to relaxing on the couch, watching the cricket, rugby or Netflix, no-one looks forward to a large electricity bill come March. To help avoid this, we’ve put together 7 helpful tips to help you stay cool while also keeping your heat pump running costs down this Summer. MINIMISE THE AMOUNT OF SPACE YOU ARE TRYING TO COOL Reducing the amount of space that your heat pump is trying to cool is one of the…

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4 Reasons to Choose a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Heat Pump

Whether you are in the market for a car, a new outfit, a TV or even a holiday (remember those?) we always want the best that we can afford, right? Well why would choosing a heat pump be any different? As we approach the warmer months and with many of us spending more time at home, you might be thinking about how you are going to stay cool and comfortable this summer while also staying nice and warm next winter. Obviously, a heat pump is a great choice but with so many different brands out there, how do you know which one to choose? To help, we thought we have put together a quick list of reasons why we (humbly of course) think you should consider Mitsubishi Heavy Industries! CONSUMER RECOMMENDED Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is incredibly proud to have several our products recommended by Consumer in their 2020 annual review!…

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Preparing Your Home Office for Summer

As we head into warmer months, with many of us still working from home, it’s important to ensure your home office as comfortable as possible. Not only does this help with mental well being (something we could all benefit from given these weird times), it also helps improve your mood and boost productivity. We’ve put together a list of 5 handy tips to help organise and prepare your home office for the coming warmer months. CREATE A DEDICATED WORK SPACE Creating a dedicated workspace that lets you separate work from your private life and helps maintain that work/life balance. At the end of the working day leave this space as you would your normal office and only return to it on the next day. While you can easily get caught up in checking that extra email or completing that extra task outside of work hours it is important to remember…

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Product In Focus: Bronte Split System Heat Pump

Ranging from 6.3kW up to 9.5kw in capacity, the Bronte series is a our larger split system heat pump. A customer favourite, the Bronte split system heat pump packs a powerful punch while also being quiet and efficient. It also includes the same convenient features and functions that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split system heat pumps are known for. But exactly why is the Bronte so well loved? We take a closer look at the the key points that we believe make Bronte one of the best split systems on the market. RECOMMENDED BY CONSUMER in 2021 In their latest 2021 review, leading consumer advocacy group Consumer has again recommended a number of Bronte models including the 6.3kW and 7.1kW models. Consumer analysed performance data from 256 heat pumps before rating them based on their heating and cooling efficiency, indoor and outdoor noise levels and performance in low temperatures.  The 6.3kW model…

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How to Use Your Heat Pump’s Timer Functions

We know the feeling. It’s a cold winter morning, you’re warm and cosy in bed and you can’t stand the thought of stepping out from underneath the covers. Or maybe you’re at work on a scorching summers day and want to ensure you come home to a nice cool home. Whatever the situation, your heat pump’s timer functions can help! Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ range of split system, ducted system and ceiling system heat pumps have several convenient timer and scheduling functions that can accommodate your individual needs. These can help ensure your home is the perfect temperature all year round and can also help save on running costs. We go through them below including step by step instructions. On Timer This timer allows you to set your heat pump to turn on at specific time within a 24-hour period. Use this timer to set your heat pump to turn on…

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How Heat Pumps Can Help Improve Indoor Air Quality

As we’ve covered in other articles, the quality of air we breathe has a large impact on our overall health and while there are a number of steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality in your home, did you know that heat pumps can assist? With everyone spending more time indoors, it’s now more important than ever to ensure you’ve got the best indoor air quality possible. We take a closer look at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’s ‘Clean Air Technology’, which is incorporated into all Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split systems and can help improve your indoor air quality and help keep you and your family healthy.   clean air technology What is Clean Air Technology? Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Clean Air Technology is a combination of several different, yet specialised components, systems and functions within Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split systems that are designed to work in synchronisation to improve…

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