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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 their latest June 2020 review, leading consumer advocacy group Consumer has again recommended a number of Bronte models including the 6.3kW Bronte model (SRK63ZRA-W) and 7.1kW Bronte model (SRK71ZRA-W). Consumer analysed performance data from 228 heat pumps before rating them based on their heating and cooling efficiency, indoor and outdoor noise levels and performance in low temperatures.…

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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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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality In Your Home

With the colder weather and the lingering COVID-19 situation, now more than ever it’s important to try and keep ourselves and families healthy. While the basics are obvious – regular exercise, eating healthy, plenty of sleep – did you know that the quality of air we breathe also has a huge impact on our overall health? While we’d like to think that all the air we breathe in our homes is nice and clean, but the truth is that there are many hidden pollutants that still find their way inside our homes. These include dust, smoke, pollen, mildew, mould, bacteria and animal hair to name a few. These pollutants and fine particles can have detrimental health effects which range from lethargy, sneezing and shortness of breath to more severe long term effects such as asthma. With these potential effects known, it’s important to try and ensure that ensure the best…

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Controlling Your Heat Pump With A Smart Device

The increased popularity and continued improvement of Smart Devices and integrated applications has made it easier for us to maintain complete control of our homes. This includes controlling any appliance that is connected to your home network – including your heat pump! We’ve put together the handy guide below which gives you some helpful information around smart devices, your heat pump and just what’s possible when you integrate the two. What’s a smart device? A smart device is an electronic device that’s connected to other devices or networks (usually by Bluetooth, W-Fi or 3G) that can either operate autonomously or provide control over other devices or appliances. An example of this would be controlling your fridge, lights or other appliance using your smartphone. While there a hundreds of smart devices currently available the most common forms of smart devices found in homes today are smartphones, tablets, smart watches, smart thermostats, smart…

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Understanding The New Zoned Energy Rating Labels for Heat Pumps

With the Australian Government having announced a new Zoned Energy Rating Label (ZERL) for heat pumps we’ve put together a handy guide on what these new labels offer, how to read them, as well as covering some basics to help you choose the best and most efficient heat pump for you! What are energy rating labels? Energy Rating Labels (in one form or another) have been around for over 30 years and allow you to compare the energy efficiency and running costs of different household appliances before purchasing. What Is The Star Rating? The star ratings refer to how efficient a heat pump is in heating or cooling mode relative to other models of the same size. More stars means more efficient when compared to other models of the same size. Most heat pumps are given between 1 and 6 stars however as technology gets better, as does the energy…

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How To Clean Your MHI Split System Filters

Did you know, on average, we breathe in approximately 8,000 – 9,000 litres of air each day? As much as we’d like to believe that the air we’re breathing in is clean and fresh, research suggests otherwise. Think about all the different environments you are exposed to in 24 hours – your workplace, your local bus stop, shopping centre and gym. All these places have varying levels of pollutants and although you can’t control the air outside, you can control and improve air quality in your home. Your Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split system incorporates specifically designed filters that help capture allergens, smoke and other airborne particles as well as as reduce odour and suppress mould however to do all this, they require a little TLC from time to time. We recommend cleaning the filters on your heat pump at least once a season. However, cleaning the filters doesn’t have to…

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Product in Focus – Avanti PLUS Split System

Engineered by Italian designers and boasting industry leading energy ratings, the Avanti PLUS® split system is efficient as it is stylish. Boasting a huge range of convenient features, we’ve taken a closer look to determine exactly what makes the Avanti PLUS® the perfect solution for keeping you warm in winters and cool during summer. Recommended by CONSUMER  As New Zealand’s leading consumer advocacy group, Consumer conducts independent reviews of heat pumps and makes recommendations based on their performance data including capacity, cooling and heating efficiency and more. All models of the Avanti PLUS® series including the 2.0kW, 2.5kW, 3.5kW, 5.0kW and 6.0kW were recommended by Consumer NZ.   High energy efficiency delivers lower running costs Improvements in the internal design, in combination with the use of R32 refrigerant, has allowed the Avanti PLUS® to achieve impressive energy ratings. The 2.0kW model is currently the most energy efficient heat pump in…

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