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7 Benefits of a Heat Pump

Did you know that over approx. 30% of Kiwi household now have a heat pump? Heat pumps (also known as air-conditioners) are continuing to grow in popularity as they offer a huge range of benefits compared to traditional heating methods such gas boilers, electric heaters, fireplaces, etc. In this blog post, we’ll discuss these benefits and why they are a great investment for Kiwi homeowners. Energy Efficiency One of the biggest benefits of heat pumps is their energy efficiency. They use electricity to transfer heat, which means they consume less energy than traditional heating systems. In fact, heat pumps can be up to 300% more efficient than electric heaters. This translates to lower electricity bills for homeowners over the long term and a reduced carbon footprint for the environment. Heating and Cooling Heat pumps are not just for heating your home during the winter months. Given almost all heat pumps…

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Why Heat Pumps Can Still Be Useful In Summer

Not everyone in New Zealand will need a heat pump all year round. We get it. That’s the nature of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the differing climates between regions and differing needs of households. However, much like habitants in other parts of the world which are usually only known to use heat pumps during colder months, more Kiwi’s are choosing to use their heat pumps during summer months. We take a closer look at exactly why we think that is and why heat pumps can still be helpful during summer. They Help Keep You Cool While you might this it is obvious, this is sometimes an overlooked fact. Especially given the ‘heat pump’ name. Almost all heat pumps sold in New Zealand today (including all Mitsubishi Heavy Industries models) are reverse cycle. This means they’re able to both heat and cool your home making them perfect for all year round use.…

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5 Common Myths About Heat Pumps Debunked

While heat pumps have been around for decades and approximately 30% of all Kiwi households have one installed, there’s still a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding them and their use. These myths range from how much power they use, how much they cost to run, maintenance, what you can and can’t do with them, the list goes on. To try and clear a few things up, we’ve covered 5 main myths about heat pumps below.   Myth #1: Heat Pumps Are Expensive To Run While this is definitely one of the most common myths out there, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Modern heat pumps deliver approx. 300-400% efficiency. This means for every 1kW of power your heat pump uses, it can deliver between 3-4kW in heating or cooling. The more efficient an appliance is, the cheaper it is to run. Given this, the ECCA (Energy Efficiency and…

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6 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 is a bit of a multi-tasker and has a range of handy features and functions that you probably didn’t even know about. We take a closer look at 6 things you probably didn’t know Mitsubishi Heavy Industries heat…

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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 Heat Pump 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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5 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! The people’s choice of heat pump In their latest 2023 People’s Choice Awards, independent consumer advocacy group Consumer has named Mitsubishi Heavy Industries…

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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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