Energy Efficiency - Heating, Insulation and Ventilation NZ
Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

When energy-wise compared home heating running costs, heat pumps came out the cheapest, with a wood burner coming second, and an LPG gas heater was the most expensive.

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Heat pumps ranged in costs from 3-15 cents per unit of KWh of heat released. To be on the bottom end of this scale it is very important you size the appropriate heat pump and use a reputable brand with excellent star ratings.

How to get the best heat pump for you?

It is best to look at the star ratings. Simply put the more star ratings the more efficient the heat pump.

  • Use a quality brand of heat pump make sure it is the correct size. 
  • Make sure your home is well insulated
  • Make sure the heat pump is right for your climate and environment

Knowledge and experience in this area do help, because some heat pumps struggle to perform at cold outside temperatures just above freezing point. Varcoe is great at offering advice in this area due to our long history in the business.

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