To ensure the longevity and efficiency of your heat pump system, it’s crucial to schedule annual professional maintenance check-ups. These inspections not only enhance its performance but also help in early detection of potential issues, preventing major problems down the line.
The first step is to measure the room’s height, length and width in meters to determine its size. Multiply these measurements to get the room’s measurement.
E.g., if your room is 5M long and 3M wide, and your ceiling is 2.4M high, the volume would be 5 × 3 x 2.4 = 36.
Next, think about how much sunlight or shade the room gets. Is the room on the sunny side of the house? Is it behind tall trees Does it have big windows that let light and heat in or out?
These factors may mean you’ll need a stronger heat pump to heat or cool it properly.
Here’s a simple rule: multiply the floor area by 120-180 watts, but it depends on a few things. For most of New Zealand, use 120-140 watts per square meter.
Then, round it up a bit to make sure the unit is a bit bigger, in case things change later on,
Another thing to think about is how well the room is insulated, including curtains and windows. Poor insulation makes it hard to keep the room warm or cool, and you’ll need a stronger heat pump.
Or, if the room has good insulation, you can use a less powerful heat pump.
When choosing the type of heat pump, consider a floor console if you prefer heating at ground level and easy installation. Hi-wall units are versatile and common, suitable for most rooms.
Ducted systems offer centralized heating and cooling, ideal for larger spaces.