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The Advantages of Ducted Heat Pumps Over Highwall Heat Pumps

When it comes to heating solutions in New Zealand, the debate often boils down to two primary options: ducted heat pumps and highwall heat pumps. While both have their merits, we at Heatwave believe that ducted heat pumps hold a distinct edge in several key areas. These include a less intrusive appearance, the ability to distribute heat evenly throughout the entire house, and more accurate temperature control.


Firstly, let's talk about aesthetics. In the modern home, appearance matters. Highwall heat pumps, while effective, can be somewhat of an eyesore. They need to be mounted on walls, making them conspicuous and potentially clashing with your interior design. Ducted heat pumps, on the other hand, are virtually invisible. They're installed in the roof or under the floor, with only the vents visible. This allows them to blend seamlessly with your home decor, offering a clean and uncluttered look. The vents can also be customised to your home from round diffusers which give great heat distribution to Linear diffusers which offer a very sleek non intrusive look.


Next, consider the distribution of heat. A highwall heat pump can only heat the room it's installed in. If you have a larger house or multiple rooms, you'll need to install several units, which can be costly. Ducted heat pumps, however, are designed to distribute heat evenly throughout the entire house. They work by pushing warm air through ducts that run to every room, ensuring a consistent temperature in all areas. This makes them an ideal choice for larger homes or those with open floor plans.


Moreover, ducted heat pumps offer more accurate temperature control. Highwall heat pumps can sometimes lead to hot and cold spots within a room, as they struggle to distribute heat evenly. Ducted systems, however, maintain a consistent temperature across the entire house. They come with advanced thermostats that allow you to control the temperature of your home down to the degree.


But the benefits of ducted heat pumps don't stop there. They are also quieter than their highwall counterparts. Since the main unit is located outside the house, you won't have to put up with the constant hum that comes with a highwall unit. Plus, ducted heat pumps are more energy efficient, reducing your carbon footprint and saving you money on energy bills in the long run.


In conclusion, while highwall heat pumps have their place, ducted heat pumps offer a range of benefits that make them a superior choice for many New Zealand homeowners. They offer a less intrusive appearance, even heat distribution, more accurate temperature control, quieter operation, and energy efficiency. At Heatwave, we're committed to providing the best heating solutions for your needs. If you're considering upgrading your heating system or building a new home, consider the benefits of a ducted heat pump. Feel free to contact us for more information or to arrange a consultation. We're here to help you make the best choice for your home and family.

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