Heat Pumps

Home Discussions Consumer Heat Pumps

This topic contains 298 replies, has 68 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of silverfern silverfern > 7 days ago.

Viewing 10 posts - 41 through 50 (of 299 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #105687
    Profile photo of Bryan
    Bryan
    Member
    Member since: October 28, 2006
    Topics: 14
    Replies: 11584

    I really have no idea how much ours costs to run but it is efficient we have an average sized 3 b/rm house and heat the whole house in winter plus cool it in the summer if it gets too hot. As far as we are concerned it is the best investment we have ever made in the electricity appliance side.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #105688
    Profile photo of Pixie
    Pixie
    Member
    Member since: July 14, 2006
    Topics: 5
    Replies: 751

    Bryan, couldn’t agree more. Pixie

    #105689
    Profile photo of sophiecat
    sophiecat
    Member
    Member since: December 1, 2007
    Topics: 5
    Replies: 530

    We have two Daikin heat pumps. HRV in all rooms had them for 3years now very pleased with it all, bills very reasonable, HRV stops all condensation and keeps the house dry and warm. We have 3 double bedrooms, large lounge dinning room and kitchen, we never close any doors in the house because of the cats so the heat from the pumps flows around all the rooms. Coming from the UK we were used to double glazing and central heating, very expensive. Up here north of Auckland it never gets what we call very cold, so the pumps are only on for 2/3 hours in the mornings and evenings, we personally would not now be without either.

    #105690
    Profile photo of bobbity
    bobbity
    Member
    Member since: September 14, 2006
    Topics: 38
    Replies: 5582

    Sounds good Sophie. Down in the much colder areas I can imagine they would be on for a lot longer, but a dry house is a warm one, and that is far better for people with asthma etc.

    I should imagine that the power bill would be horrendous for some, esp down the line

    [pixie..how come yours is so low in cost to run…

    #105691
    Profile photo of Pixie
    Pixie
    Member
    Member since: July 14, 2006
    Topics: 5
    Replies: 751

    Bobbity, it’s difficult to compare running costs of heat pumps; I guess it depends on the amount of time they are used plus the price of power in different areas. We only need the heat pump on from about 6pm to when we go to bed around 10pm. We set it to come on automatically each morning at 7 am and turn it off at 9am when we get busy and stop lying around lol. But the most we paid this winter was $40 a month.

    #105692
    Profile photo of Bryan
    Bryan
    Member
    Member since: October 28, 2006
    Topics: 14
    Replies: 11584

    The experts (if there is such a thing) say that on average that for each $1.00 spent to run a heat pump you get $3.00 worth of heat if you had used an ordinary heater. Weather or not this is true I don’t know, but we don’t find them over expensive compared to the gas heaters we had previously.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #105693
    Profile photo of Pixie
    Pixie
    Member
    Member since: July 14, 2006
    Topics: 5
    Replies: 751

    I do think that Heat Pumps are more efficient than any other form of heating and cost less than gas, and certainly wood which, after all, only goes up in smoke leaving the room cold again. Cheers Pixie

    #105694
    Profile photo of bobbity
    bobbity
    Member
    Member since: September 14, 2006
    Topics: 38
    Replies: 5582

    yes the wood fires are wondeful while you’re sitting over them and enjoying those lovely flames, but yes..a cold ending. Also people hate to go to bed and leave them.

    The person with extreme costs during the winter are probably counting hot water and oven cooking etc besides the heat pumps, and that may be what’s sending the bills way up. maybe also driers…

    #105695
    Profile photo of Bryan
    Bryan
    Member
    Member since: October 28, 2006
    Topics: 14
    Replies: 11584

    Ah, cloths dryers, We purchased a new one in 1992 when the laundry was remodelled. I think it may have been used about 12 to 15 times, and when it was it was to dry my kids or grand kids cloths. We have an old wooden cloths hoist hanging from the ceiling in the hallway. Best thing since sliced bread (Actually before) as the saying goes, and it costs nothing to run. A marvel in the winter.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #105696
    Profile photo of Pixie
    Pixie
    Member
    Member since: July 14, 2006
    Topics: 5
    Replies: 751

    We have a conservatory, a fantastic place for drying clothes even in the winter. Cheers Pixie

Viewing 10 posts - 41 through 50 (of 299 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.