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What airconditioning / heatpump do I need?
Every home is as individual as its owner in its requirements, choosing the wrong size for the room you need to heat can leave you cold and cost you more in power consumption.
The capacity and type of the air conditioning/heat pump that suits your situation best depends on many factors. The most important one is the area of the room, but also factors such as height of the room, location of the room towards the sun and glass area are important.
Insulation and building orientation are important considerations when it comes to potential heat loss. For example; an older home with less insulation will lose indoor heat far quicker than a modern well insulated home. A bigger heat pump system would therefore be needed to overcome this heat loss.
Because of the technical nature of correct sizing, Varcoe Refrigeration is more than happy to meet you on site or advise you from your plans on your best heating or cooling solution.
Heating and Cooling
Heat pumps can be used for heating and cooling.
The most obvious benefit of a heat pump system is its ability to energy efficiently provide warmth. This can be achieved with the simple touch of a button, on the remote from the comfort of your favourite chair or even from your phone through the wifi app. Heat pumps quickly increase the temperature of a room.
The “reverse cycle” refers to a heat pumps ability to work backwards. In addition to extracting heat energy from outside and bringing this in to your home, your heat pump also has the ability to extract heat from your home and transfer this outside (in the same way a fridge works). The term “air conditioning” is more commonly used for the cooling function of your heat pump.
Various Systems Available
There are various types systems available:
Split Heat Pump System
The split system is ideal in one room or area like an open plan living area or lounge. The split system heat pump has a single outdoor unit to one indoor unit. The indoor unit is either wall, ceiling or floor mounted. This is a single room solution.
Multi Split Heat Pump System
The multi split system has the outdoor unit connected to more than one indoor unit. This system is used when there is a need for heating in more than one room.
Ducted Heat Pump System
A ducted system is a larger system, designed to heat and cool a whole house. It has one outdoor unit and the indoor unit is usually in the ceiling or under the floor. It distributes warm or cold air through ductwork and small vents located throughout the home. This is a whole house solution.
Make your life more comfortable
Air conditioning/heat pumps enables you to make your home or work environment as comfortable as possible.
Not only can you control the temperature of your rooms, but you can also clean the air and enrich the oxygen levels. This feature works effectively on airborne and surface based micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and mould, thus ensuring a cleaner living environment. They are excellent for people who suffer from asthma and allergies.
Robyn and Paul Schoch
I had the pleasure of having a heat pump installed by Varcoe recently. From the original quote and measure up completed by Rob and the quick turn-around of the install by Harley, the service from Varcoe has been without fault, friendly and professional.
Varcoe must be proud to have such lovely hard-working people and their attitude and professionalism can only be a reflection of your company as a whole. I would not hesitate in recommending Varcoe.
Professional, prompt and friendly service. Thank you so much. I am happy to recommend Varcoe to all.
We wanted two heat pumps for our little new build. After much research we found Varcoe. They answered queries promptly and their online reviews were good.
On the day of the installation the two Varcoe engineers were just fantastic. Before starting work, they talked us through their plans and addressed our questions. The engineers were very professional. They worked cleanly and efficiently. I am really pleased with the finished product and would recommend Varcoe to anyone thinking of having heat pumps installed.
Could not have been more impressed from first phone call booking the service through to a very professional tradesperson turning up promptly, diagnosing the problem, going out on to the roof in the rain, keeping me informed the whole time and completing the job leaving everything nice and tidy.
We love dealing with Varcoe in Papakura. The team are quick and I was suprised at how resonable the bill was. They serviced our air con unit and all it needed was a clean. No trying to up sell or add ons. Just did what was required and said our unit was in excellent working order. Been using them for several years now and trust the workmanship. Trusted Mitsubishi Electric dealer. Thanks Varcoe
Albert’s Hair Salon
Thank you very much to the fantastic team at Varcoe Refrigeration for going above and beyond in helping us to get the Salon back up and running after our refurbishment during the Christmas break. My team and clients alike are very impressed with the overhaul you gave our heat pumps and are enjoying a much cooler salon.
Just to say a massive thanks to the crew that came & installed 3 new units at Archibald & Associates today. What a great bunch of guys that did an awesome job in the wet weather – very professional, friendy & knowledgeable about their product…..no mess & very polite!! Highly recommended.
Thanks for the prompt, great service. It made my mother very happy, which in turn made me the same.
We are delighted with our heat pumps and would like to complement you on your staff. Very professional, and pleasant to have in the house. We will definitely recommend your business.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my satisfaction with a job well done.
Your installation guys did a thoroughly professional and very tidy job and I was most impressed. Many thanks.
Cathy & Sean Eastwood
This is a quick note to say how pleased we are with our floor mounted Panasonic Heat Pump. I’m loving the fact that it is heating our kitchen/ dining room at the touch of a button and we are also feeling the flow on heat down to our family room.
The service we have had from you and your team has been exceptional right from the beginning. The two chaps that came to install our heat pump were professional, courteous and patient as I had a slight moment of indecision as to it’s ultimate location!
We will continue to recommend you to all our friends and family.
Tegan & Beau
From start to finish it was the best experience dealing with the team from Varcoe. John was extremely prompt and thorough with all communication. Something many other businesses had failed to do when we were looking. The guys that did the installation worked so hard all day/evening and were all so professional & friendly. Having the unit has made the world of difference to our business!
Thank you Varcoe, it was an absolute pleasure and extremely refreshing to deal with such a great business.
Helen & Rob Ferguson
Just a quick note to let you know how delighted we are with our heat pump – it’s keeping us toasty on these cold evenings.
We also want you to know that we have high praise for the service we’ve received from when you first came to see us, and the promptness of that, to the pleasant, efficient, helpful young chaps who did the installation neatly and efficiently.
Thanks so much. It’s a long time since we’ve had such a satisfactory service.
Varcoe have been looking after us for a few years now. They are very customer focused and responsive, starting with coming out to fit a couple of heat pumps at very short notice a week before Christmas for us! They also did a great job on a cutout of a new house for my parents. We continue to use them for ongoing regular maintenance of the units and are very happy with their work.
Lorna & George Hirst
Just a note to say thanks to you and your two fine young men who installed our heat pump last week. They did a fantastic job.
Julie & Peter Windram
Please Pass on to your team what wonderful service we received purchasing the 3 Panasonic Heat Pumps. From the friendly informative consultant to the men who did the installation, what nice, clean, trustworthy guys, it was a pleasure having them in the house. Many thanks to you all for the excellent service and great installation.
Hi There, I am writing this email on behalf of Clarks Beach Playgroup to thank you for your help with a reduced price installation. This made getting a heat pump a reality, and our families are very excited about finally being warm this winter. The installation was done very professionally and the place was left clean and tidy. Everyone at Varcoes has been fantastic to deal with, so thanks again for your help, it is very much appreciated.