Types of Heat Pumps

Heat Pump Installation Dunedin

Choosing a heat pump isn't always an easy decision to make.

There are plenty of factors to consider to make sure you choose the right heat pump for you. Variables like your room size, number of rooms, your heating requirements and whether you have single, split, or multi-story building all need to be considered. 

We will discuss the best options for you, to make sure you have the most efficient and cost effective unit for your property - and your lifestyle. 



These sit on the floor parallel to a wall.

They must be sited so furniture does not obstruct the airflow, and should be located where they can distribute the warm air to as much of the house as possible.

Filter cleaning is a breeze.

Toshiba have outlets at the top and bottom of the unit that allows air to spread at floor level and rise through your room.


High wall units are the most common heat pumps in New Zealand. They are usually long and thin and mounted close to the ceiling. This enables the unit to circulate enough air to heat a room evenly.

They should be carefully located in a room so the airflow can reach as much of the room as possible.

Consideration needs to be given to your normal seating area in the room so you have minimal disruption with fan noise while watching TV.

Operated with a hand held infra-red remote controller you can access instant heat or cool at the touch of a button.

These units take up no floor space and deliver flexible and convenient solutions to almost any commercial or residential setting. 


With a Multi-Split System Heat-Pump you have the flexibility to choose the perfect indoor unit for each room. These models are designed to allow several indoor units to be connected to a single outdoor unit. This enables you to choose the model that is most suitable to each individual room in your home.

You may want a super quiet low-capacity unit for a smaller bedroom but a stylish higher-capacity unit for the larger living room.

This system makes this possible.

When you install this heat-pump system you not only reduce the number of outdoor units required, but you have the option of adding more indoor units at any time.

All units on our multi-room systems allow individual control of air conditioning in each space, so you can adjust the temperature to suit the required comfort levels of that space. This allows you to ensure that each unit is only operating when needed.

Multi-split systems can be cheaper than having separate external units for different parts of the house - but there may be extra installation costs with longer piping runs and some extra control complexity.


Ceiling mounted units take up no floor space and for that reason have become the most popular choice for New Zealand homes. A ceiling cassette heat pump offers a lightweight unit that sits within your ceiling space and only the grille is visible.

The discrete nature of this unit has seen its popularity increase in both home and office installations.

With four way multi-directional airflow outlets the cassette delivers even airflow distribution to either heat or cool your area. Due to their positioning, four way air direction and adjustable air flow patterns, the cassette units are more suited to larger floor areas in residential spaces or offices.

Complete with a long-life inbuilt filter that can be used for up to 2,500 hours, the cassette is able to remove dust and contaminants keeping air fresh and clean.

The cassette comes with the choice of either an infra-red remote 12-hour controller or a wired LCD wall-mounted 7-day controller for ease of use. 


For tight installation spaces our ducted concealed ceiling heat-pump units are the ideal option. These units are mounted in the ceiling space and are virtually unseen except for the presence of the supply and return air grilles. 

Created with energy efficiency in mind, the ceiling units offer low-energy consumption and are the key to cost-effective heating and cooling.

Inbuilt filters keep the air clean by removing dust and particles - maintenance is as simple as vacuuming the grille exterior.


WI-FI is the most advanced solution to remotely manage your system from your mobile device such as IPhone, Android, Tablet, Laptop or PC. 

This technology enables you to keep track of the current room temperature of your home or office, control and check the unit (even once you have left the property) and gives you automatic updates so you can stay up-to-date with changes.

Dunedin Heat Pumps - Professional Installation, Repair and Service

Smyths Living is committed to changing how we heat and cool our homes by installing hundreds of Heat Pumps in Dunedin and all over Otago. As your local Dunedin heat pump contractor, we value you as a customer and our team of professionals is working hard to make sure that you get great prices, top quality products and the installation service you need. 

Why Choose A Heat Pump - Benefits of Home Heat Pumps

Do you feel like you are living in a freezer during winter? Does your power bill seem to soar in the colder months? If so, you may need to think about having a heat pump heat your house. According to the EECA website, Heat pumps are the most energy efficient and convenient way to heat your home. A professionally installed heat pump can produce much more heat per unit of electricity than a conventional heater. Heat pumps can be more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat your home. Heat pumps can also cool and dehumidify your house during hotter months.

Since most houses vary by size and occupancy, it is important that you have a heat pump that will work for your needs. Smyths Living has professional heat pump installers that can come to your house and ensure you receive the most suitable heat pump for your home and budget.

Make an appointment for one of the Smyths Living's Heat Pump specialists to visit your house in Dunedin.

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