Heating & Cooling Solutions for your Home. Make your Christchurch home the ultimate comfort zone with affordable ducted heat pump systems.

Keeping warm in winter or cool in summer has never looked or felt so good and all it requires is the touch of a button.

There are many different ways to heat or cool your home but the option taking off on the Christchurch market these days is the Ducted Central Heating system powered by a heat pump.

How does Ducted Heat Pump System work?

Ducted Central Heating is comprised of a central heating unit that distributes heated air throughout your home via a series of outlets that are strategically positioned in either the floor or ceiling.

Ducted central heating and air conditioning systems are designed to provide the whole home with central heating or cooling at a constant temperature throughout the entire house. The system is ideal for installing in new homes or retrofitted into existing homes and is a cost-effective and energy efficient solution for year-round comfort. The home is heated by warm air that is ducted to outlets in each room.

With a ducted heat pump system most of the hardware is located in the ceiling space with only a few vents in the ceiling being visible inside the house. Not only are ducted systems very discrete but they are also very quiet as there is no mechanical fan noise in any of the rooms.

With  wide range of outlet grills available  mean you can now achieve a sleek architectural design look at a much more affordable cost.

Ducted Heat Pump Costs & Installation Needs

Building a new home in or around Christchurch? Now’s the time to consider installing a ducted heat system as it can easily be installed at the build stage.  All that’s required is a cavity in the ceiling or floor for this system. There was time when ducted central heating was only an option for high end builds but that’s a thing of the past. These days most people can afford to install one for approximately $15,000 for a new build which is an equivalent to a price for a fireplace and 2 standard heat pumps which you can be found in most standard Christchurch homes of equivalent size.

Already living in a cold, damp house? Don’t worry, as a ducted heat system can be fitted into existing houses too, as older homes normally have roof cavities that make for a perfect install.

With only one unit outside, a ducted heat pump system can also reduce the amount of hardware around the house vs. several standard heat pump systems.

Smart Heating Solution with Individual Room Control

The addition of optional Wi-Fi Zone Control will enable your Ducted Central Heat Pump System to program and control up to 10 individual zones in your home, providing heating or cooling only to the rooms that require it. Built in sensor functions monitor room temperature, brightness and occupancy to maximize energy efficient use of the whole system throughout the home or just those rooms where it is needed. The touchscreen doubles as an Android tablet, hard wired, permanently powered and always there when you need it. By downloading an App most smartphones or tablets can turn into a wireless remote control, allowing you to control the system from the couch, from work, or from anywhere in the world. Comfort at your fingertips.

Can you have a fireplace in the house with such a central heating system?

Yes, you can. The system will automatically adjust a flow of warm air to the area heated by your gas fireplace or wood burner. You might want to add an electric fireplace with all your winter heating catered by the central ducted system.

Which ducted heat pump brand to choose from?

There are a few brands (Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Rinnai, Daiken) with some differences in specification, outputs, and control solutions. They have various price levels. We can access most brands available in New Zealand as well as many other central heating systems and match your needs with the appropriate system.

The best way forward is to contact our team, review your plans either in person or via email. Visit our Sydenham showroom or arrange for a free in-home consultation. 

Simply Heat is the heating solutions leader in Christchurch. Whether you are renovating or building, anywhere across Canterbury or Central Otago, get in touch or send your plans to our heating specialists for advice.