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Heat Pumps vs Traditional Furnaces: Which Is More Efficient?

Although it may seem like an obvious answer – heat pumps must be more efficient than traditional furnaces given their advancements in technology – this isn’t necessarily true. Their comparative efficiency can vary based on a number of factors, like the type of heat pump and the heating requirements of your home. Plus, it’s important to remember that climate also affects your home’s heating systems. It just so happens that the temperate climate of New Zealand lends itself to highly functional heat pumps!

Bearing these factors in mind, we at Comfort Solutions are here to break down the differences in efficiency between a heat pump – like the famed Panasonic ducted heat pump that we provide – and traditional furnaces. Read on for more.

Heat Pumps

For a temperate climate, like the kind experienced by our Auckland customers, heat pumps are extremely efficient. They can transfer heat between the air or the ground and your home rather than generating it, keeping your property at the perfect temperature. Generally, for both air source and geothermal heat pumps, they produce more heat than the electricity they consume, testifying to their efficiency.

Still, as we’ve touched upon above, heat pumps are most efficient in areas without extreme summers or winters. They can struggle to provide sufficient heat when pushed to these extremes, and other heating sources would be required for your home, which reduces a heat pump’s efficiency.

Traditional Furnaces

The more modern and high-efficiency your gas or oil furnace is, the more energy efficient they’ll be. Certain traditional-style furnaces made nowadays convert a significant portion of their fuel into heat. Nevertheless, unlike ducted heat pumps, the older they are, the less efficient and eco-friendly they become. Because traditional furnaces burn fuel to generate as much heat as possible, they often release harmful emissions into the environment.

Sometimes, though, purchasing a traditional furnace isn’t a choice, but a need. If you live in a cold region, these furnaces don’t rely on external temperature conditions to produce heat. In this way, traditional furnaces are more efficient than heat pumps.

Simply put, choosing between a heat pump and a traditional furnace for your home depends on your requirements, the climate where you live, the initial cost of installation and, above all, your personal preferences. Indeed, you may opt for a heat pump over a traditional furnace because of their eco-friendly qualities!

To find a ducted heat pump at low cost, look to Comfort Solutions in Auckland at your earliest convenience. We provide quality Panasonic ducted heat pumps and much more, at affordable prices that you can trust. Contact us for more information, today.

Will Adding A Ducted Heat Pump System In A Renovation Save Costs?

A professional home renovation is a surefire way to boost the value of your home as well as comfort levels. Part of that comfort is attained by having an ideal temperature all year round and a renovation is a perfect time to install a ducted heat pump to achieve that. The convenience and cost will be absorbed into the general building work which is a double win for you.

A ducted heat pump or air conditioner will add enormous value to your home so let’s at their total benefits.

An Overview Of Ducted systems

  • They are simple to use
  • The zone control gives you lower energy consumption
  • The systems are quieter than split systems
  • A heat pump, specifically, delivers substantially more energy savings

If you choose to install your ducted system while renovating you save a lot of money, time and disruption as the system can be installed in the ceiling cavity.

One of the biggest advantages of a ducted heat pump or air conditioner is that it can be tailored to serve as many areas of your home as you want. A good-sized family home will battle to be serviced uniformly with a couple of split units.

Your ducted system will cool or warm every nook and cranny and it can be customised in each room for the individual comfort of everyone.

How Does A Ducted System Work?

A ducted system is based on a central heating or cooling system. It has an internal fan that can be installed in the roof space and steadily distributes the treated air throughout the ducts and is finally controlled at each outlet.

Temperature, timers, fans and other settings can be adjusted on a wall controller.

Your ducted system can be scheduled to turn on before the heat outside builds up so that you don’t need a huge power push to drop the interior temperature. It can then automatically turn off at sunset or whenever you want – saving on energy bills.

The outdoor unit is mounted on an outside wall with the indoor unit and ducts in the ceiling. The only visible components are the discreet vents in the ceiling.

The Ceiling Ducts

The positioning of the vents in the ceiling is a strategic position as the heating or cooling is distributed far more easily from that position. The ducted system is more proficient at measuring the interior temperature which means that you don’t have wasted heating or cooling costs. If you are using a ducted heat pump, the cost is reduced & energy wastage is reduced even more dramatically.

Get superior interior comfort, a huge boost to your property’s value and great savings while helping the environment.

Install a ducted heat pump during your renovation & save on cost. Talk to our team today.

Living in Auckland? Invest in a Ducted Heat Pump System this Summer

If you live in Auckland, you’ll know just how hot and stuffy our summers can be. It can mean working from your office, or even relaxing at home, quite unbearable if you don’t have the right temperature control solutions in place.

With this summer set to be one of the hottest yet, there is no better time in Auckland to invest in ducted heat pumps! So what are some of the benefits of ducted heat pumps, and what makes them worth investing in?

Complete Climate Control

The main and obvious advantage of investing in a ducted heat pump system is the fact that you will have complete climate control. Too hot? Adjust the temperature. Too cold? Adjust the temperature. It is just as easy as that. And with the right temperatures, you should find that you are always comfortable and may be able to work more efficiently too!

Clean Air

Prioritise your family’s health! Ducted heat pumps filter the incoming air, thus improving the overall air quality for a better breathing experience.


When it comes to heating and cooling your home in Auckland, ducted heat pumps are the most efficient solution. They use a minimal amount of energy, meaning that they are good for the environment, as well as your energy bill at the end of the month!


Unlike some other heating appliances, ducted heat pumps are very safe, even when you have small children and pets around. No hot surfaces to burn little hands on!

Increase Your Property’s Value 

By investing in a ducted heat pump system, you are automatically increasing the value of your home. And if you ever decided to sell your home, many potential buyers would look at your ducted heat pump system as an attractive feature!

Comfort Solutions Auckland: Our Ducted Heat Pump Solutions

Here at Comfort Solutions, we take care of your ducted heat pump installation from start to finish. We’re able to recommend which models would best suit your needs. We also provide maintenance services to ensure that your ducted heat pump system runs in optimal condition.

Living in Auckland and looking to invest in ducted heat pumps for your home or office? Get in touch with the professional team at Comfort Solutions today at We specialise in making your home or office as comfortable as possible through climate control.

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