We're Heat Pump and Air Conditioning Specialists

As an independent heat pump sales and installation specialist we can offer you New Zealand's most popular heat pump brands such as Daikin, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Fujitsu. Each of these brands has been proven locally and internationally and these highly regarded manufacturers always stand by their products.

Because no two homes or families are the same, our experienced heating consultants will take the time to understand your particular heating needs and individual situation. With these leading heat pump brands to choose from we can find an effective solution for your every heating or cooling application. 

As you would expect from a specialist heat pump retailer, our sales team have extensive product knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the performance benefits of heat pumps. They’ll make sure you get exactly the right unit for your home.

Mitsubishi electric heatpump and air con

Heat Pumps Explained

Heat pumps work in much the same way as your refrigerator except there are two separate, but integral parts to the system. There is an outside unit housing the compressor that is similar to the exterior back of your fridge. It draws in warmth from the outside air even in cold weather. That warmth is then transferred inside your home using a refrigerant process through a piping system powered by an indoor fan unit. 

In summer, the reverse happens. Warm air is drawn from inside your home and expelled by the outside unit. This is why the system is also often referred to as a heat pump as well as an air conditioner.

In essence, a heat pump is really an air conditioner that contains a valve that lets it switch between "air conditioner mode" and "heat pump mode." When the valve is switched one way, the heat pump acts like an air conditioner, and when it is switched the other way it reverses the flow of refrigerant and acts like a heater.

Why use a Heat Pump?

No matter what the state of the weather outside, you and your family can relax in comfort every day of the year. Heat pumps are so versatile, and unlike gas and oil heaters that only heat, a heat pump will warm your home in winter, keep it cool and comfortable in summer and also remove excess humidity by working as a dehumidifier.

 

Humidity Regulation

Dampness and mould from humidity are the prime destroyers of furniture, drapes and chattels as well as causing unpleasant odours. The Mitsubishi Electric range has a DRY cycle function only in the cooling mode, where the indoor coil acts like a mirror in a bathroom collecting moisture and removing it via the attached condensate drain, performing the same function as a dehumidifier.

Keeping You and Your Family Healthy

Our range of advanced heat pumps can help to keep your family healthier all year round because they are cleaner, healthier and safer. They use a variety of air purification filter systems that remove fine dust particles, allergy-causing pollen and invisible mould spores, revitalising and refreshing the air in your home.

Remote Control Operation

At the touch of a button on your remote control, via a text message on your mobile phone or from an internet browser, you can select the exact temperature that suits you, keeping you warm and cosy in winter and cool and refreshed in summer. In fact, that’s all it takes to change from heating to cooling – no fuss, no hassle. You can also pre-set your heat pump to automatically switch on and off when you’re out, ensuring the temperature is just right when you get home.

Efficient and Economical to Run

Electric heat pumps are highly energy efficient and economical to run, saving on your home heating bills. Because heat pumps don't use power to create heat (they simply transfer the existing free heat in or out of your home) they can generate up to four times as much energy as they consume. Now that’s energy efficient! Besides, an inverter heat pump is not constantly running at full load, so it uses a lot less power, unlike many older systems.

Benefits of Inverter Technology

Most heat pumps use inverter technology which automatically controls the power output of the indoor heat pump unit by adjusting the speed and output of the outdoor compressor unit to match it. 

Unlike older air conditioners that run at a constant speed and power load, irrespective of the conditions, the latest heat pump inverter units adjust the amount of power they require based on the conditions at the time. 

Because they don’t have to constantly operate at full power inverter heat pumps are more economical and much quieter. Plus, you won’t experience the uncomfortable temperature variations that are normally associated with older, constant speed units. That’s one of the great benefits of inverters.

Inverter heat pumps are more efficient, and electricity companies like them because they don't create surges in the demand for electricity. In fact, the New Zealand consumer watchdog, www.consumer.org.nz strongly recommends inverter heat pump and air conditioning systems.

Choose the right Heat Pump for you

We sell and service all popular types of heat pumps, from the simple, quick to install wall units through to the fully integrated ducted systems. We have a heat pump that’s perfect for you. We could throw a pile of technical specifications at you, but you really need to get advice from one of our trained heat pump experts about which unit is best for the area you want to heat or cool.

 

But just to give you an insight, listed here are the main types of heat pump systems.

Hi-Wall Unit

These are generally the most popular residential heat pump systems in New Zealand. These systems sit high up on your wall, around 100mm below your ceiling. They are elegant and quiet, unobtrusive and out of the way. You can also install a Multi-Unit system, where just one outdoor unit can power up to four indoor units. This is a very efficient and quiet way to service up to 4 different areas.

Floor Console

These units generally sit on the floor alongside a wall. They are ideal for space heater or gas fire/fireplace replacement and can be recess mounted into the wall cavity giving a shallow profile for hallway installation, or where space is at a premium.

Ceiling cassette

The flush mounted ceiling units take up no floor space. With four-way air direction and adjustable air flow patterns, these units are more suited to larger floor areas. And being unobtrusive, cassette units blend well with any room décor.

Central Ducted System

Mounted in the ceiling space, these larger systems are designed to warm your entire home. Heat is distributed throughout the home by insulated ducts connected to ceiling vents. Airflow to each room can be individually adjusted to provide perfect comfort throughout your home.

Ceiling Wall

These are designed with all the features of the Hi-Walls, providing excellent room coverage. They are particularly well suited to high stud large room areas as they tend to have high airflows. A major benefit of ceiling units is they can be installed where wall space is at a premium.

Multi-Head Split System

Multi-Head Split systems are designed to allow several indoor units (regardless of capacity or type) to be connected to a single outdoor unit. This allows you to select the model best suited to each and every room in your home. The inverter Multi-Head Split system enhances exterior aesthetics by reducing the number of outdoor units necessary, while also providing you with an easy and economical way of adding indoor units at any time.

Heat Pump Installers

As an independent heat pump sales and installation specialist we can offer you New Zealand's most popular heat pump brands such as Daikin, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Fujitsu. Each of these brands has been proven locally and internationally and these highly regarded manufacturers always stand by their products.

Because no two homes or families are the same, our experienced heating consultants will take the time to understand your particular heating needs and individual situation. With these leading heat pump brands to choose from we can find an effective solution for your every heating or cooling application.

As you would expect from a specialist heat pump retailer, our sales team have extensive product knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the performance benefits of heat pumps. They’ll make sure you get exactly the right unit for your home. 

Some heat pump retailers sub-contract out the installation of their heat pumps, but we like to make sure the job is done properly, so we do all of our own heat pump installations. And once our professionally trained and accredited technicians have installed your heat pump, we’ll ensure you know how to operate it like an expert so you can enjoy the best of it, all year round.

We can install your Heat Pump!

We like to ensure the job is done properly the first time, so we do all of our own installations. By doing this we have complete control of the installation process and can therefore be sure that the installation is always carried out to the highest standard. Plus, you have a convenient single point of contact for advice or resolving any issues that may crop up.

We believe that selling you a heat pump is just the beginning. We’re not satisfied until our professionally trained technicians have installed your new heat pump to your complete satisfaction using only quality fittings and components. And when we’re finished we’ll leave your home just like we found it, guaranteed! 

We want you to enjoy your new heat pump all year round. A well-maintained heat pump runs more efficiently with regular service and maintenance, ensuring peak heating and cooling performance. Our annual maintenance contracts can minimise potential problems that may be costly and inconvenient, avoid premature replacement of the unit and ensure that the system is running cost-effectively at all times. A maintenance contract from HEL Rimu Electrical is affordable and convenient, giving you complete peace of mind and confidence in the knowledge that your heat pump will be operating at its peak performance all of the time. And you'll avoid those surprise service bills!

We're Heat Pump and Air Conditioning Specialists

As an independent heat pump sales and installation specialist we can offer you New Zealand's most popular heat pump brands such as Daikin, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Fujitsu. Each of these brands has been proven locally and internationally and these highly regarded manufacturers always stand by their products.

Because no two homes or families are the same, our experienced heating consultants will take the time to understand your particular heating needs and individual situation. With these leading heat pump brands to choose from we can find an effective solution for your every heating or cooling application. 

As you would expect from a specialist heat pump retailer, our sales team have extensive product knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the performance benefits of heat pumps. They’ll make sure you get exactly the right unit for your home.