Daikin Cooling and Heating Guide

When heating and cooling your home, choosing the right heat pump can be confusing. This guide will help answer any queries you may have when choosing the system that’s right for you.

Also remember your Daikin Specialist Dealer is here to help; They are heat pump experts with the knowledge and experience to help you choose the right heat pump for your home.

Basic Principles of Reverse Cycle Heat Pumps

Reverse cycle heat pumps can heat as well as cool your home. In fact, a Daikin reverse cycle heat pump, planned and installed by a Daikin Specialist Dealer, is one of the most efficient ways to heat or cool your home using electricity.


Warm In Winter

A Daikin reverse cycle heat pump absorbs heat from the outdoor air to warm the air inside; a more energy efficient heating technique than other, conventional heaters which have to ‘create’ heat energy.

Built with cold conditions in mind, Daikin heat pumps have an automatic defrost cycle for more effective operation. Even when the mercury drops as low as minus 10ºC, your Daikin can still heat your home.


Cool in Summer

A Daikin heat pump absorbs heat from the inside air and dissipates it outside, leaving your home cooler.  Advanced technology means your Daikin heat pump can continue to cool your home in temperatures as high as 46 ºC.


The `Ins And Outs` Of Noise Levels

Temperature is not the only factor that affects comfort.  Your heat pumps operating noise levels can have a major impact on comfort levels for your family.  Noise from outdoor units located near outdoor entertaining areas, or in close proximity to neighbours should also be considered.

Daikin continues to invest in and develop technology to reduce operating noise across our entire range because we understand that true comfort is more than just climate control.

For an accurate noise level comparison, speak to your Daikin Specialist Dealer.  They can explain the testing process in plain English, including the impact of different operating speeds, and the distance from which air conditioner noise levels should be measured.

The Value Of Professional Installation

Every home is different and so is the optimal heat pump solution.

Your Daikin Specialist Dealer is a heat pump expert who can evaluate your needs and advise on the most appropriate heat pump for your home, ensuring that you receive a top quality product that operates effectively and efficiently thanks to top professional installation and support.

Without expert advice you could end up with an heat pump that compromises both comfort and efficiency.

The Importance Of Energy Efficiency

As electricity prices continue to rise, heat pump efficiency is becoming increasingly important. Thanks to our continuous drive for energy efficiency, Daikin heat pumps, with advanced inverter technology, are one of the most energy efficient ways to heat or cool your home using electricity.

Daikin has a complete range of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) compliant ducted heat pumps. This means they fully comply with the standards stipulated under New Zealand law.

When comparing energy consumption for different heat pumps, remember there are different energy ratings at different heating and cooling outputs. Your Daikin Specialist Dealer can explain what the numbers mean to help you make a fair comparison.

Inverter Technology

Daikin inverter heat pumps use advanced fan motor technology to operate more efficiently than non-inverter models. Unlike a conventional heat pumps' on/off operation, A Daikin inverter heat pump works like the accelerator of a car, gently adjusting power to reach your desired temperature faster then steadily maintain it without fluctuations, for uninterrupted comfort and more efficient operation.

Efficient Operation In Extreme Conditions

In extreme climatic conditions the quality of your heat pump comes to the forefront.
 Daikin inverter heat pumps incorporate advanced technology designed to operate reliably and efficiently in even the most extreme temperatures.  They continue to help keep you cool when temperatures soar as high as 46ºC, and warm when temperatures reach as low as minus 10ºC.

Purify The Air

Daikin heat pumps not only cool or warm your home but can also purify the air inside it.  A quality heat pump would normally have a built in air-purifying filter that traps fine airborne particles (eg. smoke particles).  Some heat pumps have air-purifying filters that trap microscopic particles, decompose odours and even absorb and deactivate bacteria and viruses.

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world, as well as high levels of seasonal hay fever and other allergies.  This makes an air-purifying capability an important consideration when purchasing an heat pump.  Daikin is the only split system heat pump approved by the  Asthma Foundation (NZ) to display the Sensitive Choice butterfly symbol on their range of heat pumps.

A Sensitive Choice
Daikin Split System heat pumps are approved by the Asthma Foundation (NZ) Sensitive Choice® program and is the only split system heat pump to carry the blue butterfly symbol.

Inverter Technology
Unlike a conventional heat pumps' on/off operation, a Daikin inverter heat pumpworks like the accelerator of a car, gently adjusting power to maintain your desired temperature without fluctuations, for superior comfort and efficiency.

Built for Kiwi Homes
Most Daikin ducted indoor units are made in Australia to suit Australian and New Zealand homes.  A clever design means your indoor unit can separate into two sections, making it easier to maneuvre and install in even the tightest of roof spaces.

Efficient in Extremes
In extreme temperatures the quality of Daikin heat pumps comes to the forefront, with advanced technology that keeps you cool in temperatures as high as 46ºC, and warm in temperatures as low as -10ºC.