What’s Up With The Weather?
So far Christchurch has managed to escape the worst of the winter weather that has plagued the rest of the country. Our heat pumps have hardly had a work out!
Now it seems all of winter is set to hit Christchurch over one weekend!
Spring Sprung Early in Christchurch
Winter has been coming for a long time. Finally it seems, winter is here!
What Can You Do?
Here’s a handy, step-by-step guide for cleaning your heat pump. Carefully vacuum the filters and coil to remove dirt and clear the way for maximum air flow.
Check Your Outdoor Heat Pump Unit
Prepare Your Christchurch Home
Only Mitsubishi Hypercore heat pumps are guaranteed to pump their maximum amount of heat right down to minus 15 degrees Celsius. Hopefully it won’t get that cold in Christchurch, but the difference in temperature between 5 degrees and 0 degrees has a big impact on what your heat pump can deliver.
In the short-term, you may need another source of heating to top up where your heat pump is lacking. It’s not ideal, and slightly ironic that some heat pumps won’t work when we need them most. Up until now, it hasn’t been an issue in Christchurch and temperatures haven’t dropped low enough to impact the performance of most heat pumps.
This winter has been an anomaly, but even during regular Christchurch winters we don’t get many days where temperatures struggle to reach above zero. If you want a heat pump that will work on those rare occasions when freezing temperatures last, Heat Pumps NOW recommends upgrading to a Mitsubishi Hypercore heat pump.
Still, there is something to look forward to. Spring is nearly here and this cold snap isn’t set to last for long. In the meantime, prepare your heat pump as best you can for the wintry front heading towards Christchurch. Take care of yourselves and stay warm.
If you’d like your heat pump serviced, or you have questions about upgrading to a Mitsubishi Hypercore unit, contact the team at Heat Pumps NOW on 03 377 7393.