How to Choose a Heat Pump for a Smaller Space

Many people in Tauranga are enjoying making the shift to smaller homes. Some for environmental reasons, others for economic benefits, and more still simply to be practical. Tauranga is a great place to enjoy an incredibly beautiful environment without needing a mansion.

tiny home with a heat pump

With any significant shift like this, there are trade-offs to be made, with pros and cons depending on the situation.

One thing is for sure, though: You will still need heating and cooling – and summer is not far away. A small home with fewer windows for ventilation could create a stiflingly hot environment.

Goldstar is an expert in helping you to choose the perfect heat pump for your Tauranga home.

So, how do you choose a heat pump for a smaller space?

Heat pumps for smaller spaces need three key attributes. They need to be quiet. They need to be discreet, and you need to be able to direct the airflow to where you want it, or don’t want it.

Heat Pumps for small spaces need to be whisper-quiet

While most heat pumps are becoming quieter every year, two brands stand out the most. Daikin and Mitsubishi have the reputation for being the quietest heat pumps on the market.

Two great example units for smaller spaces

  • Sleep easy this Summer with the New Mitsubishi MSZ-AP25VGKD. Starting at just 18dBA, it’s New Zealand’s quietest heat pump ever – ideal for small spaces!
    On Special: $2,399 including GST & installation!*

  • Enjoy a whisper-quiet Daikin Cora-Series FTXM25UVMZ. The Daikin Cora 25 operates at only 19 dBA – perfect for going to sleep in your tiny home.
    On Special: $2,249 including GST & installation!*

Pro Tip: The closer to your head (sleeping position) the noisier the heat pump will seem. So make sure you balance effective cooling to help you sleep while keeping the noise levels low.

Heat Pumps for small spaces need to be placed discreetly

In a small home or room, space is at a premium. So you will need a heat pump that can be installed without sacrificing a practical living area.

Most of the time, you will be better off with a wall-mounted unit so that you keep all available floor space. However, there are times when choosing a floor console will result in a less visible and more discreet unit, as it is below the line of sight.

It really comes down to personal preference and the practical limitations of your space. If in doubt, ask our customer support team to view your room and make a recommendation.

Pro Tip: Hi-wall units are usually cheaper to purchase. Floor console units have a pleasing classic-style aesthetic that may suit older homes.

Heat Pumps for small spaces need to have a helpful airflow

Do you like a gentle breeze across your face during the night? Does it help you sleep, or will it keep you awake? How you position your heat pump could be critical.

When choosing your heat pump, consider where the airflow will go. Can you direct the airflow to suit your lifestyle?

You don’t want it to blow your newspaper around and you also may not enjoy cold or warm air blowing in your face as you drink your coffee.

Pro Tip: A floor-console heat pump is less likely to disturb your sleep, as the airflow is directed towards the floor or up the wall. Many units allow you to choose.

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* specials are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change without notice. To ensure the best specials in Tauranga, check our specials page.