SR329 Heat pumps in New Zealand (2015)
There has been a dramatic increase in the use of heat pumps over the last 15 years. This study examined a random sample of 160 households in New Zealand with heat pumps.
This study included site inspections, surveys with the householders and a year of data collection of heat pump energy use as well as the achieved indoor temperature and humidity conditions.
Overall, there was a very high degree of satisfaction within the householders. Over 94% of them would recommend a heat pump to their friends or family. Over three-quarters of them found them convenient and easy to use. The survey also found 42% described the heating performance as excellent. However, only 15% described the running costs as excellent.
|Author||Lisa Burrough, Kay Saville-Smith and Andrew Pollard|