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  # 1796137 7-Jun-2017 19:33
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having a ducted heatpump system i can HIGHLY  recommend putting the outlets IN the bedrooms. that way you can close the doors and the room still gets heated. if airflow is an issue with doors closed then trim 10mm off the bottom edge of the door. that way cold air will be drawn out under the door and the bedroom will "fill" with warm air.


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  # 1796478 8-Jun-2017 10:20
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Can you tell us more about your ducted heatpump? how do they work?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1796554 8-Jun-2017 12:06
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It's a 14kw fujitsu ducted system it has a double stacked unit outdoors and the inside unit is up in the roof space. We have 7 outlets in the ceiling one in each bedroom and three in the living area. It has two intakes with filters in the hallway ceiling . I was a bit hesitant at putting the indoor unit right above the kids bedrooms but it's fine noise wise. We can barely hear it running if at all. It keeps the whole house at a nice even temp. Best thing we put in our new house.
The only downside to the fujitsu is the dinosaur control system which came straight from 1986. No way of linking it into a home automation system etc. Thats one area they need to improve on big time.

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  # 1796610 8-Jun-2017 13:11
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Damm, sounds like what I need in my house.

 


Can you turn individual rooms on and off or is it all together?


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  # 1796624 8-Jun-2017 13:40
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Willuknight:

 

Damm, sounds like what I need in my house.

 


Can you turn individual rooms on and off or is it all together?

 

 

@Willuknight: totally depends on the set-up; many will install them as one single zone, but the option is available to control each room separately but the cost and complexity goes up as you'll be adding (a significant number of) automated dampers into manage airflow. Some units have built-in zone control (for example, the Daikin we have can control a number of zones), while others require additional controllers to manage the dampers/zones. We elected to have ours set up as two zones - 'bedroom' and 'living' zones (with the bedroom zone including the hall). We had intended on using it through the night, so planned to only warm the bedroom side being the only occupied one. In practice we've hardly used it that way, electing rather to turn on both zones in the morning and cope without heating through the night.

 

Just a word of caution - ducted heatpumps are a very complex beast, as I discovered, especially to retrofit to existing houses. so do your research! You can learn from others' mistakes (including my own) in other threads on GZ, eg:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=141&topicid=175823

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=141&topicid=173759

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=141&topicid=193422

 

 


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  # 1796699 8-Jun-2017 15:07
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Ours is just one big zone . The bedrooms are very slightly cooler(maybe 1 degree?) than the main area which is perfect for us. We can adjust it by altering the airflow with the adjustable vents in each room

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