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#233874 7-May-2018 18:50
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Just starting to get a few quotes together to fit a fully ducted system in our existing place, 12 years old. Anybody in the Chch area with any recommendations with who to try and who to avoid?

 

TIA. 


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  #2009452 7-May-2018 18:57
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I found the process of dealing with heat pump companies really difficult, as they din't seem to want the work. I decided to go for multi system, rather than ducted, partly  due to the heat loss you can get with ducted, and also don't have much roof space for the ducting tihckness that is needed. Also I believe multiunits can give more control, as you get an internal heatpump unit for each space


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  #2009455 7-May-2018 19:02
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I was (and still am) pretty happy with HPAC.

 

I was actually going to put in a fully ducted system - which they do.  They actually talked me out of it after spending time on site etc, convinced me that two split systems would save me $8-10k and work just as well to suit our needs.  I was skeptical, but I now agree they were right.  That is IMO honesty - talking a customer out of spending more than they need to - when the customer has indicated that they're happy to pay for something they don't really need.


 
 
 
 




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  #2009457 7-May-2018 19:03
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mattwnz:

 

I found the process of dealing with heat pump companies really difficult, as they din't seem to want the work. I decided to go for multi system, rather than ducted, partly  due to the heat loss you can get with ducted, and also don't have much roof space for the ducting tihckness that is needed. Also I believe multiunits can give more control, as you get an internal heatpump unit for each space

 

 

Thanks, all good advice and things to consider. Not 100% certain about Ducted, maybe 95% lol. But still, need to ask plenty of questions of those that visit and quote etc.


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  #2009501 7-May-2018 19:26
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I would ask to speak to the technical person at the heatpump manufacturer for advice first, before getting an installer involved. Some installers don't really know the best systems, and just use the basic calculators for calculating the size you need.  I used two installers, and both had totally different powered units for the same space. Whereas the technical people at the heatpump manufacturer can know a lot more, and have better systems for calculating your requirements, based on their products.  It is especially important if your house isn't just an average house with 2.4-2.7m  flat ceiling heights.




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  #2009505 7-May-2018 19:29
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Fred99:

I was (and still am) pretty happy with HPAC.


I was actually going to put in a fully ducted system - which they do.  They actually talked me out of it after spending time on site etc, convinced me that two split systems would save me $8-10k and work just as well to suit our needs.  I was skeptical, but I now agree they were right.  That is IMO honesty - talking a customer out of spending more than they need to - when the customer has indicated that they're happy to pay for something they don't really need.


Great to know. They are on my list to do a site visit.

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