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Topic # 240345 3-Sep-2018 14:22
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Hi all

 

I'm in Hamilton and looking to get some heatpumps installed in my house. Does anyone have any recommendations of suppliers/installers here in the 'Tron?

 

I've had  couple of guys out to quote a few weeks ago. One came back with a quote that didn't really match the options we had discussed on site, which makes me question his attention to detail. The other guy hasn't responded at all as yet.

 

I picked them from a Google search, and because I recognised the name of one of the companies from their work around my workplace. I can pick some more outfits at random from the internet/phonebook/whatever, but I'd be interested to hear any feedback from other Hamiltonians about companies they'd recommend or recommend to avoid.

 

Thanks!


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  Reply # 2083254 3-Sep-2018 14:51
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Check out nocowboys.co.nz.

 

I have Panasonic and Mitsubishi Heatpumps. I rate both. I don't like Fujitsu. I wouldn't get one now without Wifi Control so I can turn on and off from my smartphone.

 

 




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  Reply # 2083289 3-Sep-2018 15:21
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networkn:

 

Check out nocowboys.co.nz.

 

I have Panasonic and Mitsubishi Heatpumps. I rate both. I don't like Fujitsu. I wouldn't get one now without Wifi Control so I can turn on and off from my smartphone.

 

 

Quote I have so far is for Daiken, and Wifi is $240 extra per indoor unit. Not sure if smartphone access is worth an extra $700+.


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  Reply # 2083291 3-Sep-2018 15:22
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There are cheaper ways to solve this problem, but not branded solutions through the manafacturer.

 

 


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  Reply # 2083330 3-Sep-2018 16:02
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Goldstar were pretty good with the quotes we got recently. Haven't installed anything as we are trying to decide on heatpumps or other heating solutions. If we go other solutions we will need to reassess the heatpumps for backup/cooling only.

 

We used EES in our last house, years ago and they were pretty good as well.


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  Reply # 2083374 3-Sep-2018 16:39
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Got ours through Heathcoates. No complaints, was a competitive price and met all expectations as far as service and installation.




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  Reply # 2083593 4-Sep-2018 09:55
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scuwp: Got ours through Heathcoates. No complaints, was a competitive price and met all expectations as far as service and installation.

 

Did you get quotes from other vendors?


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  Reply # 2083778 4-Sep-2018 12:52
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I like my older Daikin better than my newer and on paper more efficient Fujitsu Nocria. The Nocria is very loud.

 

I use a Broadlink RM Pro for automation. It's ok. The codes that it finds don't have a low fan speed or super quiet, so it's fine for getting things started when we're not home, but we need to adjust when you're home. You can get your own remote loaded by learning the remote commands but the interface in the app sucks. I would pay more for a good OEM solution - mine are old enough that apps didn't exist for heat pumps when I was putting them in.

 

I'd look at a ducted unit for whole house warmth, ideally zoned, rather than individual units. I've found that in a well insulated house keeping the heat on all the time doesn't much more than turning it on morning and night. Can't say exactly how much as haven't calculated it, but it's minimal enough I don't care - guess extra 25% for heating, which is worth it to us to always be warm.





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