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How a Fujitsu Heat Pump Works

In order to understand why Fujitsu heat Pumps are the best heat pumps for Dunedin and its unique climate, we first need to understand how a heat pump works.

Heat pumps work in the same way your refrigerator does, but in reverse. You may have noticed that the back of your refrigerator is warm. That heat is coming from inside your fridge. An evaporator coil extracts warmth from the air inside, and transfers it out into your kitchen through the condenser coil in the back.

The same things happens with your heat pump.

A heat pump has two units: one inside your home, and one outside. Because it is outside all year long in Dunedin’s harsh conditions, it is critical that you have a heat pump that has been manufactured to last for years.

You will also want the best warranty to protect against any defects in parts, materials and factory workmanship.

The outdoor unit absorbs heat energy from the air outside your home – even on a frosty Dunedin winter morning. Due to dust and other pollutants moving around your home, it is vital that your heat pump has excellent filters to remove all unwanted and unhelpful particles from entering your home – and your lungs.



Heat energy (not air) is transferred from outside the house to the inside


This heats up the refrigerant within the outside unit which is then transferred to the inside unit. This process uses energy, and not all heat pumps are made equal. You will want a heat pump that has a reputation for being energy efficient.

When the inside unit draws your living room air over the hot coolant, it increases the air temperature. This cycle is repeated until the air in your home get to the temperature you desire.

In summer, the two units switch roles and heat energy is transferred from inside the house to the outside, leaving your room cooler.


Here are 7 reasons why you should trust Fujitsu Heat Pumps in Dunedin

Fujitsu Heat Pumps Have the Best Warranty

six-year-warranty On a cold Dunedin morning, the last thing you want is a problem with your heat pump. But if you do have a problem you want the best warranty and manufacturer support that you can get.

While other heat pumps brands in New Zealand offer a 3 or 5 year warranty, Fujitsu go the extra distance.

Fujitsu believe in the quality and reliability of every Heat Pump/Air Conditioner they sell, so they offer a full 6-year parts and labour warranty.

Fujitsu warrants the heat pump against any defects in materials and factory workmanship for a period of six years from the date of original installation, as long as the installation was completed by a current Fujitsu Customer.

The warranty also applies only to the original installation location.



Fujitsu is New Zealand’s Most Trusted Heat Pump Brand

Fujitsu Heat Pumps have been trusted by Kiwis to keep their homes warm and dry for more than 30 years, so it’s no wonder the company has consistently been voted a Trusted Brand.

Fujitsu were voted the most trusted Heat Pump brand in the 2020 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Survey.


Fujitsu Heat Pumps Have Cobalt Blue Protection

In order to ensure your heat pump lasts for years, the Fujitsu outside unit heat exchanger fins are treated with a standard chromate protection to inhibit corrosion, and a hydrophilic coating to reduce surface friction.

Then, they are specially coated with Cobalt Blue – to further protect against corrosion, to enhance the durability, and extend the performance life of your Fujitsu Heat Pump/Air Conditioner.


Fujitsu Air Filters Help People Who Have Respiratory Problems

08-Sensitive-Choice-logo Fujitsu’s advanced filter systems contribute to a fresher and cleaner living environment. So much so, that Fujitsu’s Apple-Catechin filters are approved by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ’s Sensitive Choice® Programme.

Fujitsu Ion Deodorisation filters deodorise and freshen the air by absorbing and decomposing common household odours such as common kitchen and pet smells.

Then, their Catechin Filter (sometimes called the Apple-Catechin Filter) uses static electricity to clean fine particles including dust allergens from the air.

Due to the quality of their filters, Fujitsu is recommended by Asthma New Zealand.



Fujitsu Heat Pumps Use a Highly Efficient Heat Exchanger

fujitsu-five-star-energy-rating Fujitsu’s performance is substantially improved by thin and high density heat exchanger and updated efficiency technology.

In fact, Fujitsu are so efficient that, according to Kiwi Heat Pumps, they have more Energy Star heat pumps than any other brand!

This results in low running costs and saves you money.

Fujitsu state that their Lifestyle Range is amongst the most energy efficient Heat Pump/Air Conditioner range they have designed. These Heat Pump/ Air Conditioners use less power than ever before.

With some models reaching a 5 star energy rating, year round comfort can be more affordable for you and your family.


Fujitsu Saves Money When You’re Not in the Room

All models in Fujitsu’s Designer Range have human sensor control, an intelligent feature which detects movement of people. Knowing when you are or are not in the room allows the heat pump to deliver optimum efficiency and temperature control.

When human sensor control is in use, if the sensor detects no movement in a room after 20 minutes, the Heat Pump will automatically switch to energy saving operation. By modifying temperatures the heat pump can minimise energy consumption.

When the heat pumps detects movement in the room, the Heat Pump/Air Conditioner reverts back to its previous setting.


Fujitsu Heat Pumps are Easy to Use with Smartphone Technology

Fujitsu-wifi-anywair Fujitsu Heat Pumps come with a slim and easy to use controller, giving you control of your climate right at your fingertips. With features such as low noise mode, economy operation and weekly program timers, tailoring your comfort needs has never been so easy.

But as well as the standard remote, you can easily operate your Fujitsu Heat Pump anywhere by smartphone or tablet. The heat pumps have a Wi-Fi device which allows you to remotely control your Heat Pump using the myanywAiR App.

The device is compatible with a range of Fujitsu Heat Pump/Air Conditioner units* up to 10 years old with an infrared receiver.

About McClelland Refrigeration

Dunedin’s Heat Pumps, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Specialists

For over two decades McClelland Refrigeration has been offering refrigerationheat pumps & air conditioning throughout Dunedin and Otago. Our services include heat pumps, air conditioning, cool stores and commercial refrigeration.

Contact us today for a quote, or call 03 477 0088

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