Recent New Zealand weather has been hot, wet and muggy. No matter where you live, humidity can be an issue. Whether you live in a hot and muggy climate or a cold and damp one, too much moisture in the air can be uncomfortable and even unhealthy. 

One such solution is getting a dedicated dehumidifying unit. However, this can be an expensive purchase for something that will be used seasonally. Heat pumps are an excellent way to control humidity levels in your home and keep you comfortable even on the hottest of days.

How It Works

Heat pumps are a type of air conditioning system that uses a reversing valve to change the direction of the refrigerant flow. This allows the heat pump to both heat and cool a space, making it a great solution for year-round comfort. But what many people don’t realise is that a heat pump can also be used to dehumidify the air in your home.

When air is cooled, it can’t hold as much moisture. This is why we often feel cooler and more comfortable when the air is dry. A heat pump works the same way, cooling the air and removing the excess moisture. This is especially beneficial during the summer months when humidity levels are at their highest. By using a heat pump to dehumidify the air, you’ll feel more comfortable and your home will be more energy efficient.

Benefits To Using A Heat Pump As A Dehumidifier

Heat pumps can be especially useful in humid climates where cooling the air alone isn’t enough. During these times, a heat pump can be used in combination with an air conditioner to provide both cooling and dehumidifying benefits. This will help you feel comfortable and also reduce the amount of energy used to cool your home.

Another great benefit of using a heat pump to dehumidify your home is the improved indoor air quality. High humidity levels can promote the growth of mould and mildew, which can be hazardous to your health. By removing the excess moisture from the air, you can significantly reduce the risk of these health hazards.

Finally, using a heat pump to dehumidify your home can also help to reduce allergens in the air. Dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens thrive in a humid environment. By reducing the humidity in your home, you can help to reduce the number of allergens in the air and make your home more comfortable.


Overall, using a heat pump to dehumidify your home can be a great way to improve your comfort and save energy. Not only will you stay cooler and more comfortable, but you’ll also be protecting your health and the health of your family. It’s a great way to get the most out of your air conditioning system and keep your home comfortable all year long.


Contact McClelland Refrigeration

Make sure you get professional advice before having a heat pump installed.

Call us today on 03 477 0088 or simply request an appointment for us to come and recommend the best heat pump for your specific room.