HEAT PUMPS

ATL are your local Christchurch specialists in Heat Pump installation, repair and maintenance, for commercial and residential properties in Canterbury and Christchurch. Get in touch for a free, no-obligation quote.

The team at ATL believe that every home in Canterbury should be warm, comfortable and healthy.

​ATL is a company that prides itself on quality.  That’s why we have teamed up with some of New Zealand’s most respected heat pump brands to provide you with the perfect solution. Whether it’s a whisper-quiet heat pump for your bedroom or a fully ducted air conditioning system, we cover it all. 

ATL work with top quality heat pump brands, such as Mitsubishi Electric and Daikin. These heat pump systems are designed for Kiwi environments and lifestyles.

We provide completely FREE on-site consultations for heat pump installation in the greater Christchurch area and are more than happy to discuss what you want to accomplish with a new heat pump or ventilation system. 

ATL installers are approved by our heat pump partners, Mitsubishi Electric and Daikin. You can feel confident that your heat pump is installed professionally, and fully covered by its warranty. Our friendly installers are experienced, knowledgeable, and will always tidy up after themselves. 

 

Frequently asked questions

Which heat pump brand is best?

Mitsubishi Electric took top honours in the Canstar Blue ratings in November 2020, with Daikin following closely behind. 

It's important that you know what you are looking for in a heat pump. Top brands tend to have a longer, more reliable life. This more than makes up for the price difference between a high-quality heat pump versus a 'cheaper' unit. 

Do you really save money with a heat pump?

A heat pump can definitely save you money when compared with other forms of heating. 

Like any appliance, the savings you experience will be dependant on how often you use your heat pump. It is also crucial your heat pump is the correct size for the space you are heating.

Can I install a heat pump myself?

No. 

If your heat pump is not installed by an authorised installer, your manufacturer's warranty won't be honoured. An experienced technician should always be employed.  

A registered electrician is required to connect the heat pump to your switchboard. Should your home handy work result in any damage (such as a fire), your insurer will not accept an insurance claim. 

How long does a heat pump last?

Like any other appliance, a heat pump's longevity will vary between brands and models. 

A good quality heat pump can last 15 years or more, where are a budget unit may die 5 or more years earlier. 

Given the difference in price & reliability, you're always better off installing a top-quality brand. 

Why is my heat pump leaking?

If the weather has been warmer lately, you may notice your heat pump's indoor unit leaking. Condensation builds up in the units when producing cool air on warm days.

So why is your heat pump leaking?

  1. A blocked drain.
    Your heat pump needs to be serviced annually and cleaned quarterly. Dust and dirt build-up inside the unit, blocking the drain 

  2. A failed condensate pump.
    If your heat pump is not installed as a standard back to back, your heat pump may have a condensate pump. This pumps the water out when gravity can't do the job. Condensate pumps do not have the same longevity as a heat pump, so it may need to be replaced. 

  3. The drain has become disconnected.
    In some cases, a heat pump drain can come away from the unit, causing water to escape down your walls. 

If you have a leaking heat pump,  speak with one of our technicians

Can I use a heat pump to heat a whole house?

A high-wall or floor standing heat pump is designed to heat a single room. If you're looking for a way to heat your entire home, consider a ducted heat pump system. 

Alternatively, you could install a small unit in each bedroom and a larger unit in the living room.