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Why install a Heat Pump in your home?

19 Nov 2020 Services Heat Pumps Air Conditioning Ulverstone Launceston Hobart

Unlike some areas of Australia, Tasmania displays four very distinct seasons each year. They each have their own special features and offer up varying challenges in keeping our homes comfortable. While winter in Tasmania can be bitterly cold, summer can be stifling with a hot, dry heat that can last all night.

Installing a heat pump in your home can help you and your family to meet the challenges of every season and stay comfortable.

Heat pumps have many benefits over traditional heating systems, such as wood heaters, gas heaters and radiant heaters. Here are just a few:


In Tasmania we call them “heat pumps”, but in other parts of the world they are known as reverse-cycle air conditioners. And herein lies the “big kahuna” of benefits. A heat pump can warm your home in winter and keep it cool in the summer. The one single unit can handle both functions with ease and energy efficiency.

At the click of a button you can go from a toasty 25 degrees Celsius to a cool and comfortable 18 degrees. And vice versa.

Simple, easy, quick.


Heat pumps are highly energy efficient. Once it has warmed or cooled your home to your desired temperature, the system ticks over just enough to maintain that temperature. Heat pump systems have advanced a great deal over the past few years to include technology such as sensors that detect when people are in the room, increased condenser capacities, and zoning capabilities.

These features can work together to bring your electricity bills down and save you hundreds of dollars a year in heating and cooling costs.


Life is busy. If you work and/or have a young family, you have more important things to worry about than getting wood in to build a fire or switching on heaters or fans in every room each night.

If you have small children, you do not want a heater in your home that may present a risk of burns or injuries. Heat pumps are often located out of reach, don’t get hot enough to burn and don’t have fan blades in places that little fingers can reach.

A heat pump will handle the heating or cooling of your home, so you do not have to even think about it. Just set and forget … leaving you more quality time to spend with your family.


Dusty air that may be filled with particles or even bacteria is a threat to the health of your family, particularly if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma.

A heat pump can literally help to clean the air in your home, removing the dusty air, filtering it, and pumping clean, fresh air back into your home.


With a heat pump, there is no nasty smoke from wood heaters or gases being burnt. And in Tasmania, with our clean, green power supplied by hydroelectricity, a heat pump truly is one of the cleanest ways to keep your home comfortable.

It’s a win-win. Good for you, good for the environment.

Get expert advice from Degree C

The key to efficient heating and cooling of your home is the right system for your home. Expert advice on a tailored solution for your home and your needs is invaluable and could potentially save you thousands of dollars.

With offices in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone, our team is more than happy to come and visit your home to see exactly what system is going to be best for you on a strictly no-obligation visit. They will also be able to provide you with a quote so you know exactly how much it will cost.

If you want to know more, get in touch with us today. A member of our team will be more than happy to speak to you about all the different options.