A Review Of The Best Ducted Heat Pumps

How you heat and cool your home can make a big difference in how comfortable your home environment is, as well as how big your electricity bills are. Central heating and cooling also known commonly as ducted heat pumps are two separate systems that use the same ducts and thermostat to heat or cool your house. They work together in symphony to keep your house a comfortable temperature no matter what the weather is outside.

Central heating and cooling works by forced air. In this system type, air from your furnace or air conditioner is forced through ducts around your house. While other methods exist, such as gravity systems, none of those systems can do both hot and cold air.

This system is often referred to as HVAC for short, or Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

Best central heating and cooling systems

If you’ve decided a central heating and cooling system is right for you, you’re probably wondering which one to choose. There are hundreds of different systems available, from many different companies. Here are a few systems that have high ratings for their excellent quality.


York Affinity Series YXV

This heating and system cooling will be a favorite with your neighbors due to how quiet it is. It features a QuietDrive™ Comfort System that works to reduce vibrations and cut down with the excessive noise associated with similar systems.

It has also received several awards for energy efficiency and design, with a SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) of up to 20. It also features a life time warranty on its compressor, you can rest assured this system will keep your home comfortable for many years.


Trane XR HVAC Series

This heat pump and air conditioner is a quality mid-range system that brings you a good product for a reasonable price. It features a 20 year warranty on the heat exchanges, and a 10 year warrant on all other parts. It’s SEER rating is 14 to 18 SEER.

This system is very reliable, and offers good value for a good price. The system has received the Good Housekeeping Seal, and the company that makes it has received an A+ rating from The Better Business Bureau, making it a solid option for your home.


Lennox Signature Series

The Lennox Signature Series received Energy Stars award for the most efficient system of 2020. It does so with two-stage heating and cooling, variable fan speeds that adjust to your needs, and the ability for this system to be linked to solar panels. It is so energy efficient, it was able to garner a remarkable 23 SEER.

This system isn’t just energy efficient however, it also has a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger, and a 10 year warranty on the rest of the system.

There are lots of different ducted heat pump systems out there, and different methods of delivering heat to your home. If you’re not sure about what kind of system is right for you, talk to an HVAC specialist to help you figure out what system is best for your needs.

Here is a list of central heating and cooling system installers across New Zealand. 


Central Heating are NZ gas certified and registered installers of central heating systems in Auckland. 


Goldstar in Hamilton offer central heating system design and installation services. 


Goldstar are also Tauranga’s ducted heat pump specialists. 


Warm Home are leading installers of commercial and residential and commercial ducted heating systems. .


Skilled Electrical Christchurch are experts in design and installation of ducted heat pump systems and they service Christchurch and across Canterbury too. 


Whether you are looking for farm refrigeration or commercial refrigeration in South Canterbury, Cool Air has experts on-hand ready to offer the best solution for you.


McClelland in Dunedin are experts in installing and servicing central heating systems in Dunedin and throughout Otago.