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Heat Pump Installation Hobart & Surrounding Areas

Are you planning to do a heat pump installation in Hobart? This is an excellent investment that will allow you and your family to live in comfort all year round. One of the most important things you can do as a customer is to choose a reputable heat pump installer to ensure the work is done correctly. There is no other way you can guarantee high-quality results, other than working with the best heat pump installer in Hobart. Our services have stood out since we started the business. So, why should you entrust your heat pump installation to us? Before we get to that, let’s look at why choosing a heat pump installation at your home or business is the right heating and cooling solution for you.

What are Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps, also known as reverse cycle air conditioners or split systems, are an affordable and effective heating and cooling solution for your home or business . Each heat pump system consists of an outdoor unit (condenser), an indoor unit (evaporator) and a remote control. The indoor and outdoor units are connected simply via thin pipes and electrical cables thus eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming duct work.  The heat pump system uses refrigerant to transfer heat energy between indoors and outdoors. During the summer months the heat inside your home or office is absorbed by the r410a and converted to cool fresh air. During the winter months, the cycle is reversed and your unit can be used efficiently to provide heating during cold days.

While older heat pumps lose power once temperature drops below zero degrees, newer heat pumps with their innovative engineers have developed the most advanced compressors designed for colder climates. This allows the heat pump to heat and cool in temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees, this technology helps keep you warm in the cold frigid winter months that Hobart has to offer.

What are the running costs of a Heat Pump?

The most efficient form of electric heating are heat pumps, achieving efficiencies at least three times greater than other electric heaters. Meaning they provide at least 3 units of heating or cooling to 1 unit of power supplied. They are the most energy efficient and cost effective electric way to keep your home warm and dry during the cooler months.

Depending on how many hours you use a system, yearly costs may be:

  • At 2 hours a day, cooling costs can be $53 and heating costs $22
  • At 4 hours a day, cooling costs can be $106 and heating costs $44
  • At 8 hours a day, cooling costs can be $212 and heating costs $88

In other words, the longer you run a heat pump system will add to the cost. 4 hours a day costs double the cost of 2 hours a day and 8 hours a day costs double the cost of 4 hours a day.

Tip: Always use a reputable heat pump installer to maximise efficiency of your system.

Summer Cooling costs

Hours Per Day Cooling cost (90 days usage)
2 $53
4 $106
6 $160
8 $212
12 $320
24 $640

Winter Heating Costs

Hours Per Day Heating cost (90 days usage)
2 $22
4 $44
6 $66
8 $88
12 $132
24 $264

*Calculations assume cooling costs of 30c/hour and heating costs of 12.5c/hour, based on an electricity usage rate of 17.164c/kWh (Aurora energy heating and hot water (tariff 41). 

*Actual running costs are affected by many factors including climate and insulation; this data should only be used as a guide and does not guarantee your individual running costs will reflect these results.

Reducing Heat Pump Running Costs

To get the most out of your heat pump, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. Choosing the right model for your space, using it correctly and keeping your heat pump clean will run more efficiently than one that has never been cleaned. The harder your system has to work to reach the temperature you have set, the more electricity it will use.

Tip: Check out our tips and tricks to save more money on running costs!

What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

Here’s our rough guide to the heat pump installation you’ll need for a particular room in capacity (size).

Room Size Capacity
Up to 20sq m 2-2.5kW
20-40 sq m 2-5kW
40-60 sq m 4-6kW
60-80 sq m 5-7kW
80+ sq m 6-9kW

This is a ballpark guide, before recommending the right heat pump installation to suit your needs, we do an accurate calculation, or you could potentially run into these issues:

  • Models too powerful for the room size may run frequent short cycles to achieve the target temperature. This can result in the room getting too cold or hot, inadequate dehumidification (i.e. not drying the air enough, making the room feel less comfortable), increased power use and running costs, and wear and tear on the system.
  • Underpowered models may have to run more often at maximum output, which could dry the air too much and also create excessive wear.

Tip: Choose a model with equal or slightly greater capacity for the room.

For example, if you calculate the room needs a 6kW model, then look for an air conditioner with rated cooling capacity in the range 6kW to 6.5kW (roughly). It’s probably a safer bet to get a model slightly above the required capacity than slightly below it, as a little extra grunt may help in extreme temperatures. But don’t go too much above the required capacity.

Why Choose a Heat Pump?

Heat Pumps are the most commonly owned residential heating and cooling solution, as they are affordable and easy to maintain.

DC Inverter Technology

DC Inverter technology is your key to more comfort throughout the year as it maintains a constant temperature, saves costs (less energy consumption) and produces relatively less noise when used. This is achieved through controlling the compressor rotation speed more precisely.


Heat Pumps are by far the most efficient form of electric heating, achieving efficiencies at least three times greater than other heaters. Furthermore, they are the best affordable option for one room, an apartment or house as they are relatively cheap to buy and there is no duct work required.

Independent Temperature Control

Each indoor unit is able to control the room that is is installed in, thus each room can have a different temperature.

Air Quality

A common and often misinformed gripe some have with certain heat pumps is that they recycle old air, potentially making you sick. However, most heat pumps these days have air filters installed which remove odours, smoke, dust and germs from the air. This gives sensitive customers (children, elderly, asthmatic or allergic users) an ease of mind and body. These filters will require occasional cleaning, which you can read about on our website.

Book a free in-home consultation today! For a truly comprehensive Heat Pump installation & service in Hobart, contact Leigh Cottrell Electrical at 0407 815 526 or fill out our free quote form here!

Why Chose Leigh Cottrell Electrical?

A trusted name in the Industry, Leigh Cottrell Electrical aim to deliver an unrivaled climate control service. With a host of services ranging from full Heat Pump Installation to a small Heat Pump Clean. No job is too big or small.

Fast Installation

We understand that you’re eager to start using your new heat pump during the cold winter months or scorching hot summer days. This is why, when you call us for installation services, we never delay. We send our highly qualified technicians to come to your home and do the job. Our company is renown in Hobart for being one of the best heat pump installers in the area. We have the resources and quality tools to ensure we finish the project fast and in an efficient manner.

Involve You In The Process

Our technicians understand that it is your project. So, we make sure that we involve you from the start to the end of the project. Our objective is to offer you highly customised heat pump installation services. You will feel part of the team as we listen to your insights and our work is to facilitate and do the job that meets your specific needs.

Apply Latest Technology And Techniques

The air conditioning industry is growing fast, and as a leading heat pump installer we must adapt quickly. As a result, all our technicians stay updated on all changes through our ongoing training. Thus, when you entrust your project in Hobart, Tasmania to us, we never disappoint. Our experts apply the latest techniques and technology to ensure that your heat pump installation is world class. This does not only ensure that the job is done right the first time but also enhances the speed and durability of all our installation projects. We have invested heavily into learning about developments within the industry to offer you the best services available.

Affordable Services

Working with us is one way to save on the cost involved in heat pump installation in Hobart. Despite that our services are unmatched in the area, we charge a competitive price for all our clients. We strive to customise our installation work according to the specific budget of all our clients, as well as offering free quotes.


Book a free in-home consultation today! For a truly comprehensive Heat Pump installation & service in Hobart, contact Leigh Cottrell Electrical at 0407 815 526 or fill out our free quote form here!