As we head into the winter months, it’s important to prepare your home for the colder weather ahead. Taking the time to prepare your home can help ensure that it’s comfortable and safe during the winter. 

One of the best investments you can make is installing a heat pump, which not only provides efficient heating but also helps to maintain a comfortable environment throughout your home. In this post, we’ll share some top tips to help you prepare your Auckland home for winter with a heat pump, maximising its performance and energy efficiency.

Create a warm, energy-efficient home this winter:

1. Service Your Heat Pump:

Having your heat pump serviced by a professional technician to ensure it’s in good working order is an essential maintenance step. This will help to ensure that it is running at its best for the winter and help to improve its efficiency.

Our service package is great value. Our experts will fully inspect and clean the unit, check the refrigerant levels, and ensure that all components are in optimal condition. This maintenance check will help identify any potential issues and ensure your heat pump operates at its best during winter.

2. Clean and Replace Air Filters:

Clean air filters are essential for efficient heat pump operation. Over time, dust and debris can accumulate, restricting airflow and reducing the unit’s performance. Regularly clean or replace the air filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. This simple task not only improves indoor air quality but also helps your heat pump operate more efficiently.

3. Seal Air Leaks:

Drafts and air leaks can significantly impact the effectiveness of your heat pump. Inspect your windows, doors, and any other potential areas for air leaks. Seal gaps and cracks using weatherstripping or caulking to prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from entering your home. This will help your heat pump work more efficiently, reducing energy waste and lowering your heating costs.

4. Insulate Your Home:

Proper insulation plays a vital role in keeping your home warm during winter. Insulate your walls, floors, and ceiling to minimise heat loss and create a more comfortable indoor environment. By reducing heat transfer, you’ll rely less on your heat pump, resulting in energy savings and improved heating efficiency.

5. Optimise Thermostat Settings:

Take advantage of your heat pump’s programmable thermostat to optimise temperature settings. Set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature during periods when you’re at home and slightly lower it when you’re away or sleeping. This practice helps conserve energy and lowers your heating costs without compromising your comfort.

6. Utilise Zoning Features:

If your heat pump has zoning capabilities, make the most of them. Zoning allows you to control different areas or rooms individually, tailoring the heating to your specific needs. This way, you can focus heating on occupied areas while reducing energy consumption in unoccupied zones.

7. Keep Vents and Coils Clear:

Ensure that your heat pump’s outdoor unit is free from any debris, such as leaves, dirt, or branches.  Unobstructed airflow is crucial for optimal heat pump performance, so keep the areas around the unit and vents clear.


Preparing your home for winter with a heat pump system can help ensure that your home is warm, comfortable, and energy-efficient. If you’re unsure about any of the steps you might need to take, if you need to upgrade the heating system for your home, or if you need to schedule maintenance for your heat pump system, contact us today!.