Heating and cooling accounts for almost 35% of the energy a typical NZ home uses. There are many heating and cooling options to choose from, and some are more energy efficient than others.

An energy efficient heating system uses less energy, saves you money and helps our environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This means more than just having a good heater – its about having a well insulated house and choosing to use your heating wisely.

Heat pumps are the most efficient way of using electricity to heat your home. By using a heat pump instead of an equivalent electric heater, you can save around $500 a year. Choosing the most energy efficient heat pump and looking for an Energy Star qualified model will save you even more.

Heatpumps will keep your home at a healthy temperature and it can dehumidify and continuously filter the air of dust and pollen – a great bonus for asthmatics and allergy sufferers.


How a heatpump works:

  • Compressor: This increases the pressure of the refrigerant so that it will accept the maximum amount of heat from the air.
  • Condenser: Coils that move heat to or from the outside air.
  • Evaporator: Coils that move heat to or from the air inside the home.
  • Air Handler: Fan that blows the air into the ducts of the home. Components 1, 2, 3 and 4 are found in all standard air conditioners.
  • Reversing Valve: Changes the heat pump from air conditioning to heating, and vice versa. This is not part of the thermostat.


TRAC provide full design from plans for all domestic and commercial air conditioning and heat pump requirements. We select the best applicable system to match the clients installation and budget requirements.

TRAC have established an impeccable record with Taupo’s leading building companies, delivering installations above our client’s expectations.


TRAC provide full ongoing maintenance programmes for domestic and commercial air conditioning installations, including schools, motels, banks, supermarkets, retail shops, offices and many more.