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What Is the Cost of Supplying & Installing a Heat Pump?

What Is the Cost of Supplying & Installing a Heat Pump?

So you’re thinking of installing air conditioning or updating your current cooling and/or heating system for your property? Whether this is for your personal home or a property you’re managing – there are definitely benefits of having a heat pump and it’s growing in popularity in Auckland every year as we experience colder winters.

For the cost of supply and installation of heat pumps in Auckland, on average, you’re looking around $2,000 – $3,000 for a standard heat pump for a standard one story home.

However, please keep in mind that there are various factors that will affect the price of your job – including the type and number of units, the difficulty of installation and property type.

How Much Does It Cost to Supply and Install Air Conditioning in a House?

How much does different heat pumps cost?
Heat Pump Type
Price range
Window / Wall $1,200 to $3,600
Portable $200 to $1,100
Ductless /Split / Multi-split $1,300 to $6,500
Ducted / full central heating $6,500 + (even up to $20,000 for larger homes)

Note: all cost estimates excludes GST and it is only to be used as a guide.

Why do the cost of heat pumps Go Up or Down for different homes?

Trades usually charge a fixed rate that includes the product, and it’s generally calculated by the estimated time it takes to install plus product costs, but the exact costs and time it takes to install will differ depending on several factors including type of system, the most common types are:

  • split,
  • ducted, and
  • window or wall-mounted heat pump.

Installing a split system air conditioner is usually more expensive compared to installing a portable unit.

Apart from size, how complex the installation is and how many people needed to complete the job impacts on the price. Here’s a complete break-down on the considerations an installer will make when pricing a project:

  • type and size of the aircon,
  • how much piping and cabling used
  • how much ducting was needed,
  • metre board upgrades used (if any), and
  • difficulty of access.

Most heat pumps are installed by a team of two; an electrician and an installer. The electrician will do the electrical wiring. The installer will connect the refrigerant pipes and make sure everything is connected correctly. Both are responsible for weather tightness of any penetrations through external building cladding.

Also, this is important, there must be an electrical certificate of compliance issued within 20 days of the work being completed – to make sure it is compliant should there be any issues. It is also to ensure the work is being completed by a qualified and registered electrician.

If you have any questions about heat pump installation or would like to explore more options – feel free to get in touch with the team at Superior Property Services – 0800 199 888


Disclaimer: These cost estimates are based on quotes we’ve sent to past clients and jobs we’ve completed ourselves. This article is offered as a general guide only. The views and information expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency in New Zealand. Any person who relies upon any matter contained in this guide does so entirely at their own risk. 

Written by Superior Property Services 

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