Cost of a Heat Pump for a Healthy Home

Could a heat pump be the solution for getting your rental property to comply with the healthy home standard? As of July 1st, all landlords must ensure their rental properties comply with the health home standard for new or renewed tenancy. Part of the standard is the heating standard. This requires homes to have a heater fixed in the living room with a minimum heating capacity required for the living room.

Heat pumps are an excellent solution for those looking to bring their rental up to compliance. Living spaces that require a heating capacity of 2.4kw cannot use electric heaters but can still utilise a heat pump. Most people will find their rentals living area easily exceeds this heating capacity.

What does it cost?

Finding a heat pump with a heating capacity greater than 2.4kw is easy at kiwi heat pumps. Even our cheapest heat pump exceeds this demand.

The cost of a heat pump for a small lounge (less than 3.5kw) could cost you anywhere between $1,300 and $2,000 depending on our sales.

The heat pump cost for a regular lounge (4.6-5.5kw), a heat pump can be found for less than $2,000.


Larger living areas (8.0-10.0kw) require a lot of heat, but for a heat pump, this is no issue. You may assume a heat pump powerful enough for the job would cost a fortune. However, a 9kw heat pump can easily be found for less than $2,800


Heat pumps effect on your power bill.

Another reason to opt for a heat pump is its energy efficiency. A leading brand heat pump can be a quarter the cost of running traditional oil, panel, or bar heaters and half the cost of running a gas heater.

If you are looking to bring your rental up to compliance with the healthy home standard or just find a heat pump for your home, give us a call at 0800 549 443 or contact us here for you heat pump questions and enquiries.

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