Yearly Archives: 2023

The Advantages of Inverter Heat Pumps

When it comes to heating and cooling solutions, the fixed-speed heat pump was once the go-to choice. Efficient in its own right, it got the job done. However, technology in the world of heat pumps has taken a significant leap forward, and the shining example of this progress is the inverter heat pump. Inverter technology is revolutionising the industry, optimising energy efficiency and bringing down power bills. Understanding Fixed-Speed Heat Pumps Fixed-speed heat pumps operate on a straightforward principle. They have a single fixed-speed compressor motor that is either on or off. When the desired temperature is reached, the fixed-speed device turns off, and when the temperature drops, it turns … Read More

Just How Good Are Fujitsu Heat Pumps?

It can be challenging to determine the best fit for your needs when it comes to heat pumps. However, when considering the amalgamation of top-tier qualities, Fujitsu stands out as one of the brands that brings together excellence in one comprehensive unit. Here’s why choosing a Fujitsu heat pump, especially with Fonko as an accredited installer, is a decision that ensures optimal performance and longevity. Accredited Installers for Precision Fit: Fujitsu‘s commitment to precision begins with its stringent accreditation programme for installers. This ensures that each heat pump is expertly tailored to suit your home’s specific requirements. Fonko guarantees an installation that goes beyond mere placement – it ensures the … Read More

The Importance of Professional Heat Pump Cleaning

Ensuring your heat pump operates efficiently throughout the year is vital for maintaining a comfortable home environment. While routine cleaning is part of the process, attempting it yourself may pose risks. Here’s a breakdown of how technicians handle the cleaning process and why DIY efforts could lead to costly consequences. Safety First: Prioritising a Secure Work Environment When it comes to electrical appliances like heat pumps, safety is paramount. Technicians kick off the cleaning process by disconnecting electrical power and creating a secure workspace. Without the necessary experience, meddling with electrical components can be hazardous, making it a task best left to the professionals. Delicate Filter Handling: Fragility Demands Specialised … Read More

Refrigeration Design Engineer

Company: FONKO Specialists in CO2 Commercial Refrigeration Systems Location: Auckland, New Zealand FONKO, a leading provider of cutting-edge CO2 commercial refrigeration solutions, is seeking a skilled Refrigeration Design Engineer to join our dynamic team in Auckland. As a Refrigeration Design Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing innovative and energy-efficient refrigeration systems using CO2 technology. Responsibilities: System Design and Engineering: Develop detailed designs for CO2 commercial refrigeration systems, considering energy efficiency, environmental impact, and client requirements. Technical Documentation: Prepare comprehensive technical documentation, including specifications, drawings, and calculations, to support the design and installation of refrigeration systems. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all designs comply with relevant industry standards, codes, and … Read More

Tailored Solutions for Commercial Air Conditioning by Fonko

In the dynamic landscape of commercial buildings, one size certainly does not fit all, especially when it comes to air conditioning. Recognising the unique requirements of each commercial space, Fonko takes pride in crafting bespoke air conditioning systems that seamlessly align with your needs and building specifications. Forget about generic, off-the-shelf solutions – at Fonko, we understand that a true solution caters specifically to your air conditioning demands, and we’re committed to delivering nothing less.   Industry-Leading Expertise in Auckland Fonko stands as a stalwart in the realm of commercial air conditioning in Auckland. Our reputation is built on successfully undertaking some of the city’s most substantial air conditioning projects. … Read More

The Benefits of R32 Refrigerant in Mitsubishi Heat Pumps

Considering investing in a new Mitsubishi heat pump? There’s one crucial element you might not have given much thought to – the R32 refrigerant. This refrigerant has stirred excitement among heat pump specialists, and here’s why it should capture your attention as well. The impact of R32 extends beyond your immediate comfort, reaching into environmental sustainability and optimising your heat pump’s performance. The Heart of Heat Transfer The exterior unit of your heat pump absorbs heat from the cold air outside and transfers it into your home, ensuring a warm and cosy environment (and can reverse this process in summer to cool your home). The linchpin in this process is … Read More

Spring into Action: The Ideal Time to Install a New Heat Pump

As the winter chill slowly gives way to the gentle warmth of another Kiwi spring, many New Zealand homeowners find themselves caught in a transition period that makes it challenging to manage their indoor climate. In a country where weather patterns can be unpredictable, spring stands out as the ideal time to install a new heat pump, especially when considering the New Zealand Healthy Homes Standards. Here’s why spring is the right time to invest in a heat pump from Fonko.   Transition Weather Here in New Zealand, spring is known for its fluctuating temperatures. Mornings can be brisk, while afternoons often turn warm. Installing a heat pump during spring … Read More

What’s Causing That Burning Smell From My Heat Pump?

Regular maintenance of a heat pump is a crucial task that should never be overlooked. It is estimated that nearly 90% of heat pump failures stem from neglecting the cleaning and maintenance schedule. There’s nothing more annoying than a malfunctioning heat pump, especially when it starts emitting a burning smell. This odour is a clear sign that your heat pump requires immediate servicing, something Fonko specialise in.   Understanding the Cause of the Burning Smell The burning smell from your heat pump is often caused by dust accumulation on the electric heater coil. This is a common issue that can occur when you use your heat pump after a long … Read More

Should Heat Pumps Be Left On All Night?

The conundrum of whether to leave heat pumps on all night is one that often leaves homeowners scratching their heads. It’s a tempting thought, especially during the frigid winter months or sweltering summer days. The idea of waking into a perfectly warmed or cooled home is pretty alluring. But is it the most energy-efficient and cost-effective method? Heat pumps are highly energy-efficient devices that provide heating and cooling for your home. The beauty of these devices is in their versatility, making them a popular choice for many homeowners in New Zealand.   On All Night or Use As Required? Should you leave your heat pump on all night? The answer … Read More

Heatpumps Should Be Seen, Not Heard

The heat pump experts, Fonko, have supplied a huge number of heat pumps from leading brands and cutting-edge technology throughout the years. During the early adoption of heat pump technology, units were often loud when in use. The desire for quieter devices has been an ongoing request from consumers around the world and manufacturers have been focusing on creating quieter units with resounding results.   A Shift in Focus: Quieter Heat Pumps The heat pump industry has quietly shifted its focus towards developing units that silently heat and cool our home, without affecting performance. Renowned brands, such as Mitsubishi, have been at the forefront of this revolution. The likelihood of … Read More

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