I-Air Projects / Heat Pump in Forrest Hill


152 East Coast Rd,
Forrest Hill,

Ph: 02102380898

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  • 98%
    "Needed a heat pump installed into rental property town house, I reached out to several suppliers, Canar was first to respond.
    He got that he needed to liaise with the tenants, quoted quickly and had the tenants approval.
    Another supplier was off hand, missed the first appointment and kept trying to set time up with me not the tenant.
    Canar was marginally cheaper but a much beeter experience.
    The install was done well on time on quality and on price. He tidied up too.
    The sparky he used was... adequate, there was a bit of damage around the wall outlet and a minor amount of mess. Canar had worked to such a good standard that the sparkys work was the only thing that stops me saying perfect job.

    Excellent service and a good experience
    Rating by: Bryce  |  Rating posted: 6 days, 8 hours and 2 minutes ago  |  Contact: Canar  |  Job date: Aug, 2018
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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    "Canar was easy to deal with. Gave me a great price and install the system when he said he would. No mess, no fuss. What I liked about him was that he made sure I was comfortable with where equipment was placed, how the cables and drainage were positioned, and the quality of his work. I felt in control of what I was having installed and the outcome. I found Canar easy to deal with, professional and amicable. 5 stars for this job and definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a heat pump."
    Rating by: Ron  |  Rating posted: 24th Jul  |  Contact: Canar   |  Job date: Jul, 2018
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    "This has been a great experience! Canar was prompt when arriving to quote, no problems with what we wanted and the quote arrived that night. There was no drama with a second visit to discuss installation. Then the installation itself was done neatly, professionally and on-time. Thanks Canar, you're top of out heat pump list!"
    Rating by: Graeme  |  Rating posted: 11th Jul  |  Contact: Canar AlArfaj  |  Job date: Jul, 2018
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    "We had Daikin heat pump installed. Canar did a great job. He really is a reliable person. We are very happy having Canar to finished the job even we spoke broken English. Well done, Canar!"
    Rating by: Grace  |  Rating posted: 10th Jul  |  Contact: Grace Lee  |  Job date: Jul, 2018
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    "Canar installed a Daikin heat pump at our home and did an awesome job. He come to our place and gave great advice for placement of the indoor unit and also the outdoor unit. I highly recommend Canar & I-Air to installing any heat pump. Thanks Canar, cheers Teao"
    Rating by: Teao  |  Rating posted: 25th Jun  |  Contact: Canar  |  Job date: Jun, 2018
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    Our old heat pump suddenly stopped working just as the temperature dropped so we were looking to quickly obtain a new one.

    Although we were in a hurry to purchase a new heat pump, i wanted to ensure that the replacement unit was the correct size for the space, energy efficient and made by a reputable brand. I did extensive research before contacting numerous companies to obtain quotes and/or organise an on-site consultation.

    There are a vast number of heat pump suppliers/installers in Auckland providing varying levels of service. Some wouldn't provide an estimate over the phone, others wouldn't give unbiased advice and pushed the brands that suited them.

    Eventually i decided to go with either; Mitsubishi Electric or Daikin. I obtained a few quotes for each model and the Mitsubishi was cheaper to purchase/install but the Daikin was more efficient to run. I was struggling to make a decision until i stumbled upon I-Air Projects.

    Review - Consultation and Quote:

    I phoned Canar and asked for a quote over the phone; he was upfront, honest and provided a very competitive estimate. He explained that Mitsubishi currently had a supply issue and we would have to wait weeks before he could obtain a unit. I phoned him back later that afternoon and arranged for him to come to my house the following day for an on-site consultation and an accurate quote.

    He advised/confirmed the best models for the intended space and provided some brochures for each brand. He was polite, genuine and promised to give me a good price; which he emailed through later that evening.

    He was true to his word and did provide a very good price, I initially thought it was too good to be true and wondered what the catch was! However, based on the reviews on this website and after some further email communication with Canar i decided to proceed. I accepted the quote on Wednesday evening and he agreed to do the install on the coming Monday - Going out of his way to satisfy our request for an urgent installation.

    Review - Installation and Workmanship:

    He turned up on time and worked tirelessly throughout the day. He gave me the option to keep the existing capping or replace it with new capping. He recommended replacing it and upon viewing the new capping i agreed.

    He was polite throughout and happily answered my questions about the unit and the installation. I got the impression that he would rather take his time and do the job properly, rather than sacrifice quality for speed.

    The end result is a tidy and professional install; the pipework and capping to the outdoor unit were very well executed even though it is largely out of site. I'm disappointed that i didn't take a 'before' photo to help illustrate how much better it looks now.


    I'm quite particular and i know i can be hard to please, especially when it comes to work on my vehicles and house. Having said that, I'm very satisfied with the advice, product and workmanship provided by Canar. He communicates well and genuinely appears to put the customer's needs first.

    We are very satisfied with our new Daikin Cora FTXM50R heat pump and the Wi-Fi option is a game changer. The app allows you to monitor and control the unit whilst you are away from home, it also makes programming the timer a breeze. We have only used the unit for heating so far but it has done the job with ease.

    I would happily use Canar for our future heat pump requirements and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Canar and I-Air Projects to family and friends.

    Rating by: Jason  |  Rating posted: 16th Jun  |  Contact: Canar Al Arfaj  |  Job date: Jun, 2018
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    "Canar listened carefully and gave us very helpful suggestions. We requested a detailed quote so we could compare with quotes from other competitors. We selected Canar on his great ratings and very helpful solutions. Then when he scheduled our installation he was there on time and finished within the planned time schedule. When we had questions afterwards he came out and explained exactly how the whole system worked so we understood. We felt that he gave exceptional, personal service!"
    Rating by: Lisa   |  Rating posted: 4th Jun  |  Contact: Canar  |  Job date: May, 2018
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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    "If you are looking for a company to buy and fit a heat pump, look no further than Canar. From the initial visit and quote to sorting out issues with supply, to working studiously to get the work done, all with a smile and with courtesy, we could not have asked for more. He was also very knowledgeable about the best heat pumps to buy and we are very happy with a job very well done, won't no fuss and at a great price. Would recommended Canar any time to anyone. "
    Rating by: Chris  |  Rating posted: 7th Apr  |  Contact: Canar Al-Arfaj  |  Job date: Apr, 2018
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    "Canar is a very capable and professional service provider. We are very pleased with his work, follow up and level of understanding.
    He is very capable and ensures his clients objectives and requirements are very clear from the onset, clearly discussing the pros & cons of alternative options.
    We would not hesitate to use him for any future work and have recommended his services to friends and family who have also experience the same level of professionalism.
    Rating by: Arif   |  Rating posted: 25th Mar  |  Contact: Canar  |  Job date: Mar, 2018
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    "Professional service and excellent workmanship! Good communication. We had two units installed with no delays, with neat and tidy installation. Advised which product and size best suited our needs. We are more than happy with the units we have and we highly recommend Canar and his team.
    Cheers Gary and Lucy
    Rating by: Gary  |  Rating posted: 16th Mar  |  Contact: Canar  |  Job date: Mar, 2018
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    "Professional on time, will use next time ..."
    Rating by: Ahmed Alsakini  |  Rating posted: 7th Feb  |  Contact: Canar  |  Job date: Jul, 2017
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    "Very good job nice finishing and reasonable price, I will reuse them again"
    Rating by: Ali  |  Rating posted: 5th Feb  |  Contact: Ali Kubba  |  Job date: Jun, 2017
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    "Very outstanding workmanship from Canar. Was very easy to communicate with and agree on a unit to have installed at my property. The price was very reasonable and better than competitors. A date was agreed on the day of agreement and Canar fulfilled it on time. Highly recommended! Will be using Canar in the future to install a duct system for my house."
    Rating by: Nawar  |  Rating posted: 5th Feb  |  Contact: Nawar Alazawi  |  Job date: Dec, 2017
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    "AWESOME job , put a lot of efforts and time into the job making sure no Mess was left behind when the job was done . We are really happy and grateful for his help. Canar is also very responsive and punctuate , wonderful personality with awesome customer service. He is certainly the one to go after for heat pump installation !! reasonable prices too !!! "
    Rating by: RACHEL Han   |  Rating posted: 2nd Feb  |  Contact: Canar AI Arfaj   |  Job date: Feb, 2018
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    "I had a Mitsubishi heat pump installed at my property. Canar's quote was the best out of the lot. I can also recommend him for the good workmanship and very tidy work. I am satisfied with the service provided."
    Rating by: Chayan  |  Rating posted: 25th Jan  |  Contact: Canar  |  Job date: Jan, 2018
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    "Very tidy and neat job,
    On time, easy communicable
    Good value for money.
    Thank you I-Air
    Rating by: Ahmed  |  Rating posted: 13th Jul, 2017  |  Contact: Ahmed Hikmet  |  Job date: Feb, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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    "I-Air installed 9 ton heat pump in my property. We had excellent service and value for money. The job was done on time. I would recommend this company to do such a job to all my friends."
    Rating by: Eman  |  Rating posted: 7th May, 2017  |  Contact: Kanar  |  Job date: Aug, 2016
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    "Excellent deal, great professional work, fast response, and highly recommended to all"
    Rating by: Mohammed  |  Rating posted: 2nd May, 2017  |  Contact: Canar Alarfaj  |  Job date: Dec, 2016
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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  • 100%
    "great job and service, totally happy with my new aircon,
    great deal and fast work all done in few hours ,
    will be back for more whenever I need new one's for sure
    many thanks
    Rating by: Mark  |  Rating posted: 2nd May, 2017  |  Contact: Canar  |  Job date: Mar, 2017
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    " The quote that I had wad fair & the job was done neatly & profficianally, all my expectations were met , this is the second time we had canar install heat pumps for us & both times he did his work perfectly , will highly recommend to friends."
    Rating by: Reem  |  Rating posted: 1st May, 2017  |  Contact: Canar  |  Job date: May, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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152 East Coast Rd,
Forrest Hill,

About us
I-Air is owned and operated by myself, Canar AlArfaj. My extensive experience in installation and service management includes 5 years as Service Department Manager for Mitsubishi Electric in Dubai.
Coming to New Zealand in 2008 I have worked on a wide range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation projects for home owners and with Auckland and Christchurch firms. I have extensive knowledge of world-leading brands, in-particular Mitsubishi.
Credentials include:
- Diploma HVAC
- Mitsubishi Electric L1
- Mitsubishi Electric L2
- R32 Cours Mitsubishi Electric
- Registered Electrical Service Technician
- Site Safe Member
- Refrigerant License New Zealand (Approved Filler)
- Project Management Institute (PMI), New Zealand Chapter / Certificate of completion
Member of The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

What we do
Efficient, quality service by a qualified HVAC technician
Expert Heat Pump Installation throughout Auckland
Heap Pump & Air Conditioning Installation
Supply & Installation of:
- Highwall
- Floor console
- Cassette
- Underceiling Ducted Heat Pump Systems
Multi-room solutions with the option be to individually thermostatically controlled:
- Climate control for the entire home
- Central heating & cooling options Commercial HVAC Systems for optimal efficiency:
- Simple to complex works
- Ventilation and temperature control
Qualified, Experienced and Reliable – I-Air is big on SERVICE
I-Air has an extensive knowledge base, with expertise and experience in the installation of leading brand heat pump options including hi-wall, floor console, cassettes, ventilation and ducting works. Call Canar on 021 023 80898.

I’m big on QUALITY too
I specialise in installing New Zealand’s market-leading brands of heat pumps and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, including:
- Mitsubishi Electric
- Daikin
- Gree
For installation of HVAC systems into:
Residential homes (small and large)
Rest Homes
Commercial Offices
Retail Outlets

Categories we service
Heat Pump, Air Conditioning Contractors

Areas we service
Waterloo, Waitoki, Waitakere City and Suburbs, Waiheke and Gt Barrier Islands, Unsworth Heights, Takapuna, St Heliers, Silverdale, Rodney Area, Riverhead, Remuera, Redvale, Red Beach, Parnell, Papakura Area, Pakuranga, Otahuhu, Orewa, One Tree Hill, Northcote, North Shore City and Suburbs, Newmarket, Mt Wellington, Mt Eden, Mt Albert, Mission Bay, Milwater, Milford, Matakana, Maraetai, Manukau City and Suburbs, Manly, Kumeu, Kaukapakapa, Howick, Hobsonville, Hillcrest, North Shore, Helensville Central, Helensville Area, Hatfields Beach, Gulf Harbour, Greenhithe, Glenfield, Franklin Area, Forrest Hill, Flat Bush, East Tamaki, Devonport, Dairy Flat, Castor Bay, Campbells Bay, Browns Bay, Botany Downs, Birkenhead, Belmont (Auckland), Auckland Region, Auckland City and Suburbs, Army Bay, Arkles Bay, Albany

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