Today, almost every home in Christchurch has air conditioning. It used to be a luxury available only to those who could afford it. Now, it’s considered a necessity in the home, car, office and other indoor venues. Well, no surprise there! – it keeps us comfortable and cool during the summer season when we normally would be hot and uneasy. But, there are also plenty of other benefits that come from having an air conditioning unit.
If heat pumps are a fairly big investment for a Christchurch household, whole home ducted heating systems are even more so.
With any big household purchase, it’s important you get the right advice from someone who is patient, willing to sit with you, understand you, and work with you.
Home heating solutions are always at the forefront of our minds whenever winter comes around. But with environmental impacts and rising energy costs, finding ways to keep your home warm during the cold season is becoming a challenge in.
In Christchurch, and most of New Zealand, keeping your home warm and avoiding health issues can be more challenging than other parts of the world. Most of the effort to keep the cold out is lost through unsuitable or insufficient insulation and drafts.
You don’t necessarily need to have the most expensive, top of the line heat pump in your home to feel the warmth. There are simple easy things that you can make to make your Christchurch home warmer, and easier to heat during winter. Here are some of them:
With so many heat pumps in the market, it’s easy to get distracted by features that sound great but don’t ‘bring the heat’ when it comes to your home.
Mitsubishi Electric Wi-Fi Control offers something you won’t find in any other model - absolute control of your home. Whether you’re turning up the heat during winter or cooling your household down in summer, Mitsubishi Wi-Fi control will revolutionise the way you think about heat pumps.
There’s something about working with locals when you need help. That feeling when you know you’re not talking to someone in an out-of-town call centre. You’re speaking to someone who knows your neighbourhood, who knows what the weather is like, and will happily meet you for coffee to answer your questions.
Heat Pumps NOW are your North Canterbury locals, proudly serving Kaiapoi, Rangiora and north of the Waimakariri River.
Heat Pumps NOW loves Canterbury. We also know Canterbury loves Heat Pumps NOW.
As well as installing and servicing heat pumps around Christchurch City, we are getting calls and inquiries from further afield. Can we help you?
An official Weather Warning is in place for Christchurch.
Right across the Canterbury region, temperatures are predicted to soar into the high thirties and may even reach 40 degrees Celcius.
Temperatures have been consistently hot right across Christchurch and the whole of New Zealand, that retail stores are selling out of fans. It’s already being called... ‘Fanageddon!’
“I already have a great heat pump in the lounge. Is there something else I can do to keep the bedrooms warm?”
Great question. Ducted heating systems are relatively new to Christchurch, compared to traditional, established heat pumps. While the cost barrier to installing residential ducted systems has come down considerably in recent years, it’s another reason that’s slowed their uptake in Christchurch homes.
As the price of ducted systems slowly fall, and more people are thinking about whole home heating solutions, many people want to know, how will your new ducted system will work with your existing heat pump?
We’re getting smarter about the way we build homes in Christchurch. Making the most of modern technology and building methods, more new homes across Canterbury are being built with insulation, double glazing, and some passive design features in mind.
While these can work together wonderfully in winter to reduce your heating bills, they can have some downsides in Summer.
Spring in Christchurch can be extreme. This year has seen gorgeous sunny days followed by torrential rain, and even snow to some parts of Canterbury. When the weather is so unpredictable, it’s a good idea to have a responsive, economical and efficient solutions for your home.
What would that look like?
We love Christchurch, energy efficiency, staying warm in winter, and getting the most out of our heat pump. Here are some tips so you can too.