Although heat pumps are common across New Zealand, ducted systems are just starting to become more popular in Christchurch. So what’s a ducted system and how can it help?
In winter we’re chilled to the bone at the thought of how to keep our Christchurch homes warm and toasty. You may have a heat pump in your lounge, but you may think it’s uneconomical putting a heat pump in every room. ‘What is the best option?
The team at Heat Pumps NOW offers heating advice so you can find the best bedroom heating option. But let’s go over some basic factors for now!
With winter fast approaching Christchurch, it’s time to set the record straight and bust some home heating myths
Have you ever thought about the magic number for an office temperature? Especially in the peak of summer in Canterbury, there are always people who are too hot or too cold. You might have spent some time fiddling with the remote control keys of your heat pump just to figure it out.
Yes, we know it can make all the difference with your productivity. In fact, here in Christchurch it can get too hot and unless we get the right temperature, those with desk jobs can end up with sweaty fingers, dozing off at the corner or worse.
So let’s find out more about the right temperature for a work heat pump in Christchurch!
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.
We all want state of the art heating solutions in our homes, but let’s face it – money is an issue. When it comes to central heating, you have a few options. Gas is a common central heating fuel, as well as electricity. A common question we’re asked is, “which is cheaper?”
So, which is it really? Let’s take a quick peek on how each one works.
“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?
Heat pumps ventilate your home, pumping in filtered, clean, and dry air, while removing the excess moisture that can build up and cause illness.
That’s why we highly recommend heat pumps as a heating option as we head into winter. What if you’re looking to heat more than one room?
Hi Wall heat pumps will take of the area they are in, while multi-room ducted heat pump systems can take care of your entire home. Heat Pumps NOW have compared them to make sure you get the best heating for your needs.
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.