When it comes to heating your Christchurch home, you have plenty of options. To help you choose the right heating solution for you, consider the following questions: Which heater produces the most heat? Which is the most cost-effective? How much is the upfront cost?
Did you know the World Health Organisation recommends heating your house to at least 18 degrees to reduce the risk of illness? If you live with small children or elderly people, the recommendation is 21 degrees.
When it’s colder in Christchurch, you and your family are far more susceptible to sickness caused by condensation and mould. When some types of mould are inhaled or come into contact with your skin, they can cause allergies, irritations, and aggravate asthma. Cold and damp homes in Christchurch are directly linked directly to poor health conditions.
We spend 90% of our time indoors, so what are some solutions that are best for your pocket and your health.
Still Using A Log Burner To Heat Your Christchurch Home?
Environment Canterbury’s smokebusters team are back in full force this winter. Is your log burner still producing visible smoke? Here’s what you need to know.
Do you want to make your home cozier, drier and healthier? Getting it done for free would be even better right?
At Heat Pumps NOW, we reckon the middle of our Christchurch winter is the most popular time to buy a heat pump and it seems the team at Fujitsu think the same. Their latest offer? Buy a new Fujitsu Heat Pump between now and the end of August 2017, and you can be in the draw to win back the cost of your new heat pump, to the value of $3,500!
Nobody likes feeling sick. As winter sets in around Christchurch, it seems inevitable that you’ll start to feel cold and flu symptoms. So how can you stay well this winter?
Energywise recommend heating your home to at least 18 degrees celsius in order to keep healthy. It’s also no coincidence that Energywise recommend you use heat pumps in lounges, living rooms, or areas you use often as heat pumps are economical to run for long periods of time.
So if you have a heat pump and you’re keeping warm as winter sets in, what else can you do to keep healthy in Christchurch? Stay Well Man from Stay Well Pharmacy, Mark Webster has a solution.
Keep Warm and Dry This Winter
It’s a familiar ritual across Christchurch for many families over winter.
Wake up, wipe the condensation off the windows, open them up to air the room out.
It’s what you do in winter to freshen the air and prevent mould growth inside your home. It’s not always easy, because Christchurch weather can be unpredictable, and who wants to open up the windows if it’s windy, raining or even snowing outside? How on earth are you meant to stay warm then?
What’s Up With The Weather?
After two months of the warmest winters in Christchurch on record, we’re going to be hit with an icy cold snap and snowfall down to a “very, very low-level.”
So far Christchurch has managed to escape the worst of the winter weather that has plagued the rest of the country. Our heat pumps have hardly had a work out!
Now it seems all of winter is set to hit Christchurch over one weekend!
Leave It On or Switch It Off?
Can we answer the ongoing debate as old as heat pumps themselves: How can you most effectively use your heat pump?
Heat Pumps NOW are proudly accredited Mitsubishi heat pump installers in Christchurch. But during the past few months we have come across a little customer confusion on a few installations.
Mitsubishi Electric offer an impressive range of quality heat pumps, especially designed for New Zealand conditions, and tested for the Christchurch market. But while Heat Pumps NOW have been installing some Mitsubishi GE heat pumps, customers have asked us about their ability to perform at -15 degrees.
Winter is coming, and with it winter sports! Soon parents and children will be heading to sports fields around Christchurch for the start of the rugby, soccer, and netball seasons. It’s one of our favourite times of the year watching future Crusaders, Tactix, and Bulls getting a taste of sporting glory.
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.