Keep Warm and Dry This 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?
How Do Other Heaters Work?
In winter, we want to keep our homes and our family as warm as we can, so we pull the curtains, close the windows, and do everything we can to keep the heat from escaping our Christchurch home. While trapping the warmth makes it easier to heat a room, it’s not great for air flow.
This can be a real problem if someone in your family is sick. The last thing you want is for an airborne virus to sweep through everyone in your household. On the other hand, opening up the windows to air out the room will make you cold and potentially cause more sickness.
Seriously damp homes cause illness, breathing difficulties, skin infections, trips to the hospital, and in some cases can even cause death. Just last year coroners ruled damp living conditions played a major part in the death of toddler Emma-Lita Bourne. So what can we do?
Heat Pump Benefits
Heat pumps heat a room by cycling the air, shifting warmth inside while transferring the cold outside. You can read a more detailed explanation of how heat pumps work here. Because electricity is only needed to run a compressor and fan, heat pump are very energy efficient forms of heating.
What about your morning ritual of waking up and wiping down the windows? If you leave your heat pump running overnight, or have the timer turn it on before you wake up, the heat pump will transfer the moisture and condensation outside as it heats up the room. No more wiping down windows and worrying about mould growth.
Heat Pumps Keep You Healthy
Just to be clear, when Christchurch has a sunny day in winter it will still be worth opening up the windows and letting some fresh air come through. But when those days are few and far between, your heat pump will still get fresh air into your home to keep you warm and dry.
If you’re sick of wiping down windows, cleaning up mould, and frequent trips to the doctor, call Heat Pumps NOW to help make your home warmer, drier, and healthier.