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.
Christchurch Home Heating Solutions
1). For large rooms that you want to heat regularly, you should consider a fixed heat pump. They have lower running costs than plug-in electric panel, element or fan heaters, along with better heat output.
2). Avoid portable gas heaters. These are the most expensive to run and they give off harmful emissions that could also affect your health.
3). When looking for a heat pump, consider where you live. Do temperatures often fall below freezing in winter? Extremely cold temperatures can impact your heat pump’s performance, so you may want to consider a Mitsubishi Hypercore heat pump, which is guaranteed to keep heating to it’s full potential right down to -15 degrees Celcius.
Energywise recommends you use heat pumps to heat your home because of their low running costs. They produce instant heat, and they are most convenient - you can control the thermostat and use the timer to suit your lifestyle.
Choosing Your Heat Pump
One of the most important things when buying a heat pump is to make sure it’s correctly sized for the room you want to heat - if it ends up being too small for the room it will cost more to run and struggle to produce enough heat when you want it.
Using Your Heat Pump Efficiently
• Make sure doors and curtains are shut to lock in the heat.
• Clean the filters regularly. You can vacuum them every time you clean around the house. Here's how.
Just so you can compare, Energywise has released studies comparing running costs of different forms of heating.
For solid advice on heating your home and a quality heat pump recommendation, contact the team at Heat Pumps NOW for your free on-site consultation and quote. Give us a call today on 03 377 7393.