Do you own rental properties in Christchurch? Are you aware of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act? What are you doing to make your rental properties warmer and drier?
Damp homes are unhealthy homes. It’s as simple as that. Unfortunately when winter hits Christchurch, we’re less motivated to open up the windows and air out the house. Even if you wipe all the condensation off your windows every morning, the damp air indoors makes colds, flu and breathing issues more likely. So what’s the solution?
It should come as no surprise that you’re more likely to fall sick in Christchurch during the colder months.
Lots of illnesses are caused by condensation and mould. When inhaled or on contact with your skin, some mould and mildew can cause allergic reactions, skin irritations, trouble breathing or asthma attacks. Small children and elderly people are even more susceptible. In fact, poor health conditions are directly linked to cold, damp living situations in Christchurch. So what can we do?
It’s sad that in New Zealand’s consumer culture, too often it’s easier to throw away and buy brand new than it is to have something fixed. We think that’s a shame, which is why Heat Pumps NOW has a dedicated repair technician in Christchurch to fix your heat pumps and help them last longer.
With that in mind, before you give us a call and tell us your heat pump needs fixing, here are a few things to look for.
It’s never a good feeling. You turn your heat pump on and all you see is flashing lights, but no warm or cool air comes out. What do you do?
The first step is, stay calm. Next, contact Heat Pumps NOW.
Owning rental properties in Christchurch can be a balancing act. While most want to be responsible landlords and provide quality rental housing, you have to balance that up with running a business and getting a return on your investment.
New government legislation requires all landlords to make a bigger investment upgrading rental properties. Here’s what you need to know.
While there are plenty of places in Christchurch you can buy a heat pump, few of them are specialists. Here’s a hint… Do they also have lots of whiteware, TVs and computers around their showroom? Chances are, they’re not a specialist who can recommend a heat pump with any authority. Here are four good reasons why going to a Christchurch heat pump specialist, who knows heat pumps inside out, is the best way to go.
The summer heat in Canterbury makes it near impossible to have a good night’s sleep. We toss and turn looking for a comfortable spot and while sweating through the night.. Before you know it, the sun is already up and you have to start the day sticky and tired. Yuck. Without the right temperature, we will never have the deep, restful sleep we need during in Summer.
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!
It’s important to understand how energy-saving features in heat pumps and ducted systems work so you can be most-efficient when using them. Despite all the additional features and extras, our heat pumps are only as smart as we are. We’ve got to know how to use them properly to make them as energy efficient and cost effective as possible. So let’s take a look at some tips to get the most out of our heat pumps.
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.