Buying a heat pump can be a big decision. Whether you’re buying your first one or haven’t bought one in a while, it’s normal to have plenty of questions to make sure you find the right heat pump for you. Because we’re your local, accredited Canterbury heat pump installers, we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions to help you!
With each passing year heat pumps are becoming more smaller, quieter and more efficient. Heat pumps are fast becoming the most popular and cost-effective heating solution in Christchurch. Are you looking to upgrade your heat pump, or just wondering how much life is left in the heat pump you have? Here are some signs it might be time to buy a new heat pump.
How do you know you’re getting the right heating solution for your home in Blenheim? Of course, you want more than simple sales advice. You want to make sure the local company you choose will give you the best heating advice, installation and customer service, to help you feel comfortable in Blenheim all year round. Let’s look at some things you will want to consider before you choose a heat pump installer:
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.
Of course New Zealand is unique. We all know that. From pavlova, to gumboots and our ‘number 8 wire’ spirit, New Zealand known the world over for doing things a bit differently. Did you know we need to add heat pumps to that list?
Christchurch’s annual air quality targets have already been exceeded
Just four weeks into winter, Christchurch managed to exceed the new air quality targets. Between the middle of May and late June, Christchurch recorded five high air pollution nights. Kaiapoi had six.
Christchurch’s target for the entire year was no more than three high air pollution nights. In 2020, that reduces to one.
The results are actually worse than last year – in 2016 Christchurch had five nights overall. So what can we do?
Ever wondered where the infamous “plastic bag” came from?
It all started in 1960, when Swedish company Celloplast filed for a US patent for “tubing for packaging purposes”. Designed by a three employees, the idea was to create a tube of plastic that would be laid flat with the bottom sealed and the top left open to put in whatever needs to be packed. Gustaf Thulin Sten, one of the team members, had the idea to seal the bottom but punch out the other end to create handles. The rest is history.
It was obvious for businesses back then to use the plastic bag because they could carry more than the average paper bag and they could cut back on the cost. Although the first reason was also a benefit for consumers, time would only tell what serious repercussions plastic bags would bring to the environment.
Home heating solutions are always at the forefront of our minds whenever winter comes around. But with environmental impacts and rising energy costs, finding ways to keep your home warm during the cold season is becoming a challenge in.
In Christchurch, and most of New Zealand, keeping your home warm and avoiding health issues can be more challenging than other parts of the world. Most of the effort to keep the cold out is lost through unsuitable or insufficient insulation and drafts.
You don’t necessarily need to have the most expensive, top of the line heat pump in your home to feel the warmth. There are simple easy things that you can make to make your Christchurch home warmer, and easier to heat during winter. Here are some of them:
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.
Heat Pumps NOW know pretty much all there is to know about heat pumps. We have been installing heat pumps and ducted systems in homes across Christchurch since 2013 and we’ve become very good at it.
Still, every now and then we get asked a curly question. One which challenges us and really makes us think about what’s possible. That’s exactly what happened when we got a call from Sophie.
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.