Heat Pumps and Hayfever
Most of us know the feeling. Itchy eyes, runny nose, uncontrollable sneezing… We’re just not used to feeling this way in August!
A Warm Year For Christchurch
Flowers that normally bloom around October are flowering already with the warmer weather. Pine forests around New Zealand are already releasing pollen in thick clouds. As the warm wind picks up, and those famous Canterbury NorWesters start blowing, the problem will only get worse.
Did you know, wind-born pollen can travel up to 4000km? That’s twice the length of New Zealand. As the warmer weather and high winds move down the country, we can expect a lot of that pollen to end up in Christchurch.
Normally people prone to hayfever expect symptoms to start in September, but predictions are the pollen-filled winds will only increase from now until the end of November!
That’s not ideal, but there is a solution.
Heat Pumps Filter Your Air
The Asthma Foundation of New Zealand endorses Fujitsu Nocria heat pumps for their superior air filtration, helping those with breathing difficulties.
A ceiling or desk fan will blow the air around a room, perhaps making you feel a little cooler but it won’t do anything about the humidity or introduce fresh air. Acting as an air conditioner, your heat pump will keep you cool, while filtering the outside air.
The air conditioning setting transfers the muggy, humid air inside your home outside. At the same time bringing in cool, fresh air from outside and filtering out the hayfever inducing dust and pollens. As the Norwesters rage around Christchurch, you’ll be able to relax in cool comfort with no sniffly symptoms.
If you’re already feeling the effects of the early spring in Christchurch and want to do something about it, contact Heat Pumps NOW on 03 377 7393 for a free, no obligations quote.