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:
1) Find The Right Curtains
2) Invest In Insulation
In winter, layering up just doesn’t only apply to you but to your house too! Uninsulated wood floors can be a major factor in letting out the heat. Whether you go for carpets, rugs or underfloor insulation, another layer can improve a room’s coziness level.
Unfortunately, many homes in Christchurch and around New Zealand were built with very poor or sub-standard insulation. Under-floor or ceiling insulation can be fairly easy to retrofit, but Heat Pumps NOW recommends getting solid advice before getting insulation retrofitted to your walls.
3) Open Up During Mornings
4) Try Rearranging Furniture
5) Consider Heat Pumps
With ECan cracking down on old wood fires and log burners, a heat pump is one of the most cost effective ways to stay warm. Plus, heat pump technology is getting better, meaning they will still keep you warm even when it’s freezing outside.
Want help staying warm this winter in Christchurch? Contact Heat Pumps NOW for a free, in-home consultation on 03 377 7393.