Home interior colours can help to cool your home this summer

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It may not seem significant at first glance, but home interior colours can have a huge impact on the temperature in your home on a hot, sunny summer’s day. Particularly in parts of the house that get all-day sun, if your interior paints and furniture are the ideal colours for absorbing heat, it will require…


Heating, ventilation and insulation – essentials for a healthy home

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Everyone deserves to live in a warm, cosy, healthy home and the main essentials for a healthy home are heating, ventilation and insulation. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, especially here in New Zealand. Trying to heat a typical New Zealand home in winter is almost impossible, with most homes lacking insulation and central heating…


Control your home’s temperature in the face of climate change

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Climate change, it’s the term on everybody’s lips at the moment. And while it’s mentioned in the news time and time again, how often do we stop to think of the impact it might have on us personally? It may seem like a slow process but changes are happening and New Zealand is not immune…


Install a heat pump now and reduce the risk of winter flu

Winter is well and truly on the way, and we all know what that means – colds and winter flu season! Coughs, aches and a runny nose are synonymous with winter, but you can increase your chances of avoiding illness this year by taking some simple precautions. How to can avoid catching a cold and…


Advantages of a heat pump over 3 traditional heaters

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With winter approaching fast, choosing which form of heating to have in your home can be tough. This decision can be a bit overwhelming so to break it down simply, here are three questions you can ask. Which type produces the most heat? How much does it cost to run? What is the initial investment…


The top 5 most common heat pump questions answered

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Heat pumps are a wonderful example of modern technology; affordable, energy efficient and beneficial in many ways to everyone, and as the technology is relatively new, it’s natural for anyone considering purchasing a heat pump to ask questions. That’s why we’ve compiled five of the most common heat pump questions including how they work and how…


Change in season affects your mood and health more than you think

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Some people love walking in the rain – others despise it. Some prefer the beach, while others would rather be skiing. People are different, and everything we experience is subjective. Even the smallest things can mean a world of difference; like an extra spoonful of sugar in a coffee. Our reactions to the weather are…


Climate change solutions with industrial sized heat pumps

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It may sound outrageous, but industrial size heat pumps and new technology are successfully tackling climate change problems in Norway. Many people don’t realise that a heat pump doesn’t actually generate its own heat. Instead, the technology moves heat around, changing it from one form to another. This means that not only are heat pumps…


3 situations where a heat pump is essential

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Heat pumps are fast becoming New Zealand’s preferred method of home heating and cooling, but some still see a heat pump as a luxury item rather than an essential piece of equipment. Here are three situations where a heat pump is essential and how it will make a big difference to your life. Getting the…


An air conditioning unit creates a cool haven in the summer heat

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Just when you thought last summer was a scorcher, 2016-2017 is on track to being the hottest summer on record for New Zealand. The jandals will be out in full force and many of us will flock to our beautiful beaches, lakes and rivers to find some relief from the heat. But those perfect clear…