Why poor air quality is a major cause of winter illness

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Now that winter is here, protecting yourselves from ills and chills should be high on your list of priorities. While popping vitamins and increasing your veggie intake is super important, there’s one more thing you should consider: how good is the air quality in your home? When it comes to the causes of winter illness,…


Heat pumps set a new standard of environmentally friendly heating

Environmentally friendly heating

It’s safe to say we are quickly becoming more and more aware of our impact on the environment. With winter around the corner, it’s a good time to start thinking of how you are going to heat your home. Conventional methods no longer cut it. Heat pumps are the most environmentally friendly heating solution on…


Heat pump innovations offer customisation and money saving features

heat pump innovations

Staying up-to-date with the latest gizmos and gadgets doesn’t only apply to smartphones, tablets and the more obvious devices. Believe it or not, some of the most impressive technological advancements are in heat pump innovations. Since the dawn of heat pumps and air conditioning, the industry has grown in leaps and bounds. It is hardly…


How to choose the best location for your outdoor heat pump unit

outdoor heat pump unit

A lot of consideration goes into deciding the location of your outdoor heat pump unit. Installing it in the wrong place could have a big impact on your unit’s performance. It could also lead to frequent maintenance problems. Aesthetics in this instance need to be treated with care so you don’t restrict your unit’s capacity.…


Air conditioning maintenance prepares your heat pump for summer

Air conditioner

Now that the weather is getting warmer, we need to start thinking about preparing for the summer heat and that begs the question – are you up to date with your air conditioning maintenance? After sitting idle for a while as the seasons change from cool to warm, your air conditioning unit may need a…


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…