Choosing the right type of heating for your home is vital to create a healthy, comfortable environment.
Property assessment - either a quick heating check or an full assessment that will help you create a warm, dry and energy efficient home. See our Advice for landlords page if you're looking at heating for your rental.
Expert advice and education for you and your household
Full supply and install service – ducted heat pumps, high-wall heat pumps, floor consoles, radiant heaters, wood burners and more. You can see the heating products we recommend here
Access to $500 subsidies on fixed heating if you or your tenant live in Porirua, are on a low income and have a health issue
Special packages and discounts for multiple home energy products
To prevent illness and create a comfortable, healthy environment, the World Health Organisation recommends homes are at least 18C, or higher for more vulnerable groups like children, the elderly and people who are unwell.
Heat is also needed to make and keep homes dry. When a home is heated properly and regularly, moisture and related issues such as mould can often be prevented.Why does it need to be checked?
The right heating for a home depends on how the home and each room is used, as well as room sizes, insulation, the building construction, region, and available energy sources.
There are many different heating options, features and benefits on the market. Heating can be expensive so it's important to choose the most energy efficient option for your home and budget. Old products such as oil column heaters, unflued gas heaters and some heat pumps can be inefficient, expensive and even dangerous.What’s recommended?
To maintain temperatures of 18C or more, most homes need fixed and appropriately-sized heating for living areas and radiant heaters for bedrooms. Full home solutions such as central heating and ducted heat pumps are increasingly popular.
Good insulation makes homes easier and cheaper to heat, as it keeps heat inside where it's needed. Best practice is to insulate before you heat.
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