Comparing the options

Heat pumps - Good for:
  • Low running costs, when used properly
  • Producing instant heat
  • Convenience, as you can control the temperature and timing with the thermostat and timer controls
Heat pumps - Be aware that:
  • They must be sized correctly for the space and the climate to work well (if you live in a colder area, ask the supplier to size the heat pump based on its "H2" performance)


The order of priority for insulating your home should be:
  1. Ceiling
  2. Under the floor
  3. Walls (or if not possible to insulate walls, make sure the curtains are thermal and touch the floor)

Healthy Homes

How to have a Healthy Home – Tō Whare Hauora

There are many things you can do to make your home warmer, healthier and more energy efficient. To really make your home warmer, drier and healthier to live in, it is important to think about insulation, heating, ventilation and tackling dampness.

The Whanganui Regional Health Network (WRHN) has an allocation of 219 homes in this years July 2015 to June 2016 Healthy Homes project. 136 homes have been allocated already, made up of: