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Heating rental properties in Wellington

By April 29, 2021May 5th, 2021Blog

Heating rental properties in Wellington

A warm home is a healthy home and that’s why there is a move to ensure rental properties are adequately heated. The Healthy Homes Standards comes into effect on 1st July 2021, and this sets out heating requirements that rental property owners must adhere to.

We know that finding the right heating solution that is energy efficient and sufficient for a space can be confusing. We’re here to help you understand the heat pump options available and what is required under the new standards.

The new law outlines minimum standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, drainage and draught stopping in rental properties.

Here’s what you need to know about the standards for heating:

  • The World Health Organisation recommends a minimum indoor temperature of 18˚C.
  • The standards are focused on the main living room because it’s the largest room for general, everyday living.
  • Heaters must be fixed and be at least 1.5kW in heating capacity, and meet the minimum capacity needed for the size of the main living room.
  • If you use a heat pump, it must have a thermostat to enable it to heat as well as cool.

How we can help

A heat pump is an ideal solution because it enables you to keep your property at the required temperature all year round, including providing cooling in the warmer months. This heating solution also ticks all the boxes for the Healthy Homes Standards.

We have been heating Wellington homes for over 15 years and will provide you with expert advice on the best heat pump for your property. Book your free consultation here.

We also have a range of heat pumps that you can purchase online and have delivered anywhere in New Zealand.

Maintaining your heat pump

Heat pumps are an energy efficient way to heat a home and regular servicing is key to ensuring optimal performance. We recommend having your heat pump serviced every 12 months to check and clean your indoor and outdoor units.

We service all major heat pump brands including Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Daikin, Toshiba and Panasonic.

Got a heating question?

If you have any questions about a heating solution for your rental property, give us a call on (04) 570-0295 or email us at

For more information on the Healthy Homes Standards visit

We are the heat pump and air conditioning experts in Wellington, and we will give you advice on which solution best suits your needs.

Book a free consultation today