Rising Electricity Costs – How You Can Beat Them

New Zealand power prices have been steadily rising over the years, jumping from 21.4c per kWh in 2004 to 28.8c in 2017. Kiwis also face unique challenges when it comes to surcharge pricing during dry times of the year as around 60 per cent of electricity is generated by hydro lakes. While the Labour government…

Awesome Energy Saving Tips All Year Round

No matter what time of the year it is, there’s always some ways you can save energy all year around, helping the environment and lowering your bills. Below are some small changes you can make that over a long period of time, can make a huge difference. Compare Energy Retailers Use a comparison website like…

Tips for Keeping Warm in Winter

When it gets cold in winter, there’s a lot more you can do than crank up your heater. Efficient heating systems like heat pumps can help you reduce the cost of heating your home in winter, but you can increase your comfort levels and reduce energy bills further with these simple tips. Wear More Clothes…

Getting Your Heating Sorted Before Winter

Winter is a difficult time of the year if you don’t have a good heating solution for your home. While your comfort is certainly the greatest motivator, there are various other factors to consider such as cost efficiency, adaptability, noise and reliability when choosing a heater. While an electric, plug in heater might seem like…

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The Highs and Lows of Heat Pumps

Heat Pumps can be an expensive investment. It is worth doing your research to figure out if it’s the right solution to your heating and cooling needs. In this article, we will discuss the advantages and potential disadvantages of heat pumps. Why Buy a Heat Pump? There are many advantages to using a heat pump…

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Mitsubishi Heat Pumps vs. Fujitsu Heat Pumps

In the heat pump world, no two brands are more well-known than Fujitsu and Mitsubishi. Homeowners and professionals trust these benchmarks. Both companies have been making heat pumps for long enough to have developed independent innovations in the technology. The choice to install a heat pump is an expensive one. It is worth doing your…

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Being Energy Smart with Your Heat Pump

We should all try to minimize our consumption of electricity and natural resources where possible to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Being energy smart works for everyone, and in this article, we will discuss some simple ways to be just that. Be Moderate with Targets The ideal temperature for your environment is comfortable.…

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Summertime and Your Heat Pump

Most people know that heat pumps are highly efficient heaters in winter, but not everyone realises that they also function as efficient cooling units in summer. They are capable of pumping heat out of your house by reversing the flow of heat. In this article, we will cover some basic advantages of a heat pump…