How to get the most out of your heat pump

As part of the healthy homes heating standard your rental’s main living room will need a fixed (not portable) heater. It must be an acceptable type of heater, and it must meet the minimum heating capacity required for that room.

Heat pumps that are the right heating capacity will meet the grade, but once you’ve got one how do you make sure you getting the most out of it?

We asked our friends at Gen Less to give us some tips.

Cold, damp, mouldy homes - the evidence

Find out why the healthy homes standards are so important.

Healthy habits

Keeping your home healthy isn’t just up to your landlord. Here are some things you can do daily to help keep you and your whanau warm, dry, clean and healthy.  

Making homes healthier - ventilation and moisture control

As part of the healthy homes ventilation standard, every liveable space in a property needs an openable door or window to the outdoors, to let out moisture and get air circulating. In this article, a tenant and landlord share their experiences with improving ventilation and moisture control in their rentals.

Getting your head around the compliance deadlines

For the healthy homes standards there are things landlords need to have done by a certain time.
These deadlines aren’t just one size fits all. They’re different depending on the type of property and when the tenancy agreement was signed or changed.

Heating for rentals

To meet the healthy homes heating standard landlords will have to provide a heating source in the main living room that has the required minimum heating capacity.

5 reno tips for rentals

Own a rental property but not sure what you need to do to meet the healthy homes standards?

Following these five steps will help you meet the requirements and will also help your property last longer, be more secure, need less long-term maintenance and attract tenants who want to look after it.

How to create that healthy rental feeling

Since the healthy homes standards for rental properties in New Zealand were introduced the phrase healthy homes has become very popular – but what does this mean for you as a tenant?