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Hamilton-based premier Solar experts A&A Solar and Electrical support the new standards for all New Zealand rental homes Hamilton-based premier Solar experts A&A Solar and Electrical support the new standards for all New Zealand rental homes CREDIT: Media PA

Hamilton-based premier Solar experts A&A Solar and Electrical support the new standards for all New Zealand rental homes

Monday 25 February 2019, 5:35PM
By Media PA
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The recently announced new rental home standards are being fully supported by Hamilton-based premier heating and solar experts A&A Solar and Electrical

As announced by Housing Minister Phil Twyford at the weekend, a set of new Government rules will ensure that every rental home in New Zealand will have to provide adequate living room heating, meet tougher insulation standards and have an extractor fan in the kitchen and bathroom

The new rules state from the mid-2021, all rental homes will be compulsory by law to have a heater that can heat a main living area to 18C.

The standards set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, as well as rules to stop draughts, in all residential rental properties across the country.

Kitchens and bathrooms will have to have extraction fans or rangehoods and, where rental homes have an enclosed subfloor space, property owners will need to install a ground moisture barrier to stop moisture rising into the home.

Mr Twyford argued that New Zealand's cold and damp housing is responsible for around 1600 premature deaths every winter. “No one should go cold this winter, that’s why we support these new standards” says Andy Cooper from A&A Solar and Electrical who co-owns the Hamilton company with Andy Mann.

At A&A Solar and Electrical they understand that every home is different and require unique solutions when it comes to heating. “We offer un-biased and professional guidance on what will be the best heating/cooling solutions for your home and lifestyle requirements,” says Andy Cooper.

“At A&A Solar and Electrical we can advise on and install everything from individual a hi-wall heat pumps, floor console heat pump, to fully ducted systems to can heat your entire house,” adds Andy.

If you are looking to go green, A&A Solar and Electrical have solar options available as well. With more than 300 solar panel instalments to their name, the team at A&A Solar and Electrical can get you wired up and ready to start saving on power bills in no time.

From July 2021, private landlords must ensure their rental properties comply with these new standards.  By July 2024, all rental homes must comply with the new standards.

 

About A&A Solar and Electrical

Whether you are in need of electrical assistance, heat pump expertise, or Solar installation, A&A Solar and Electrical have the team for the job; working hard to ensure they stay head and shoulders above the rest as Hamilton and Waikato’s premier heat pump and solar specialists.

 

Contact A&A Solar and Electrical LTD:

Email: Andy Cooper – andyc@aaasolar.co.nz, Andy Mann - andym@aaasolar.co.nz

Phone: Andy Cooper – 021 447 975, Andy Mann – 021 544 674

Website: http://www.aaasolar.co.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaasolarelectrical/

 

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