If you’re living in a cold, damp property, you may be eligible to get a Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant. This scheme is providing New Zealanders with a subsidy towards making their home warm and dry to give all Kiwis a safe place to live.
Those who are eligible may get up to 90% of the total cost of insulation under the floor and in the ceiling. Plus, you could receive back 90% of the cost of an approved heater. Choosing the type of heating source you want is crucial for ensuring that your home will be warm enough throughout winter.
Pellet fires are a newer option that’s becoming popular because sourcing pellets is far more convenient than stacking and chopping firewood for a log burner. However, this option can incur high running costs because pellet fires require not only the purchase of pellets but also use a lot of electricity.
Heat pumps Tauranga are a popular choice. They are cheap to run because they are highly efficient at warming up a room. However, be aware that to heat an entire house, you may need more than one.
Gas heaters are excellent for heating large spaces and provide instant heat. However, this option might not be best due to the current proposed ban on new gas connections suggested by the government. While you could still install a gas heater now, they are likely to fall out of favour if this goes through. This could make it hard to find gas heating technicians and spare parts should yours need to be repaired.
There is no one size fits all when it comes to choosing a heater. Select a heating source that works for the home you are in; think about how large the area you want to heat is and find the option that will suit your family the best.