The Role of Regular Heat Pump Maintenance in Creating Healthier Homes
6 October 2023

The Role of Regular Heat Pump Maintenance in Creating Healthier Homes

When pursuing a cosy, healthy living environment, there's a silent hero that often goes unnoticed – the humble heat pump. Heat pumps play a vital role in ensuring that your rental property supports your tenants’ health and well-being. 

In this article, we'll give you a quick overview of the importance of regular heat pump maintenance, and who’s responsible for keeping the device in top shape.

Heat Pump Maintenance and Indoor Air Quality 

Maintaining your heat pump is not just about maintaining a comfortable temperature; it's about nurturing a healthier indoor atmosphere. Regular servicing plays an important role in filtering out allergens, dust, and bacteria - paving the way for an environment where tenants can breathe easily. 

The Advantages of Regular Maintenance 

Routine maintenance of heat pumps is a win-win - benefiting both landlords and tenants alike. Maintenance boosts energy efficiency, prolongs the lifespan of devices, and reduces the risk of expensive repairs. It's a proactive approach that prioritises tenant health and comfort.

Prioritising Tenant Health and Well-Being 

Clean indoor air shouldn’t be a luxury; it's a necessity for the health and well-being of your tenants. When a home is warm and dry, tenants are less likely to suffer health problems like asthma and more serious diseases like rheumatic fever.

People living in properties with regularly maintained heat pumps typically encounter fewer respiratory issues, allergies, and general discomfort. Investing in heat pump maintenance with Airify is an investment in the health and happiness of your tenants.

Understanding New Zealand Healthy Homes Standards 

New Zealand's healthy homes standards are designed to guarantee that rental properties offer a safe and healthy living environment for tenants. One essential aspect of these standards is the requirement for landlords to maintain heating devices, including heat pumps. 

There is, however, some confusion out there about this responsibility so we’d like to clear things up. 

  • Tenants are responsible for keeping lawns and gardens clear of external units and cleaning filters (where it is accessible and easy to do so).

  • Landlords have an obligation to keep heater(s) in good working order and are subsequently responsible for maintaining any heaters and ventilation systems. Tenancy Services have confirmed that landlords are responsible for servicing heat pumps every year. 

Airify's Commitment 

Much like a caring "mum" looking after your indoor air quality, our friends at Airify are on a mission to ensure that every Kiwi resides in a home that is free of mould, dust, and bacteria. They understand the gravity of adhering to New Zealand's healthy homes standards, and their services are tailored to align with the regulations. 

By engaging Airify, property managers and property owners can rest assured that they're fulfilling their obligations while enhancing the well-being of their tenants. 



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