Heating cooling & ventilation
Keep your family healthy and comfortable with a modern, stylish and efficient temperature and air control system
Guidelines for a healthy home
The World Health Organisation and New Zealand’s Ministry of Health recommended temperatures for the rooms in your home are:
- A minimum of 18˚C during the day, or 20˚C for children, and elderly
- A minimum of 16˚C in bedrooms overnight.
Adequate glazing and insulation go a long way to ensure your home is warm and dry, but something more is needed to move air around your home, warm or cool the air, or do all three of these.
Ventilation – air flow through your home
Good ventilation is essential for maintaining air quality and removing excess moisture from your home.
As houses get more airtight, they become easier to heat, but ventilation is important to stop inside air getting stale and damp.
A ventilation system that moves dry air around your home will significantly reduce mould, mildew and dust mites. These elements contribute to asthma, allergies and respiratory issues.
It wasn’t long ago that installing a ventilation system or heat pump was seen as a ‘luxury’. These days they are standard features in new homes, and are common in existing homes as we better understand the impact that clean dry air makes to the comfort and health of our families.
What ventilation options are there?
There are two main types of ventilation system:
- Systems that move air from within your home and roof space and relocate it around your home.
- Systems that bring in fresh air from outside and move it around your home.
A home ventilation system effortlessly moves cool and warm air throughout the house to achieve your desired temperature in key living areas.
Houses with above-ceiling areas may benefit the most from ventilation systems as they move warm air down into living areas when needed.
Ventilation systems can include multiple sensors that monitor both temperature and humidity to control condensation.
These systems maintain a consistent air temperature throughout your home, but they do not heat or cool the air. Because there is no heating or cooling element to the process, ducted systems keep your electricity costs down.
Heating and cooling
Heat pumps have both heating and cooling options and can be added to homes with or without ventilation systems.
They can improve the effectiveness of ventilation systems, or can be used to effectively control the temperature on their own. Our experts can determine the size and features you will need for your living spaces.
Smart temperature control
Ventilation systems and heat pumps can now be controlled by wall-mounted panels and via an app on your smart phone or tablet – so you can set and manage your air flow and temperature from within your home and when you are not at home.
Talk to your local Mastercraft Electrical electrician – we are committed to improving your comfort, health and well-being, while providing energy-efficient solutions.
We will assess your home environment and lifestyle requirements and provide an unbiased recommendation on the most suitable options for you.