With some of the worst air pollution levels of any city in New Zealand, it’s little wonder that asthma and allergies are on the rise in Christchurch.

While smog from cars and industry impacts the air we breathe, at least 80% of polluted air comes from solid fuel burning for home heating.

Understandably during winter months both pollution and incidences of asthma rise sharply, as more people heat their homes using wood and coal burners.

But it’s not just the outdoor air that affects both asthma and allergy sufferers. Recent studies show that asthma and allergies can be aggravated and triggered by poor indoor environment conditions. That includes cold homes, damp and mould, as well as air pollutants. The study goes on to show that well insulated, warm, dry homes can significantly help reduce respiratory illnesses.

So just how do you control the air you breathe in your home?
Installing a heat pump in your home can make a difference. Not only does it warm your home and dry the air, the heat pump’s filter actually cleans the air your breathe. And with the amazing advances in technology, the Fujitsu Nocria Heat Pump actually cleans it’s own filter, saving you time and energy.

Allergens like pollen, dust mite carcasses and mould spores are collected in the filter, while the ultraviolet illuminator in the Fujitsu Nocria Heat Pump sterilises any bacteria in the air. So your home is warm, dry, fresh and healthy.

If you’d like to find out more about an energy efficient, healthy home heating solution, get in touch with New Zealand Heat Pumps Christchurch.