Spring is upon us, and with it comes the promise of warmer weather, fun in the sun and an opportunity to open up the doors and windows of our closed-up homes. Unfortunately, for many Kiwis, spring also marks the start of the allergy season. Trees, grasses, and weeds release pollen grains into the air to fertilize other plants at this time of year. When pollen enters the nose, the body’s immune system mistakes it as a deadly invader and releases antibodies to attack the allergens. This causes the release of chemicals called histamines. Histamines are the things that lead to watery eyes, runny noses, and all the other symptoms that make spring allergies nearly unbearable for about a third of New Zealand’s population.
Now that you know a little more about spring allergies, we want to share some information about how to beat them inside your house. Pollens and other allergen-causing particles don’t stop at the front door. They come inside and waft around your home and this is where modern heat pump technology is so effective at dealing with the sneeze-causing particles in the air. Advanced filtration systems remove pollen, dust and other particles from the air before returning clean and allergen-free air back to you. This creates a far healthier environment without sneezing, wheezing and sniffling.
Because heat pumps are highly effective air cleansers, you want to keep them running for as long as you can over spring. And thanks to inverter heat pump technology, you can afford to do so. Inverter heat pumps use a variable speed compressor motor that slows down and speeds up as required to hold the preferred temperature setting. Unlike a fixed speed heat pump, which turns on and off all the time, an inverter unit operates with greater energy efficiency. It has been calculated that inverter systems offer energy savings of up to 30% over fixed speed systems.
Because of this, inverter heat pumps can be turned on for longer while delivering a highly affordable cooling solution in spring and summer, as well as plenty of warmth in autumn and winter. This is great news if you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies. With an inverter heat pump, you can breathe clean air without worrying about a headache-inducing power bill. So, to breathe easier this spring, contact the team at Comfy Kiwi Homes and ask about inverter heat pumps. We’ll be happy to give you a free quote.