The Healthy Homes’ heating standards focus on heating within main living areas only. Main living areas within rental properties must include a fixed heating device which reaches a minimum temperature of 18°C.
If your current heating system doesn’t meet the Healthy Homes Standards, Oncore can help. We’ll help you find a fixed heating device that meets your budget and the Healthy Homes Standards, and will provide you with a high-quality installation.
- Why do I need heating?
Efficient heating will ensure your residents stay warm and healthy in the colder months of the year. Outdated heating systems are unlikely to be up to the job of keeping home interiors warm in New Zealand’s increasingly cold winters.
- What different types of heating are there?
There are many different types of interior heating devices on the market, including heat pumps, central heating, wood burners, electric heaters, flued gas heaters and unflued gas heaters. Unflued combustion heaters, open fires, and most electric heaters (excluding heat pumps) will not meet the Healthy Homes Standards.
- Should I use a professional to install my heating?
Your fixed heating device will most likely need to be installed by a qualified professional. Electrical wiring and gas can be very dangerous in the hands of an inexperienced individual - hiring a professional is therefore in the best interest of you, your property and your tenants.
- Who will this impact?
The Healthy Homes Standards affect landlords and their tenants. Landlords will be legally required to meet the minimum housing requirements set out in the Healthy Homes Standards.
- When do these changes to a property need to be in place by?
Landlords will be required to meet the standards by 1st July, 2021. This excludes tenancies under Housing New Zealand and registered community housing providers, who must meet the standards by 1st July 2023.