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HEALTHY HOMES HEATING STANDARDS

Landlords must provide one or more fixed heaters that can directly heat the main living room to a maintained temperature of at least 18 degrees Celsius.

WHAT IS THE STANDARD?

For private rental properties There must be a fixed heater that can directly heat the main living room to at least 18 degrees Celsius.

Your heater must be fixed (not portable), and at least 1.5 kW in heating capacity.

Your heater must not be an open fire or an un-flued combustion heater, eg portable LPG bottle heaters. If you use a heat pump or an electric heater, it must have a thermostat.


You can’t use an electric heater (except a heat pump) if the required heating capacity for the main living room is over 2.4 kW.

In most cases, the right type of heater will be a larger fixed heating device like a heat pump, wood burner, pellet burner or flued gas heater. 

A HEAT PUMP IS YOUR BEST OPTION

We believe a heat pump is a better option than a gas heater, pellet burner or fireplace.

It is more efficient, safe, more convenient, requires no consents, and is cheaper to install.  And you get other benefits such as healthier, air quality, dehumidifying, and cooling all built in.

We can help with providing you with a cost effective heating solution that complies with the Healthy Home HEating Standard