What’s a CFC?
This refrigerant was used in the 90s which has been phased out due to harmful effects on the environment.
What’s a HCFC?
These refrigerants contain less chlorine than CFCs which mean they have less ozone depleting potential (ODP). These are now phased out
What is HFC?
These are refrigerants that contain no chlorine and aren’t harmful to the ozone layer. They still aren’t perfect but needless to say Varcoe only uses HFC refrigerants from an HFC permit entitled supplier, Chemiplus.
The law change came into play 31st December 2019, whereby only HFC refrigerant can be used. At Varcoe we are ahead of the game here and are looking forward to the next generation of products that will be even more environmentally friendly. In the meantime we of course only use HFC refrigerant.
Follow Varcoe for ways of making your life more comfortable on topics like; help with the new healthy homes standards, how to create a better sleep environment, and, the importance of a comfortable temperature in the school.
Are you a landlord? Are you wondering what you need to do, try our healthy home calculator, which will let you know what you need to do. Best of all, we’ll send you a pdf that qualifies as the statement of intent, which is valid until 1st December 2020 while you get yourself readyread more
Heat pumps are the most efficient and cost effective form of electrical heating.They range in cost from 3-15 cents per KWh of heat released.read more
Design is an important part of a comfortable home. I don’t confess to know a huge part about this apart from the fact I hate Baby blue,…. but was won over by this colour. I think it’s teal? Find out more here about design, colour and comfortable homes.read more
You’ve got the questions and we have the answers. You may have met us at a recent home show with our Pop art stand. Because of our long history in the industry our knowledge is strong but more importantly our desire to learn and build on that is our real strength. Learn more about what we know here.read more
A comfortable sleeping environment is essential for a healthy sleep, and your overall health and wellbeing throughout the day. The ideal sleeping temperature is 18.3C which does seem quite cold to some. Which is why we struggle so much to sleep on a hot summers night.read more
Draughts aren’t good for anyone. They are like wind in the home, leaking the heat and creating a irritable environment. A comfortable home has no draughts, and that is what Varcoe specialises in. Comfortable homes.read more
The healthy homes standards became law the 1st July 2019 in New Zealand. For some it came in very quickly and it was hard to plan and organise for. So that is where I thought Varcoe could help you.read more
With two boys of my own, sometimes the heat pumps we put into schools seem like one of our biggest achievements. Currently we have installed heat pumps in over 30 schools, 300 classrooms, keeping over 6,000 children comfortable.read more