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         Sleep is important

As we all know

Sleep is so important to our health and wellbeing.  When researching sleep and how to sleep better some things come through strong.


1.  Sleep when your body is naturally tired and within is natural sleep-wake cycle.

2.  Control your exposure to light during the day, your body produces melatonin when it is dark.  But your body needs exposure to light during the day to maintain a healthy circadian rhythm (sleep pattern).  Perhaps that is why we always sleep better after a day outdoors.

3.  Exercise, and a great diet help.

4.  Wind down before going to bed.

5,  Improve your sleep environment.

It’s the last one that really interests me, because that is where heat pumps can really help.  They can easily maintain the recommended 18C temperature during both summer and winter.  But that is not the best part, the white noise really helps too.  A correct heat pump install is also critical.  It is so important not to have draughts over the bed.

I see heat pumps as a win win in today’s busy world, and certainly a practical solution for many to create a better sleep environment.

Tims Blog

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.

Statement of Intent

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 ready

New Refrigerant

Heat pumps used to use CFCs in the 90s. However time has moved. On 31st December 2019 only HFC refrigerants can be used.

Energy Efficiency

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.

Teal in the home

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Heat Pump FAQ

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.

No Draughts

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.

Healthy Homes

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.

Warm Schools

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.

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