So, how much benefit does the new heating calculator provide for owners of modern dwellings and relevant apartments?
On two occasions, we input the same data and dimensions into the Heating Assessment Tool, describing a 25 square metre living room in Auckland.
The only difference between the two was that one report indicated the property didn’t comply with the 2009 insulation and glazing standard and the other did.
So, what were the results?
On the first calculation, we stated the house was built prior to 1978 and therefore was not built to the 2008 Building Code or since been upgraded to comply with the 2009 insulation and window glazing standards.
The Online Heating Assessment Tool determined that a qualifying heater of at least 3.7kW would need to be installed to meet the required heating capacity of this living room.
Because the required heating capacity is over 2.4kW, the landlord would be required to install qualifying heater, such as a heat pump, to comply with the Heating Standard.
With the same dimensions, we then indicated the house was built prior to 1978 but since had been upgraded to comply with the 2009 insulation and window glazing standards.
So, what was the required heating capacity of this rental property which used the new heating calculator? Watch the Full Training Snippet in Total Tenancy