Autumn Is Approaching. Are You Ready, Wellington?

Summer won’t last forever. In fact, March the 1st is the first day of Autumn in New Zealand and that signals the start of colder weather, particularly in Wellington. The city’s location and topography make it a cooler setting than many other places around New Zealand, but it’s nothing a fully functioning heat pump can’t fix.

In winter, the city’s temperature can get down to 6°C to 10°C on average. Even though it’s very rare to experience snow or frosty conditions in Wellington, a southerly blast can whip through the capital and bring those icy conditions with it – not to mention much, much lower temperatures particularly during the coldest month of July.

Wind and Wellington go together – you can’t think of one thing without thinking about another. You might not realise that the average wind speed is only 19 kilometres per hour, which just happens to be the same as in New York City. But, of course, things can get very gusty because Wellington sits between the North and South Islands, so as the wind comes in from the west, it squeezes through the gap at Cook Strait, and gets faster and faster as the ‘venturi effect’ kicks in.

As we said, a great heat pump is an easy way to stay comfortable indoors when things get a little rough outdoors.  Fonko is a leading supplier and installer of heat pumps in Wellington. We can handle residential and commercial installations, and we only deal with the best brands: Mitsubishi and Fujitsu, which is widely known as New Zealand’s favourite air. If you’re in the market for a new heat pump, and you want one you can depend on for the upcoming autumn and winter seasons, then we can help.

If you already have a heat pump, then it is probably overdue for a service. Most heat pumps are! They’re largely ignored but with regular maintenance, they’ll last you for many years. We can help you in that regard too by coming to your home or business and ensuring your heat pump is running at its best before you need it to keep you warm this winter.

Whether you need a new heat pump or a service of your existing one, don’t wait too long before contacting us. When the weather cools down, demand heats up. We’re at our busiest as the cold season gets closer so by calling us now you can beat the rush and stay warmer in Wellington this winter.

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