Solar Experts

Eco-friendly and sustainable, solar heating is becoming increasingly popular throughout Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region. When properly installed it is a great way to reduce your energy consumption, save money and help save the environment.

With an overwhelming number of solar heating options to choose from, it’s essential that you get expert advice on the best system for your needs and get it installed by skilled technicians who really know what they’re doing.

When it comes to Solar, we know what works

At Whitehead Plumbing and Gas we’ve been working with solar heating since it was first introduced in 1979. During this time we’ve seen it evolve and have developed an in-depth knowledge of what’s available and what works well in different situations.

We Can:

  • Provide advice on choosing the right solar heating system for your home or business
  • Install and maintain your solar heating system to ensure that it operates at optimum efficiency

If you’re planning to convert to solar heating and install an eco-friendly heating solution, talk to us first – 03 379 0711


Heating in Christchurch

Central heating

Central heating is literally heat generated from a central source and can be fuelled by gas, solid fuel or electricity. A well-installed central heating system can keep your entire house at a consistently comfortable temperature – that’s got to be something to look forward to when you live in or around Christchurch! Central heating is literally heat generated from a central source and can be fuelled by gas, solid fuel or electricity. A well-installed central heating system can keep your entire house at a consistently comfortable temperature – that’s got to be something to look forward to when you live in or around Christchurch!

Our qualified team of professionals can:

Help you choose a central heating system that is tailored to suit your needs
Install system devices and thermostats to give you total room-by-room control
Ensure your central heating system is installed to the manufacturer’s recommended standards

Gas heating

As a source of instant heat, nothing beats gas heating. With little to do but flick the switch and set the temperature gauge to your desired setting, gas heaters are ideal for Christchurch and Canterbury winters.

As a source of instant heat, nothing beats gas heating. With little to do but flick the switch and set the temperature gauge to your desired setting, gas heaters are ideal for Christchurch and Canterbury winters.

Our qualified gasfitters can:

  • Suggest the most effective gas heating options for your needs
  • Recommend suitable appliances for your room size and air space
  • Provide advice on safety and compliance issues

Services Include:

  • Installation of freestanding gas heaters
  • Installation of gas heaters into your existing fireplace
  • Maintenance and repair all your gas heating appliances
  • Installation and maintenance of your external gas barbecue or landscaping features

Solid fuel heating made simple

It’s often said that ‘nothing beats a real fire’. These days however there are complex regulations governing the use of solid fuel heaters in the Christchurch and Canterbury region and it can be confusing trying to work out what you can and can’t do. At Whitehead Plumbing & Gas we understand the rules and can provide you with advice on installing approved solid log, coal and pellet heating systems that meet your needs and meet compliance regulations.

We can:

  • Install freestanding units or into existing fireplaces
  • Maintain and repair your existing solid fuel heating system
  • Ensure that your flue system is safe and meets regulatory standards

Backflow Prevention

Registered IQP Backflow Prevention Provider

We are fortunate in Christchurch and Canterbury to live in a part of the world where we can still drink our tap water. However, we must all be careful not to take this for granted and ensure that we have adequate backflow prevention devices in place to protect our municipal water supply from ‘back-siphoned’ contamination.

Inadequate backflow prevention is a serious health hazard.

Backflow prevention is particularly important if your water supply is exposed to any hazardous substances such as chemicals or bacteria.

Without suitable protection you or your business could be potentially liable for causing serious health problems in our community.

Local council compliance: Backflow Protection Christchurch City Council.

The Christchurch City Council outlines strict regulations governing the installation and testing of Backflow Prevention devices.

As a registered IQP Backflow Prevention Provider, at Whitehead Plumbing & Gas we will ensure that all your backflow prevention devices are installed, tested and repaired safely to meet all compliance regulations.