New Zealand has introduced a new system of air conditioning checks, which are designed to ensure all homes have access to clean air.
The checks are part of a new program in New Zealand to address the country’s “unacceptably high” air quality, and to ensure people are able to afford to use the air they are exposed to, and the costs associated with doing so.
New Zealand’s Air Conditioned Homes initiative will see homes equipped with devices that measure the air quality in their homes, and a new air conditioning device will be tested in each home, before they are fitted with the devices, and installed.
Those who have a lower than expected air quality level will be eligible to use devices with an efficiency rating of 25 percent.
“We are also developing a new indoor and outdoor air conditioner system for households,” a spokesperson for the Department of Environment and Heritage told Ars.
“The first of these will be in the Auckland area, and will be installed in February 2020.”
New Zealand currently has about 7,000 homes that are fitted for air conditioning.
While the average household in New York City can get around 40 percent efficiency rating, New Zealand homes only need to achieve 15 percent efficiency.
The new system will provide for a more reasonable and sustainable level of air quality for the population, according to the spokesperson.
“It will be a much more reasonable level of quality of life for the community as a whole,” the spokesperson said.
“This will mean that we will be able to do more for the health of our people and environment.”
Air Conditioners and Air Condition Systems New Zealand will also provide the government with a new “air conditioning sensor” that will measure air quality at homes and businesses, and alert authorities if air quality is above its allowable limits.
The sensors will also be used for monitoring the effectiveness of other measures, such as sprinklers and air conditioning equipment.
New technologies have also been added to New ZealandAir Conditioning checks to help families stay safe during winter, including new “smart homes” that can monitor and act on temperature changes and provide feedback on the temperature of their homes.
“These smart homes will provide the necessary information for residents to monitor air quality as well as ensure their home is safe during the winter,” the government said in a statement.
“Our air quality monitoring system will also monitor the ambient air temperature, temperature at which it is safe to wear the protective equipment and for how long the temperature remains within safe levels.”
The New Zealand Department of the Environment and Climate Change said that air conditioning monitoring devices are already in use in other parts of the country, and that the new system has not yet been deployed.