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How To Create A Healthy Home

Making homes warmer, drier and healthier

To really make your home warmer, drier and healthier to live in, it is important to think about how insulation, heating, ventilation and tackling dampness work together as a system. 

By thinking of each element as one piece of the whole puzzle, it's easier to see how getting each part sorted contributes to a more comfortable and healthy living environment.

 

 

Information sourced from www.consumer.org.nz

 

 

Dampness

FIRST - Reduce dampness and moisture at their source to improve indoor air quality

NEXT - Remove moisture from the air by heating and ventilating the house

      

       Where does all the moisture come from?

 

 

 

 

Ventilation

Keep the air moving

 

 

 

Heating

Which fuels to choose?

When choosing the type of heater for a room it pays to consider how the room is used.  In areas you heat often such as the living room, heat pumps, woodbuners and flued natural gas heaters are usually the cheapest forms of heating.

 

  

 

Insulation

Keep in the warmth