3 Tips For A Healthy Home
Ideally, we all want to create a healthy home environment that is warm, and dry and doesn’t cost the earth to run. The world health organisation considers a healthy home to have a minimum room temperature of 18 degrees. The question is where do you start? With all the products on the market and every manufacturer claiming to have the right solution it can be overwhelming. Knowing the function each product will perform, and ensuring it meets your expectations is just as tricky.
More often than not a combination of an insulation source, a heating source, and a drying source such as a ventilation system are all required to get a sufficiently dry and warm home while ensuring the running costs aren’t going to blow your budget through the roof. The initial expense of purchasing all of these systems at once can be quite expensive, so choosing what you need to tackle first and how you are going to budget for these solutions is worth considering.
The first step to a healthy home is to ensure your home is well insulated with good quality insulation. In particular, the roof and underfloor areas as this is where the majority of heat loss occurs in the home. By insulating your home this will act as a seal to trap warmth created inside the house, making it easier and cheaper to heat. The investment in good home insulation will help you keep your home cooler in Summer as well as warmer in Winter as it stops the heat from the outside coming into your home.
Once a home has been insulated you may want to consider a good heating source. In most cases a heat pump is recognised as the most efficient heater, creating between 3-4.5 kilowatts of heat for 1 kilowatt of power. Choosing the right size heat pump, and the correct location is crucial for ensuring effective heating and reducing the workload on the heat pump. There is a wide range of different heat pump styles and sizes available to suit your unique situation
We are all well aware of the nasty health implications of living in a damp home. If your home is prone to dampness there are a variety of solutions available to help dry out your home. Positive pressure ventilation systems are a great way to bring fresh, dry air from your roof cavity into your home. While this shouldn’t be considered a heat source itself, by drying the air in your home it becomes easier to heat your home and can help inhibit mould. Home ventilation systems are very energy efficient and can run all day while costing as little as 10 cents per day.
Our team offer an obligation free in-home assessment and can customise an energy solution right for your home.