Your home’s wellbeing
Healthy home, healthy body, healthy you.
We spend a lot of time at home – so if it’s not a healthy home it can make life miserable. Poor health, feeling uncomfortably cold, crying windows, worrying about expensive power bills – many of us can relate to these stresses. Here are three top tips from energy efficiency experts Sustainability Trust for a healthy home, body and you: Get your insulation checked If you don’t have it, if it’s foil, or 10 years old or more, then heat will be pouring out of your ceiling and underfloor. People with Community Services Cards or low-income may be able to get a 50% subsidy to help pay for insulation. Check if you, or the person you’re renting your house to, could get this special funding. Get the right heater for the right room You need a certain number of kWs per sqm to heat a room to 18-20 degrees. A heat pump is the most energy efficient option (and wood burners). A radiant heater can also make a difference. A damp home is a cold home It’s vital to replace stale, damp air with fresh, dry air every day. Dry air is also easier to heat, so your energy bills will go further and your atmosphere will feel lighter and cleaner. Opening windows and doors for 15 mins, twice a day, is all it takes – and it’s free! Sustainability Trust is a unique social enterprise which reinvests profit into community programmes. Find out more, shop, or book a home assessment at
This family from Crofton Downs, Wellington, have enjoyed being cosy this winter in a warm home insulated by Sustainability Trust.