Your home’s well­be­ing

Healthy home, healthy body, healthy you.

Good - - GOOD PROMOTION - sus­tain­trust.org.nz

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.

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