Window blankets an answer to heating woes
Along with the recent cold weather has come a flurry of cold housing stories in the New Zealand media.
Most concerning of all is the reporting of research done by Credit Simple indicating that the majority of Kiwi households plan to ration their heating this winter. In other words, for the first time ever more than 50 per cent of homeowners and renters alike report they will be unable to heat their homes to their liking in the coming months.
This bad news comes on top of all the stories we have seen on the negative health effects of people living in cold and damp homes, on leaky buildings, on high power bills, and on dodgy products and services. Faced with all this negativity what’s a person to do?
Here is some good news for Manawatu¯ residents eager to take their health, comfort and power bill into their own hands. Window blankets are an inexpensive and highly effective way to reduce heat loss through windows and glass doors. For less than $40 — and in many cases for free — anyone with modest DIY skills can build a simple window blanket than can perform as good as double-glazing and in some cases better than triple-glazing. Come along to this free workshop and learn how: Thursday, June 7, 3pm, at Reclaimed Timber Traders in Tip Rd, Awapuni.