Insulation saves cash
MAKING your home as energy efficient as possible begins while planning your home.
Maximum use of sun and light should be a factor in the design stage and the layout should reflect this.
In the living areas all-day sun should be your aim with large north-facing windows to help you achieve a home that is warm and comfortable all year round.
If you plan to use a solar energy hot water system, thought also needs to be put into this early on, so that good roof space is abundant to allow the system and its components to be installed in the most appropriate place. Insulation
Older New Zealand homes are notorious for being poorly insulated, leading to them becoming cold and damp.
With the highest rates of childhood asthma in the world and many people suffering illness related to damp living conditions every effort should be made to install appropriate insulation.
Whether building, renovating, or simply looking to make your home more pleasant and healthier to live in, insulation is something that should not be skimped on.
Quality insulation will not only make you and your family more comfortable and healthier, it will also save money
Install the highest rating of insulation you can afford. For new homes, consider increasing the size of your wall cavity.
If your current insulation is more than 10 years old, consider upgrading your ceiling insulation, because the original insulation may have compressed. There are several insulation products available, each with their own benefits. Doing some research will enable you to choose the right insulation for your home. Heating your home
There are a wide range options available when it comes to heating your home. Which option you choose depends on many factors.
The insulation level in your home, size of the house, lifestyle and running costs should all be factored into your decision.
Future-proofing your home should also be taken into consideration.
You should factor the limited availability of some natural resources into your decisionmaking process.
It may be that having a number of heating options is more suitable for heating your home
EASY: A fully insulated home requires about half the heating of an uninsulated home.