A smart house will help you to stay healthy

NZ Lifestyle Block - - SMART SERIES -

Govern­ment data shows that for ev­ery dol­lar spent on in­su­la­tion and heat­ing, there are $4-$6 saved in health costs and lost pro­duc­tiv­ity.

Stud­ies show retro-fit­ting in­su­la­tion pre­vents one death for ev­ery 1000 homes in­su­lated.

“So­ci­ety saves on things like ill­ness in the young and the el­derly,” says smart home de­signer War­ren Young of Nook. “They looked at things like deaths in the win­ter months, hospi­tal ad­mis­sions, if a child is sick at home, there’s a par­ent be­ing kept away from work. It was $4 sav­ings for an av­er­age adult, but it was $6 if they were el­derly or very young.”

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