Episode 2 :: Heat loss in the home
Many New Zealand homes are cold and uncomfortable because heat leaks out through every gap and uninsulated area - like water through a sieve.
Plugging up the gaps and getting well-installed insulation into your home will make it easier to heat, and warmer, drier and healthier to live in.
Follow the links to find out more:
- Plug up gaps around doors and windows with draught-proofing
- Close your curtains before sunset to keep the heat in
- Use good thermal curtains to reduce heat loss through your windows
- Get good levels of properly-installed ceiling and underfloor insulation
- Find out if you're eligible for an ENERGYWISE™ grant to insulate your home
- Consider reducing heat loss through your walls with wall insulation and double-glazing.
Did you know?
Around 900,000 homes in New Zealand have inadequate ceiling or underfloor insulation - that's nearly 60% of all homes.
If everyone made a small effort to keep heat in all of the time - like plugging up our draughty doors and windows or closing our curtains at sunset to keep the heat in - we could save the country over $100 million in energy each year. At $60 per household each year that's a pretty conservative estimate, and in reality many households could save even more.