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Keeping your home warm and healthy

There are three essentials that work together to create a healthy, energy efficient home – keeping your home warm, ensuring your home is dry and airing it out regularly.

Check out the Energywise essentials below – ensure you cover off all three for a warm, dry, healthy home this winter.

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The World Health Organisation recommends a minimum of 18 degrees in our homes. Good insulation, draught stopping and the right type of heater make achieving this easier. Check out our tips and information.

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Damp homes can be bad for our health and promote mould and dust mites. Minimising moisture sources is key to keeping your home dry. Find out more about tackling dampness.

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The average New Zealand household can produce over 8 litres of moisture a day. Good ventilation is essential for removing excess moisture from your home and for maintaining air quality. Use our checklist to see if your home is well ventilated.