The benefits of effective insulation
Insulation is one of the most effective things you can do to get a warmer more comfortable home.
Many of our houses don't have good enough ceiling and underfloor insulation. The lack of insulation in New Zealand homes is a major energy and health issue.
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Jared is in a garden, there are a bunch of kids with him - and the kids have just finished setting up a tent. Jared says:
A tent can keep the rain off... but it can still get cold... inside.
The kids are now unrolling sleeping bags on a campbed or sleeping roll inside the tent as Jared says:
A sleeping bag keeps you warm and comfortable, by trapping heat in. Insulation in your home works the same way, and makes a real difference...
Jared now walks up towards the house.
But don't just take my word for it...
We now see the inside of the home, we're in a warm inviting family living area. Jared is chatting with the homeowners, who say:
This house used to be like an icebox. Now we don't lose that warmth, once it gets inside the house it stays inside the house.
Cam had asthma and after the insulation was put in - dramatic improvement. So instead of lying in bed listening to him cough all night we had a good night's sleep, both him and us.
Tracking mid-shot of Jared inside house, he says:
You can add the cost of insulation to your rates or mortgage. With repayments from around $9 a week. Go to energywise.govt.nz now.
What you used to suffer through you don't have to put up with anymore.
Hugely better family environment - one that we can enjoy rather than endure.
We cut back to Jared as he sums up by saying:
Effective insulation and heating can mean fewer days with colds and sickness... which is better for all of us!
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