It’s that time of year again when everyone starts running down to the shops to buy a new heater. Very few people truly understand the fundamentals of home heat loss and heat gain and understanding this might save you in the long run.
Thanks to the lightweight design and construction methods used in New Zealand, combined with noisy appliances and loud entertainment gear, noise transfer in the home has become a big problem.
Thermal Insulation is an important part of every house and helps keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. To understand how thermal insulation actually works however we need to take a look at some of the science.
It seems global warming is on everyone’s minds these days. We’re launching reusable rockets into space, all our vehicles are becoming electric powered and governments around the world are invested in developing renewable energy sources. New Zealanders are slowly moving away from traditional energy sources such as gas and coal and moving more to sustainable […]
You know winter is just around the corner when you start piling on extra layers. It’s not always easy to understand what causes a cold house and there are a number of factors that could influence this however, the most likely cause is poor insulation. We’ve been insulating homes for many years and we’re sorry […]
Mould is a form of fungus which can be black, white, orange, green or purple. They are small organisms that can live almost anywhere indoors or outdoors and reproduces lightweight spores that travel through the air. Most of us are exposed to small, harmless amounts of mould every day, however, when these little spores land […]
You may have heard the term carbon footprint before but you may not be entirely sure what it means or how it applies to you. Simply, a carbon footprint is a measurement of how much extra carbon dioxide you are responsible for releasing into the atmosphere. If you think back to a time before cars, […]
If you have been living in your home a little while you may have noticed that parts of your home’s walls get very damp. This is usually because of condensation issues in your home and is usually a good indication that your home’s walls are not well insulated. If damp or wet walls are not […]
Winter is coming and no doubt you are wanting to keep your family healthy and well! In this article, we cover a few ways you can prepare your home for the winter and ensure you avoid those viruses! Good insulation and an efficient heating system can go a long way in keeping your home warm […]
Why is my home always damp in the morning? Are you living in a cold, damp house where you wake up and the windows are wet in the mornings? You’re not alone, in fact, many older New Zealand homes suffer from this exact issue. Homes that were built 20-30 years ago didn’t have the same […]
There may be several reasons why your family is always sick or fighting off a cold. While some factors may be outside your control, controlling your environment and ensuring you have a healthy home one is something you can influence. Here are a few issues you will want to address to ensure you keep a […]
We’ve all experienced days when it’s ridiculously cold outside and it’s horrendously difficult to heat your home. Likewise, I’m sure you recall stupidly humid days in summer when it’s incredibly tough to cool the home down! This happens because the inside of your home is like a little atmospheric bubble, with air inside always trying […]
Having mould growth in your home can be a costly and dangerous problem. Black mould, also known as Stachybotrys, can release spores into the air as it feeds on organic materials common in most houses. These spores, if inhaled, can lead to a range of mild to series symptoms for your family. The most common […]
You are probably here because you are looking for ways to reduce your energy usage. By reducing your home’s energy usage, you are not only going to save money on your electricity bills but you are also making a difference by reducing your carbon footprint!
With colder weather just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep our homes warm and cosy. One of the biggest factors that help reduce cold air entering your home and keeping the heat in is insulation.
It’s important to start thinking about how to protect you and your family from cold’s, flu’s, and other nasties this winter – including how to keep your home warm to help reduce the risks of catching those winter woes.
There can be serious health and financial consequences if your insulation isn’t performing optimally – if your insulation is old or ineffective, it will literally pay to find out.
You probably know by now (especially if you’ve read our blog before) that the right amount of insulation can help reduce energy bills and improve comfort all year round.
While a lot of people do attempt to install their own insulation, there’s a few things you should be aware of it you do. It can be tricky business and there’s a few health hazards to be aware off as well.
Although you can’t control factors like the current mortgage interest rates or the state of the economy, there are a few things you can do to increase the resell value of your home.
We’ve mentioned before how insulation helps to reduce energy costs and keeps your home more comfortable. However, insulation comes in many different types, applications and efficiencies.
Did you know that you can adopt some new ideas and habits that not only reduce your impact on the environment but also create a healthier situation for your home?
Home maintenance and cleaning isn’t always fun, but it can be with these DIY home hacks! Here are 10 easy ways to help you keep your home tidier and more organised.
Renovating this winter? It’s not always an easy feat with chilly and unpredictable weather, however, sometimes it just has to be done! While it may be the most difficult time of the year to undergo a renovation project, there are a few ways to make your winter renovation more manageable.
If your home was insulated years ago and isn’t up to current standards, you may be noticing the signs of a poorly insulated home. It can result in uncomfortable and unhealthy living conditions and should be treated as soon a possible to reduce its harmful effects.
As a landlord and rental property owner, you might be thinking – what does this mean for you? With the new standards’ requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture, and drainage, all landlords should review their rental properties to ensure they comply.
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