Warming up for better health

Published date11 August 2022
Publication titleSouthland Express
The World Health Organisation’s recommended minimum indoor temperature is 18degC in living areas and 16degC in bedrooms. Recommendations for babies and elderly people are even higher

In New Zealand, heating is expensive, typically accounting for about 30% of a household’s annual energy consumption.

As energy prices rise and houses get bigger, it is likely to cost even more. Most people use electricity, gas or wood to heat their homes.

Newer heating systems are more energy efficient and can reduce your power bills, while simple actions can make your existing heating options more efficient.

Remember, insulating your home reduces the amount of heating you need to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

All forms of heating have effects on the environment, so it is important to consider these issues when you are looking at the different options available.

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