Living in a cold, damp home is, without doubt, bad for your health.*
Research shows that people living in houses which are colder than 16°C are more likely to suffer respiratory illnesses than those living in warmer homes. The World Health Organisation recommends that indoor temperatures should be at least 18°C for healthy living.
Cold homes trigger ill-health
Having a warm and healthy home is not just a case of turning up the heater. Poorly insulated and ventilated houses, together with cold temperatures, encourage mould, mildew and condensation – the key triggers of asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory illness. Dampness also encourages the spread of dust mites, the major cause of allergy in New Zealand.
By protecting your home from the cold and damp, Pink® Batts® insulation helps reduce the growth of mould, mildew and dust mites.
* Howden-Chapman, P. et al. "Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: cluster randomised study in the community" British Medical Journal, 2007, p.334:460