Dry and warm homes are healthier and more comfortable for their occupants. Cold, damp and mouldy houses can lead to serious health problems, like respiratory illness and cardiovascular disease. They are also much harder and more expensive to heat.
You can assess your home for moisture, leaks, draughts and more with our home health assessment toolkit. You can borrow it for free from the Masterton Library (standard library charges apply if the kit is lost or missing). The kit is also available from the Carterton and Greytown libraries.
The Home Health Assessment toolkit can help you find out:
How to keep your home warmer, drier and healthier
Which areas of your home use the most energy
How to save on power bills and as a bonus reduce your carbon footprint
Check your firewood moisture level
Useful tips and advice to improve the comfort of your home
There are some inexpensive ways that can help make our homes healthier and more comfortable. The user guide has helpful tips and links to more information.