10 secrets that no one tells you :
HOW TO TURN YOUR GLORIFIED TENT INTO A THERMALLY COMFORTABLE HOME
#1 - CONTROLLED AIR FLOW
Most Australian homes have an un tight building envelope leading to uncontrolled air exchange of inside and outside air 24/7 making your house a hot-box in summer and a freezer in winter. What you want is CONTROLLED air flow, not draught.
In proposed buildings work with products and techniques that can deliver a gap free build and make sure your builder knows how to install them.
In existing buildings construction gaps and Ill-fitting windows and doors that aren’t properly sealed can let outside air into your home and inside air escape. All those gaps add up. Consumer advocacy group Choice estimates that leaks in the average home equate to “having a 1 by 1.5 metre window open all the time”.
By tightening your building envelope and sealing off all gaps, you can get in control of the air flow of your house and a huge step closer towards a thermally comfortable home :)