Healthier Home - Thermal Comfort Impacts Our Health And Well-Being

Our thermal environment has a significant impact on not just our home’s energy consumption, but also on our health, well-being, productivity, and overall experiences of where we live and work. Poor thermal comfort levels can have detrimental impacts on our integumentary (the outermost layer of your body, composed of your skin, nails, hair, and the accompanying glands and nerves), endocrine (glands that make up the hormone system), and respiratory systems (lungs, nose, trachea and breathing muscles). 

When it is very cold inside the consequences can include an increased risk of asthma, fatigue, headaches, and musculoskeletal problems like arthritis, influenza and pneumonia, as well as alterations to blood pressure and cardiac conditions. 

Extreme hot weather can be harmful particularly for the elderly, people with vulnerable health conditions, babies and young children.  It can lead to dehydration potentially causing cramps, exhaustion, heatstroke, alterations to blood pressure and cardiac conditions, and other health related issues. 

Humidity can also add a layer of complexity to the level of comfort felt in our homes: causing mould and mildew growth, which ultimately affects the quality of indoor air and our health. 

To help solve these problems it is advised to use the superior quality, durable and low cost polyester insulation available from the ecoMasterStore.  This polyester insulation is water resistant, safer and healthier than other types of insulation.

Key elements of a Healthier Home

Superior quality insulated floor, ceiling and walls are beneficial for maintaining a healthy home.