Everybody is talking about insulation in rental properties – after all, from July 1 this year it’s mandatory.
NZ air quality monitoring company Tether claimed in a media release at the end of 2018 that insulation can worsen issues in homes by sometimes sealing in dampness. Tether is an app for homes which monitors air quality and provides live updates.
The company claimed in a media release that insulation can exacerbate the damp, stagnant conditions that lead to mould, mildew and respiratory problems likes asthma and pneumonia.
What’s actually true – and what Tether agrees on - is good insulation should go hand-in-hand with adequate ventilation and air exchange.
Here’s what Northland and Whangarei landlords need to know about underfloor insulation, minus the sales pitch from Tether:
As Energywise reminds landlords
The new insulation requirements beginning July 1 2019:
Essential bits and pieces to help Northland and Whangarei landlords comply with insulation rules:
For questions around getting insulation up to scratch, give the friendly folks at Rentals.co a ring.
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