The science behind a warm home

The science behind a warm home

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Recent studies by the World Health Organisation (WHO) have concluded that colder homes contribute to more health problems and risks.

Whether you actually realise it or not, a cold home can have negative impacts on your wellbeing. Some effects are long-term, whilst others are more immediate.

Your home is your sanctuary. No matter what life throws at you, you can come home and at least feel some reprieve.

With this in mind, it is important that our homes are not actually contributing to an already stressful life.

Perhaps you have thought about heating options for your home, but just haven’t been convinced it is worth it.

In this article, we discuss the science behind a warm home and why a heating solution could be the best thing for you.

The health implications

Generally speaking, bacteria and illnesses tend to reproduce at higher rates in colder and damper environments.

If you are trying to escape the flu season unharmed, your home could potentially be a breeding ground.

Health implications of a cold home

Also, WHO reported that a colder indoor environment contribute to higher blood pressure, asthma and decrease in general mental health.

These health implications could significantly hinder your wellbeing and have further reaching consequences.

The older generation especially needs to be extra careful because consistently living in colder temperatures can impact the blood flow negatively. This can bring about strokes and heart problems.

Shivering due to cold temperature is another thing to worry about – and not just because it is an unpleasant sensation.

Professor Howard-Chapman states that shivering is a natural bodily function in order to generate heat. Doing this, however, adds undue stress to your muscles and cardiovascular system.

Of course, we aren’t saying if your house is cold, these things will come about. But consistently living in colder homes can have detrimental impacts on your health.

Pool heating

Another area to think about is swimming pool heating.

No one can really enjoy a swimming pool when it’s freezing cold. Your body will appreciate plunging into warm water rather than a frigid dive.

Pool heating

Gas pool heaters are a completely safe option for maintaining temperature at a desirable level. It allows you to make use of your swimming pool all year round – even at night.

Being able to use your pool whenever you want allows for a better investment, but also increases the ability for you to enjoy your outdoor space. This can boost the level of fun and enjoyment you have in your home.

The main takeaway is that all science points to a more comfortable and healthier home when the temperature is regulated to be warm and cosy.

Ironically, science also suggests that we sleep better with colder temperatures, so finding a balance between using a heating system and feeling comfortable is essential.

Norwest Gas is the expert in all things heating – whether hydronic heating systems or swimming pool heaters. We can help make your home a cleaner, healthier and more enjoyable sanctuary.

For more information contact us at 1300 499 169.

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