Your Home Your Health
If you live in cold, damp houses you are more likely to suffer ill health. Temperature alone can have serious effects on your health.
Temperature and The Risks
|21°C ||Recommended room temperature for vulnerable groups|
|Below 16°C||Reduced resistance to respiratory infection|
|Below 12°C||Cardiovascular changes increase risk of heart attacks and stroke|
|Below 9°C||Core body temperature drops and increased cardiovascular problems if exposure lasts for more than two hours|
|5°C||Significant risk of hypothermia |
Ensuring your home is adequately heated and well insulated can reduce these risks.
To find out more about what you can do to improve your home contact the Energy Efficiency Officer at your local council. They will be able to give you free, impartial information and advice on making your home a healthy home and any grants available to assist with the cost of installing insulation and upgrading heating systems.