Healthy living indoors in the HomeSmart Home

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Getting rid of damp 

Ventilation is very important, especially in Auckland, to get rid of indoor moisture.  A ventilation fan in the HomeSmart Home’s bathroom was linked to the light switch, and the stovetop was ventilated by a rangehood.


Passive ventilation and summer cooling

The HomeSmart Home featured a low profile, roof mounted solar powered ventilation vent with on-off switch.  This was placed at the top of the stairwell to catch rising heat.  Large windows could be opened in all living spaces and bedrooms, with the upstairs windows able to be left open on security stays.  The north face of the house was designed with an overhang to shade the lower storey windows.  Thermal curtains are equally useful for keeping hot summer sun out.

 


Opening windows