Temperature maintenance

Excess cold

Risks to health begin once the temperature inside falls below 19°C. Serious health risks occur below 16°C with a substantially increased risk of respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. Below 10°C the risk of hypothermia is significant, especially for the elderly.

Safe homes should contain a mixture of:

  • Adequate thermal insulation such as loft insulation (Building regulations 270 mm) and cavity wall insulation where appropriate
  • A fully working, appropriate and well-maintained, controllable heating system
  • Ensure there is appropriate draught proofing around windows, doors and where possible have double glazing to help retain heat

Last updated: ‎16‎/‎03‎/‎2020‎ ‎12‎:‎04‎