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