How to get the most out of new home technology

Many people struggle to get to grips with the operation and maintenance of ventilation, solar, heat pump and control systems commonly used in today’s homes.

Published by NHBC Foundation, Home Comforts: Guidance on using ventilation, heating and renewable energy systems, gives homeowners much-needed free advice on how to use these systems.

The guide is provided free of charge to new home buyers and are also freely available for house builders and housing providers.
Topics covered in the guide feature:

Ventilation
Solar energy systems
Heat pumps
Heating controls

NHBC Foundation research shows that new homes use around half of the energy used by a typical (improved) home built in the Victorian era, however many of these systems are relatively recent introductions with technology that may be unfamiliar to homeowners.

The guide can be obtained for free from the NHBC website.