As the days grow shorter and the cooler weather sets in, heating the home can become a costly exercise, particularly for the older generation who are more likely to be home throughout the day and night.
One aspect of older homes with winter fast approaching is they can be a challenge to insulate against the cold. Wind creeps in through cracks and heat seeps out in older wooden homes. Many of these homes have fireplaces and wood stoves which require a lot of wood supply throughout winter and require constant attention.
The average household can use 200 kg or more of firewood during winter just to keep warm. Overall a fire can be a laborious task and not an easy one for an older person. There is also the added risk of fires, plus the extra efforts of lifting and cleaning.
At Oak Tree Retirement Village, all villas have insulation fitted to both walls and ceiling, substantially reducing the heating requirements within the home.
Our villas have reverse cycle air conditioning which is a cost effective way to warm a house, add to this the modern designs to help you comfortably age in place ensures you will be safe and secure all year around.
Come along for a hot cup of tea and a chat at one of our many upcoming Open Days. We would love to see you.