Is there any safety or health risks associated with draught proofing that I need to be aware of?

Is there any safety or health risks associated with draught proofing that I need to be aware of?

Don’t undertake draughtproofing if you have an unflued gas heater or any open flued heater as, in a tightly sealed home, the gases from such appliances can present a carbon monoxide poisoning risk. Refer https://esv.vic.gov.au/safety-education/gas-safety-at-home/heating-your-home-with-gas/flues-and-ventilation/  Consult a professional before weather proofing.

It’s important to make sure there’s enough fresh air inside. However, the typical home has 4 times more fresh air (air changes per hour) than we need for health and oxygen supply. Even if you block all gaps, fresh air will still enter your home when you open the doors and windows.

Often a lack of ventilation in a home is usually noticed by damp or even mouldy conditions forming – if this happens in your home then we recommend seeking professional advice.


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