Healthy Home

Healthy housing to reduce respiratory illness

Living in a warm and dry environment is good for everyone, but for people with a respiratory condition it is vital for them to stay well.

Many houses are damp and cold which leads to more illnesses which aggravate respiratory conditions. Making your home dry, warm and pollution-free will make it healthier and save you money and energy.

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ believes that all Kiwi homes should be:

  • Well insulated
  • Well ventilated
  • Dry and warm
  • Free from mould
  • Friendly to the environment and the people who live in it

Check out the information below on how you can make your home healthy

Insulating your home

Ideas to reduce heat-loss and find out if you qualify for a Government grant for insulation and heating. Learn more

Ventilating your home

Improve your air quality and comfort whilst improving energy efficiency. Learn more

Staying dry

Reduce/eliminate dampness in your home that can lead to mould. Learn more

Heating - keeping warm

Healthy and cost effective heating options. Learn more

Managing your asthma triggers

Dealing with dust mites, mould, pets, pollen and smoke and chemicals (VOC’s and PGE’s). Learn more

Creating a healthy environment

Creating a sustainable, toxin free and environmentally friendly environment. Learn more

Become Smokefree

Reasons to make your home free of Tobacco smoke and resources and people who can help. Learn more


Information you can download about making your home healthier. Learn more

Our partners - Friends of the Foundation who support healthy homes

Check out local businesses and organisations that support the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ and healthy homes. Learn more