Passive houses are still a relatively new phenomenon. The idea is of course fantastic, but there are still only 60,000 passive houses in existence today with 20,000 of those in Germany alone. This infographic from Half Price takes you through the history of passive homes and provides some insight into why they should be more popular.
A passive house can lead to significant cost savings as it does not require a regular heating system. However, there are some myths about passive houses that can turn people off them. For example, many people believe they will be too stuffy because they’re more airtight. However, any owners of a passive house have the option of opening windows a little bit more than they would in a regular house, so this shouldn’t be an issue.
Another issue many people point to is that the walls are too thick and while it’s true that the walls are 6 inches thicker at the perimeter, remember that these areas will be much more liveable during the winter as a result. In a regular home, people often avoid areas with windows and sliding doors during the winter as it’s too cold. Find out more in the infographic.
Guest post by Tane Clark
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Tane Clark is the marketing manager of Half Price, an Australian company providing home improvement products and solutions.
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