Botany & Ormiston Times has reported (05/03/2015) on a survey that shows Kiwi's prefer to spend their money on basic items such as home insulation, ventilation, heat pumps and a garage other luxury items such as landscaped gardens and spa pools.
The HRV commissioned A State of the Home Survey, asked participants about a variety of topics including levels of condensation and mould in the home and what priorities are when renovating or choosing a home.
82 per cent of participants rated home insulation as "very important" followed by 47 per cent rating the garage. A quarter of respondents selected double glazing, heat pumps and ventilation as very important.
When participants were asked what the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) thought as important elements that go into creating a healthy, dry and warm home, 92 per cent said home insulation, 69 per cent said ventilation and 59 per cent said heating.
Spa pools were rated as "very important" by only 2 per cent but a quarter said that a hot tub would be "nice to have".
A higher number of people considered double glazing, ventilation and a heat pump to be priorities when they were renovating a house rather than when choosing a home to live in.