How Is Smart Technology Changing the Way We Cool Our Homes?

It’s hot outside.  Your air-conditioner has been going ‘around the clock’ and it’s still struggling to keep up.  Worse still, you know you’ve got a hideous electricity bill looming at the end of the month…

This is the typical story of an Aussie homeowner during the summer months.  But thankfully, change is on the horizon!

We don’t have to live like that any longer.  With today’s innovative cooling solutions, we’re changing the way we think about cooling our homes.  Smart ventilation systems are reducing electricity bills across the country, providing cleaner, healthier air, and taking home comfort to another level. And if we are already talking about comfort, you’ve probably seen the best orthopedic pillow for side sleepers, this pillow can not only provide a good sleep but it also can get you rid of neck pain.

The Odyssey Ventilation System is one that has been designed by and for Australians – and it’s right up there with the latest technology.  It’s not only changing the bottom line of electricity bills, it’s changing the way  we think about air-conditioning and what it can achieve.

So, how does the Odyssey system work?

The Odyssey is an air exchange system that draws hot, stale air from inside the house and replaces it with cooler outside air.  It works day and night, to draw out that stored heat from your home and creating a much more pleasant environment to live in.

On a hot day, the temperature in the roof space of your home can soar to a staggering 70°C! When the outside temperature is hotter than that inside the house, the valve to the home is automatically shut off and the unit works to exhaust hot air from the ceiling cavity. Preventing this hot air buildup in your roof means that your air-conditioners don’t have to work so hard to keep the house at a comfortable temperature.

This means no more hot summer nights tossing and turning and trying to stay cool!  The system works to bring that cool night air flowing through the home and expelling the stored heat from the day that radiates long after the sun’s gone down.

Can this technology really save me money?


The Odyssey is a hybrid system that is driven by electricity and wind. Since it’s constantly exchanging the air in the home, it means that your air-conditioner doesn’t have to work so hard. Ultimately, this reduces the amount of electricity consumed, and knocks a significant amount off your monthly bill.  In fact, some happy customers have reported not having to use their air-conditioners at all on days when they would have previously!

So instead of either:

  1. sweating it out day and night to save on the power bill, or
  2. opening the electricity bill in fear and trepidation each quarter…

you can breathe easy, knowing that you’re saving yourself valuable dollars while providing a happier and healthier environment for your family.

Health Benefits of Home Ventilation

One of the most common causes of allergies, asthma and other respiratory complaints is mould inside the house. When we talk about mould, we don’t mean the grey stuff that appeared on that ‘too-old block of cheese’ – we’re talking about awful mildew that grows in the window tracks or on walls and ceilings.

Smart ventilation systems are proven to have significant health benefits.  Modern homes are tightly sealed to achieve energy efficiency. Unfortunately, this means that they are prone to moisture buildup inside, particularly during the winter months.  A lot of moisture can accumulate in the roof space, and although you might not be able to see it, moisture can lead to rotten timbers, corroded metal and stains on the ceiling plasterboard – not to mention throwing out mould spores for you to breath in…!

Smart home systems are here to stay

Smart home technology has become increasingly popular in Australian homes due in part to increased affordability. Almost every new home is equipped with some degree of smart home automation. Whether it be internal speakers, lighting controls, security systems or enhanced home ventilation control.

Are they easy to use?

Yes, they really are! Modern innovative ventilation systems are so easy to use!  They’re fully programmable and with clear, easy to read screens, they are a busy homeowner’s delight.

By using an air exchange system, internal moisture can be controlled by continually exhausting warm, humid air from the home and replacing it with fresh, clean air.  This helps to combat the growth of mould and mildew and also protects the home structure against damage.

As technology advances, we are changing the way we think about cooling our homes.  Instead of sweating it out in an effort to save money or relying on the air-conditioner 24/7, we are realizing that there are other, more natural ways of achieving a comfortable and healthier living environment.  Clean fresh air = happy home!

Natural Home Solutions are home ventilation experts with an outstanding team of experienced professionals. Call us on 1300 884 554 for more information on how a home ventilation system can help you, or to set up an appointment for a free quote in your home. We can help you decide the best solution for your home and budget.

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