A Superpod® building is designed for comfort, and uses way less power to give you a better way of living. How so?
Occupants of a Superpod® home are simply blown away by its comfort levels. In our Victorian podhouse we have enjoyed seeing the reactions of visitors to the house. They walk into the house on a hot day and say “wow, it’s so cool in here!” They walk into the house on a cold day and say “wow, it’s so comfy and warm in here!”
When it’s hot outside some people say, where’s the aircon? How can this be so cool when the house is made of metal?
When it’s cold outside, people have asked, where’s the heater? And we say, there’s no heater. Really?
In a climate like Melbourne Victoria, we are exposed outside to constant changes in the weather. Within one week you could get days as high as 40 degrees, or as low as 12 degrees! With cold, mild and hot weather jumping around in between!
For most houses, this means you are constantly uncomfortable and juggling with your heater or aircon to try and get the air right inside. It means if you come home from work on a really hot day, your house will be boiling inside too. Or if it’s a cold day, the house will be cold.
And then it takes hours to cool it down or heat it up.
Just as you’ve done that, the weather changes again!
And what’s even worse, most houses have thin windows – often just single glazing. And thin broken insulation (which you can’t see), and airgaps everywhere. They’re really exposed to the outside elements, and have spots all over the house where you can feel drafts. So you’re never really comfortable.
Superpod® changes all that.
In cold climates the Superpod® home captures heat naturally from people and appliances inside, and from the sun. It manages to spread that heat evenly throughout the house, and give you fresh warmed air all the time through the air ventilation unit. You get fresh air even if it’s too cold to open the windows.
In warm climates it keeps the house cooler, and spreads that cooler air evenly throughout the house. The house is much cooler than the outside temperatures, and gives you fresh air too.
In extreme climates, or on really cold and really hot days, you may have a supplementary heating or cooling source. But you won’t rely on them as much as you would in a normal house.
Instead of the heater bringing the house from 5 degrees (outside temp) to 21 degrees, it may only need to bump it up a couple of degrees.
Instead of the cooler bringing the house from 40 degrees (outside temp) to 24 degrees, it may only need to pop it down a few degrees.
Or to put it another way, once your heater or cooler has got the house to the right temperature, it will stay that way for longer and with less ongoing heating or cooling needed.
That’s because the building does most of the work to stay comfy all by itself.
So how does comfort and less power combine?
The house stays more comfortable because of its walls, roof, floor and windows: its design. No longer do you have to battle with your appliances to deal with the extremes in the weather. No longer do you have to blast the aircon in hot weather, or rely on constant heating in winter. You’re using less power, because you’re comfortable already.
Finally you can feel good while making your power bills lower.