The Health Benefits of Underfloor Heating
Supporters of underfloor heating have long championed it not just because of its energy-efficiency, but also because it can lead to a healthier home. What’s the substance behind the healthiness claims? Underfloor heating is beneficial to asthma sufferers, because it warms rooms evenly, meaning that air does not move around as much and does not unsettle dust mites and other allergens. Studies have shown that it can lead to up to 80 per cent reductions in the quantity of dust mites. Conventional heating methods leave pockets of very hot air in rooms, boosting airflow and kicking off the allergens.
Speaking of allergens, underfloor heating has been shown to help create hypoallergenic living spaces, by preventing the cooler, damper layer of air close to the ground associated with conventional heating systems. It is here that allergens and bacteria breed, so using underfloor heating to wipe out their habitat leads to a healthier and even cleaner home. Finally, there’s the safety factor. Underfloor heating does not require any fittings in the home to flare off extreme temperatures, such as radiators. In homes with small children or the elderly, there is always the risk of burns from radiators not with underfloor heating! For more information regarding our underfloor heating installers Essex services, as well as the benefits, please contact us today.