Are you enjoying the respite from the colder temperatures? Well as they like to say in that sleeper hit, Game of Thrones, winter is coming. Even though we are in the early days of summer, it might be the perfect time to start thinking about ways you can improve heating in your home in the wintertime.
When we talk about radiant flooring, we talk about a number of different benefits. It is more efficient than traditional heating systems. It is also very easy to install and could potentially increase the value of your home. It is also child-friendly and less noisy. However, one benefit that isn't mentioned enough is better health.
Breathe Better When You Choose Radiant Underfloor Heating
Do you have allergies or a child with asthma or another respiratory issue? You might want to consider underfloor heating to heat your home. Unlike forced air systems, dust, mold spores, bacteria and pet dandruff isn't being blown all over the place when you use radiant heating. Prolonged exposure to these things could cause or worsen your allergies or asthma. In addition to that, forced air systems tend to dry out your nasal passages, putting you at greater risk for illness. This is why so many people set up humidifiers in the winter months. This can all potentially be avoided with underfloor heating.
Underfloor heating eliminates the need for carpeting. No matter how much you vacuum, these microscopic specimens can remain in your carpeting. Combine that with fans blowing from a forced air system, and you have a recipe for disaster. Underfloor heating is hypoallergenic, and many homeowners who have installed it have seen remarkable improvement in symptoms for them and their families. Underfloor heating can also reduce mold and mildew that make their home in bathrooms and kitchens. Mold is another cause of allergies for people of all ages.
In addition to better breathing, individuals who install underfloor heating may enjoy therapeutic benefits as well. Just think about it for a second: no more cold floors to step on when you wake up. You can enjoy warm floors, which could help your mood. And because you're spending less on your utility bill, you might feel less stress as well. It's a win-win!