The end of winter typically means the end of allergies – but not for everyone. If you are someone who suffers from dust or pollen allergies, controlling your allergies is a year-round challenge. Forced air heating systems can provoke indoor allergies throughout the winter season by spreading dust throughout your home, so if you are in the market for a new heating system, you may want to consider the benefits of radiant floor heating.
Why Underfloor Heating is better for Allergy Sufferers
The biggest issue with forced air heating systems is that they blow air around the room, which disturbs dust around your living spaces. Each time a forced air system turns on, it kicks up any dust in your home despite your constant efforts of dusting and vacuuming. Additionally, after long periods of disuse, dust can accumulate in your ductwork and it will be blown directly to your living spaces and to the allergy sufferers in your home.
How Does Underfloor Heating Work?
Underfloor heating uses cables or cables in an electrically-conductive mat to generate heat; the cables or matting can be mounted directly under tiling or set in concrete to create a radiant slab, meaning that the heating generated travels upwards throughout your home evenly, rather than being blown unevenly throughout your home from one or multiple vents.
This results in a gentle, comfortable heat – as heat rising from the floor is far gentler than forced air, resulting in a comfortable evenly distributed kind of heat that doesn’t feel like it’s being blasted into the room like convential fan forced heating. Underfloor heating is also easily zoned, which allows you to customize your home’s heating to each individuals needs.