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How Underfloor Heating Can Help Children with Allergies

How Underfloor Heating Can Help Children with Allergies

Many children suffer from allergies, and they can be difficult to live with. Allergies to dust can give your child a runny or stuffy nose as well as red, watery and itching eyes. Allergies may also make it hard to breathe by triggering asthma symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and tightness of the chest. Children with allergies often suffer most inside their home, with dust mites being a common trigger. Children often sit and play on the floor, but this can be where dust mites are found.

So, could an underfloor heating system help to eliminate the problem?

Eliminating the Dust Mite Problem

When you hoover your home or walk on carpeted floors, dust mites can float in the air. Radiators also have a role to play in circulating the dust around your home since the convection current distributes the warm air, releasing dust into the atmosphere which causes sufferers irritation.

Dust mites can be eliminated from your home in several ways:

  • Replace carpets with linoleum or wooden flooring
  • Keep pets out of the house whenever possible and certainly out of the bedrooms
  • Choose mite-proof pillowcases and duvet covers
  • Frequently wash your bedding and upholstery to get rid of dust mites

Another way to eliminate dust mites from the home is to install underfloor heating systems.

How Can Underfloor Heating Help?

Underfloor heating systems don’t circulate dust through your home in the same way as a radiator. Underfloor heating works very well with tiles and wood floors too, so you can eliminate the problem of dust mites in the carpet while also keeping your home warm and cosy.
Even if you install an underfloor heating system under your carpet In fact it can actually help to reduce the number of dust mites by up to 80% simply by maintaining a higher level of heat. When you install underfloor heating into your home rather than rely on convection heaters like radiators, you can significantly reduce the number of allergic reactions that your child will experience and can greatly improve their unpleasant symptoms.

What Are the Other Benefits of Underfloor Heating?

Underfloor heating doesn’t just offer the benefit of reducing the number of dust mites in your home and thus improving your child’s allergic reaction symptoms, it also offers a host of other advantages too.
Underfloor heating is a healthier way of warming your home and can reduce the cost of your energy bills substantially thanks to its additional efficiency. Aesthetically speaking, it can also make your home more attractive since there is no need for any ugly radiators on your walls.

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