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Help Control Allergy Season With Radiant Floor Heating - June 16, 2011 by Sandrine

Fact: More than half people in the U.S. test positive to one or more allergens* and over 50% of US homes had at least six detectable allergens present¹!
Youg woman sneezingOver the past few years, allergies have become the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old².
Striking as many as 40 to 50 million Americans, it is among the country’s most common, yet often overlooked, diseases.

Airborne allergens such as pollen, pet dander, mold spores or dust mites are the main causes for indoor and outdoor allergies. Also, the respiratory symptoms of asthma, which affect approximately 11 million Americans, are often provoked by airborne allergens.

The signs and symptoms of airborne allergies are familiar to many: hay fevers, sneezing, runny or clogged nose, coughing, itching nose and throat, watering eyes, etc… And they often happen inside your own house where you are being exposed to indoor allergens that circulate in the rooms, causing allergy attacks and respiratory problems.

Every allergy experts will tell you that the best way to reduce airborne allergy symptoms at home is simply to lower the presence of allergens inside your house to avoid being in contact with them. Something you can easily achieve by using electric floor heating systems. Girl playing on floor

Unlike forced air heating systems and vents which generate drafts, electric floor heating systems radiate through your floor without creating any air movement. They stop allergens and irritants to be blown around your home and to aggravate your allergy symptoms. In addition, they keep dust and dirt from being embedded in fabrics or hiding in places you can’t reach. That way, you’ll be able to keep your interior really clean for longer.

Electric radiant heat is emitted at a low temperature (21-25°C / 72-82°F) and evenly distributed throughout the room from the floor level up, which provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere with a healthy level of humidity. The “dry air” effect responsible for most breathing and throat problems, especially within children, is completely eliminated, improving drastically the indoor air quality.

Furthermore, floor heating systems make wet floors and surfaces dry quickly. It minimizes the moisture that mold need to grow and thus spreading of mold spores around your house. Less humidity and moisture also prevent dust mites from surviving, and it ensures that they rise to the surface, where regular cleaning removes them.

Another benefit of radiant floor heating is that it’s cost effective: you are able to heat the rooms you want when you want and at a different temperature. You can control your energy spending and make significant savings on bills, while maintaining a healthy environment inside your home.

Safe, silent, clean and easy to install, Warmup electric radiant floor heat is the perfect heating system for people who want to alleviate their allergies.
* American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2008
²
AAFA, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Chronic
Conditions: A Challenge for the 21st Centrury,” National Academy on an
Aging Society
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, www.niaid.nih.gov