Top 5 Health and Safety Benefits of Underfloor Heating
The majority of the UK population heat their homes via
central heating systems.
But did you know, the radiator systems that come with most
of our homes are prone to cold spots caused by convection currents and the
circulation of air.
When radiators heat up, that hot air rises and only falls
when it cools.
This leads to hot heads and cold floors. Alongside this, these
currents pick up dust from the floors and it gets stuck behind your radiators,
as well as propelling it into the atmosphere.
Underfloor heating removes the common health and safety
dangers that come hand-in-hand with standard convection systems, improving your
well-being at home.
Here are the top 5 health and safety benefits of having a
Snug underfloor heating system.
1. Decrease in Dust Mites
As previously mentioned, dust mites can cause breathing
problems such as asthma (especially in children), eczema, itchy noses, sneezing
Radiators, and the convection currents they create, propel these
mites around your home causing irritation.
Underfloor heating does not create these currents, meaning
the dust mites and their faeces are not blown around your home, reducing the
allergy risk. The decreased moisture in the environment also means dust mites
find it more difficult to live in carpet fibre.
(Image: Electron micrograph of a female dust mite by Matt Colloff)
2. Reduced Burn Risks
This one is especially apparent for those of you who have
children. Radiators by design need to heat themselves to a high temperature in
order to heat a room.
For example, to get an air temperature of 23°c, the radiators must be heated to
approximately 65°c. Touching these radiators accidentally can be very painful.
heating rids your home of radiators and distributes an even heat, giving you
the same consistent temperature. There is no need for the underfloor system to
heat up to such high temperatures because the source is beneath your feet.
Snug Underfloor Heating, for an air temperature of 23°c, your system would only
need to heat up to 25°c. A staggering 40°c less than a central heating system –
giving you better temperature control. On the plus side, it is less of a strain
to your heating bill.
3. Eases Arthritis
Not only are our Snug Underfloor Heating systems more
efficient and cheaper to run that standard central heating systems – they can also
help ease arthritis for sufferers.
Cold weather can make arthritis more painful, by removing the
radiators and cold spots in your home – and replacing with underfloor heating rooms
will be filled with even and consistent heat. Particularly helpful for leg,
feet and ankle arthritis.
For pet lovers out there, it can ease their arthritis as
they age as well.
4. Reduces Slipping Hazards
Having underfloor heating in your home can reduce the risk
of slipping. Especially in bathrooms and kitchens.
With underfloor heating, puddles and spills will dry faster.
Just don’t expect underfloor heating to add extra grip to your laminate or
5. No More Cuts and Scrapes
are often built with sharp edges, small parts and points. This can cause any
parent to worry about their child’s wellbeing. Especially when they’re first
learning to walk. Underfloor heating removes these everyday hazards of
radiators from your home.
Get in touch with our Snug technical team at 01772 761 333
or email email@example.com for
a full breakdown of our underfloor heating systems.