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Creating healthy homes with efficient technology

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:36

Cleaning a home of all contaminants and allergens is a daunting task for some families, as they may lack the resources to do this effectively and could be without the money to make permanent installations that will create a long-term solution.
Installing products like a radiant heating system can help to limit the presence of contaminants in a home, as this technology doesn't require the use of bulky and allergen-producing fixtures such as radiators, heating ducts or air vents.
Contaminants are often stored in these devices, and when a more conventional heating system is turned on, the negative air particles are circulated around the room. This is especially dangerous for families who have children with asthma, and can lead to further medical problems.
Installing a radiant heating system can help to eliminate this worry for parents, and will also lead to a higher level of comfort.
An article in the Huffington Post noted that allergens in a home can have a devastating effect on families, as people are spending more and more time indoors. Because of this notion, people who live in colder climates are often exposed to unhealthy air for a long period.
Since the number of people with allergies has doubled since the 1970s, according to the National Institutes of Health, there is a number of people that would be affected by the presence of contaminants in a home.
People are spending up to 90 percent of their time indoors, and the combination of these factors puts families at a bigger risk when they are inside their residence. Installing clean technology and fixtures can have a significant impact on the health of a family and reduce the negative effects of indoor contaminants.