Healthy Homes

Healthy homes: Examining the impact of inefficient and dirty fixtures

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 15:42

Though the state of the U.S. economy has homeowners especially wary of making new investments to improve their residence, delaying making these improvements could have a significant impact on families all over the country.
While people often assume that products like older insulation and conventional heating systems do not pose a significant risk to the health of inhabitants of a residence, this is often not the case, according to the Rapidian.
Cities and towns across the U.S. have worked to help residents understand the magnitude of this problem, as a healthy home is the first step to ensuring a healthier and more productive population.
Older heating systems, such as forced-air units, often require the use of bulky, dirt-producing fixtures like radiators, heating ducts and air vents. Harmful toxins and contaminants can be stored in these areas, and turning on these products often distributes these negative air particles around a residence.
Newer products like radiant heating systems can help a family eliminate the presence of these harmful contaminants, while also increasing the comfort level within a home.
Products like the Warmboard radiant heating system operate in a clean and quiet manner, maximizing on efficiency but not disrupting the day-to-day lives of any family members.
A Warmboard radiant heating system is able to eliminate the presence of harmful contaminants because it does not require the use of dirty fixtures. Instead, it operates as part of the subfloor and warms a home through delivery of warm water through tubing around a residence.
Because this product relies on the use of highly conductive aluminum paneling, there is a limited need for energy, when compared with less conductive products. This helps a family achieve cost savings and limits the negative impact their home has on the environment.