Healthy Homes

Keeping seniors' homes healthy with clean products

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 06:16

Although many people will stay indoors when they hear of an air quality warning, this may not be the best strategy given the likelihood that the air inside of a building is just as dangerous to the health of residents.

News USA reported that common indoor air pollutants such as dust mite grime, pet dander, mold, tobacco smoke, and airborne allergens may be present in a home without the knowledge of its inhabitants. These are often caused, created or stored by the presence of inefficient or outdated technologies and products.

According to the news outlet, adults spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors and inhale roughly 2,300 gallons of air each day. This number can be higher for seniors, especially those who are in nursing homes or similar residences.

Older people tend to be more likely to have asthma, and this makes it all the more necessary for these individuals to have clean and efficient products in their home or place of residence. Since they are not able to go outside as often as other people, poor air quality is one of the more dangerous things in their lives.

Removing an old or conventional heating system can go a long way toward improving the health of seniors, as the radiators and air vents of these products distribute contaminants into a home. A radiant heating system, like those available from Warmboard, can limit the presence of these toxins while still providing a necessary level of warmth.

A Warmboard radiant heating system helps to limit the presence of contaminants in the air while also providing a high level of comfort to seniors. They will appreciate the healthy heat that is now generated in their residence and the knowledge that they are safer with this new technology.