Live healthier: Try radiant heating today

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 07:10

Homeowners looking to reduce the stress their body is feeling due to asthma, allergies or other chronic respiratory conditions can invest in a radiant heating system for their floors. The top-of-the-line warming technology allows a homeowner to reduce the movement of fine particulate matter and common allergens.

Because radiant heating warms a home with convection instead of forced flowing air, dust, pollen and other fine particulates do not constantly travel around a house - making it almost impossible to remove the unwanted materials. According to some European studies, a home's dust mite population is reduced as much as 90 percent in a home with radiant heating.

These entities often aggravate those with respiratory conditions to a potentially dangerous degree.

The latest Centers for Disease Control Vital Signs Report shows that more Americans than ever are living with asthma. From 2001 to 2009, the number of people living with this respiratory ailment increased by 4.3 million.

In 2009, approximately 25 million Americans or 8 percent of the country - more than half of this number had an asthma attack in 2008. In addition, almost 200 children and about 3,300 adults died from an asthma attack in 2007.

According to the CDC, asthma cost the United States roughly $53 billion in 2002 and about $56 billion in 2007 - growing at a rate of 6 percent. The disease costs the U.S. about $3,300 per person afflicted with the condition.

A homeowner looking to improve his or her health and decrease annual healthcare expenditures can turn toward Warmboard to discuss renovating a house with a radiant heating. The technology is a healthy alternative to traditional heating systems.