Many people with dust allergies experience a runny or stuffy nose and itchy, watery, red eyes. They can also make breathing difficult, causing asthma symptoms, including chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.

According to the ACAAI, dust mites are the most prevalent trigger for individuals with allergies and are also a frequent cause of asthma in children. In addition, people who are allergic to dust mites suffer the most within their homes.

A vacuum makes dust mites float in the air when someone walks on the carpet or disturbs the bedding. Radiators are another major source of dust in the home. As convection currents distribute warm air, dust is released into the air, irritating those sensitive to it. Here we will go through how underfloor heating can help with asthma and allergies.

Dust Mites Love To Live In Radiators

One of the main irritants thought to cause allergies are dust mites. Dust mites can exist in even the cleanest homes, and we are not to blame for this. Since we wouldn’t even be aware that they were there. Traditional radiators are well known for providing dust mites with a very cosy place to call home. The convection of the mild heat that results from heating your room with radiators aids in spreading dust mites around your house without your knowledge. This explains why families notice that their allergies worsen in winter and as soon as the heating is turned on. But, of course, you wouldn’t believe that merely heating your room with your standard radiators is causing allergies. This is frequently made worse by dust mites.


Underfloor Heating Is A Safer Way To Heat Your Home

The heating of your home with underfloor heating is said to be significantly healthier. No hot air is circulated around the space as the heat source warms the space. As a result, the spread of dust mites throughout the house is greatly reduced. Additionally, since there are no wall-mounted radiators, there is less chance that you will give the mites a cosy place to reside.

Even if you install an underfloor heating system under your carpet, maintaining a higher level of heat can still assist in lowering the number of dust mites by up to 80%, according to Asthma UK. You can drastically lower the frequency of allergic reactions your child will encounter and significantly relieve their uncomfortable symptoms by installing underfloor heating in your home instead of relying on convection heaters like radiators.

Underfloor heating can also function under carpeted flooring since moisture levels are reduced as the floor area warms up first. Dust mites cannot survive in the fibres due to the absence of moisture. Additionally, because the floor is not cold to the touch, people with arthritis and other joint issues may notice their pains and aches lessened. This is very useful on a chilly winter morning.

Benefit From Underfloor Heating Today

In addition to reducing the amount of dust mites in your home and easing your child’s allergic response symptoms, underfloor heating has several other benefits. Underfloor heating is a healthier way to heat your home and can significantly lower energy costs due to its efficiency. In addition, since there are no longer unattractive radiators on your walls, it can also improve the aesthetics of your home.


If you’re interested in learning more about underfloor heating, contact us or visit our website for additional details. We will be happy to assist.