Non-Forced Air Heating Options For An Asthma And Allergy-Friendly Home

17 July 2018
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Forced air heating can worsen asthma and allergy symptoms in the home. If you're looking for optional sources of heat for your home which won't complicate breathing problems, you've got a few options to consider. Here, you'll learn what those options are.  

Wall-Mounted Radiator Heaters

Wall-mounted radiator heaters can be installed throughout your home and make it possible to maintain different temperatures in each space. Unlike the forced air heat, the radiator heaters produce heat, and it naturally fills the air in the room – no blowing dust and dirt.

There are two forms of radiator heaters – hydronic and radiant.

Hydronic systems circulate water throughout the unit. As the water circulates over the heating elements within, it heats up, and the heat disperses into the room. Radiant heaters don't use water. Instead, they use electrical currents to heat the components within the unit and fills the room with warm air.

Baseboard Heaters

Baseboard heaters are another option to consider. Like the radiator heaters, they come in both hydronic and radiant forms. Unlike the radiator heaters, they are less intrusive in small spaces. Some baseboard heaters will require the use of a 220-Volt electrical outlet; others will plug right into the 110 outlets throughout the home. Make sure that you do a little research to learn which unit you'll need to work in your home.

Radiant Floor Heating

Radiant floor heating is becoming more and more popular these days. This system does require an extensive installation process, but when it's all said and done, the system works very nicely to heat homes of all sizes. This type of system requires wiring systems to be installed underneath the flooring. As the system heats up, the warm air rises and fills the home with warmth.

Lots of people are using this type of system to heat basements and garages. This is because it is so nice to use under concrete flooring. Maintaining a higher floor temperature in basements and garages can help to decrease the moisture levels in those spaces. This will help to decrease mold growth and eliminate one more trigger for your allergy and asthma symptoms.

All three of these options are something to consider. You will no longer need to worry about the dust and dirt that's been sitting in your ductwork to come blowing out each time the heat kicks on. Talk with a company like Soco Air Conditioning to learn more about what you can do to heat your home without triggering attacks.