Which radiators should you install to help minimise the symptoms caused by allergies to dust, dust mites, pollen or other air borne particles?
If you are allergic to dust, dust mites or other air borne particles, then you should avoid installing radiators that work by convection i.e. that blow heat up into the air.
Convection radiators force hot air out which then circulates around a room. Accordingly convector radiators will cause dust and other particles to be circulated around the room. Such movement of these particles will aggravate an allergy.
If you are an allergy or hay fever suffer, you are best to look for radiators that work by radiating heat, as opposed to convecting heat, as these designs cause less air and dust movement so are a better choice.
Popular radiators that work by radiation are made of cast iron or stone, so offer a good solution for those who suffer from dust or pollen allergies. Other options to consider are radiant panel heaters, electric radiators or glass and mirror radiators.
Consider the ability of the radiator to retain dust and the ease of cleaning. Flat panel radiators that are easy to wipe down lend themselves particularly well to those who suffer with allergies. There is now a host of slimline radiators offering the practical benefits of radiant heat and easy cleaning alongside minimalist style and affordable prices.
Also, it is advised against drying clothes on radiators, as humidity can exacerbate symptoms. Think about other ways of decreasing humidity levels such as improving ventilation.
Some people also may suffer with allergies caused by chemicals that are used in some paints. This means standard panel radiator may not be suitable for many sufferers and other products should be considered. For instance, stainless steel radiators offer a stunning finish, alongside good heating performance and have no chemical coatings that may aggravate an allergy. The range of stainless steel radiators is now huge and this is a popular option for those looking to avoid radiators that are painted. It is also worth considering stone radiators, made of granite, marble or limestone, or even glass radiators, though these tend to have a lower heat output than their metal equivalents.
For further information on suitable products for those suffering with allergies, it is worth contacting a radiator specialist or expert such as Feature Radiators. An expert such as this can provide practical and affordable yet attractive solutions to meet any specifications and are used to dealing with all sorts of unusual requests.