Dust allergies give many people a stuffy or runny nose and itchy and watery, red eyes. They can also make it difficult to breathe triggering asthma symptoms, such as tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing etc.
People who are vulnerable to allergies suffer the most inside their homes or other people’s and dust mites are the most common trigger according to ACAAI (American college of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology), they are also a common cause of asthma in children.
Dust mites float in the air when hoovered, when someone walks on the carpet or if someone disturbs bedding. Radiators are also a primary cause of circulating dust around the home, the convection currents distribute warm air, sending dust into the atmosphere and causing irritation to sufferers.
Here are our tips on how to eliminate dust mites from the home:
- Wooden or linoleum flooring is a great alternative to carpeted flooring, as carpets tend to be a favourite place for dust mites.
- Unlike radiators, underfloor heating doesn’t circulate dust. It actually can eliminate dust mites by up to 80% due to maintaining the heat in the carpet.
- Keep pets out of the bedroom and preferably out of the house.
- Use ‘mite proof’ cases on bedding and frequently wash.
Underfloor heating is not only a healthy way to heat your home but it can reduce your heating bills substantially, whilst eradicating ugly radiators from the walls and making space for interior design. To read more about the benefits and disadvantages of both radiators and underfloor heating click here.