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Heated driveway?

Commercial snow melting. (E.g. TOYOTA + ELEKTRA).

HYPOCAUST. Made in GREECE and ROME

ONDOL - The Korean invention

American Legend: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

From STONE COLD to NICE WARM floors in just 2 hours?

New Kitchen Project. (Part 1)

New Kitchen Project. (Part 2)

Radiant heating in one day?

From cold slab floor to comfort and beauty.

How to connect UCCG-9991 programmable thermostat for radiant floor heating?

How to connect MTC-2991 manual thermostat for radiant floor heating?

How to choose the in-floor radiant heat ELEKTRA mat?

Many components of the Great Real Estate. (Part 1).

Many components of the Great Real Estate. (Part 2).

How to connect more than 1 mat?

The problem on the roof

Installing radiant floor heating in just one afternoon.

Cathedral ceilings effect & Medieval Hypocaustum (floor heating)

STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION




Helping to combat airborne allergies?



It is not a health claim.


The air we breathe indoors may represent a bigger pollution problem than outdoor air pollution. With people spending up to 90 percent of their time indoors, the quantity and severity of health problems related to indoor air quality has probably increased over the last 10 years.

 

EPA compared the risks of 20 different environmental problems and found that indoor air pollution posed the greatest health risk, though it had the least amount of federal money dedicated to it.

 

Forced air heating systems - unless equipped with good and well maintained - preferably HEPA class filters - can stir all this dust, pollens and who knows what else.

 

 

As a result air quality can be and often is compromised. We are not making any misleading health claims here. We are trying to make the point that radiant floor heating WILL NOT contribute to worsening indoor air quality in today's houses. 

 

Additionally cold or warm tiled floors are much easier to clean and keep up than carpets of even the best quality. 

 

The severity of indoor air pollution is aggravated by the fact that new buildings are being built more tightly to save money spent on heating and cooling. Because these tightly sealed, more energy efficient buildings prevent the exchange of outside/inside air, they reduce the amount of fresh air in a building. At the same time, people are using more and more irritating products such as hair sprays, pesticides and cleaning detergents. The combination of a lack of ventilation and heavy use of such materials can be dangerous. 

 

If you have: 

 

 -Allergy or Asthma problems.
 -Seasonal allergy to plant spores or pollen.
 -Allergy to pet hair (bird feather), dander or odors.
 -Mold or mildew problems (basement, recroom).
 -Plasticized wallpaper.
 -Dust mites problems.
 -Smoke problems from a fireplace, wood burning or gas stove.
 -A hard smoker in your home or workplace.
 -A furniture or flooring made of pressed wood panels.
 -Lots of treated draperies or carpeting in your home.

 

...or if you are:

 

 -Bothered by exhaust or fumes seeping into your home or 

  apartment from attached garage, nearby business or

  commerce or simply a busy street nearby.
 -Bothered by gasoline, kerosene, oils fumes coming from the

  storage or garage.
 -Have asbestos insulation or pipes cladding.
 -Auto exhaust gases and carbon monoxide from the garage or

  nearby traffic flow.
 -Live in the area of frequent forest fires.
 -Worried about the radon problems.

 

Then:

Standard furnace forced hot air heating system (without good and well maintained HEPA filters) could not be best for you!

 

 

Plant spores and pollen are airborne solid particles (allergens) ranging from 1 to 10 microns in size. Dog and cat hair and dander (especially cat dander) are very strong allergens highly prone to cause the allergic reaction. It ranges form 0.5 to tens of microns in size. Mold and mildew are the common source of very strong airborne allergens - mold and mildew spores. They range in size from 1.0 to 10 microns. Smoke from open fireplace or wood stove can produce a complex of air contaminants and pollutants such as fly ash, carcinogenic tar, combustion by-product like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. The solid particles form a fireplace or wood stove can range from 0.1 to few microns in size. The plasticized wall paper used for wall covering can produce off gassing (PVC) and emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). 
Wood panels or floor panels are often manufactured with formaldehyde. So, the furniture or flooring made of pressed wood panels can be the source of formaldehyde. Carpeting and fabrics (draperies) are usually treated with formaldehyde, stain and fire retardants.


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