How Radiators Affect Annual Indoor Climate Change

How Radiators Affect Annual Indoor Climate Change

As the colder nights are now drawing in it’s that time of year when we start to use our central heating for the first time following the summer season.

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It's also the time of year we change our indoor environment when we close our windows and doors to keep the heat in and the cold out.


Indoor Air Quality

Our homes become airtight with toxic air contaminated dust particles trapped indoors. This results in poor indoor quality, which is now becoming a concern for the government – APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group).

The NHS for the wellbeing of the nation and the increasing financial burden and impact of the health care sector.

This can have adverse effects on vulnerable occupants with low immune systems. When using our central heating radiators to circulate warmth for our comfort, we unwittingly increase not only the circulation of dust particles but also the exposure in the air we breathe indoors throughout the winter months.


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Radiators are designed to maximise heat output and convection with little or no access they are not practical to clean making it a difficult task resulting in the majority of radiators not being cleaned. 

Radiators collect and circulate dust that hosts an array of chemicals found in household dust.

Read More:

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What Nasties Are Lurking Behind Your Radiator?

Contents include insecticides, fungicides, traces of antibiotics, flame retardants, plasticizers, industrial solvents, adhesive chemicals, dust mite allergens, mould spores and bacteria.

Fine dust particles when inhaled can result in the rise and risk of respiratory infections, allergies, allergic reactions and asthma attacks when indoors with our heating on. 

To find out more read our blog,  Can you be allergic to central heating radiators?

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One annual deep clean of our radiators before use to remove accumulated dust from inside and the back of radiators would significantly assist occupant’s wellbeing.

This would reduce exposure levels of circulated dust in the air we breathe.

To find out more read our blog on How To Clean Behind A Radiator?

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Choosing to upgrade your radiators to allow instant full access, enabling you to deep clean your radiator in minutes by using your filtered vacuum cleaner would be proactive. 

There is also the added benefit when you need to decorate, by choosing Rotarad makes your radiators fit for purpose, plus the added benefits when you need to decorate.


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