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Since the outbreak of Covid 19 In March of this year we have been having to spend much more time in our homes since the lockdown began.  We could now be facing a second wave as we enter into the 6 month Winter period, with the presence of Covid 19 on the rise! The affects of Covid 19 has previously highlighted the risk and devastating impact poor indoor air quality can have on our health, lives and long term well being when inhaled in poorly ventilated indoor environments! As our School Children, College/University students and staff are now returning to...

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How Often Do You Clean Your Radiators As Part Of Your Cleaning Chores? With so much of our time spent in our homes during the Covid19 Lockdown many us may feel that we have cleaned every corner in our home thoroughly. But have we?? The one area in our home that has undoubtedly been neglected is the Radiator!            Radiators are often neglected when cleaning, but they can still be home to an unpleasant build-up of dirt and grime! They are one part of our cleaning process that we never think about and in a lot of cases...

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Dust is in every home in various amounts, dust, dirt and other strange debris can quite easily find a home in between and behind the back of your radiator- that really shouldn’t be there! The dust and dirt we find between the fins of the convectors and behind your radiators can prohibit heat from escaping, and this will mean your radiators have to work extra hard to heat your room. If you leave the dust on your radiators you heating will become less effective, which means that it will have to work harder, which costs more energy and more money!...

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Radiators circulate dust particles that contain allergens that are potent triggers for allergic reactions when in use. It is now recognised that radiators influence air movement in our airtight homes by heat convection which increases exposure levels of allergens. Poor indoor air quality is now becoming a concern for the government – APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group), and the NHS for the wellbeing of the nation and the increasing financial burden and impact of the health care sector.   Cost of Treatment for Asthma When calculating asthma costs and its impact on a larger scale it is important to consider both...

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Is it now becoming evident that central heating could be having an adverse effect on millions of vulnerable people’s health issues during the winter months? A quote from the Daily Mail explores this - “Cosy draught proof airtight homes maybe causing an epidemic or respiratory infections and heart disease according to research. Studies show that the risk is highest in homes built in the past 20 years due to stringent green building regulations which is aimed at cutting fuel use by fitting impermeable glazing and insulation which have created airtight homes! Older properties could be at risk too” Central heating...

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