Get rid of damp and mould with Infrared Heating!
It’s happening… Rain clouds are becoming bolder, heavier and looming above us for longer. Winter is coming, and, as much as we might enjoy wearing our snuggly clothes, using our hot water bottles and drinking our hot chocolate under our fluffy blankets, there is something that the winter brings into most Maltese homes that we all deeply despise, which is the damp.
Having damp in your home during the winter is an unnecessary burden that is bothersome and a little bit worrying (with very good reason). Mould, aside from the fact that it looks hideous, affects the air we breathe within our own house and could even lead to structural damage. It is especially tough to get rid of since poor air circulation provides mould with the opportunity to flourish, and who wants to open up the windows in this weather?
So, here is how to reduce damp this season without digging too deep into our pockets with a discreetly stylish heating revolution – Infrared Heating Panels.
What is infrared heating?
Conventional electric or gas heaters work by heating up the air (usually the air nearest to the machine) within a room, so that, when you walk into that room, you will slowly begin to feel warmer, and I know we have all spent some time debating how close is too close to a gas heater.
An infrared heater is a modern and incredibly innovative method of heating up your home. Infrared heating works a little differently. It transmits gentle rays that reach objects (and cold toes) and cause the bodies to warm up, just like our comforting sun would.
Infrared heating panels are 100% safe – this “technology” is used by nature every single day and even our own bodies transmit these rays! It attracts and creates much less dust, pollen and bacteria, making it an ideal heating solution for asthmatics and those with allergies.
An infrared panel heater is also highly energy efficient, delivering significant cost saving benefits. This method of low-cost heating affects everything within your home including your walls, ceiling, floor and furniture, allowing the room to retain the heat long after the infrared panel heater has been switched off.
As we have seen, this simple but efficient technology does indeed sound like an absolute miracle. Who wouldn’t want to feel as if they were being gently kissed by the sun in their own home, after all?
That is all well and good, but what about style? What aesthetic cost must our stylish living room pay in order to keep our house from forming a layer of ice on the floor? The answer is absolutely none. Infrared heating panels are completely unobtrusive and have the flexibility of being installed almost anywhere in your property.
How can infrared heater reduce damp?
Unfortunately, living in Malta often means living with humidity inside your home. This might strongly promote the wearing of thick slippers and knitwear indoors. It often forces us to think of getting out from under the protection of our duvets every morning as a cruel form of torture. Worst of all, it might also increase the opportunity for damp to linger and mould to form, turning our safe havens into spore centres.
One cause of mould is actually moisture from day-to-day activities such as warm showers or cooking which cause condensation on walls and, due to lack of airflow in the corners of a room, these activities also leads to the production of mould, worsening the situation with every comforting pot of minestra!
Another main cause is rising damp and rain ingress, of which we have no shortage in Malta! Rain dampens our walls and winter conditions will maintain and worsen the situation.
So, what would you do when you want to dry your damp beach towel in the middle of summer? You would leave it in the sun, of course! The same process is used by an infrared heater for reducing damp. An infrared panel heater is like utilising the effective power of the sun in your own home.
Infrared heating panels transmit waves that can penetrate walls, drying them out from the inside, reducing condensation and, as a result, preventing the spread of mould. It is especially effective with porous brickwork and plaster. It is important to note here that we need to solve the cause of the issue and then use infrared heating panels to reduce damp.
Switching to infrared heating panels is clearly a wise move and not a difficult one to make! They don’t require any tanks or pipes. It is as simple as hanging a picture.
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