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Keeping warm is NOT just about comfort - Heating advice - NHS

Mar 16, 2021 1:45:37 PM / by Matthew Billington

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Keeping your home warm in the colder months is extremely important. Why? The NHS advises that it is extremely important to keep your property warm for health reasons. It is not about just feeling warm and comfortable. Especially if you have known conditions such as heart and lung disease.

It is generally advised that the room you are in is kept to 18 degrees. Our infrared heating control system allows you to set each room independently. This will save money and also allow other rooms to be set to keep an ambient temperature to reduce moisture in the air and black spot mould.

Mould can affect people with asthma badly. Infrared heating warms all the surfaces and prevents moisture forming on the walls. It also reduced convection heat and therefore circulation of dust, pollen and other allergens. This is also import to reduce viruses and bacteria spreading in your home.

pexels-cottonbro-4114713Infrared heating is also a natural form of heat. We naturally absorb and emit infrared. This is why we feel better with a room heated by infrared rather than convection heat radiators.

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Take care of those around you when the colder weather starts. The most affected by colder temperatures are the very young and old. Check on your family, friends and neighbours. Fuel poverty affects 11-12% of people in the UK. Unfortunately some of the  affected people have to make decision on whether they eat or heat their home. There is Government support https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment

NHS tips - Keep your home warm

Follow these tips to keep you and your family warm and well at home:

  • if you're not very mobile, are 65 or over, or have a health condition, such as heart or lung disease, heat your home to at least 18C
  • keep your bedroom at 18C all night if you can – and keep bedroom window closed
  • if you're under 65, healthy and active, you can safely have your home cooler than 18C, as long as you're comfortable
  • use a hot water bottle or electric blanket to keep warm in bed – but do not use both at the same time
  • have at least 1 hot meal a day – eating regularly helps keep you warm
  • have hot drinks regularly
  • to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), babies should sleep in rooms heated to between 16C and 20C
  • draw curtains at dusk and keep doors closed to block out draughts
  • get your heating system checked regularly by a qualified professional

See the NHS website for more information. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/keep-warm-keep-well/

For more information please visit https://www.jigsawinfrared.com/ or call us on 0121 794 2081 or email info@solutionsbyjigsaw.co.uk

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Matthew Billington

Written by Matthew Billington

My role at Jigsaw is product development, overall management the business and building relationships with likeminded companies. We specialise in sales and installation of Infrared Heating Panels. Our products are up to 60% more efficient that some heating options. We are working with our manufacturers to produce and install the most efficient panels and to improve our customers heating efficiency. By doing this, we can save them money and give them a healthier life in their homes and workspaces. When safety is concerned all of our panels are fully tested to comply with EN safety. My aim is to help customers improve their home efficiency with Smart devices, with links with our partnered solar panel installers to reduce customers electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprints.

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