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COVID and the dangers of convection heating

E-Green Solutions

With the WHO emerging evidence that coronavirus can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air: BBC News – COVID-19 Spreads in the Air and with winter approaching a danger not yet mentioned is that convection heating that moves air to heat spaces e.g. central heating and blow heating increases the risk of transmission. Howard Brown, a director at e-Green Solutions Limited, offers a solution.

The issue of increased risk of virus transmission is particularly true in closed environments e.g. care homes, schools and offices which experience the constant movement of spores and viruses from one end of a space to the other whenever the heating is turned on.

This why newcomers always take a few days to get used to a new office environment and can experience minor health issues along the way. Once convection heating is switched on there is no escape from this phenomenon. However, there is an alternative.

Infra red heating is non-convection and radiates heat directly to solid objects such as people, furniture and walls without any convection i.e. movement of air.

Other advantages are zero carbon emissions, no wasted heat, cheaper energy costs and wellness.

The health benefits of infra red heat, which is totally harmless, are beneficial for everyone but especially those suffering from forms of arthritis, poor blood circulation, hay fever and other allergies: Infra Red Heat and Wellness

Infra red heating panels can be installed quickly and easily without major operational disruption and can be fitted on walls or ceilings without an urgent need to rip out existing heating systems.

In new builds and properties undergoing renovation or home improvements infra red heating can alternatively be installed underfloor and retrofitting is quite easy.

Underfloor infra red heating is quicker to install and cheaper to run than other forms of underfloor heating with zero need for maintenance. This is achieved by using hi-tech laminate sheets which are simply rolled out, clip-linked and then connected to the main electricity supply. All of the previously mentioned benefits still apply.

It seems certain that with the Covid-19 outbreak infra red heating will become more widely used throughout society whether for commercial or domestic properties as we all become even more health conscious and virus aware.

If you want to find out more about infra red heating please contact: howard@e-grnsolutions.com

Howard Brown
Director 
E-Green Solutions