Does Underfloor Heating EMIT 5G Radiation

Does Underfloor Heating EMIT 5G Radiation

Underfloor Heating EMIT 5G Radiation will emit EMF radiation.

I remember underfloor heating being met with much amazement and fanfare when it first came out and it has since been more and more ubiquitous in our everyday environments.

Today, all offices and almost all new residential constructions come with underfloor heating optional.

It is one of those innovations that seem trifle but can truly make a difference when it comes to enhancing your comfort levels. As they become more common, so does the questions from the general public – are they safe to use?

Is there a threat to our health by using underfloor heating? Does underfloor heating emit EMF radiation? In this article, we aim to tackle exactly these questions and figure out if they are a good investment and if you should opt-in if that option is available to you.

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Understanding the basics of underfloor heating

Underfloor heating works similar to wall heating with the only difference being it is specifically used to make the floor surface warm for us to walk on.

If you’ve lived in areas that get particularly chilly, you’d know the sheer torment of walking barefoot on stone-cold floors. Furthermore, these cold surfaces also sometimes lead to humidity leakage, thus making our environments unnecessarily humid and moist.

It is not a good feeling to have at all to wake up in the morning and have your cereal in a room that feels moist.

Thus, underfloor heating. This is designed specifically to keep your walking surfaces warm and the interior of your house toasty. Nothing really beats sitting in a warm room and looking out to admire the snowfall. But have you ever wondered how underfloor heating actually works?

The science behind it is deceptively simple. Lining the floor surface on the inside, there are induction coils that run the entire length and breadth of the surface. When the heat is turned on, the coils warm up and by induction, warm up the floor.

Thus you get to walk on warm floors. They also come with a temperature control switch. This is basically to ensure that the coils don’t get too warm. If they do, there is a chance of fire hazards.

Although very uncommon, fires have been started because of underfloor heating in the past and thus these switches are vital to the safe operation of this heating system.

The coils are powered by electricity and as is with all electronic gadgets, they emit EMF radiation. While EMF radiation typically is of short-range and low power, these radiations are in constant contact with your body through your feet, making them quite dangerous.

A little bit of radiation is no cause for worry since the human body can pretty much fix the damage on its own but radiation is cumulative and with regular usage, it builds up in our body at a rate that our immune system cannot counter. It can eventually lead to several health complications including some chronic diseases.

Not only EMF, but people are also at increased risk of being exposed to other types of radiation as well. With more and more gadgets going wireless, underfloor heating has also been added to the list.

The beauty of wireless underfloor heating is that you can remotely turn on your floor heating while still being away from the house and when you come back, you enter a house that feels warm and toasty. While that is a phenomenal feeling to come home to, it increases our health risks multiple folds. We will discuss more that in the next section.

Underfloor heating with Wi-Fi

Underfloor heating with Wi-Fi options has become incredibly popular in the last couple of years and frankly, it is no surprise why.

We as a race have gone so far into seeking comfort that now we need the option to heat our floors while driving to our home so that we may enter the house feeling warm and cozy. However, this technology comes at a high price.

Wi-Fi is powered by RF radiation. RF radiation stands for radiofrequency radiation and is responsible for transmitting and receiving Wi-Fi signals.

The way it works is, when you activate the heating through your phone, your home router sends a signal to the underfloor heating controller (which has a Wi-Fi receiver) and it turns on the heating.

But, you may wonder, if that’s all Wi-Fi does, then where is the risk?

The thing we need to consider is how the underfloor heating controller knows when to switch on the heating.

It does so by constantly sending signals to your home router asking it if heating should be turned on. Thus for all the times, it’s turned off, the controller is constantly emitting RF radiation to your router that you are unknowingly getting exposed to.

That’s not all though. Even when the heating is turned on, the controller keeps sending the signal to your router to check if it’s time to turn off the heating. Thus, regardless of whether it’s turned on or off, you are getting bombarded with radiation at all times completely unbeknownst to you.

These are high energy RF radiations that can easily penetrate through physical objects and have no problem piercing our skin and bones.

These high energy waves increase thermal activity on a cellular level in us thus altering our biology in an untoward way, often weakening the immune system and helping contract chronic diseases.

But these are still better than the new underfloor heating options that come with 5G enabled. Those really are devilish. We will discuss them in detail in the next section.

Underfloor heating with 5G

If you have been living under a rock for the last couple of years, 5G has been all the rage. It is the fifth generation of mobile telephony and is touted as the future of the internet.

It rose to prominence over its promise of unbelievable data transfer speeds and low latency time.

It claims to better the speeds of the present 4G network by a factor of 100 and promises a latency time so minuscule that things like smart homes where all accessories are connected to the network are looking more and more likely.

There have been some manufacturers that have already started producing underfloor heating that can be connected to the 5G network. They come preinstalled with 5G radios that can send and receive 5G signals.

It is significantly riskier than the Wi-Fi option because 5G uses a frequency range that is much higher and since 5G waves cannot travel very far, they have to be boosted.

Thus, you are exposing yourself to super high-frequency waves that are not only dangerous but also boosted for more power. This can be a critical risk to our health and wellbeing.

On top of that, since you can communicate with the heating controller through a multitude of devices connected to the 5G network, it casts a wide net of signals to look for potential instructions.

Thus while Wi-Fi radiation was still kind of contained, 5G radiation is rampant and would likely be present throughout the house giving you no refuge from immediate radiation.

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Common health concerns with radiation

Heath concerns with radiation are well documented and short term effects are very evident if you spend considerable time in front of significant sources of radiation.

There are several long term effects as well though they have not been practically observed. This is because long term effects take at least three or four decades to truly manifest and that time hasn’t passed since the technology came out. However, common short term effects include:

  • Irritation
  • Sleeplessness
  • Lack of focus
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Sudden darkening of skin/formation of spots on the skin
  • Body aches
  • Muscle and joint pains

These are very commonly observed in people who regularly expose themselves to radiation.

If you asked someone who sits in front of the computer all day or is on their mobile phones for extended periods of time, they would vouch for the veracity of those claims.

There are some very serious long term implications of radiation as well. Those include:

  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Early-onset Alzheimer’s
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

As is evident from the list above, the risks of exposing yourself to radiation are significant and are far more devastating than having to come home to a cold house.

Thus, it is best if we avoid underfloor heating options that have Wi-Fi or 5G enabled.

Related questions

  1. Is there a fire risk with underfloor heating?

Yes, there is, although there are several mechanisms in place to prevent just that. The underfloor heating controller comes with a temperature regulator that does not allow the coils to heat beyond a certain point.

However, there have been cases where that has failed and resulted in fires. Thus, it is advised you subscribe to an insurance policy that covers these types of mishaps.