Lower bills, higher comfort
When it comes to comfort, the perception of the temperature is more important than the temperature itself.
Energy prices keep going up and are likely to go even higher in the future. Therefore, everyone wants to lower his energy bills, but without losing
For a person to feel comfortable, the difference of temperature between the head and the feet should not exceed 2.5°C.
(Source: Dr. Lothar Siebel, Sachverstndiger für Bauphysik, Aachen)
- Thermal comfort perceptions vary substantially among individuals.
- These individual perceptions are related to a variety of physiological and psychological factors like clothing, evaporative heat loss, acclimatisation, colour, noise and crowding.
- The warm or cold feeling of the feet greatly influences thermal comfort.
Carpet makes it easy for people to feel comfortable.
Indeed, carpet improves both the physiological and the psychological perception of thermal comfort:
- A carpet’s surface temperature is substantially higher than that of a non-textile floor covering thanks to reduced heat dissipation.
- Carpet gives a soft, warm, cosy feeling.
- Carpet relieves coldness at foot and ankle levels.
- People feel comfortable in a carpeted room even if the temperature is 1 to 2°C lower.
- There is less need to adjust the settings of the heating system.
- Children can play on carpet in total safety and comfort.