3 Strategies For Utilizing Your Hvac System To Reduce Asthma Flare Ups


It is common for people to take the air that they breathe for granted; however, this is not the case for those that suffer from asthma. These individuals know and understand just how precious each and every single breath is to their overall wellbeing and health.

The United States alone has in excess of 17 million asthma sufferers. It is considered to be one of the most serious of all chronic health issues. In fact, asthma accounts for – at least – 5,000 deaths, annually.

These are daunting statistics. If you suffer from asthma, you will be pleased to know that there are unique ways to use the HVAC system in your home to reduce flare ups.

Integrate an Air Purifier

As an asthmatic, you know that there are many triggers that result in a flare up. These include – but are not limited to – dust, pet dander, pollen, and mold.

Today, you can add an air purifier to the HVAC system in your home in order to significantly reduce the amount of trigger particulate that circulates in the air of your home. As a result, the air quality is dramatically improved.

Control Humidity Levels

Believe it or not, one of the most common triggers for asthmatics is humidity. If these levels fluctuate, it is not at all uncommon for a sufferer to find that their symptoms are exacerbated.

The good news is, you can either have a humidifier installed in your home or have a de-humidifier added to the HVAC unit in your home.

You should work with a HVAC professional to determine the general humidity levels inside of your home and which product is best suited for your needs.

Installation of a New System with More Filter Options

If you have asthma, there are many things you can do with your current HVAC system to reduce the number of triggers that you are exposed to; however, it may just be more productive to have a new system installed.

If this is the case, you should opt for a unit that utilizes a larger number of filters. This will help capture air pollutants that may cause you to suffer from a flare up.

Be certain that the air flow is not disrupted due to the additional filtering devices. If this is the case, you could opt for the integration of a UV lighting system that has the ability to kill and/or inhibit triggers from entering the home.

Let Us Help

We here at Ronald Smith HVAC know and understand the complications that you experience with asthma. The constriction of the airways within your lungs is difficult to contend with. The wheezing, the coughing, and the breathlessness that you suffer is a daily challenge. We can work with you to determine the best steps that may be taken to ensure your HVAC system is delivering the highest quality air possible. To start the process, give us a call today at: 770-766-9212

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