Did you know that in most cases indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air? Perhaps nobody knows this fact better than asthma sufferers. Sadly, many of their asthmatic symptoms are triggered at home, which should be the safest place for them.
If anyone in your family has asthma, it’s imperative to eliminate the indoor irritants that may aggravate the condition. Any honest new construction HVAC and maintenance expert would attest that the following are the best solutions for managing asthma at home:
Observe Routine HVAC Maintenance
The HVAC system is responsible for conditioning inside air and distributing it around the house, so it only makes sense to keep it as free of contaminants as possible.
Proper filter maintenance is the first step toward effective asthma management. This task can be DIYed, but you shouldn’t stop there. Make sure your entire heating and cooling system is professionally inspected regularly to remove dust buildup and remediate mold growth accordingly.
Moderate Temperature and Moisture Levels
Many of the harmful organisms that can trigger asthmatic symptoms thrive at certain temperatures and moisture levels. Use HVAC units to keep your rooms from becoming too hot and too humid in order to inhibit bacteria and mold reproduction.
Use Harmless Disinfectants
Good indoor air quality is a non-negotiable requirement for asthma management, but attaining this goal is not always healthy. Many disinfecting products on the market contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which may cause short- and long-term health effects.
To enjoy the positives of disinfection without the negatives, use ultraviolet light to your advantage. Integrating UV lamps into your HVAC system will kill bacteria and mold spores as they pass through the light.
Get Expert Advice for New Construction HVAC or Maintenance Projects
Whether it be regarding new construction HVAC projects or regular maintenance duties, we provide sage advice for managing asthmatic symptoms. Call (801) 447-2057 now to arrange an appointment and learn more about what HVAC Construction can do for you.