Don’t Overlook These Asthma TriggersPublished: February 22, 2017

Recognizing the most common asthma triggers can help sensitive individuals develop a plan for minimizing exposure to these substances. Paying careful attention which triggers are most prevalent along Florida’s Space Coast and when can help you create an intelligent plan for avoiding those you can and deciding which indoor air quality solutions will work best to help you manage the rest.

Poor Outdoor or Indoor Air Quality Can Trigger Asthma

The quality of both the indoor and outdoor air where you live can drastically affect the well-being of the asthma sufferers in your home. And while outdoor air may be less under your control, air pollution levels inside your home can be as much as 10 times higher than those outside it. The CDC offers a list of common asthma triggers that include the following airborne allergens:

Outdoor Allergens

  • Pollen
  • Humid weather conditions
  • Thunderstorms
  • Dry, cold air
  • Car exhaust fumes
  • Factories
  • Smoke from burning leaves or grass

Indoor Allergens

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Fireplace or wood stove smoke
  • Smoke from cooking
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Mold
  • Pest allergens
  • Fragrances

Other Triggers

  • Viral illnesses/infections
  • Allergies
  • Chemical fumes
  • Acid reflux
  • Foods/food additives
  • Exercise
  • Powerful emotions

Air Purifiers Help You Breathe Easier

Improving indoor air quality in your Brevard County home is crucial to the life-sustaining breaths you take thousands of times a day every day of the year. According to the EPA, the average person takes between 17,280 and 23,040 breaths per day That’s a lot of breathing and a lot of opportunities for asthma triggers to do their worst. But that’s also where HVAC technology can help. Learn more about our line of air purifiers and filters, or call Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat at (321) 248-4838 for help.