During the cooler months in Brevard County, FL, your HVAC system can become your best friend. Several HVAC components can help you manage your asthma, especially if you stay indoors most of the time.
Don’t Use The Fireplace
While a wood fire might make your home look like a Thomas Kinkade painting, it also introduces pollutants to the air that could trigger an asthma attack. Pollen or particle pollutions can present respiratory dangers for people without asthma or allergies, so, they are particularly dangerous for asthma sufferers.
Run your heat pump or furnace instead to stay cozy. Light a few LED candles in the hearth to simulate the warm glow of a fire, then heat up some hot chocolate in the microwave. You can enjoy the same benefits of a cozy home on a colder day without putting your respiratory health at risk.
Controlling Your Humidity
High humidity and low humidity can trigger asthma symptoms, as well. To maintain the highest degree of comfort in your home, consider having us install a whole-home humidity control system. It will constantly gauge the level of humidity in the air and make changes accordingly.
If it’s too humid in your home, consider using a dehumidifier in your bedroom while you sleep. However, a whole-home humidity control system will cover all the bases.
Cleaning the Air
You can also have us install an air cleaning system in your home. This type of machine will attract pollutants and contaminants in the air, then neutralize them so you don’t breathe them in. The whole-home variety is far more powerful than the inexpensive, portable units you can find at any big-box store.
Air cleaners or purifiers help reduce your exposure to the contaminants that trigger asthma events. When you get home, you can breathe easy knowing you’re not in danger.
You know that your home isn’t always your ally when it comes to asthma. However, your HVAC system can become a reliable partner. To discuss possible solutions, call Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat.