According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Sarasota is ranked among the 100 worst cities in the Unites States for asthma sufferers and summer is one of the worst times. The humidity and extreme heat can make it difficult to manage asthma symptoms, especially for little ones anxious to play outside.
Common asthma triggers like dander, dust, mold, and pollen are really common in the Sarasota area. By installing an air purifier to your air conditioning and heating system, you can reduce these particles from the air and improve indoor air quality, helping the whole family breathe easier.
Humidity is a big trigger for many asthma sufferers — but it doesn’t have to be that way in your house. Talk with your HVAC professional about installing a dehumidifier for the humid summer months and a humidifier for the dry winters. He or she can help you create an environment that keeps the humidity right where you are most comfortable.
You can also have UV lamps installed. These kill molds and bacteria using UV light. They are usually installed to sterilize the coil, the moving air, or both in households that have extreme problems with molds and bacteria.
Regular HVAC maintenance can also go a long way towards easing asthma symptoms. Having duct work cleaned regularly and filters changed often can help ease asthma symptoms while helping your system run more efficiently.
In some cases, you may be best off installing a new system. HVAC systems need plenty of airflow to run smoothly, and filters restrict some of this movement. If you or your family have severe asthma, it may make more sense to get a new system that can accommodate more filters without limiting airflow.
For more information on ways to ease asthma symptoms and improve your home’s indoor air quality, call Aqua Plumbing and Air at (941) 306-3715. We’re here to help!
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