Areas where humidity and heat are high make life miserable for asthma sufferers. Luckily, HVAC maintenance can strengthen a home’s indoor air quality and provide controlled, clean air throughout. Maintenance isn’t the only HVAC task that can help people with asthma – here’s a look at other products and services that are beneficial.
Helpful HVAC Products
Investing in the following products will make your air healthier and easier to breathe in. Each has their own advantages and a different price. The best improvements to your current heating and air system are:
- Dehumidifier: extracts the extra humidity and moisture in your home during the summer months
- Humidifier: adds moisture to homes with dry air during the colder months
- Ultraviolet Lamps: kill any bacteria and mold and are installed to sterilize the coil inside your air conditioner
- Air Purifier: reduces pollen, dust, mold, and dander that can still be present in your indoor air
Air Filter Replacement
The AC filter is responsible for trapping and eliminating any pollutants inside your home’s air. When the filter becomes too clogged, it stops removing contaminants from your home. Depending on the type of AC filter you have you may be able to change it on your own. If your filter isn’t easily changed or cleaned, you can schedule an HVAC repair to have a professional deal with your filter.
HVAC maintenance is one of the best prevention methods for keeping your indoor air quality at its highest. Not only is your AC filter cleaned or replaced during a maintenance call, but the ductwork can be cleaned thoroughly, too. Maintenance helps asthma sufferers breathe easier and increases your HVAC system’s efficiency.
Sometimes the best solution is to invest in a new heating and cooling system. There are newer systems that work seamlessly with certain whole-home humidifiers and air purifiers. Newer systems will decrease the need for HVAC repairs in the future to keep your indoor air quality healthy.
Don’t continue to let poor indoor air quality lead to increased asthma attacks! Call Edwards Heating & Air today and have one of our NATE-certified professionals assist you with your indoor air needs. We perform routine maintenance and other HVAC repairs for your systems.