Asthma is a common problem. Whatever the source and whatever situation you live in, indoor air quality almost certainly plays a role and can be improved with a number of potential upgrades that can make your home more comfortable for members of your family.
The Problem with Indoor Air Quality
Many people don’t realize it, but indoor air quality is frequently worse than outside. This occurs for a number of reasons. First, homes are sealed up tightly against energy loss from your heating and cooling system. Second, there are a lot of allergens in a typical home – things like pet dander, pollen, dust, mold, dust mites, exhaust or smoke fumes and much more. These can all irritate allergies or asthma symptoms and create discomfort for your family members.
Upgrade Options for Your Home
The best solution when this happens is to have the air quality systems in your home upgraded. Such upgrades can be made to the filtration system in the form of high-MERV rated filters or HEPA filters, to your ventilation system including installation of UV germicidal lights and air cleaners. Not every home needs each of these systems installed, however, so it is important to talk with a professional before having any one upgrade made to determine what will work best for you.
Indoor air quality doesn’t need to be an ongoing source of discomfort for your family. With regular maintenance and a few simple upgrades, the air quality in your home can be such that allergies and asthma symptoms are minimized and every member of your family is perfectly comfortable inside.