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Good Ways to Reduce Asthma Attacks in Your Home

Orlando, FL has a lot to recommend it, but we also suffer from a hot and humid climate, and if you suffer from asthma or a similar condition, you can feel the effects of our atmosphere every time you draw breath. Unfortunately, the heat and humidity aren’t going anywhere, but you can reduce asthma attacks in your home by installing indoor air quality products and conducting other activities designed to improve the cleanliness of your air. Here are a few options for you to think about if someone in your household is asthmatic.


High humidity is a big problem in our neck of the woods, and for asthmatics, the bacteria, mold and stagnant air it creates can feel like a vice around your lungs. A whole-house dehumidifier can remove the excess moisture form your home, not only reducing the frequency of asthma attacks, but helping your air conditioner do its job more readily as well. A drier house means a cleaner house, with less in the air to aggravate the lungs of sensitive family members.

Air Cleaners

Air cleaners often mean filters, which every HVAC system comes with and which you should replace regularly as well as looking for more efficient filters with higher MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ratings. If that isn’t sufficient, then look into an electronic air purifier, which works with your HVAC system to move air through an ionization chamber. The chamber ionizes every particle in the air and causes it to stick to a collection pan. As the air in your home cycles through the system as part of the HVAC’s regular operation, the dust is systematically removed, leaving it fresher, cleaner and far less irritating to the lungs.

For more ways to improve your indoor air quality, call the experts at Downtown Air and Heat today!

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