Pollutants in the indoor air can trigger respiratory issues. Therefore, if you or anyone living in your Asheville, NC, house is asthmatic, it’s imperative to keep the air clean. Below are a few tips for improving air quality for those with asthma.

1. Duct Cleaning and Sealing

Your ducts relay heat from your HVAC system to your home in winter. In many cases, they can get pretty dusty if not maintained. If there are any openings, dust can and will travel into your home. Sealing your ducts will help to prevent contaminants from entering your ductwork. It’ll also help to avoid the loss of heated air.

2. UV Light Air Purifier

A UV light air purifier destroys pollutants using short-wave UV light. It’s highly efficient because two mechanisms are used to remove contaminants: a HEPA filter and UV light.

The process involves the purifier pulling in air and filtering it using the HEPA system. The air is then exposed to UV light, helping to eliminate many types of unpleasant bacteria and viruses. Eventually, it returns to your home, and everyone will breathe clean fresh air.

3. Dehumidifier

Excess indoor humidity causes biological contaminants to grow. These contaminants produce spores that may irritate your respiratory system. For someone with asthma, this spells trouble.

There are two types of dehumidifiers: whole-home dehumidifiers and portable dehumidifiers. A service technician installs a whole-home dehumidifier to eliminate excess humidity from your whole house. Portal models are still common but are much less reliable and have shorter lifespans.

Having asthma isn’t the most pleasant experience, especially if it’s hard to breathe in your home. Our NATE-certified technicians can tailor a specific solution to your indoor air quality problems rather than recommend a one-size-fits-all approach. Contact Gentry Service Group for top-rated indoor air quality quality solutions and an outstanding customer experience from start to finish.

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