How to Manage Asthma Symptoms During Summer
Asthma symptoms can disrupt summer fun, especially in areas like Delray Beach, Florida where the climate is humid for many months. If you want to spend time on Delray’s gorgeous beaches or throwing the Frisbee for your dog at Atlantic Dunes Park, you can ease your discomfort by learning how to manage asthma symptoms.
Dehumidify Your Home
If you find yourself coughing and wheezing, your home’s humidity levels might have climbed out of the healthy range. Homeowners should maintain an indoor humidity level of between 30 and 50 percent during the summer.
When humidity levels climb, a whole-home dehumidifier can make your home more comfortable and ease your asthma symptoms. Carrier’s dehumidifiers come in two size options so you can select the product that best meets your needs. The appliance will detect relative humidity levels and adjust its performance to maintain ideal specifications.
Keep Your Air Pure
Pollutants and contaminants in your home’s air can exacerbate asthma symptoms. For instance, if you forget to change your HVAC system’s air filter, you might notice a change in your breathing more often, especially when you’re at home. Changing your air filter is only one solution, however, and it might not prove sufficient.
To improve indoor air quality, or IAQ, consider having our trained technicians install an air cleaner or purifier. These devices neutralize pathogens and contaminants that make your home’s air harder to breathe. In addition to dust, mold spores, pollen particles, and other irritants, high-quality air cleaners also tackle bacterial and viral pathogens.
Cleaning your home regularly will help cut down on irritants, as well. Consider putting a mat in front of your exterior doors so guests can wipe their feet before they come inside. You might also institute a no-shoes policy in your home and vacuum the HVAC vents to remove dust and other particles.
Asthma symptoms don’t have to spoil your summer. Tackling humidity and air pollutants in the home will help you breathe easier so you can enjoy Delray’s attractions. To learn more about IAQ solutions and contact Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, LLC at (561) 202-1422.
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