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3 Ways Your Home is Triggering Asthma Attacks

Home Triggering Asthma Attack

Parents in Edgewater, Maryland, with asthmatic children want to eliminate asthma triggers in the home. There are environmental factors in your home that can make you and your family ill. Read on to learn three things that can trigger you or your child’s asthma and how to eliminate them.

Dust Mites

Dust mite droppings trigger allergies and asthma attacks. Imagine that wherever you see dust, there are dust mites and their waste!

Do you notice your child’s symptoms increase as your home becomes dustier? Dust and vacuum your home more often. Replace the HVAC filter if it’s dirty and talk to a service technician about additional indoor air quality solutions.

Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner helps people with allergies and asthma. It filters airborne triggers such as pollen and dander.

However, if you don’t clean your cooling system, these germs become airborne and can cause serious illnesses. Make sure you maintain your system to reduce your child’s exposure to allergens and bacteria.

Excees Moisture

When you do things like cook, bathe and breathe, you’re producing moisture. While humidity is necessary, too much of it is not healthy for your home.

In addition to faulty HVAC systems, leaks, improper ventilation and poorly maintained gutters can also cause excessive moisture. Moisture can make you and your family sick by leading to asthma attacks and acute illnesses.

Moisture activates the lung’s nerves that narrow and tighten the airways. Furthermore, dust mites thrive in humidity, and their dead bodies and waste can trigger an asthma attack. If your child is having problems breathing or is experiencing tightening in the chest, seek medical help. Call your professional HVAC service technician to access and correct your home’s moisture problems.

At Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Inc, we care about your family’s health. If you want to learn more about our maintenance plans and other solutions to reduce asthma-causing allergens from your home, call us at 410-910-0110. Our service technicians will help you find a solution that’s right for you.

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