man coughing on couch

3 Common HVAC Tasks to Alleviate Asthma Symptoms

June 19, 2020

Many people have asthma, and poor indoor air quality can trigger a flare-up of asthma or even an asthma attack. Indoor air is often more polluted than the outdoor air, and people with asthma may suffer from it. Here are the top three HVAC tasks you can do in your Greencastle, PA, home to alleviate asthma symptoms.

Install Whole-house Humidifier and Dehumidifier

For some people, the dry, cold air of Greencastle’s winters trigger chest tightness and other asthma symptoms. If your home has electric heat, the humidity can drop to 20 percent or less. Using a whole-house humidifier in the winter allows you to increase it to a more comfortable humidity level of around 40 percent. Greencastle’s humid summers encourage biological growth to proliferate in your home. Biological growth is a common asthma trigger. Using a dehumidifier in the summertime discourages growth, according to Asthma Initiative of Michigan.

Replace Dirty Air Filters

Air filters capture dander, pollen, dust, and odors. Make sure your home’s HVAC has an air filter that has a minimum efficiency reported value (MERV) rating of at least 13, recommends the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Check the filter every 30 days, and replace it if it’s dirty. At a minimum, replace the filter at least every 90 days.

Clean Air Ducts and Vents

Particles not caught by the air filter end up in your home’s ducts and vents. Each time the cooling or heating system cycles, some of those particles are blown into your living space. Consider having your air ducts cleaned every three years. Clean the vent openings by vacuuming them once per week and wiping off sticky residue that captures dust. If your ducts are loose or have gaps, have them sealed. This reduces dust and pest intrusion and will increase your home’s air quality.

For more information about how better indoor air quality can lessen your asthma symptoms, check out Leckron’s Comfort Solutions indoor air quality services, or contact us for additional details.

You May Also Like

3 Benefits of Scheduling Fall Maintenance for Your Heating Unit

3 Benefits of Scheduling Fall Maintenance for Your Heating Unit

According to the heating and cooling experts at the U.S. Department of Energy, regular maintenance is one of the most important ways to ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency for your home HVAC system. Working with a trusted heating and cooling contractor is...

Will Installing a Heat Pump in My Home Save Me Money?

Will Installing a Heat Pump in My Home Save Me Money?

Heat pumps are a popular alternative to traditional furnace and air conditioning systems. These advanced HVAC options are recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) as a way to save energy and money on heating and cooling your home. For residents of...

Why Is My Chambersburg, PA Air Conditioner Making Loud Noises?

Why Is My Chambersburg, PA Air Conditioner Making Loud Noises?

Every heating, ventilation and air conditioning system makes sounds associated with phases of operation. You may hear whirring as the unit starts up, air blowing through vents or a background hum when the system is on. However, unusual sounds can indicate a serious...

Why Choose Us

24/7 Emergency Service

Flat Rate Pricing

Free Second Opinions

Free In-home Consultations

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Font Resize
Contrast

Pin It on Pinterest