Keeping your Maryville, Tennessee, home free from dander, dust and other allergens that can trigger asthma is difficult. When your home’s indoor air quality is lacking, it makes asthma symptoms last longer and more severe. If you notice your symptoms are lasting longer or becoming more severe, consider these three tips to help reduce asthma triggers in your home:
Replace Your Filter Regularly
The filter in your HVAC system helps to trap dust, dander, and other allergens that circulate through your ductwork and into the air in your home. Over time, these filters become full as they trap more debris. Once clogged, a filter’s ability to clean the air decreases. As a result, it’ll allow dust and dirt to begin circulating in your air and the rest of the HVAC system.
To prevent this, it’s essential to change your air filter every month. If you have high levels of dust or numerous pets in your home, you might have to change it more frequently. Also make sure the filter you use has a high enough MERV rating to effectively trap most particles.
Maintain Your System Periodically
Some of the most common triggers for people with asthma are odors, dust and pet dander. These contaminants can build up in the various components of your HVAC system. Scheduling regular maintenance will ensure a professional cleans all this dirt and debris from your system. As a result, you’ll prevent them from circulating through the ductwork and settling in your home. You’ll also save on your home’s energy bills.
Add an Air Purifying System
When added to your HVAC system, an air purifier can trap the tiniest of pathogens that have made it past the air filter. It destroys them by delivering an electrical current. These are the perfect second line of defense for households that have allergy concerns.
Do you want to reduce the allergy triggers in your home? Call Stanley Best Heating & Air, Inc. at 865-982-4544 today to discuss your best options. We can help improve your indoor air quality in no time.
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