3 Tips to Asthma-Proof Your Home

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Asthma can make even the simple act of breathing a struggle. If you or someone in your home suffers from asthma, you know the importance of clean air. Use these strategies to eliminate irritants in your North Carolina home and create an asthma-proof environment that’s ideal for easy breathing.

Identify Triggers

Not all asthma sufferers react to the same triggers. It’s likely that there are certain things in your home that will spark an attack. Some common triggers include pollen, dust mites, mold, and smoke. When possible, identify the triggers that have the biggest impact on your family so you can target these offenders first.

Install an Air Cleaner

An air cleaner can remove many common triggers from the air, including pollen, mold spores, and dust. You can install an air purifier in your HVAC system for whole-house filtration. A product like the Infinity Air Purifier GAPA can trap up to 95 percent of pathogens and filter out irritants as small as .30 microns to give you more breathable air.

You can also improve air quality in your home by changing your HVAC filter regularly. You should pop a new filter in once a month, especially with an asthma sufferer in the house.

Prevent Mold and Dust

Fighting dust and mold may seem like an unending battle, but there are strategies to significantly cut down on these air pollutants. Cover pillows and mattresses with allergen-proof covers. These should zip closed to completely trap dust mites inside. You can add a layer of duct tape over the zipper for added protection. Opt for leather or vinyl furniture over upholstery, and wood, laminate, or tile flooring over carpet. Don’t use ceiling fans, which stir up dust, and rely on a well-maintained HVAC system instead.

For more information on improving indoor air quality in your home, call Air Experts at (919) 887-2132. We can help you outfit your home with smart solutions that will make breathing easier for everyone.

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