Clean indoor air is important in your Crystal River, Florida, home. For people with asthma and other respiratory sensitivity, it’s vital to keep your home free of pollutants to keep your loved ones safe and healthy. Here are three places asthma triggers hide, and some HVAC solutions to help mitigate the irritation.

Dust Mites in Bedding and Furniture

Dust mites are microscopic insects that live in the upholstered furniture, bedding, and rugs where humans frequent. Vigilant vacuuming and laundering can help, as well as protective covers for pillows and mattresses. Where an especially sensitive person sleeps, eliminate carpet or rugs if possible. A thorough duct cleaning may be needed to increase ventilation and help alleviate this trigger in your home.

Outdoor Pollution

If you live in an area with a lot of vegetation, spring and fall are especially difficult times for allergy sufferers. Respiratory reactions to pollen and grasses can trigger asthma attacks, not to mention cause watery eyes and stuffy noses. Though temperate weather might make you want to throw the windows open, your home’s HVAC is designed to filter outdoor pollutants and it may be better for sensitive people to keep the house sealed and let the HVAC filter it out of the air for you.

Pet Dander

We love our furry friends, but when they live indoors and shed their fur and dander, breathing it can be an asthma trigger. If you change your air filter regularly (every 60 days with pets), you’ll find it collects a lot of the fur and dander for you.

If you’re cleaning frequently, changing filters on a schedule, and still have asthma trigger concerns, an indoor air cleaner may be the right solution for your home. Options range from a high-efficiency filter installed in the air handler to an air purifier that traps up to 95% of the tiniest pollutants and neutralizes them with an electrical charge.

At Senica Air Conditioning, we can recommend the right indoor air quality product, and then set up a maintenance agreement with you to ensure it and all the other components of your HVAC work properly. Call us today at 866-881-5935.

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