How Ventilation Will Help with Asthma Attacks

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Many people in Dumas, Texas, struggle with respiratory issues, especially during the summer when pollen and dust mites are prevalent. If you or your family members suffer from asthma, you’re probably willing to do anything to prevent asthma attacks. Fortunately, ventilation with air conditioning can help with asthma attacks by improving indoor air quality

Ventilation Controls Humidity

Dust mites and their droppings are one of the main triggers of asthma attacks. When dust mites are inhaled or come into contact with the skin, they can cause asthma or allergy attacks. The only source of water for dust mites is the air, which means dust mites flourish in humid conditions. The higher the humidity, the more dust mites and droppings there will be in your home. 

A ventilation system will help you control indoor humidity. While the dust mites won’t be eliminated completely, the population will be limited.

Ventilation Removes Allergens

Another way a ventilation system will help with asthma attacks is by removing allergens, such as pollen and dust mites. No matter how well you control the humidity of your home, dust mites and other allergens will remain. A ventilation system will supply fresh air to your home and remove dust mites and pollen at the same time. While controlling the humidity of your home is the best long-term method for preventing asthma attacks, a ventilation system is the quickest way.

Ventilation Removes Irritants

Irritants refer to gases that can cause inflammation of the airways. Unfortunately, the indoor air of most homes can contain many irritants, such as tobacco smoke, chemical odors from cleaning chemicals, and household dust. Without a doubt, the sources of irritants in most homes are numerous. For example, gas stoves produce nitrogen dioxide, which can make asthma worse. A ventilation system will regularly replace the stale air in your home with fresh air, removing the irritants along with the stale air.

Asthma and other respiratory issues can negatively affect quality of life. Fortunately, you can install a ventilation system to help with asthma attacks. For more information about a ventilation system, don’t hesitate to contact Winkelman Heating and Air Conditioning at 806-553-4698, to speak to one of our HVAC technicians.

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